Text: H.R.8180 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 8180


To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to exclude the gray wolf from the authority of such Act, to remove the gray wolf from the lists of threatened species and endangered species published pursuant to such Act, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 4, 2020

Mr. Tiffany (for himself and Mr. Stauber) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to exclude the gray wolf from the authority of such Act, to remove the gray wolf from the lists of threatened species and endangered species published pursuant to such Act, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Managing Predators Act”.

SEC. 2. Gray wolf excluded.

Section 4(a) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “The Secretary shall by regulation” and inserting “Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Secretary shall by regulation”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(4) Applicability to the gray wolf.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this Act does not apply to the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

“(B) DELISTING.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming is removed from the lists of threatened species and endangered species that are published pursuant to this Act.

“(C) AUTHORITY IN OTHER STATES.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to a State other than Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wyoming, if the population of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in such State, as estimated by the agency of such State that has primary authority over wildlife management and conservation, is at or above a population goal established by such agency, the Secretary may not make a determination under paragraph (1) that the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in such State is an endangered species or threatened species.”.

SEC. 3. Delisting of gray wolf in certain States.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming is removed from the lists of threatened species and endangered species that are published pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).


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