H.R.1176 - To end the use of steel jaw leghold traps on animals in the United States.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/20/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Ways and Means; International Relations; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/04/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection.|
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Summary: H.R.1176 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/20/1997)
Prohibits the import, export, or shipment in interstate 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.