H.R.3109: To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.

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 0
Introduced Sept. 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to provide that nothing in such Act prohibits possessing, selling, bartering, purchasing, shipping, and transporting any authentic Alaskan Native article of handicraft or clothing on the basis that it contains a nonedible migratory bird part. Makes such exemption inapplicable with respect to any handicraft or clothing containing any part of a migratory bird that was taken in a wasteful manner.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date Description
    Sept. 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    Sept. 8, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    Sept. 8, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7269)
    Sept. 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3109.
    Sept. 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7269-7270)
    Sept. 8, 2014 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
    Sept. 8, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 429.
    Sept. 8, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-578.
    July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
    July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
    July 30, 2014 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
    July 23, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
    Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
    Sept. 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.