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Introduced in Senate (06/25/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2530


To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of a certain genus, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2014

Mr. Heller introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of a certain genus, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting Lakes Against Quaggas Act of 2014” or as the “PLAQ Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. In general.

Section 42 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1)—

(A) by striking “of the zebra mussel of the species Dreissena polymorpha;”; and

(B) by inserting after “Hy­po­phthal­mich­thys nobilis;” the following: “of the species of mussels of the genus Dreis­sena;”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(d) Nothing in this section applies to—

“(1) the importation or transportation of prohibited species through the operation of a public water system or a related water conveyance, storage, or distribution facility; or

“(2) the possession or conveyance of water supplies containing prohibited species by a public water system operator.”.


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