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Text of the Transparency for Lethal Control Act

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6308

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Moran, Mr. DeFazio, and Mr. Campbell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to submit to Congress, and make available to the public on the Internet, a report on the animals killed under the Wildlife Services program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Transparency for Lethal Control Act.

2.

Report on animals killed under Wildlife Services program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, shall submit to Congress, and make available to the public on the Internet, a report on the animals killed under the wildlife services program under section 1 of the Act of March 2, 1931 (7 U.S.C. 426; 46 Stat. 1468) or by a State or local entity acting in cooperation with or on behalf of the wildlife services program during the preceding calendar year, including—

(1)

the number of such animals killed, listed by State, county (or other similar political subdivision of a State), and municipality;

(2)

the species name for such animals;

(3)

the method used to kill such animals; and

(4)

the reasons that the Secretary determined that—

(A)

the species of such animals were injurious; and

(B)

killing such animals was necessary.