Text: H.R.6255 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6255


To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 27, 2018

Mr. Soto (for himself and Mr. Gaetz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, 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. Measures to combat invasive lionfish.

(a) Addition of species of lionfish to the list of injurious species that are prohibited from being imported or shipped.—Section 42(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “Dreissena polymorpha;” the following: “of the red lionfish of the species Pterois volitans; of the devil lionfish of the species Pterois miles; of the Hawaiian turkeyfish of the species Pterois sphex; of the soldier lionfish of the species Pterois russelii; of the clearfin lionfish of the species Pterois radiata; of the species Pterois paucispinula; of the frillfin turkeyfish of the species Pterois mombasae; of the luna lionfish of the species Pterois lunalata; of the mandritsa of the species Pterois brevipectoralis; of the spotfin lionfish of the species Pterois antennata; of the scorpionfish of the species Pterois andover;”.

(b) Exemption from permitting for movement in commerce.—For purposes of section 14.21 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, deceased lionfish and lionfish products shall not be treated as wildlife requiring a permit pursuant to part 17 or 23 of such title.