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- Full Title
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit importation of shrimp from any country which does not require its shrimp fishing vessels to use turtle excluder devices, and for other purposes.
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Jun 13, 1989
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2620”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
25 cosponsors (16D, 9R)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to ban the importation of shrimp ...
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 11, 1989
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 2620 — 101st Congress: Turtle Protection Parity Act of 1989. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/101/hr2620
“H.R. 2620 — 101st Congress: Turtle Protection Parity Act of 1989.” www.GovTrack.us. 1989. February 5, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/101/hr2620>
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