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H.R. 4315 (113th): Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 403

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4315

[Report No. 113–537]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 27, 2014

(for himself, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Harris, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Valadao) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

July 17, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. Lucas, Mr. Walden, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Cotton, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Olson, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Jones, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Pearce, and Mrs. McMorris Rodgers

July 17, 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 March 27, 2014


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act .

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Requirement to publish on the Internet the basis for listings

Section 4(b) of the Endangered Species Act ( 16 U.S.C. 1533(b) ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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The Secretary shall make publicly available on the Internet the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for each regulation, including each proposed regulation, promulgated under subsection (a)(1), except that, at the request of a Governor or legislature of a State, the Secretary shall not make available under this paragraph information regarding which the State has determined public disclosure is prohibited by a law of that State relating to the protection of personal information.

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July 17, 2014

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed