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S. 791: Federal Bird Safe Buildings Act of 2021

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About the bill

Unfortunately, the legislation still wouldn’t do anything to protect birds from Randy Johnson baseball pitches.


A 2014 study by a team of scientists for The Condor, a peer-reviewed journal of ornithology, estimated that between 100 million and 1 billion U.S. birds are killed by building collisions annually.

Construction practices can reduce this number, such as adding design patterns to glass so birds are more likely to realize it’s a solid surface and avoid it. Plus certain building materials are less likely to kill birds upon collision.

Several major American cities have enacted measures to make buildings safer for birds in recent years, including New York City in December 2019Chicago in April 2020, and Philadelphia in March 2021.

What the legislation does

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Sponsor and status

Cory Booker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Mar 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 17, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 17, 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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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 17, 2021

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S. 791 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 791. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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