H.R.1809 - A bill to end the use of steel jaw leghold traps on animals in the United States.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11] (Introduced 03/28/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/04/1985 Referred to Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1809 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/28/1985)
Prohibits interstate and foreign commerce in any article of fur derived from an animal trapped in a steel jaw leghold trap. Establishes criminal penalties for violations of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to reward nongovernment informers for information leading to a conviction under this Act. Makes the Secretary, with the assistance of appropriate Federal or State personnel, responsible for enforcing this Act. Empowers enforcement officials to detain, search, and seize suspected merchandise or documents and to make arrests with and without warrants. Subjects seized merchandise to forfeiture.