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U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019

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U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019

U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 or the PAST Act
This bill addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses' limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness.
Specifically, the bill expands soring regulation and enforcement at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions, including by establishing a new system for inspecting horses for soring. In addition, the bill increases penalties for violations.
Actions
07/25/19

Passed House

01/22/19

Introduced

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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 - 96 (Roll no. 510).

Date: July 25, 2019

Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 - 96 (Roll no. 510).

Date: July 25, 2019

Introduced in House

Date: January 22, 2019

Content
Code:
116.HR.693
Subject:
Animals
U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019
Date: January 22, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.Short title This Act may be cited as the "U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019" or the "PAST Act".Definitions Section 2 of the Horse Protection Act () is amended
  • (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) as paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5), respectively;
  • (2) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated) the following new paragraph:
  • (A) The term means any boot, collar, chain, roller, or other device that encircles or is placed upon the lower extremity of the leg of a horse in such a manner that it can
    • (i) rotate around the leg or slide up and down the leg, so as to cause friction; or
    • (ii) strike the hoof, coronet band, fetlock joint, or pastern of the horse.
  • (B) Such term does not include soft rubber or soft leather bell boots or quarter boots that are used as protective devices. ; and
  • (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  • (A) The term means engaging in any activity with respect to a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction, including
    • (i) transporting or arranging for the transportation of a horse to or from a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction;
    • (ii) personally giving instructions to an exhibitor; or
    • (iii) being knowingly present in a warm-up area, inspection area, or other area at a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction that spectators are not permitted to enter.
  • (B) Such term does not include spectating. .Findings Section 3 of the Horse Protection Act () is amended