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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Reported to Senate

Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/12/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker without amendment. With written report No. 116-173.
03/26/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/12/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 325.
Action By: Senate
12/12/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker without amendment. With written report No. 116-173.
04/03/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
03/26/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (46)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]* 03/26/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/26/2019
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 03/26/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 03/26/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]* 03/26/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 03/26/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 04/29/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 04/29/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] 04/30/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 04/30/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 05/01/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 07/16/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 07/16/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 09/26/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 09/26/2019
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 09/26/2019
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 09/26/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 10/15/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 10/15/2019
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 10/23/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 10/23/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 10/23/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 10/23/2019
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] 10/23/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 10/23/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] 10/23/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 10/23/2019
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 10/23/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 10/23/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 10/23/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 10/23/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 11/13/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 11/13/2019
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 11/13/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 11/14/2019
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 11/18/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 11/20/2019
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 12/09/2019
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 12/12/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 12/12/2019
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 12/17/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 12/19/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 01/08/2020
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 02/11/2020
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 09/10/2020
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 09/17/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/26/2019 Referred to
04/03/2019 Markup by
12/12/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-173

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Reported to Senate (12/12/2019)

Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019

This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.

Penalties are imposed for violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The maximum civil penalty for each violation shall be $100,000, or the fair market value of the shark fins involved, whichever is greater.