S.1006 - A bill to end the use of conventional steel-jawed leghold traps on animals in the United States.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/11/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||05/11/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.|
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Summary: S.1006 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/11/1999)
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 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. Applies the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the customs laws, respectively, to the seizure and forfeiture of articles or traps exported or imported in violation of this Act.