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S. 1856: Protect Our Refuges Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1856

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 13, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the use of neonicotinoids in National Wildlife Refuges, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect Our Refuges Act of 2019.

2.

Prohibition of the use of neonicotinoids in National Wildlife Refuges

(a)

In general

The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 is amended—

(1)

by redesignating section 5 (16 U.S.C. 668ee) as section 2, and moving that section so as to appear in numerical order; and

(2)

by inserting after section 4 (16 U.S.C. 668dd) the following:

5.

Prohibition of the use of neonicotinoids

No person may use a neonicotinoid in the System.

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(b)

Technical amendment

The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 is amended by inserting before section 2 (as redesignated by subsection (a)(1)) the following:

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966.

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