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S. 2778 (115th): SAVES Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2778

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to include a prohibition on the listing of a living nonnative species as a threatened species or an endangered species, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

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

2.

Prohibition on listing of living nonnative species as threatened species or endangered species

(a)

Limitation

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

19.

Prohibition on listing of living nonnative species as threatened species or endangered species

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall not list under section 4(c) any living nonnative species.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of contents for the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. prec. 1531) is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 17 the following:

Sec. 18. Annual cost analysis by the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sec. 19. Prohibition on listing of living nonnative species as threatened species or endangered species.

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