H.R.80 - Captive Primate Safety Act

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. view all titles (4)

All Bill Titles

  • Short: Captive Primate Safety Act as introduced.
  • Official: 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. as introduced.
  • Short: Captive Primate Safety Act as passed house.
  • Short: Captive Primate Safety Act as reported to senate.

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Result: Passed - February 24, 2009

Roll call number 76 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 80 Captive Primate Safety Act

 

Official Summary

7/20/2009--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Captive Primate Safety Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to add nonhuman primates to the definition of "prohibited wi

Official Summary

7/20/2009--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Captive Primate Safety Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to add nonhuman primates to the definition of "prohibited wildlife species" for purposes of the prohibition against the sale or purchase of such species in interstate or foreign commerce.Makes it unlawful for a person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase a live animal of any prohibited wildlife species in interstate or foreign commerce (i.e., for pet trade purposes). Sets forth exceptions to such prohibition, including, under certain conditions, for:
(1) transporting a nonhuman primate to or from a veterinarian;
(2) transporting a nonhuman primate to a legally designated caregiver as a result of the death of the preceding owner; and
(3) transporting a single primate of the genus Cebus that was obtained from and trained by a charitable organization to assist a permanently disabled individual with a severe mobility impairment. Sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirements of this Act. Extends the authorization of appropriations to carry out such prohibition for FY2010-FY2014.Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for FY2010 to hire additional law enforcement personnel of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to enforce the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.80

  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Born Free USA

Organizations Opposing H.R.80

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