Union Calendar No. 443
H. R. 2158
[Report No. 113–596]
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 23, 2013
Mr. Fleming introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
September 15, 2014
Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic
For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on May 23, 2013
To exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 the expedited removal from the United States of certain snake species, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act
Compliance with Lacey Act
For purposes of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 ( 16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq. ), a qualified stop of a covered snake shall not be treated as occurring in interstate commerce.
In this section:
covered snake means any—
Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus);
Indian python (Python molurus molurus);
Northern African python (Python sebae);
Southern African python (Python natalensis); and
Yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus).
designated airport means an airport located at a designated port as defined by the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service under section 14.12 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations.
Qualified secure container
qualified secure container means a container that—
contains the covered snake in a closely woven, double-seam sewn, cloth sack that is in a second cloth sack of similar construction; and
on which there is a prominent label that states
except as provided in subparagraph (C), means any intermediate stop in a designated airport of a covered snake in a qualified secure container in the course of transport of such snake that—
begins in a designated airport; and
ends at a place outside of the United States not later than 48 hours after such transport begins;
may include transfer of the qualified secure container in an airport between aircraft used for such transport outside of the United States; and
does not include any stop in Hawaii.
September 15, 2014