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Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to prohibit sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/27/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-388.
03/30/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
11/27/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 675.
Action By: Senate
11/27/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-388.
05/18/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/30/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (39)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/30/2017
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 03/30/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 10/30/2017
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 10/30/2017
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 10/30/2017
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 10/30/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/30/2017
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 10/30/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 10/30/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 10/30/2017
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 10/31/2017
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 11/09/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 11/09/2017
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 11/16/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 11/28/2017
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 12/12/2017
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 12/12/2017
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 12/12/2017
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 12/19/2017
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 12/19/2017
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 12/19/2017
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 12/21/2017
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 01/16/2018
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 02/27/2018
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 05/16/2018
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 09/17/2018
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 09/17/2018
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 09/18/2018
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 09/28/2018
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 09/28/2018
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 10/02/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/30/2017 Referred to
05/18/2017 Markup by
11/27/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-388

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Subjects (6)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (11/27/2018)

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.

Penalties are imposed for violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The maximum civil penalty for each violation shall be $100,000, or the fair market value of the shark fins involved, whichever is greater.