H.R.4604 - To end the use of steel jaw leghold traps on animals in the United States.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8] (Introduced 04/24/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/05/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4604 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/24/1990)
Prohibits the shipment in interstate or foreign commerce of steel jaw leghold traps and of articles of fur derived from animals trapped in such traps.
Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to reward nongovernment informers for information leading to a conviction under this Act. Empowers enforcement officials to detain, search, and seize suspected merchandise or documents and to make arrests with and without warrants. Subjects seized merchandise to forfeiture.