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Referred in House (09/12/2005)

 
[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[S. 1250 Referred in House (RFH)]


109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1250


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 12, 2005

                 Referred to the Committee on Resources

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                                 AN ACT


 
         To reauthorize the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. GREAT APE CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE.

    Section 4 of the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 
6303) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (4)(C), by striking ``or'' after 
                the semicolon at the end;
                    (B) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting ``; or''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(6) address root causes of threats to great apes in range 
        states, including illegal bushmeat trade, diseases, lack of 
        regional or local capacity for conservation, and habitat loss 
        due to natural disasters.''; and
            (2) in subsection (i)--
                    (A) by striking ``Every'' and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) In general.--Every'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1) (as designated by subparagraph 
                (A)), by striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Applicability of faca.--The Federal Advisory 
        Committee Act (5 App. U.S.C.) shall not apply to a panel 
        convened under paragraph (1).''.

SEC. 2. GREAT APE CONSERVATION FUND.

    Section 5(b)(2) of the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 (16 
U.S.C. 6304(b)(2)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``expand'' and inserting ``expend''; and
            (2) by striking ``$80,000'' and inserting ``$150,000''.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    The Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 is amended by striking 
section 6 (16 U.S.C. 6305) and inserting the following:

``SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There are authorized to be appropriated to the Fund--
            ``(1) $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007; 
        and
            ``(2) $7,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 
        2010.''.

            Passed the Senate September 9, 2005.

            Attest:

                                             EMILY J. REYNOLDS,

                                                             Secretary.

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