H.R.1581 - To end the use of steel-jawed leghold traps on animals in the United States.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 04/27/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Ways and Means; International Relations; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/15/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.|
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Summary: H.R.1581 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.