H.R. 6276 (111th): Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2010

Introduced:
Sep 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carol Shea-Porter
Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 29, 2010
Length
9 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 29, 2010
 
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to identify and declare wildlife disease emergencies and to coordinate rapid response to these emergencies, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/29/2010--Introduced.
Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) declare a wildlife disease emergency in one or more states for a disease that is occurring either within the United States or outside the United States with the potential to enter the United States, (2) lead a coordinated response to the emergency, and (3) implement a grant program to provide funding to state wildlife agencies and Indian tribes to address such emergencies.
Directs the Secretary, in making such a declaration, to consider:
(1) the level of threat the disease poses to affected wildlife populations;
(2) the sufficiency of resources available in the Wildlife Disease Emergency Fund;
(3) the ability of the Department of the Interior and other federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, and other stakeholders to address and coordinate a response to the disease through other authorities; and
(4) any state governor's request for such a declaration.
Establishes in the Treasury a Wildlife Disease Emergency Fund, which shall be available to the Secretary for activities authorized by this Act.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Wildlife Disease Committee to assist the Secretary in increasing the level of preparedness of the United States to address emerging wildlife diseases.
Authorizes the Secretary to convene rapid response teams to address a wildlife disease emergency.

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