Horse Transportation Safety Act

(H.R. 1282/S. 850)

This legislation amends Title 49 of the United States Code to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate commerce in a motor vehicle (except a vehicle operated exclusively on rail or rails) containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. The legislation also sets civil penalties for persons who knowingly violate the law.

Status: Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.-9) introduced H.R. 1282 on March 4, 2015, and it was referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced S. 850 on March 24, 2015, and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

AVMA Position: Active Pursuit of Passage
Primary Contact: Dr. Mark Lutschaunig