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S. 1301: Canyon’s Law

The text of the bill below is as of May 2, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1301

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 2, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Booker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To prohibit the use of the poisons sodium fluoroacetate (known as Compound 1080) and sodium cyanide for predator control.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2019 or Canyon’s Law.

2.

Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to restrict the use of the poisons sodium fluoroacetate (known as Compound 1080) and sodium cyanide to kill predatory animals due to the risks posed by those poisons to—

(1)

public safety;

(2)

national security;

(3)

the environment; and

(4)

persons and other animals that come into accidental contact with those poisons.

3.

Prohibition on use of certain poisons for predator control

(a)

Definition of predator control device

In this section, the term predator control device means—

(1)

a dispenser designed to propel sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide when activated by an animal;

(2)

a livestock protection collar designed to release sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide when punctured by an animal;

(3)

a gas cartridge or other pyrotechnic device designed to emit sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide fumes when activated by an animal; and

(4)

any other means of dispensing sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide, including in the form of capsules, for wildlife management or other animal control purposes.

(b)

Prohibition

It shall be unlawful to use sodium fluoroacetate (known as Compound 1080) or sodium cyanide in a predator control device.

(c)

Penalty

Any person that violates subsection (b) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both.