About the bill
The Shark Finning Prohibition Act was signed into law by Bill Clinton on December 21, 2000. It had forbidden finning by any vessels in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (up to 200 nm offshore), and possession of fins by any U.S.-flagged fishing vessels on international waters. It also prohibited any fishing vessel from landing at a U.S. port with shark fins whose weight exceeds 5% of the total weight of shark carcasses landed or on board. These provisions left loopholes that would successfully be exploited in ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 51st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2000
Length: 4 pages
Oct 12, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2000
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2000.
Oct 12, 2000
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 30, 2000
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 7, 2000
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 21, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 5461 (106th) 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 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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GovTrack.us. (2018). H.R. 5461 — 106th Congress: Shark Finning Prohibition Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/106/hr5461
“H.R. 5461 — 106th Congress: Shark Finning Prohibition Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2000. September 20, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/106/hr5461>
Shark Finning Prohibition Act, Pub. L. No. 106-557, H.R. 5461, 106th Cong. (2000).
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