RE: AETA Passes Senate - Going to House in November
Congressional Legislation Details 'A bill to provide the Department of Justice the necessary authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals committing animal enterprise terror. '
Bill # S.3880
09/08/2006: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
09/30/2006: Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
09/30/2006: S.AMDT.5115 Amendment SA 5115 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/30/2006: Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/30/2006: S.AMDT.5115 Amendment SA 5115 proposed by Senator Frist for Senator Feinstein. To provide a complete substitute.
09/30/2006: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Judiciary: Referral, In Committee
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act - Amends the federal criminal code to revise criminal prohibitions against damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise to include threats of death or serious bodily injury against individuals (or their family members or, spouse, or intimate partner) who are involved with animal enterprises. Expands monetary and criminal penalties for such crimes. Requires restitution for certain economic losses.
Modifies the definition of "animal enterprise" to include: (1) an enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit for educational purposes; and (2) an animal shelter, pet store, breeder, or furrier.
Provides that expressive conduct (including picketing or other peaceful demonstration) protected by the First Amendment is not prohibited by this Act.
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