H.R. 2856: Captive Primate Safety Act

Introduced:
Jul 30, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jul 30, 2013
Prognosis
38% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 1463 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 01, 2013

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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 30, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Jul 30, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Michael Fitzpatrick
Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 30, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4306 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2012

S. 1463 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2013

 
Full Title

To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, or in a manner substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species.

Summary

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Prognosis

68% chance of getting past committee.
38% chance of being enacted.

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

Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (23D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/30/2013--Introduced.
Captive Primate Safety Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to add nonhuman primates to the definition of "prohibited wildlife species" for purposes of the prohibition against the sale or purchase of such species in interstate or foreign commerce.
Makes it unlawful for a person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase a live animal of any prohibited wildlife species in interstate or foreign commerce (i.e., for pet trade purposes).
Modifies exceptions to such prohibition, including by making it inapplicable to a person who is:
(1) a licensed and inspected person who does not allow direct contact between the public and prohibited wildlife species, and
(2) transporting a single primate of the genus Cebus that was obtained from and trained by a charitable organization to assist a permanently disabled individual with a severe mobility impairment.
Sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirements of this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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