Full texts of bills are not available on Congress.gov for bills prior to 1989 (101st Congress).

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (1)

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to authorize appropriations to carry out the Endangered Species Act of 1973 during fiscal years 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/09/1987Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported to Senate by Senator Byrd for Senator Burdick with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 100-240. Additional views filed.
03/06/1987Introduced in Senate

All Actions (27)

Date All Actions
07/28/1988Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988Senate passed companion measure H.R. 1467 in lieu of this measure by Yea-Nay Vote. 93-2. Record Vote No: 271.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988Senate incorporated this measure in H.R. 1467 as an amendment.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988Considered by Senate.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2724 Proposed amendment SP 2724 withdrawn in Senate.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2722 Amendment SP 2722 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2723 Amendment SP 2723 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2722 Proposed by Senator McClure. To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to direct the United States fish and Wildlife Service to make annual reports to Congress on the Federal and State expenditures of programs associated with listing and protecting endangered species.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2723 Proposed by Senator McClure. To require public review and comment prior to approval or implementation of a recovery plan.
Action By: Senate
07/28/1988S.Amdt.2724 Proposed by Senator McClure. To require a comprehensive economic analysis as a part of each new or revised recovery plan.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988Measure laid before Senate.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 78-0. Record Vote No: 253.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2653 Amendment SP 2653 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2651 Amendment SP 2651 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2652 Amendment SP 2652 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2654 Amendment SP 2654 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2651 Proposed by Senator Mitchell. To provide that the term "person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other private entity, or any officer, employee, agent, department, or instrumentality of the Federal Government, of any State, municipality, or political subdivision of a State, or of any foreign government, any State, municipality, or political subdivision of a State, or any other entity subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2652 Proposed by Senator Mitchell for Senator Burdick. To provide that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, shall conduct a program to inform and educate fully persons engaged in agricultural food and fiber commodity production of any proposed pesticide labeling program or requirements that may be imposed by the Administrator in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2653 Proposed by Senator Mitchell for Senator Evans. To amend subsection 10(f) of the Act, to permit for an additional 5 years the continued sale of scrimshaw which is covered by a valid certificate of exemption issued pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Action By: Senate
07/25/1988S.Amdt.2654 Proposed by Senator Heflin. To resolve the controversy over sea turtle protection and shrimp fishing and to assist the Secretary of Commerce in making recommendations and in carrying out his duties under law, including the Endangered Species Act.
Action By: Senate
12/09/1987Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
Action By: Senate
12/09/1987Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported to Senate by Senator Byrd for Senator Burdick with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 100-240. Additional views filed.
11/10/1987Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/22/1987Subcommittee on Environmental Protection. Approved for full committee consideration with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Environmental Protection
04/07/1987Subcommittee on Environmental Protection. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 100-96.
Action By: Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Environmental Protection
03/06/1987Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (47)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Chafee, John H. [R-RI]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Stafford, Robert T. [R-VT]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Durenberger, Dave [R-MN]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Graham, Bob [D-FL]* 03/06/1987
Sen. Warner, John [R-VA] 04/23/1987
Sen. Roth Jr., William V. [R-DE] 05/27/1987
Sen. Gore, Albert, Jr. [D-TN] 05/27/1987
Sen. Wirth, Timothy [D-CO] 05/27/1987
Sen. Cranston, Alan [D-CA] 06/04/1987
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] 07/17/1987
Sen. Sasser, Jim [D-TN] 07/24/1987
Sen. Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [D-MI] 11/18/1987
Sen. Sanford, Terry [D-NC] 01/27/1988
Sen. Fowler, Wyche, Jr. [D-GA] 01/27/1988
Sen. Rudman, Warren [R-NH] 02/17/1988
Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI] 02/17/1988
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] 02/17/1988
Sen. Weicker, Lowell P., Jr. [R-CT] 02/17/1988
Sen. Adams, Brock [D-WA] 02/22/1988
Sen. Simon, Paul [D-IL] 02/22/1988
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] 02/22/1988
Sen. Packwood, Bob [R-OR] 02/22/1988
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] 02/22/1988
Sen. Kasten, Robert W., Jr. [R-WI] 02/26/1988
Sen. Murkowski, Frank H. [R-AK] 02/26/1988
Sen. Bumpers, Dale [D-AR] 02/26/1988
Sen. Wilson, Pete [R-CA] 02/26/1988
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 03/01/1988
Sen. Proxmire, William [D-WI] 03/01/1988
Sen. Cohen, William S. [R-ME] 03/01/1988
Sen. Ford, Wendell H. [D-KY] 03/01/1988
Sen. Metzenbaum, Howard M. [D-OH] 03/22/1988
Sen. Evans, Daniel J. [R-WA] 03/22/1988
Sen. Hatfield, Mark O. [R-OR] 03/28/1988
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] 03/30/1988
Sen. Matsunaga, Spark M. [D-HI] 04/12/1988
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] 04/12/1988
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] 04/15/1988
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 04/15/1988
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD] 05/16/1988
Sen. Heinz, John [R-PA] 06/15/1988
Sen. Boschwitz, Rudy [R-MN] 07/25/1988
Sen. Humphrey, Gordon J. [R-NH] 07/27/1988
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] 07/28/1988
Sen. D'Amato, Alfonse [R-NY] 07/28/1988

