H.R.3324: Lacey Act Paperwork Reduction Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Andy Harris, R-Md.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Lacey Act Paperwork Reduction Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to require any person, upon importation of any plant, to possess and have available for inspection by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) a declaration that contains: (1) the scientific name of any plant (including the genus and species of the plant) contained in the importation; and (2) a description of the declared value of the plant or the merchandise containing the plant, the quantity of the plant, and the name of the country from which the plant was taken. (Currently, a person is required to file such a declaration that describes the value of the importation.)

Revises the rulemaking procedure applicable to such importation to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the USFWS and in consultation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) distinguish among differ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Oct. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Oct. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.