H.R. 2856 (113th): Captive Primate Safety Act


Jul 30, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Fitzpatrick

Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2013
Length: 7 pages

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S. 1463 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 30, 2014

About the bill

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 (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 30, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2856”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


152 cosponsors (139D, 13R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 4306 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2012

H.R. 2920 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 25, 2015

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