S. 462 (111th): Captive Primate Safety Act

Introduced:
Feb 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Barbara Boxer
Senator from California
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 24, 2009
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 1498 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2007

S. 1324 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 24, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 24, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 24, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, transportation, and sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (3D, 3R, 2I) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/24/2009--Introduced.
Captive Primate Safety Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to add nonhuman primates to the definition of "prohibited wildlife species" for purposes of the prohibition against the sale or purchase of such species in interstate or foreign commerce.
Makes it unlawful for a person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase a live animal of any prohibited wildlife species in interstate or foreign commerce (i.e., for pet trade purposes).
Sets forth exceptions to such prohibition, including, under certain conditions, for:
(1) transporting a nonhuman primate to or from a veterinarian;
(2) transporting a nonhuman primate to a legally designated caregiver as a result of the death of the preceding owner; and
(3) transporting a single primate of the genus Cebus that was obtained from and trained by a charitable organization to assist a permanently disabled individual with a severe mobility impairment.
Sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirements of this Act. Extends the authorization of appropriations to carry out such prohibition for FY2010-FY2014.
Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for FY2010 for use in hiring additional law enforcement personnel of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to enforce the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981.

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