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H.R. 2620 (101st): Turtle Protection Parity Act of 1989

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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Sponsor and status


Jun 13, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 13, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Larkin Smith

Representative for Mississippi's 5th congressional district



Jun 13, 1989

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H.R. 2620 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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