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African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988 to conserve elephants while appropriately regulating ivory in the United States, and for other purposes.

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01/03/2017Introduced in House

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02/10/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/03/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources01/03/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands02/10/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act

This bill reauthorizes the African Elephant Conservation Act (AECA) through FY2022.

Ivory may be imported or exported under the AECA and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 if: (1) the raw ivory or worked ivory is solely for a museum; (2) the raw ivory or worked ivory was lawfully importable into the United States on February 24, 2014, regardless of when it was acquired; or (3) the worked ivory was previously lawfully possessed in the United States.

The Department of the Interior may station one U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officer in the primary U.S. diplomatic or consular post in each African country that has significant population of African elephants to assist local wildlife rangers in protecting the elephants and facilitating the apprehension of individuals who illegally kill them or assist in killing them.

The President may embargo any products from a country if it is a significant transit or destination point for illegal ivory trade.

This bill authorizes: (1) commerce in African elephant ivory or in products containing African elephant ivory that have been lawfully imported or crafted in the United States; and (2) the importation of a sport-hunted African elephant trophy if the trophy was taken from certain elephants populations that at the time were not necessarily threatened with extinction, but may have become so unless trade was closely controlled.