IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 13, 2019
Mr. Cornyn (for himself, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.
Requirement to publish on internet basis for listings
Section 4(b) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Publication on internet of basis for listings
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall make publicly available on the internet the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for each regulation, including each proposed regulation, promulgated under subsection (a)(1).
At the request of a Governor or legislature of a State, the Secretary shall not make available under subparagraph (A) information regarding which the State has determined public disclosure is prohibited by a law of that State relating to the protection of personal information.