H.R.71: Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam
Total Cosponsors 10 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2013 - Amends the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 to extend the award of remaining coral reef conservation program grant funds to appropriate projects, including monitoring and assessment, research, pollution reduction, education, and technical support.

Authorizes actions to: (1) minimize injury to a coral reef or loss of an ecosystem function resulting from human activities; and (2) stabilize, repair, or restore the reef.

Deems specified terms (such as "sanctuary resources" and "national marine sanctuary") to include any coral reef that is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or (subject to state consent) any state, regardless of whether the reef is in a national marine sanctuary.

Makes the destruction, loss, or injury of a coral reef not unlawful in certain circumstances, including if it was: (1) from permitted usage of fishing gear; (2) caused by a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.