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Union Calendar No. 154 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1006 [Report No. 108-269] To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to further the conservation of certain wildlife species. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 27, 2003 Mr. McKeon (for himself and Mr. George Miller of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources September 11, 2003 Additional sponsors: Mr. Kolbe, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Gilchrest, Mr. Leach, Mr. Ackerman, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Filner, Mr. Israel, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Issa, Mr. Gallegly, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Markey, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Simmons, Mr. McNulty, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Shays, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Berman, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Wu, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Calvert, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Acevedo-Vila, Mr. Allen, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mrs. Bono, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Owens, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Kind, and Mr. Rangel Deleted sponsor: Mr. Alexander (added March 26, 2003; deleted April 1, 2003) September 11, 2003 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic] [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 27, 2003] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to further the conservation of certain wildlife species. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Captive Wildlife Safety Act''. SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF PROHIBITED WILDLIFE SPECIES. Section 2 of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3371) is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsections (g) through (j) as subsections (h) through (k), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following: ``(g) Prohibited Wildlife Species.--The term `prohibited wildlife species' means any lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar species, or any hybrid of a lion species and tiger species.''. SEC. 3. PROHIBITED ACTS. (a) In General.--Section 3 of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3372) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)-- (A) in paragraph (2)-- (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``, or'' at the end and inserting a semicolon; (ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``or'' after the semicolon at the end; and (iii) by adding at the end the following: ``(C) any live animal of a prohibited wildlife species (subject to subsection (e));''; (B) in paragraph (3)(B), by inserting ``or'' after the semicolon at the end; and (C) in paragraph (4), by striking ``paragraphs (1) through (4)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) through (3)''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(e) Nonapplicability of Prohibited Wildlife Species Offense.-- ``(1) In general.--Subsection (a)(2)(C) does not apply to importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase of an animal of a prohibited wildlife species, by a person that, under regulations prescribed under paragraph (3), is described in paragraph (2) with respect to that species. ``(2) Persons described.--A person is described in this paragraph, if-- ``(A) the person has expertise, knowledge, and experience with respect to the care of that species in captivity; and ``(B) the person-- ``(i) is licensed and inspected by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service with respect to that species; ``(ii) is a State college, university, or agency, State-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, or State-licensed veterinarian; ``(iii) is an accredited wildlife sanctuary that cares for prohibited wildlife species; or ``(iv) has custody of the animal solely for the purpose of transporting the animal to a person described in this paragraph with respect to the species. ``(3) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary, in consultation with the heads of other relevant Federal agencies, shall promulgate regulations describing the persons described in paragraph (2). ``(4) State authority.--Nothing in this subsection preempts or supersedes the authority of a State to regulate wildlife species within that State.''. (b) Application.--Section 3(a)(2)(C) of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (as added by subsection (a)(1)(A)(iii)) shall apply beginning on the effective date of regulations promulgated under section 3(e)(3) of that Act (as added by subsection (a)(2)). Union Calendar No. 154 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1006 [Report No. 108-269] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to further the conservation of certain wildlife species. _______________________________________________________________________ September 11, 2003 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
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