To provide the Department of Justice the necessary authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals committing animal enterprise terror.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act."
SECTION 2. INCLUSION ECONOMIC DAMAGE TO ENTERPRISES AND THREATS OF DEATH AND SERIOUS BODILY INJURY TO ASSOCIATED PERSONS.
"(a) In General.--- Section 43 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows;
"43 FORCE, VIOLENCE, AND THREATS INVOLVING ANIMAL ENTERPRISES
"(a) OFFENSE.--- WHOEVER TRAVELS IN INTERSTATE OR FOREIGN COMMERCE, OR USES OR FOREIGN COMMERCE---
"(1) for the purpose of damaging or interfering; and
"(2) in connection with such purpose---
"(a) intentionally damages or causes the loss of any real or personal property ( including animals or records ) used by animal enterprise, or any real or personal property of a person or entity having a connection to, relationship with, or transactions with an animal enterprise;
"(B) intentionally places a person in reasonable fear of death of, or serious bodily injury to that person, a member of the immediate family ( as defined in section 115 ) of person, or spouse or intimate partner of that person by course of conduct involving threats, acts of vandalism, property damage, criminal trespass, harassment, or intimidation; or
"(C) conspires or attempts to do so;
shall be punished as provided for a violation of subsection ( b )
( 1 ) PENALTIES--- The punishment for a violate of section (a) or an attempt or conspiracy to violate subsection (a)
( 3 ) a find under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both if---
"(A) the offense results in economic damage exceeding 100,000 or
"(b) the offense results in substantial bodily injury to another individual;
(4) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more then 20 years or both if---
"(A) the offence results in serious boily injury to anoher individual; or
"(B) the offence results in economic damage exceeding 1,000,000 and
"(5) imprisonment for like or any terms of years, a fine under this title or both, If the offense results in death of another individual.