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H.R.2158: Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor John Fleming, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act - Eases restrictions on transporting invasive animals under the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 for the transport of the Burmese python, Indian python, Northern African python, Southern African python, and Yellow anaconda. Allows an intermediate stop during the transport of those snakes if: (1) the stop is made in a designated airport in the course of transport that begins at a designated airport and ends at a place outside of the United States no later than 48 hours after the transport begins, (2) the transport does not include a stop in Hawaii, or (3) the snake is in a qualified secure container during transport between aircraft used to transport the snake outside of the United States.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 15, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 443.
Sept. 15, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-596.
July 16, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 16, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 16, 2014 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
July 25, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.