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S.1153: Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 12, 2013
Latest Major Action July 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act - Authorizes any person, entity, or the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to propose the regulation of nonnative wildlife taxa. Requires the Director to determine whether the proposal should be approved within 180 days.

Requires the Director to promulgate regulations to: (1) specify the criteria for regulating a nonnative taxon as an Injurious I taxon or Injurious II taxon that is injurious to humans, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, wildlife, or wildlife resources; (2) establish a process for assessing and analyzing the risks of taxa that may have been imported into or found in interstate commerce; and (3) designate a wildlife taxon that was previously designated as injurious by statute or the Secretary of the Interior as an Injurious I or Injurious II taxon.

Requires the Secretary, not later than three years after enactment of this Act, to: (1) define the phrase "non-native wildlife taxa nov...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 16, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. Hearings held.
June 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.