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works03/06/1987 Referred to
11/10/1987 Markup by
12/09/1987 Reported by S.Rept 100-240
Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Environmental Protection04/07/1987 Hearings by
10/22/1987 Markup by
10/22/1987 Reported by

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.


Latest Summary (3)

There are 3 summaries for S.675. View summaries

Shown Here:
Indefinitely postponed in Senate (07/28/1988)

(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 1467 passed in lieu)

Amends the Endangered Species Act (the Act) to redefine the term "person" to include any State, municipality, or political subdivision of a State, or any other entity subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Gives the Secretary of the Interior, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, enforcement authority over the import and export of protected plants.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to monitor the status of species identified as candidates for the endangered species list, using the emergency listing authority to prevent a significant risk to any such species.

Permits the regulation of commerce or taking (rather than both) for species similar in appearance to other listed species.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to develop, implement, and report annually to the Congress on recovery plans for the conservation and survival of listed endangered and threatened species on a priority basis without regard to the taxonomic classification.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, prior to the final approval of a new or revised recovery plan, to provide public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment on such plan and to consider all information presented during such public comment period. Requires each Federal agency to consider all information prior to plan implementation.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to implement, in cooperation with the States, a five year monitoring program for recovered species.

Authorizes grants to States for monitoring programs for candidate and recovered species. Establishes a cooperative endangered species conservation fund based on a percentage of funds credited to the Sport Fishing Restoration Account to finance such grants.

Makes it unlawful to maliciously damage or destroy any endangered plant species on Federal lands or to remove or damage such species in violation of State law.

Increases civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. Makes sums available for deposit in the cooperative endangered species conservation fund.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to delay the effective date of specified regulations relating to sea turtle conservation until May 1, 1990, in inshore areas, and until May 1, 1989, in offshore areas, except that regulations already in effect in the Canaveral area of Florida shall remain in effect. Makes the inshore area regulations effective beginning May 1, 1990, unless the Secretary of Commerce determines that other conservation measures are proving equally effective in reducing sea turtle mortality by shrimp trawling, and modifies the regulations accordingly.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to contract for a independent review of scientific information pertaining to the conservation of each of the relevant species of sea turtles, to be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences with experts not employed by Federal or State government. Sets forth the purposes and scope of such review. Directs the Secretary of Commerce to submit such review, with recommendations, to specified congressional committees by April 1, 1989. Requires the review panel, if such review cannot be completed by deadline, to give priority to completing that portion relating to the Kemp's ridley sea turtle and to complete the remainder as soon as possible. Sets forth items for the Secretary of Commerce to consider before making such recommendations.

Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to modify, for good cause, regulations relating to sea turtle conservation.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce, either directly or by contract, to instruct fishermen in the use of the turtle excluder device or any other required device.

Directs the National Marine Fisheries Service to designate a Sea Turtle Coordinator to establish and carry out an effective, long-term sea turtle program.

Extends through 1992 the authorization of appropriations to the Departments of the Interior, of Commerce, and of Agriculture to carry out the Act.

Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior, to engage in an informational program directed at the agricultural food and fiber commodity production community concerning existing or proposed requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, including pesticide label change requirements.

Requires the Administrator of EPA and the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior to jointly study and report to specified congressional committee chairmen on the economic impact of implementing the endangered species pesticide labeling program. Requires an interim report by September 15, 1988, and a final report within one year after enactment of this Act.

Renews for a six-month period certificates of exemption from the prohibition against sale of scrimshaw products and unworked whale ivory for certificate-holders whose certificates were renewed after October 13, 1982, and were in effect on March 31, 1988. Allows such certificate-holders to apply for one additional renewal for a period not to exceed five years.

Prohibits, after January 31, 1984, any person from selling or offering for sale in interstate or foreign commerce, any pre-Act finished scrimshaw product unless such person holds a certificate of exemption and unless the product or raw material for the product was held by such person on October 13, 1982.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the Fish and Wildlife Service, to report annually to the Congress an accounting of all Federal expenditures under the Act, and all expenditures by States receiving cost sharing under the Act, listed on a species-by-species basis.