S.1463: Captive Primate Safety Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 25 (21 Democrats, 1 Independent, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Captive Primate Safety Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to: (1) make nonhuman primates a prohibited wildlife species; and (2) make it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase them in interstate or foreign commerce.

(Sec. 3) Modifies exceptions to restrictions on such transactions in prohibited wildlife species, making them inapplicable to a person who: (1) is a licensed and inspected person only if the person does not allow direct contact between the public and prohibited wildlife species, or (2) is transporting under certain conditions a single primate of the genus Cebus that was obtained from and trained by a charitable organization to assist a permanently disabled individual with a severe mobility impairment. Removes state-licensed wildlife rehabilitators from the list of ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 650.
Dec. 11, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer without amendment. With written report No. 113-308.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.