About the bill
H.R. 6197 authorizes the Department of State and federal law enforcement agencies to use existing rewards programs to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of major wildlife traffickers internationally. Specifically, the legislation amends the definition of transnational organized crime to include wildlife trafficking for the purposes of use of the existing rewards program at the Department of State.
Currently, there are existing rewards programs to obtain information leading to the capture of terrorists and transnational organized criminals.
The Rewards for Justice program was established in ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Jun 22, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Jun 22, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 28, 2018
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Sep 7, 2018
On House Schedule
The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.
Sep 12, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 6197 (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.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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