H.R. 5461 (106th): Shark Finning Prohibition Act


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.


Pub.L. 106-557


Randall “Duke” Cunningham

Representative for California's 51st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2000
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning.

Summary (CRS)

Shark Finning Prohibition Act - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to make it unlawful to:(1) remove any of the fins of a shark, including the tail, and ... Read more >


Oct 12, 2000

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 30, 2000
Passed House

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
Passed Senate

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5461”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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