H.R. 137 - Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007

Criminal justice. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill amends previous legislature to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on April 10, 2007.

Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007

H.R. 137 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill amends previous legislature to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
  • Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
  • Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
  • Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
  • Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
Sponsor
Elton Gallegly
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Criminal justice
  • Advertising
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Dogs
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Gambling
  • Interstate commerce
  • Law
  • Postal service
  • Protection of animals
  • Sports
  • State and local government
  • State laws
  • Trade
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/04/2007
Referred to Committee
Passed House3/26/2007
Passed Senate4/10/2007
Signed by President5/03/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 137 Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act - Under Suspension of the Rules3/26/2007This bill PASSED the House
368 voted YES 39 voted NO 26 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.4/10/2007PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/04/2007
1/04/2007Referred 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.
1/04/2007Referred to House Judiciary
1/04/2007Referred to House Agriculture
1/05/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E2)
2/02/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2/06/2007Subcommittee Hearings Held.
2/06/2007Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2/06/2007Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
2/06/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2/06/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
Put on a legislative calendar2/06/2007Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
3/01/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 110-27, Part I.
3/01/2007Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar3/01/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 10.
3/26/2007Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
3/26/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
3/26/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 137.
3/26/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3/26/2007Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage3/26/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 137 Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
Put on a legislative calendar3/27/2007Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 91.
Presented to President4/10/2007Cleared for White House.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/10/2007Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
4/11/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President4/24/2007Presented to President.
Signed5/03/2007Signed by President.
Enacted5/03/2007Became Public Law No: 110-22.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

31 times as much
$176,855
$3,934,845
$659,345
$575,270
$5,346,315
$174,482
$174,482

opposed this bill

Christian Conservative [About]
Poultry & eggs (split) [About]
8 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

8 organizations supported this bill

American Humane Association
(n.d.). American Humane; "The National Humane Review"; . Retrieved n.d., from .
American Veterinary Medical Association
(n.d.). American Veterinary Medical Association; "Advocacy". Retrieved n.d., from .
Animal Protection Voters
(n.d.). Animal Protection Voters; "ANIMAL FIGHTING ~ FEDERAL LEGISLATION". Retrieved n.d., from .
Born Free USA
(n.d.). API; "H.R. 137 Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act". Retrieved n.d., from .
Humane Society of the United States
(n.d.). HSUS; "SUPPORT H.R. 137 / S. 261 — THE ANIMAL FIGHTING PROHIBITION ENFORCEMENT ACT". Retrieved n.d., from .
National Chicken Council
(n.d.). House Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security"; 2-6-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
(n.d.). House Committee on the Judiciary; "Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security "; 2-6-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Sheriffs' Association
(n.d.). House Committee on the Judiciary; "on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security"; 2-6-07. Retrieved n.d., from .

2 organizations opposed this bill

Concerned Women for America
(n.d.). Concerned Women for America; "Leave the Bird, Take the Girl", Ashley Horne; 2-15-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
The United Gamefowl Breeders Association
(n.d.). House Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland; 2-6-07. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$60,800$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$2,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$36,750$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$59,832$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$22,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$37,100$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$41,491$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$37,950$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$101,900$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$87,262$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$13,250$31,000Yes
Jim BunningRKY$13,550$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$64,150$6,694Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$43,650$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$100,460$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$71,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,715$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$150,695$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$53,150$4,900Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$334,461$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$15,600$11,800Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$14,900$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$80,567$1,000Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$45,581$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$28,200$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$100,007$0Yes
John CornynRTX$75,325$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$8,750$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$10,900$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$26,595$11,400Yes
Chris DoddDCT$41,875$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$71,386$4,100Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$14,874$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$14,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$100,096$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$37,800$100Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$83,324$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$72,794$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,217$1,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,675$1,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$39,950$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$8,250$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$51,450$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$78,450$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$15,081$1,500Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$21,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,600$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$36,550$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$48,900$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$24,120$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$68,150$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$55,636$100Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$88,801$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$59,555$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,100$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$59,250$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$100,694$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$29,900$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$19,050$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$29,842$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$110,040$46,644Yes
John McCainRAZ$30,825$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$80,797$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$111,213$2,650Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$156,000$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$51,260$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$69,151$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$88,750$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$36,450$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$90,950$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$142,969$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$34,600$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$37,950$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$66,600$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$41,100$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$29,750$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$109,518$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$25,990$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$17,150$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$53,210$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$23,450$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$54,775$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$14,050$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$55,950$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$92,557$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$36,299$0Yes
John SununuRNH$25,050$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$50,952$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$2,500$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$78,299$39,694Yes
David VitterRLA$54,775$10,150Yes
George VoinovichROH$47,550$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$2,250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$85,549$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$57,550$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$61,775$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$60,800$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$2,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$36,750$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$59,832$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$22,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$37,100$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$41,491$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$37,950$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$101,900$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$87,262$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$13,250$31,000Yes
Jim BunningRKY$13,550$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$64,150$6,694Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$43,650$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$100,460$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$71,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,715$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$150,695$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$53,150$4,900Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$334,461$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$15,600$11,800Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$14,900$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$80,567$1,000Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$45,581$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$28,200$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$100,007$0Yes
John CornynRTX$75,325$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$8,750$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$10,900$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$26,595$11,400Yes
Chris DoddDCT$41,875$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$71,386$4,100Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$14,874$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$14,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$100,096$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$37,800$100Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$83,324$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$72,794$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,217$1,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,675$1,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$39,950$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$8,250$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$51,450$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$78,450$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$15,081$1,500Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$21,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,600$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$36,550$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$48,900$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$24,120$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$68,150$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$55,636$100Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$88,801$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$59,555$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,100$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$59,250$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$100,694$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$29,900$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$19,050$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$29,842$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$110,040$46,644Yes
John McCainRAZ$30,825$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$80,797$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$111,213$2,650Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$156,000$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$51,260$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$69,151$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$88,750$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$36,450$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$90,950$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$142,969$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$34,600$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$37,950$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$66,600$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$41,100$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$29,750$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$109,518$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$25,990$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$17,150$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$53,210$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$23,450$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$54,775$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$14,050$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$55,950$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$92,557$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$36,299$0Yes
John SununuRNH$25,050$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$50,952$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$2,500$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$78,299$39,694Yes
David VitterRLA$54,775$10,150Yes
George VoinovichROH$47,550$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$2,250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$85,549$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$57,550$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$61,775$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Civil servant/public employee$3,934,845
Veterinarians$659,345
Poultry & eggs$636,232
Police & firefighters unions & associations$575,270
Animal Rights$176,855

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Poultry & eggs$636,232
Christian Conservative$174,482
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