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H.R. 263: Big Cat Public Safety Act

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To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Quigley

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Jan 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 29, 2022

This bill passed in the House on July 29, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

258 Cosponsors (206 Democrats, 52 Republicans)

Prognosis
13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 263 – The Big Cat Public Safety Act (Jul 26, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Quigley’s Public Safety, Animal Welfare Bill Passes House
    — Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5] (Sponsor) on Jul 30, 2022

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend pause on student loans
    — Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 4, 2022

the daily leader: friday, july 29, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 29, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 263 will add $3 million in new spending through 2027.

History

Jan 11, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jun 8, 2022
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 15, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 22, 2022
 
Text Published

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Jul 22, 2022
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jul 29, 2022
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 263 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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