H.R.6075 - Ensuring Fairness for Fishermen Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] (Introduced 07/30/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||08/06/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife.|
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Summary: H.R.6075 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/30/2010)
Ensuring Fairness for Fishermen Act - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to require the payment of costs, fees, and expenses incurred by certain prevailing parties in proceedings under such Act from sums received as fines, penalties, and forfeitures.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish a process for paying attorneys' fees to defendants who are substantially prevailing parties in criminal actions brought under such Act during the period beginning on November 28, 1990, and ending on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act.