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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 49                                              01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 3 - ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND PLANTS

HEAD

    Sec. 49. Enforcement of animal fighting prohibitions

STATUTE

      Whoever violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (e) of section 26
    of the Animal Welfare Act shall be fined under this title,
    imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, for each violation.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 110-22, Sec. 2(a), May 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 88;
    amended Pub. L. 110-234, title XIV, Sec. 14207(b), May 22, 2008,
    122 Stat. 1462; Pub. L. 110-246, Sec. 4(a), title XIV, Sec.
    14207(b), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2224.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      Section 26(a)-(c), (e) of the Animal Welfare Act, referred to in
    text, is section 2156(a)-(c), (e) of Title 7, Agriculture.

CODIFICATION

      Pub. L. 110-234 and Pub. L. 110-246 made identical amendments to
    this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110-234 were repealed by
    section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110-246.

AMENDMENTS

      2008 - Pub. L. 110-246, Sec. 14207(b), substituted "5 years" for
    "3 years".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT
      Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110-234 by Pub.
    L. 110-246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L.
    110-234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110-246, set out as an Effective
    Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.
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