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S. 3606: A bill to establish an improved regulatory process for injurious wildlife to prevent the introduction and establishment in the United States of nonnative wildlife and wild... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Sep 20, 2012

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A BILL

To establish an improved regulatory process for injurious wildlife to prevent the introduction and establishment in the United States of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites that are likely to cause harm.

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 ``Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

The purpose of this Act is to establish an improved regulatory process for injurious wildlife to prevent the introduction and establishment in the United States of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites that are likely to cause-- (1) economic or environmental harm; or (2) harm to humans or animal health.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act: (1) Approved wildlife sanctuary.--The term ``approved wildlife sanctuary'' means a sanctuary that cares for wildlife species that-- (A)(i) is a corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986 and is described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of that Code; or (ii) is an educational entity; (B) does not commercially trade in animals regulated under this Act, including offspring, parts, and byproducts of those animals; (C) does not propagate animals regulated under this Act; and (D) meets any additional criteria that the Service determines are necessary and consistent with the purpose of this Act. (2) Aquatic nuisance species task force.--The term ``Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force'' means the Aquatic Nuisance Species...

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Bill Summary

S. 3606: A bill to establish an improved regulatory process for injurious wildlife to prevent the introduction and establishment in the United States of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites that are likely to cause harm.

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