H.R. 5898 (112th): Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2012


Jun 5, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Don Young

Representative for Alaska At Large



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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Whaling Convention Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling as permitted by the regulations of the International Whaling Commission and to set aboriginal subsistence catch limits for bowhead whales in the event the Commission fails to adopt such limits, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/5/2012--Introduced.Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2012 - Amends the Whaling Convention Act of 1949 to require the Secretary of Commerce to authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling if it: (1) is for ... Read more >

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Jun 5, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5898”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 6624 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 2008

S. 3262 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 5, 2012

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