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H.R. 1242: Cormorant Relief Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1242

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Peterson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To enact as law certain regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Cormorant Relief Act.

2.

Regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants

(a)

Force and effect

(1)

In general

Subject to subsection (b), sections 21.47 and 21.48 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on January 1, 2016), shall have the force and effect of law.

(2)

Public notice

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary), acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (referred to in this section as the Director), shall notify the public of the authority provided by paragraph (1) in a manner determined to be appropriate by the Secretary.

(b)

Sunset

The authority provided by subsection (a)(1) shall terminate on the effective date of a regulation promulgated by the Director after the date of enactment of this Act to control depredation of double-crested cormorant populations.

(c)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this section limits the authority of the Director to promulgate regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants under any other law.