Text: H.R.4208 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4208


To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit treatment of certain non-native, non-indigenous hoofstock born within the borders of the United States as an endangered species, a threatened species, an essential experimental population, or a nonessential experimental population.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 23, 2019

Mr. Yoho introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit treatment of certain non-native, non-indigenous hoofstock born within the borders of the United States as an endangered species, a threatened species, an essential experimental population, or a nonessential experimental population.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Prohibition of treatment of certain hoofstock as endangered species, threatened species, essential experimental population, or nonessential experimental population.

Section 3 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1532) is amended—

(1) by inserting before the first sentence the following:

“(a) In general.—”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) Limitation.—

“(1) A covered hoofstock born within the borders of the United States shall not be treated as an endangered species, a threatened species, an essential experimental population, or a nonessential experimental population under this Act.

“(2) In this subsection the term ‘covered hoofstock’ means any barasingha, red lechwe, Arabian oryx, Eld’s deer, Grevy’s zebra, gaur, or banteng.”.