H.R.1691 - Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/26/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/20/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1691 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/26/2007)
Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act - Makes it unlawful to: (1) import, export, or transport in interstate commerce conventional steel jawed leghold traps and articles of fur derived from animals trapped in such traps; or (2) sell or acquire such a trap transported in violation of such provision. Prescribes criminal penalties for violations.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to reward persons (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 containers or merchandise and any accompanying documents, to make arrests without warrants with probable cause, and to execute warrants. Subjects seized merchandise to forfeiture.