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Congressional Bills - 111th Congress (2009-2010)

Provides access to invasive species related Congressional bills for the House and Senate, including introduction date, sponsor, summary, full bill text, and bill status.

House

H.R.21 - Oceans Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act
Introduced:
Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]
Summary: To establish a national policy for our oceans, to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a national and regional ocean governance structure, and for other purposes.

H.R.48 - Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act
Introduced:
Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13]
Summary: To amend section 42 of title 18, United States Code, popularly known as the Lacey Act, to add certain species of carp to the list of injurious species that are prohibited from being imported or shipped.
Related Bills: H.R.3173, S.1421

H.R.51 - Eradicating Asian Carp in the Great Lakes Study Act of 2009
Introduced:
Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10]
Summary: To direct the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct a study of the feasibility of a variety of approaches to eradicating Asian carp from the Great Lakes and their tributary and connecting waters.

H.R.80 - Captive Primate Safety Act
Introduced:
Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3]
Summary: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.
Related Bills: S.462

H.R.146 - Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Introduced: Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12]
Summary: An act to designate certain land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Note: Became Public Law No: 111-11 (Mar 30, 2009)
Related Bills: S.22
Note: SEC. 2405. MANAGEMENT OF CONSERVATION AREA AND WILDERNESS. INVASIVE SPECIES AND NOXIOUS WEEDS.—In accordance with any applicable laws and subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be desirable and appropriate, the Secretary may prescribe measures to control nonnative invasive plants and noxious weeds within the Conservation Area.

H.R.170 - Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area Act
Introduced: Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3]
Summary:To establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area
Related Bills: S.183
Note: FIRE, INSECT, INVASIVE SPECIES, AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.—The Secretary may under-take such measures in the Conservation Area and Wilderness as are necessary to control and prevent fire, insects, invasive species, and diseases, in accordance with section 4 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)) and any other applicable laws (including regulations) and Executive orders.

H.R.223 - Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act
Introduced: Jan 6, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6]
Summary: To expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and for other purposes.
Related Bills:
S.212
Note:
(includes REGULATION OF SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES — In carrying out the assessment required by paragraph 19 (1)(A), the Secretary shall consider appropriate regulations for the deposit or release of introduced species into the Sanctuaries)

H.R.500 - Great Lakes Collaboration Implementation Act (National Invasive Species Council Act)
Introduced: Jan 14, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3]
Summary: A bill to establish a collaborative program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Related Bills: S.237

H.R.405 - Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Act
Introduced: Jan 9, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2]
Summary: To authorize appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation to carry out the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada, and for other purposes.

H.R.669 - Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act
Introduced: Jan 26, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU]
Summary: To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, environment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes.

H.R.980 - Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act
Introduced: Feb 11, 2009
Sponsor:Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14]
Summary: To designate certain National Forest System lands and public lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior in the States of Idaho,Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors, and for other purposes.
Note: MANAGEMENT DURING RECOVERY.— RESTORATION. —All lands within the Recovery System shall be managed so as to restore their native vegetative cover and reduce or eliminate invasive non-native species, facilitate native species diversity to the extent possible with climate change, stabilize slopes and soils to prevent or reduce further erosion erosion, recontour slopes to their original contours, remove barriers to natural fish spawning runs, and generally restore such lands in their entirety to a natural roadless and wild condition.

H.R.1145 - National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009
Introduced: Feb 24, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6]
Summary: To implement a National Water Research and Development Initiative, and for other purposes.
Note: Bill has an amendment that states: The amendment further requires that the plan include a focus on (1) development of the effect of invasive species on water supplies.

H.R.1404 - FLAME Act
Introduced: Mar 10, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3]
Summary: To authorize a supplemental funding source for catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities on Department of the Interior and National Forest System lands, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, and for other purposes.

H.R.2811 - A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal
Introduced: Jun 10, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17]
Summary: To amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal.
Related Bills: S.373

H.R.3173 - Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act
Introduced:
Jul 10, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13]
Summary: To amend section 42 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and shipment of certain species of carp.
Related Bills: H.R.48, S.1421

H.R.3629 - Healthy Borderlands Act of 2009
Introduced:
Sep 22, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23]
Summary: To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and implement a mitigation plan to address the ecological impacts of border security measures and activities, and for other purposes.
Note: Mitigation plan includes: (1) preserving, maintaining, and, if necessary, restoring wildlife migration corridors, key habitats, and the ecologically functional connectivity between and among key habitats sufficient to ensure that species (whether or not designated as rare, protected, or of concern) remain viable and are able to adapt to the impacts of climate change; (2) addressing control of invasive species and implementing measures necessary to avoid the spread of such species.

H.R.3650 - Harmful Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Ammendments Act of 2009
Introduced:
Sep 25, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3]
Summary: To establish a National Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Program, to develop and coordinate a comprehensive and integrated strategy to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, and to provide for the development and implementation of comprehensive regional action plans to reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia.

