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H.R.4524: Animal Emergency Planning Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor Dina Titus, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 30, 2014
Latest Major Action May 6, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Animal Emergency Planning Act of 2014 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to require research facilities, dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers (covered persons) to develop, document, and follow a contingency plan to provide for the humane handling, treatment, transportation, housing, and care of their animals in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Requires the plan to:

  • identify situations that the covered person might experience, including natural disasters and emergencies, that would trigger the need to implement the measures identified in the plan;
  • outline tasks to be carried out in response to emergencies or disasters, including animal evacuation or shelter-in-place instructions and provisions for providing backup sources of food and water as well as sanitation, ventilation, bedding, and veterinary care;
  • establish a chain of command and identify the individuals responsible for fulfilling the tasks; and
  • add...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
April 30, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.