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H.R. 1791 (rh) To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for harming animals used in Federal law enforcement. [Reported in House] ...
H. R. 1791
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 13, 1999
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for harming
animals used in Federal law enforcement.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Law Enforcement Animal
Protection Act of 1999''.
SEC. 2. HARMING ANIMALS USED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
(a) In General.--Chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1368. Harming animals used in law enforcement
``(a) Whoever willfully and maliciously harms any police animal, or
attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title and
imprisoned not more than one year. If the offense permanently disables
or disfigures the animal, or causes serious bodily injury or the death
of the animal, the maximum term of imprisonment shall be 10 years.
``(b) In this section, the term `police animal' means a dog or
horse employed by a Federal agency (whether in the executive,
legislative, or judicial branch) for the principal purpose of aiding in
the detection of criminal activity, enforcement of laws, or
apprehension of criminal offenders.''.
(b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of
chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the
end the following new item:
``1368. Harming animals used in law enforcement.''.
Passed the House of Representatives October 12, 1999.
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