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H.R. 2603: SAVES Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2018 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 423

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2603

[Report No. 115–562]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Babin, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Westerman, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Hunter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

February 15, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Womack, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Cole, Mr. Peterson, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Olson, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Gianforte, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Estes of Kansas, and Mr. Duffy

February 15, 2018

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 23, 2017


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative species in the United States shall not be treated as endangered species or threatened species for purposes of that Act.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species Act or the SAVES Act .

2.

Limitation on treatment of nonnative species in the United States as endangered species or threatened species

(a)

Limitation

Section 13 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (relating to amendments to other laws, which have executed) is amended to read as follows:

13.

Limitation on treatment of certain species as endangered species or threatened species

(a)

Limitation

The species described in subsection (b) shall not be treated or listed as endangered species or threatened species for purposes of this Act.

(b)

Covered species

The species referred to in subsection (a) are species that are not native to the United States.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of contents in the first section of such Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 13 and inserting the following:

Sec. 13. Limitation on treatment of certain species as endangered species or threatened species.

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February 15, 2018

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