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                                                 Union Calendar No. 231
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1887

                          [Report No. 106-397]

   To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish the depiction of 
                            animal cruelty.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 20, 1999

   Mr. Gallegly (for himself, Mr. Shays, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Brown of 
  California, Mr. Lipinski) introduced the following bill; which was 
               referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                            October 19, 1999

Additional sponsors: Mr. Towns, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Farr of 
California, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Bachus, 
 Mr. Berman, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Rogan, Mr. Price of North 
Carolina, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Hyde, 
Mr. Cook, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Burton 
 of Indiana, Mr. Horn, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Lantos, 
   Mr. Chabot, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Wynn, Mrs. 
Lowey, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Ney, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Bentsen, 
  Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. 
 Engel, Mr. Pastor, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, 
               Mr. Udall of Colorado, and Mr. Diaz-Balart

                            October 19, 1999

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish the depiction of 
                            animal cruelty.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. PUNISHMENT FOR DEPICTION OF ANIMAL 
              CRUELTY.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--Chapter 3 of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>``Sec. 48. Depiction of animal cruelty</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(a) Creation, Sale, or Possession.--Whoever knowingly 
creates, sells, or possesses a depiction of animal cruelty with the 
intention of placing that depiction in interstate or foreign commerce 
for commercial gain, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not 
more than 5 years, or both.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(b) Definitions.--In this section--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(1) the term `depiction of animal cruelty' means 
        any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, 
        motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or 
        sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is 
        intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, 
        if such conduct is illegal under Federal law or the law of the 
        State in which the creation, sale, or possession takes place, 
        regardless of whether the maiming, mutilation, torture, 
        wounding, or killing took place in the State; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) the term `State' means each of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the 
        Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other 
        commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United 
        States.''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such 
chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:</DELETED>

<DELETED>``48. Depiction of animal cruelty.''.

</DELETED>SECTION 1. PUNISHMENT FOR DEPICTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 3 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 48. Depiction of animal cruelty
    ``(a) Creation, Sale, or Possession.--Whoever knowingly creates, 
sells, or possesses a depiction of animal cruelty with the intention of 
placing that depiction in interstate or foreign commerce for commercial 
gain, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 
years, or both.
    ``(b) Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply to any depiction 
that has serious religious, political, scientific, educational, 
journalistic, historical, or artistic value.
    ``(c) Definitions.--In this section--
            ``(1) the term `depiction of animal cruelty' means any 
        visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-
        picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound 
        recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally 
        maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such 
        conduct is illegal under Federal law or the law of the State in 
        which the creation, sale, or possession takes place, regardless 
        of whether the maiming, mutilation, torture, wounding, or 
        killing took place in the State; and
            ``(2) the term `State' means each of the several States, 
        the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 
        Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and any other commonwealth, 
        territory, or possession of the United States.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such chapter is 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``48. Depiction of animal cruelty.''.
                                     





                                                 Union Calendar No. 231

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1887

                          [Report No. 106-397]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

   To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish the depiction of 
                            animal cruelty.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            October 19, 1999

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

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