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H.R.1866: Enhancement of Species Survival Act

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Sponsor Don Young, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Enhancement of Species Survival Act - Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to define the term "enhancement of propagation or survival" to mean directly or indirectly improving a species' sustainability in the wild.

Requires the Secretary (Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary of Agriculture, as the case may be) (who under existing law is already authorized) to allow certain prohibited acts for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species of fish or wildlife or plants, including, but not limited to, acts necessary for the establishment and maintenance of experimental populations of such species.

Authorizes the appropriate Secretary to allow the otherwise prohibited taking of any such species within the United States or the U.S. territorial sea if it is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity.

Directs the appropriate Secretary to pe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.