Text: H.R.3399 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/21/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3399


To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2019

Mr. Harder of California (for himself, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cox of California, and Mr. Garamendi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, 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. Nutria eradication in California.

The Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–16) is amended—

(1) in section 2—

(A) in subsection (a)—

(i) in paragraph (2), by striking “Maryland and Louisiana” and inserting “Maryland, Louisiana, and California”; and

(ii) in paragraph (3), by striking “Louisiana. Consequently, marsh loss is accelerating.” and inserting “Louisiana and California. Consequently, marsh loss, loss of public and private wetlands, and loss of agricultural lands are accelerating.”; and

(B) in subsection (b), by striking “the State of Maryland and the State of Louisiana” and inserting “Maryland, Louisiana, and California”; and

(2) in section 3—

(A) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

“(a) Grant authority.—The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the ‘Secretary’), subject to the availability of appropriations, may provide financial assistance to Maryland, Louisiana, and California for a program to implement measures to eradicate or control nutria and restore marshland, public and private wetlands, and agricultural lands damaged by nutria.”;

(B) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

“(b) Goals.—The goals of the program shall be to—

“(1) eradicate nutria in Maryland and California;

“(2) eradicate or control nutria in Louisiana; and

“(3) restore marshland, public and private wetlands, and agricultural lands damaged by nutria.”; and

(C) in subsection (f), by striking “State of Maryland” and all that follows and inserting “Maryland program, $2,000,000 for the Louisiana program, and $7,000,000 for the California program for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025.”