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H.R. 3131: Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3131

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 29, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act.

2.

Award of litigation costs to prevailing parties in accordance with existing law

Section 11(g)(4) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1540(g)(4)) is amended by striking to any and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting to any prevailing party in accordance with section 2412 of title 28, United States Code..