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


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


About the bill

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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25 cosponsors (16D, 9R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 3442 (Related)
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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