Text: S.2635 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2635

 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on 
     the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are 
   endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             July 22, 2014

     Mr. Cornyn (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Enzi, and Mr. Moran) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
               Committee on Environment and Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on 
     the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are 
   endangered species or threatened species, 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 ``21st Century Endangered Species 
Transparency Act''.

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO PUBLISH ON INTERNET BASIS FOR LISTINGS.

    Section 4(b) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(9) Publication on internet of basis for listings.--The 
        Secretary shall make publicly available on the Internet the 
        best scientific and commercial data available that are the 
        basis for each regulation, including each proposed regulation, 
        promulgated under subsection (a)(1), except that, at the 
        request of a Governor or legislature of a State, the Secretary 
        shall not make available under this paragraph information 
        regarding which the State has determined public disclosure is 
        prohibited by a law of that State relating to the protection of 
        personal information.''.
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