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H.R. 2811: Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2021

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To prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Gregorio Sablan

Sponsor. Representative for the Northern Mariana Islands. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Apr 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 22, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 22, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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233 Cosponsors (191 Democrats, 42 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Shark fin ban passes Senate
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Sponsor) on Jun 14, 2021

    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Sponsor) on Jun 14, 2021

Protecting sharks, all ocean life
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Sponsor) on Apr 26, 2021

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Shark Stewards Dear Congressperson


Apr 22, 2021

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H.R. 2811 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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