Summary: H.R.1629 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1629. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/20/2017)

Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act

This bill bans steel-jaw leghold traps and Conibear traps.

Steel-jaw leghold traps are certain spring-powered devices with steel jaws that are designed to snap closed on animals. Conibear traps consist of metal frames hinged at the center point and powered by two torsion springs that create a scissor-like action designed to kill an animal by snapping its spine. Cage traps, box traps, suitcase-type live beaver traps, and mouse or rat snap traps are not included in the ban.

The bill establishes penalties for violating this ban.

The Department of the Interior must pay a reward for information that leads to a conviction of a violation of this bill, unless the information was provided by on duty officers or employees of federal, state, or local governments. The reward must be 50% of the fine paid.