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S. 707 - Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

Animals. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

S. 707 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.
Other Titles
  • Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act
Sponsor
Richard J. Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Animals
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Retail and wholesale trades
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/31/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/31/2011
3/31/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
3/31/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

3.4 times as much
$228,405
$569,920
$798,325
$11,052
$5,150
$219,949
$236,151
9 Organizations Supported and 26 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

9 organizations supported this bill

American Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association (2011, June 8). H.R. 835/S. 707 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from American Veterinary Medical Association.
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Law Coalition (2011, March 24). Does the PUPS Act Go Far Enough to Stop the Cruelty?. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Animal Law Coalition.
Be the Change for Animals
Freer, Mel (2011, October 17). Close Internet Loopholes for Puppy Mill Sales. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Be the Change for Animals.
Colorado Citizens For Canine Welfare
Rodriguez, Rosemary (n.d.). Don’t Ever Think Your Voice Doesn't Count. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Colorado Citizens for Canine Welfare.
Florida Association Of Animal Welfare Organization
Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (n.d.). Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act- H.R. 835/S. 707. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations.
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society of the United States (2011, April 1). Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from The Humane Society of the United States.
Iowa Voters For Companion Animals
Iowa Voters for Companion Animals (n.d.). Sen. Chuck Grassley Not Aware of Iowa's Puppy Mill Problem? . Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals.
National Anti-Vivisection Society
National Anti-Vivisection Society (n.d.). Federal: Puppy Mill Reform Proposed. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from National Anti-Vivisection Society.
National Humane Education Society
National Humane Education Society (2012, January 12). PUPS Needs Support. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from National Humane Education Society.

26 organizations opposed this bill

Alabama Canine Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
American Herding Breed Association
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
california federation of dog clubs
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
California Responsible Pet Owners' Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Cat Fanciers' Association
Eigenhauser, George (2011, April 25). Legislative Alert. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Cat Fanciers' Association.
Cavalry Group
The Cavalry Group (2012, June 25). Urge Congress: Take Action to STOP the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Cavalry Group.
Dog Federation Of New York
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Endangered Breeds Association
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Federation Of Maine Dog Clubs
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Illinois Federation Of Dog Clubs And Owners
Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (2011, April 8). Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO) Position Statement on PUPS (Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety) Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from German Shepherd Dog Club of America.
International Equine Business Association
undersigned organizations (n.d.). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Lone Star State American Pit Bull Terrier Club
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Minnesota Cat & Dog Council
undersigned organizations (n.d.). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Mississippi Canine Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Missouri Federation of Animal Owners
Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (2011, December 31). Vote NO on H.R. 835 / s. 707: Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from PopVox.
National Animal Interest Alliance
Strand, Patti (2012, March 15). Letter in Opposition to HR 835 and S 707, the PUPS bill as currently drafted. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from National Animal Interest Alliance.
North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance
undersigned organizations (n.d.). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Of America
Brecka, Judith A. (2012, March 14). H.R.835/S.707. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America.
Susquehanna Brittany Club
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Tullahoma Kennel Club Of Tennessee
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
united horsemen
undersigned organizations (n.d.). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
United Kennel Club
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
Virginia Hunting Dog Association
undersigned organizations (2012, January 1). OPPOSITION TO HR 835 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,900$3,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$4,900$1,250
Max BaucusDMT$21,700$500
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$1,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,650$1,300
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$13,150$0
Roy BluntRMO$7,550$11,700
John BoozmanRAR$750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$29,350$800
Scott P. BrownRMA$20,100$4,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$18,150$50
Richard BurrRNC$10,500$7,100
Maria CantwellDWA$9,350$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$18,650$500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$11,000$1,800
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$4,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$9,000$1,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$1,000$2,300
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,100$250
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$0
John CornynRTX$1,250$10,400
Mike CrapoRID$9,000$3,752
Jim DeMintRSC$0$1,250
Dick DurbinDIL$10,300$0
John EnsignRNV$12,100$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$9,000$8,500
Al FrankenDMN$6,950$2,550
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,900$5,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$2,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,150$1,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$8,800$3,340
Tom HarkinDIA$16,750$3,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$2,800
Jim InhofeROK$500$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$6,000$4,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,750$2,300
Mike JohannsRNE$12,500$2,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$13,250$2,400
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,750$0
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$7,750$2,400
Amy KlobucharDMN$7,000$500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$300$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$27,700$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$18,555$2,300
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,000$1,000
Mike LeeRUT$500$0
Carl LevinDMI$5,300$250
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,200$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$1,000
John McCainRAZ$5,400$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,000$500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,000$47,850
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$4,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$22,200$3,340
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$7,000$4,400
Jerry MoranRKS$15,450$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$4,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$12,650$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$14,950$2,250
Rand PaulRKY$3,400$1,200
Rob PortmanROH$3,500$7,450
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$31,300$3,500
Jim RischRID$2,500$500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,450$2,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$3,700$200
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$4,800
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,400$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,650$3,320
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$5,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$18,000$750
Jon TesterDMT$3,550$1,500
John ThuneRSD$9,750$8,300
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$3,850
Mark UdallDCO$6,550$6,850
Tom UdallDNM$4,250$5,799
David VitterRLA$26,000$2,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,250$7,300
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$5,300$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$25,200$0

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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,900$3,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$4,900$1,250
Max BaucusDMT$21,700$500
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$1,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,650$1,300
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$13,150$0
Roy BluntRMO$7,550$11,700
John BoozmanRAR$750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$29,350$800
Scott P. BrownRMA$20,100$4,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$18,150$50
Richard BurrRNC$10,500$7,100
Maria CantwellDWA$9,350$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$18,650$500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$11,000$1,800
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$4,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$9,000$1,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$1,000$2,300
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,100$250
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$0
John CornynRTX$1,250$10,400
Mike CrapoRID$9,000$3,752
Jim DeMintRSC$0$1,250
Dick DurbinDIL$10,300$0
John EnsignRNV$12,100$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$9,000$8,500
Al FrankenDMN$6,950$2,550
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,900$5,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$2,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,150$1,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$8,800$3,340
Tom HarkinDIA$16,750$3,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$2,800
Jim InhofeROK$500$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$6,000$4,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,750$2,300
Mike JohannsRNE$12,500$2,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$13,250$2,400
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,750$0
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$7,750$2,400
Amy KlobucharDMN$7,000$500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$300$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$27,700$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$18,555$2,300
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,000$1,000
Mike LeeRUT$500$0
Carl LevinDMI$5,300$250
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,200$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$1,000
John McCainRAZ$5,400$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,000$500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,000$47,850
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$4,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$22,200$3,340
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$7,000$4,400
Jerry MoranRKS$15,450$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$4,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$12,650$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$14,950$2,250
Rand PaulRKY$3,400$1,200
Rob PortmanROH$3,500$7,450
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$31,300$3,500
Jim RischRID$2,500$500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,450$2,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$3,700$200
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$4,800
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,400$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,650$3,320
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$5,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$18,000$750
Jon TesterDMT$3,550$1,500
John ThuneRSD$9,750$8,300
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$3,850
Mark UdallDCO$6,550$6,850
Tom UdallDNM$4,250$5,799
David VitterRLA$26,000$2,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,250$7,300
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$5,300$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$25,200$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Veterinarians$569,920
Animal Rights$228,405

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Horse breeders$219,949
Hunting & wildlife$11,052
Consumer groups$5,150
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