H.R. 3480 (111th): Bear Protection Act of 2009

Jul 31, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Raúl Grijalva
Representative for Arizona's 7th congressional district
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Jul 31, 2009
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3029 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2007


This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 31, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 2009
Full Title

To conserve global bear populations by prohibiting the importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and items, products, or substances containing, or labeled or advertised as containing, bear viscera, and for other purposes.


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47 cosponsors (43D, 4R) (show)

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Bear Protection Act of 2009 - Prohibits any person from: (1) importing bear viscera into, or exporting it from, the United States; or (2) selling bear viscera, bartering, offering it for sale or barter, or purchasing, possessing, transporting, delivering, or receiving it in interstate or foreign commerce. Subjects persons who violate such prohibitions to specified penalties. Waives such prohibition for wildlife law enforcement purposes where a valid permit has been issued.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to continue discussions concerning trade in bear viscera with the appropriate representatives of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and with other representatives of countries that are not party to the Convention which are determined to be the leading importers, exporters, or consumers of such products, in order to establish coordinated efforts with such countries to protect bears.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect state regulation of bear population or to affect the lawful hunting of bears under state law.

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