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Titles (5)

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Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Allowing Alaska IVORY Act
Allowing Alaska to Improve Vital Opportunities in the Rural Economy Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Allowing Alaska IVORY Act
Allowing Alaska to Improve Vital Opportunities in the Rural Economy Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/05/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-415. Supplemental views filed.
10/17/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/05/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 718.
Action By: Senate
12/05/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-415. Supplemental views filed.
09/05/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/17/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]* 10/17/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation10/17/2017 Referred to
09/05/2018 Markup by
12/05/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-415

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Introduced in Senate (10/17/2017)

Allowing Alaska to Improve Vital Opportunities in the Rural Economy Act or the Allowing Alaska IVORY Act

This bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to revise an exemption for Alaskan natives from a moratorium on taking and importing marine mammals and marine mammal products with respect to ivory from walruses, whales, or mammoths. Under current law, the term "take" means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill a marine mammal.

States may not prohibit: (1) the importation, sale, transfer, trade, barter, or possession of ivory from walruses or whales if the ivory is legally produced by Alaskan natives as an authentic native article of handicrafts and clothing; or (2) the importation, sale, transfer, trade, or possession of mammoth ivory or mammoth ivory products.