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Titles (5)

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Short Titles - Senate

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WILD Act
Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act

Short Titles as Introduced

WILD Act
Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain wildlife conservation funds, to establish prize competitions relating to the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, wildlife conservation, the management of invasive species, and the protection of endangered species, to amend the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 to modify the protections provided by that Act, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
03/26/2019By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-18.
02/05/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
01/29/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (5)

Date
03/26/2019By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-18.
Action By: Senate
02/05/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 20.
Action By: Senate
02/05/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
02/05/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/29/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 01/29/2019
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 01/29/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 01/29/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 01/29/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 01/29/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works01/29/2019 Referred to
02/05/2019 Markup by
02/05/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-18

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to Senate (02/05/2019)

Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act or the WILD Act

This bill reauthorizes and revises several wildlife conservation programs, establishes requirements for invasive species management, and requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to establish certain prize competitions.

Specifically, the bill reauthorizes through FY2023 (1) the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program; and (2) accounts under the Multinational Species Conservation Fund for the protection of African elephants, Asian elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, and great apes. The bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, including to expand the fund to include funding for the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

In addition, the bill requires certain federal agencies to (1) control and manage invasive species, and (2) develop strategic plans for implementing invasive species programs designed to achieve substantive annual net reductions of invasive species populations or infested acreage on land or water.

Finally, the USFWS must establish Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prizes to encourage technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the USFWS with respect to the

  • prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking,
  • promotion of wildlife conservation,
  • management of invasive species,
  • protection of endangered species, and
  • nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts.