Text: H.R.7167 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7167

 To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
 to add a pandemic as a potential cause of a fishery resource disaster.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

  Mr. Golden (for himself and Mr. Graves of Louisiana) introduced the 
    following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural 
                               Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
 to add a pandemic as a potential cause of a fishery resource disaster.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITTLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pandemic Fishery Disaster Response 
Act''.

SEC. 2. TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES.

    Section 312(a)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1861a(a)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``; or'' and inserting 
        ``;'';
            (2) in subparagraph (C) by striking ``.'' and inserting ``; 
        or''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(D) a pandemic, as such term is defined by the Secretary 
        of Health and Human Services.''.
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