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H.R.1818: Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor Don Young, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue a permit for the importation of any polar bear part (other than an internal organ) from a polar bear taken in a sport hunt in Canada to any person who submits proof that the polar bear was legally harvested before May 15, 2008 (currently by February 18, 1997), when polar bears were listed as a threatened species by the Department of the Interior.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 149.
Sept. 10, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-202.
July 31, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 31, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 31, 2013 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
July 25, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.