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S. 90 (114th): Migratory Bird Treaty Amendment Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 7, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 90

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 7, 2015

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

A BILL

To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to authorize hunting under certain circumstances.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Migratory Bird Treaty Amendment Act of 2015.

2.

Migratory birds

Section 3 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 704) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(c)

Exception

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, subsection (b) shall not apply to an agricultural producer, or a hunter with the permission of the agricultural producer, if—

(1)

the manipulation occurs on land of the agricultural producer on which a crop during the current or immediately preceding crop year was not harvestable due to a natural disaster, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture; and

(2)

a local representative of the Secretary of Agriculture confirms that—

(A)

the crop has been destroyed; and

(B)

it would not be economically practicable to harvest the crop.

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