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H.R. 2603: SAVES Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2017 (Introduced).

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2603

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

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 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 as endangered species or threatened species for purposes of this Act.

(b)

Covered species

The species referred to in subsection (a) are species in the United States 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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