S. 847: Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 1818 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 31, 2013

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Sponsor
Michael Crapo
Senior Senator from Idaho
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 25, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1818 (Related)
Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2013

H.R. 3590 (Related)
SHARE Act

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 05, 2014

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 25, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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

A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow the importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date on which the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/25/2013--Introduced.
Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue a permit for the importation of any polar bear part (other than an internal organ) from a polar bear taken in a sport hunt in Canada to any person:
(1) who submits proof that the polar bear was legally harvested before February 18, 1997 (current law); or
(2) who has submitted, with an application submitted before May 15, 2008, proof that the bear was legally harvested before such date from a polar bear population from which a sport-hunted trophy could be imported before such date.
(Polar bears were listed as a threatened species by the Department of the Interior on May 14, 2008.)

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