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Public Law 107-141
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To reauthorize the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997. <<NOTE: Feb. 
                        12, 2002 -  [H.R. 700]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Asian Elephant 
Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2002.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. <<NOTE: 16 USC 4261 note.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Asian Elephant Conservation 
Reauthorization Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF ASIAN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION ACT OF 1997.

    Section 7 of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 
4266) is amended by striking ``1998'' and all that follows through 
``2002'' and inserting ``2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007''.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    Section 7 of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 
4266) is further amended--
            (1) by striking ``There are authorized'' and inserting ``(a) 
        In General.--There is authorized''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Administrative Expenses.--Of amounts available each fiscal 
year to carry out this Act, the Secretary may expend not more than 3 
percent or $80,000, whichever is greater, to pay the administrative 
expenses necessary to carry out this Act.''.

SEC. 4. COOPERATION.

    The Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 is further amended by 
redesignating section 7 (16 U.S.C. 4266) as section 8, and by inserting 
after section 6 the following:

``SEC. 7. ADVISORY GROUP. <<NOTE: 16 USC 4265a.>> 

    ``(a) In General.--To assist in carrying out this Act, the Secretary 
may convene an advisory group consisting of individuals representing 
public and private organizations actively involved in the conservation 
of Asian elephants.
    ``(b) Public Participation.--
            ``(1) Meetings.--The Advisory Group shall--
                    ``(A) ensure that each meeting of the advisory group 
                is open to the public; and
                    ``(B) provide, at each meeting, an opportunity for 
                interested persons to present oral or written statements 
                concerning items on the agenda.
            ``(2) Notice.--The Secretary shall provide to the public 
        timely notice of each meeting of the advisory group.

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            ``(3) Minutes.--Minutes of each meeting of the advisory 
        group shall be kept by the Secretary and shall be made available 
        to the public.

    ``(c) Exemption From Federal Advisory Committee Act.--The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the advisory 
group.''.

SEC. 5. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Conforming Amendments.--The Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 
1997 is amended as follows:
            (1) Section 4(3) (16 U.S.C. 4263(3)) is amended by striking 
        ``the Asian Elephant Conservation Fund established under section 
        6(a)'' and inserting ``the account established by division A, 
        section 101(e), title I of Public Law 105-277 under the heading 
        `multinational species conservation fund' ''.
            (2) Section 6 (16 U.S.C. 4265) is amended by striking the 
        section heading and all that follows through ``(d) Acceptance 
        and Use of Donations.--'' and inserting the following:

``SEC. 6. ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF DONATIONS.''.

    (b) Technical Corrections.--
            (1) The matter under the heading ``multinational species 
        conservation fund'' in title I of the Department of the Interior 
        and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (16 U.S.C. 4246; 
        112 Stat. 2681-237), is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``section 5304 of'' and all that 
                follows through ``section 6 of the Asian Elephant 
                Conservation Act of 1997'' and inserting ``section 5 of 
                the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 
                U.S.C. 5304), part I of the African Elephant 
                Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4211 et seq.), and section 5 
                of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 
                U.S.C. 4264)'';
                    (B) by striking ``16 U.S.C. 4224'' and inserting 
                ``section 2204 of the African Elephant Conservation Act 
                (16 U.S.C. 4224)'';
                    (C) by striking ``16 U.S.C. 4225'' and inserting 
                ``section 2205 of the African Elephant Conservation Act 
                (16 U.S.C. 4225)''; and
                    (D) by striking ``16 U.S.C. 4211'' and inserting 
                ``section 2101 of the African Elephant Conservation Act 
                (16 U.S.C. 4211)''.
            (2) <<NOTE: Effective date.>> Effective on the day after the 
        date of enactment of the African Elephant Conservation 
        Reauthorization Act of 2001 (107th Congress)--
                    (A) section 2104(a) of the African Elephant 
                Conservation <<NOTE: 16 USC 4214.>> Act is amended by 
                striking ``this Act'' and inserting ``this title''; and
                    (B) section 2306(b) of the African Elephant 
                Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4245(b)) is amended by 
                striking ``this Act'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``this title''.

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE 
            FOUNDATION.

    Section 10(a)(1) of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
Establishment Act (16 U.S.C. 3709(a)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``2003'' and inserting ``2005''; and

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            (2) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``$20,000,000'' and 
        inserting ``$25,000,000''.

    Approved February 12, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 700:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-94 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 107-113 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 147 (2001):
                                    June 12, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                    Dec. 18, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                                        Vol. 148 (2002):
                                    Jan. 23, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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