H.R.3850 - Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2009
Introduced:
Oct 26, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Kratovil, Frank, Jr. [MD-1]
Summary: To provide for the eradication and control of nutria in Maryland, Louisiana, and other coastal States.
Related Bills: S.1519

H.R.4001 - Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2009
Introduced: Nov 3, 2009
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2]
Summary: To provide for environmental restoration activities and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Requires the Director to deploy strategies that meet or exceed specified criteria for preventing the introduction of aquatic invasive species into the Lake Tahoe Basin and that apply to all watercraft to be launched on water within the Basin.
Related Bills: S.2724

H.R.4715 - Clean Estuaries Act of 2010
Introduced:
Mar 2, 2010
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1]
Summary: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes.
Note: H.AMDT.599 to H.R.4715 An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 111-463 to add trend monitoring of the introduction and establishment of nonnative species, including their pathways for introduction in estuarine zones to the list of research programs the Administrator can carry out.
Introduced: Apr 15, 2010
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4]

H.R.4755 - Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010
Introduced:
Mar 4, 2010
Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3]
Summary: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Related Bills: S.3073

H.R.4782 - Invasive Species Emergency Response Fund Act
Introduced:
Mar 4, 2010
Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK]
Summary: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide loans to certain organizations in certain States to address habitats and ecosystems and to address and prevent invasive species.
Related Bills: S.3063

H.R.5892 - Water Resources Development Act of 2010
Introduced:
Jul 28, 2010
Sponsor: Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8]
Summary: To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes. Includes the separation of Lake Michigan from the Chicago River and the local canal system to prevent the migration of Asian carp and other invasive species.

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Senate

S.22 - Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Introduced:
Jan 7, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM]
Summary: A bill to designate certain land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Related Bills:
H.R.146 (Became Public Law No: 111-11 (Mar 30, 2009)
Note: INVASIVE SPECIES AND NOXIOUS WEEDS.—In accordance with any applicable laws and subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be desirable and appropriate, the Secretary may prescribe measures to control nonnative invasive plants and noxious weeds within the Conservation Area.

S.183 - Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area Act
Introduced:
Jan 8, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO]
Summary: A bill to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area.
Related Bills: H.R.170
Note:
INVASIVE SPECIES AND NOXIOUS WEEDS.—In accordance with any applicable laws and subject to such 2 terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be desirable and appropriate, the Secretary may prescribe measures to control nonnative invasive plants and noxious weeds within the Conservation Area.

S.212 - Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act
Introduced:
Jan 12, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
Summary: To expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and for other purposes.
Note:
includes REGULATION OF SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES — In carrying out the assessment required by paragraph 19 (1)(A), the Secretary shall consider appropriate regulations for the deposit or release of introduced species into the Sanctuaries

S.237 - Great Lakes Collaboration Implementation Act (National Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2009)
Introduced: Jan 14, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI]
Summary: A bill to establish a collaborative program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Related Bills: H.R.500

S.373 - A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal
Introduced: Feb 3, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL]
Summary: To amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal.
Related Bills: H.R.2811

S.462 - Captive Primate Safety Act
Introduced: Feb 24, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
Summary: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, transportation, and sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes. (But only deals with primates).
Related Bills: H.R.80

S.561 - FLAME Act(doesn't include invasive species as does related bill H.R.1404)
Introduced: Mar 10, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM]
Summary: A bill to authorize a supplemental funding source for catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities on Department of the Interior and National Forest System lands, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, and for other purposes.
Related Bills: H.R.1404

S.594 - Agriculture Smart Trade Act
Introduced: Mar 12, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA]
Summary: A bill to require a report on invasive agricultural pests and diseases and sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to trade before initiating negotiations to enter into a free trade agreement, and for other purposes.

S.1421 - Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act
Introduced: Jul 9, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI]
Summary: A bill to amend section 42 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and shipment of certain species of carp.
Note:Signed by President Dec 14, 2010, became Public Law No: 111-307
Related Bills: H.R.48, S.1421

S.1519 - Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2009
Introduced: Jul 29, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD]
Summary: A bill to provide for the eradication and control of nutria in Maryland, Louisiana, and other coastal States.
Related Bills: H.R. 3850

S.1965 - Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Act of 2009
Introduced: Oct 28, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA]
Summary: A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance to the State of Louisiana for a pilot program to develop measures to eradicate or control feral swine and to assess and restore wetlands damaged by feral swine.

S.2724 - Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2009
Introduced: Nov, 3, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV]
Summary: To provide for environmental restoration activities and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Requires the Director to deploy strategies that meet or exceed specified criteria for preventing the introduction of aquatic invasive species into the Lake Tahoe Basin and that apply to all watercraft to be launched on water within the Basin.
Related Bills: H.R.4001

S.2798 - National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act of 2009
Introduced: Nov 18, 2009
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO]
Summary: A bill to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire through the facilitation of insect and disease infestation treatment of National Forest System and adjacent land, and for other purposes.

S.3063 - Invasive Species Emergency Response Fund Act
Introduced: Mar 3, 2010
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV]
Summary: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide loans to certain organizations in certain States to address habitats and ecosystems and to address and prevent invasive species.
Related Bills: H.R.4782

S.3073 - Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010
Introduced: Mar 4, 2010
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI]
Summary: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Related Bills: H.R.4755

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