IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 14, 2011
Mr. Crapo (for himself and Mr. Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent danger.
Exception to Endangered Species Act of 1973 for self-defense, defense of others, or reasonable belief of imminent danger regarding grizzly bears
Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1539) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Self-Defense, defense of others, or reasonable belief of imminent danger regarding grizzly bears
Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), the provisions of this Act shall not apply with respect to the taking of any grizzly bear by an individual who demonstrates to the Secretary by a preponderance of the evidence that the individual carried out the taking as a result of—
defense of another individual; or
a reasonable belief of imminent danger posed by the grizzly bear to any individual.