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Federal - S 395

Puppy Mills ("Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act" in the U.S. Senate)

Introduced

February 27, 2013

Description

To close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act by requiring that large commercial breeders who sell 50 or more puppies per year directly to consumers via Internet or other means be licensed and inspected; and to require that dogs used for breeding at commercial breeding facilities be provided the opportunity to exercise daily.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 26

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  • Nov. 19, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hirono, (D-Hawaii)
  • Oct. 29, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Markey, (D-Mass.)
  • Oct. 12, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Schatz, (D-Hawaii)
  • Sept. 24, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Coons, (D-Del.)
  • July 18, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kirk, (R-Ill.)
  • July 9, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Reed, J. (D-R.I.)
  • June 17, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bennet, M. (D-Colo.)
  • April 16, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Feinstein, (D-Calif.)Levin, C. (D-Mich.)
    Lautenberg, (D-N.J.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
  • March 19, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)Sanders, (I-Vt.)
    Murray, (D-Wash.)Schumer, (D-N.Y.)
  • Feb. 27, 2013Durbin, D-Ill., Senate speech: Introduces the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act. (Text of bill.) Congressional Record p. S944-S945

  • Feb. 27, 2013 — Original cosponsor(s): 11

    Blumenthal, (D-Conn.)Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.)Udall, Mark (D-Colo.)
    Boxer, (D-Calif.)Landrieu, (D-La.)Vitter, (R-La.)
    Cardin, (D-Md.)Menendez, (D-N.J.)Wyden, (D-Ore.)
    Collins, S. (R-Maine)Merkley, (D-Ore.)
  • Feb. 27, 2013 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.Congressional Record p. S943, S944-S945