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H. R. 3105 113 CONGRESS 1
I
113TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
H. R. 3105
To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to exempt from such Act
animals accidentally included in shipments of aquatic species produced
in commercial aquaculture, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. CRAWFORD
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Natural Resources
A BILL
To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to exempt
from such Act animals accidentally included in shipments
of aquatic species produced in commercial aquaculture,
and for other purposes.
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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Aquaculture Risk Re-
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5 duction Act’’.
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SEC. 2. EXEMPTION FROM LACEY ACT OF ANIMALS INAD-
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VERTENTLY INCLUDED IN SHIPMENTS BY
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COMMERCIAL FISH FARMERS.
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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 2 of the Lacey Act
5 Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3371) is amended in
6 paragraph (a)—
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(1) by striking ‘‘The term’’ and inserting ‘‘(1)
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Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term’’;
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and
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(2) by adding at the end the following:
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‘‘(B) Such term does not include any animal ac-
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cidentally included in a shipment of an aquatic spe-
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cies produced in commercial aquaculture for human
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consumption or for use for recreational or orna-
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mental purposes.’’.
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(b) APPLICATION.—The amendment made by sub-
17 section (a) shall apply beginning on the date of the
18 issuance of final regulations under subsection (c).
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(c) REGULATIONS.—Not later than 90 days after the
20 date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the
21 Interior, acting through the United States Fish and Wild22 life Service, shall issue regulations implementing the
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