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H.R.1823: PLAQ Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Joe Heck, R-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 22 (15 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced April 30, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Protecting Lakes Against Quaggas Act of 2013 or the PLAQ Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the importation or shipment of the species of mussels of the genus Dreissena (thus covering quagga mussels). (Currently, the prohibition applies to only the zebra mussel of the species Dreissena polymorpha.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.