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H.R. 1817 (115th): Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017

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To prohibit the use of the poisons sodium fluoroacetate (known as "Compound 1080") and sodium cyanide for predator control.

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Sponsor and status

Peter DeFazio

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Mar 30, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 30, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


18 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 1 Republican)


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Peter DeFazio Calls for Ban on Lethal Predator Control Poisons
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4, 1987-2022] (Sponsor) on Jun 7, 2017

Rep. Peter DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Ban Lethal Poisons Compound 1080, Sodium Cyanide for Predator Control
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4, 1987-2022] (Sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017

Reps. DeFazio, Slaughter Introduce Legislation to Protect Consumers from Health Care Industry Price-Gouging
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4, 1987-2022] (Sponsor) on Jan 24, 2017

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Mar 30, 2017

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H.R. 1817 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1817. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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