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.
Representative for California's 51st congressional district
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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2000
Length: 4 pages
About the bill
To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning.
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 ...
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
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.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). 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 30, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/106/hr5461>
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