H.R.724: PACT Act

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235 (180 Democrats, 55 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using interstate commerce. The bill also adds a new provision to criminalize an intentional act of animal crushing. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to seven...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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There are 3 statements associated with H.R.724.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 5
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan. 23
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 23

Introduced in the House by Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

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