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Short Titles as Introduced

Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act of 2012

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to repeal certain provisions relating to criminal penalties and violations of foreign laws, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/08/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
05/08/2012Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs
03/19/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
03/08/2012Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/08/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources03/08/2012 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs03/19/2012 Referred to
05/08/2012 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (03/08/2012)

Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act of 2012 - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to repeal the prohibition on importing, exporting, transporting, selling, receiving, acquiring, or purchasing in interstate or foreign commerce: (1) fish or wildlife taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of foreign law; or (2) plants taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of foreign law, without the payment of appropriate royalties, taxes, or stumpage fees required by foreign law, or in violation of any limitation under foreign law that governs the export or transshipment of plants. Repeals the prohibition on possessing such fish, wildlife, or plants within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Establishes a $200,000 maximum limit on a civil penalty for a knowing violation of such Act that involves fish, wildlife, or plants with a market value of $350 or more.

Repeals: (1) criminal penalties under such Act, and (2) the authorization to suspend, modify, or cancel specified licenses or permits issued to any person who is convicted of a criminal violation of such Act.