Summary: H.R.1581 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1581. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/27/1999)

Prohibits the import, export, or shipment in interstate commerce of conventional steel jawed 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 informers (other than Government employees performing official duties) 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.