H.R. 1823: PLAQ Act of 2013

Apr 30, 2013
Referred to Committee
3% chance of being enacted
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Joseph Heck
Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 30, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 30, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 30, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

14% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of a certain genus, and for other purposes.


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22 cosponsors (15D, 7R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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Protecting Lakes Against Quaggas Act of 2013 or the PLAQ Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the importation or shipment of the species of mussels of the genus Dreissena (thus covering quagga mussels). (Currently, the prohibition applies to only the zebra mussel of the species Dreissena polymorpha.)

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