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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB909

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This is a domestic violence bill related to acts of violence against owners pets.

Legislation Overview

Title: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Subject: Animal protection and human-animal relationships: Assault and harassment offenses: Crime victims: Crimes against animals and natural resources: Crimes against women: Domestic violence and child abuse: Homelessness and emergency shelter: Sex offenses: Veterinary medicine and animal diseases: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet. Additionally, an interstate violation of a protection order includes interstate travel with the intent to violate a protection order against a pet that is included within the scope of the protection order. The bill specifies the applicable criminal penalty—a prison term of up to five years, a fine, or both—for a person who commits an interstate violation of a protection order against a pet. With respect to a defendant who commits a domestic violence offense or an interstate violation of a protection order, mandatory restitution in the "full amount of victim's losses" includes costs incurred for veterinary services related to the pet. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to award grants for shelter and housing assistance and support services for domestic violence victims with pets. Finally, it expresses the sense of Congress that states should include, in domestic violence protection orders, protections against violence or threats against a person's pet.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/909/all-info

Companion Bill: SB322

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251 sponsors: Katherine Clark (D); Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R); Jeff Denham (R); Mimi Walters (R); Richard Nolan (D); Steve Cohen (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Rick Larsen (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); William Keating (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Bill Foster (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Adam Smith (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Jackie Speier (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Krysten Sinema (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Betty McCollum (D); Eliot Engel (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Grace Napolitano (D); John Delaney (D); Gene Green (D); Kevin Yoder (R); John Conyers (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Dina Titus (D); Adam Schiff (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Scott Peters (D); Paul Tonko (D); Patrick Meehan (R); Marc Veasey (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Seth Moulton (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Michael Doyle (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Sean Maloney (D); James Langevin (D); Lynn Jenkins (R); John Yarmuth (D); John Lewis (D); Vern Buchanan (R); Julia Brownley (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Derek Kilmer (D); Donald Norcross (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Theodore Deutch (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Lee Zeldin (R); Henry Johnson (D); James McGovern (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Lou Barletta (R); Barbara Comstock (R); Marcy Kaptur (D); Rodney Davis (R); Linda Sanchez (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Robin Kelly (D); Mark Pocan (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Mario Diaz-Balart (R); Charles Dent (R); Carol Shea-Porter (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Ro Khanna (D); John Faso (R); Timothy Walz (D); Jared Polis (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Daniel Kildee (D); Kurt Schrader (D); Susan Davis (D); Barbara Lee (D); David Cicilline (D); Keith Ellison (D); Tim Ryan (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Judy Chu (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Carlos Curbelo (R); Walter Jones (R); Mike Coffman (R); David Loebsack (D); Jim Costa (D); Michael Capuano (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); John Garamendi (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Donald Payne (D); Kathy Castor (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Peter King (R); Albio Sires (D); Ted Lieu (D); Vicente Gonzalez (D); Mike Quigley (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Ken Calvert (R); Bruce Poliquin (R); Elizabeth Esty (D); Peter Welch (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Mark Takano (D); Robert Brady (D); John Sarbanes (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Robert Scott (D); Darren Soto (D); Cheri Bustos (D); Debbie Dingell (D); Elise Stefanik (R); Ann Wagner (R); Frank Pallone (D); Lacy Clay (D); Ryan Costello (R); Scott Perry (R); Steve Stivers (R); Madeleine Bordallo (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Gwen Moore (D); Michael McCaul (R); Brian Higgins (D); Jose Serrano (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Denny Heck (D); Bobby Rush (D); Ruben Gallego (D); Salud Carbajal (D); Christopher Smith (R); Janice Schakowsky (D); Ann Kuster (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Frank LoBiondo (R); Tom Marino (R); David Joyce (R); Gregorio Sablan (I); Lois Frankel (D); Colleen Hanabusa (D); Cedric Richmond (D); David Price (D); Mike Thompson (D); Don Beyer (D); Norma Torres (D); Matt Gaetz (R); Steve Chabot (R); Martha McSally (R); Brad Sherman (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Daniel Donovan (R); Diana DeGette (D); Joe Courtney (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Doris Matsui (D); Nita Lowey (D); Tom O'Halleran (D); Grace Meng (D); Mike Bishop (R); Karen Bass (D); John Katko (R); Richard Neal (D); Erik Paulsen (R); Jared Huffman (D); David Scott (D); Josh Gottheimer (D); David Reichert (R); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Danny Davis (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Stacey Plaskett (D); Alma Adams (D); Dwight Evans (D); Ruben Kihuen (D); Terri Sewell (D); Fred Upton (R); John Larson (D); Dennis Ross (R); Robert Wittman (R); Sander Levin (D); Michael Turner (R); David Young (R); Leonard Lance (R); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Henry Cuellar (D); Al Lawson (D); Lloyd Smucker (R); Bradley Schneider (D); James Himes (D); Anthony Brown (D); Nanette Barragan (D); Luis Correa (D); Charlie Crist (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Juan Vargas (D); Val Demings (D); Donald McEachin (D); Ben Lujan (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Joaquin Castro (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Claudia Tenney (R); Raul Ruiz (D); Ron Kind (D); Thomas MacArthur (R); David Trott (R); Chris Collins (R); Yvette Clarke (D); Filemon Vela (D); Tom Reed (R); Tim Murphy (R); Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R); Sanford Bishop (D); Lloyd Doggett (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Edward Royce (R); Stephanie Murphy (D); Rodney Frelinghuysen (R); Jimmy Panetta (D); Scott Tipton (R); Marcia Fudge (D); Jimmy Gomez (D); Ami Bera (D); Ralph Abraham (R); David Rouzer (R); Anna Eshoo (D); Don Bacon (R); Al Green (D); Stephen Knight (R); Randy Hultgren (R); Conor Lamb (D); Bill Posey (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 9 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Feb 24 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
House Feb 7 2017 Introduced in House
House Feb 7 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Feb 7 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Feb 7 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 16 2017 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

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