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S. 655 (114th): A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 4, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 655

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 4, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

1.

Northern long-eared bat

(a)

Prohibition

The Secretary of the Interior shall not use any funds otherwise available to the Secretary to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533).

(b)

Relationship to other law

The Secretary of the Interior shall not be considered to be in violation of section 4(b)(6) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)(6)), for failure to publish a final regulation in accordance with this section.