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Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2017

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A bill to exempt from the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers between any of the States of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

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03/30/2017Introduced in Senate

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03/30/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 03/30/2017

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Senate Environment and Public Works03/30/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/30/2017)

Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2017

This bill amends the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 by exempting certain water transfers between public water supplies located on, along, or across the boundaries of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana from prohibitions on illegal trade of plants and wildlife. Specifically, the prohibitions do not apply to covered water transfers containing a prohibited species if: (1) the species are present in both public water supplies before the transfer and the water is transferred directly between them; or (2) the water is transferred in a closed conveyance system (a closed system that collects, contains, and transports the flow of water, such as pipe systems) and sent directly to treatment facilities where the species will be destroyed.