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house Bill H.R. 2158

Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act

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      house Committees
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedMay 23rd, 2013

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Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act

Official Title

To exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 the expedited removal from the United States of certain snake species, and for other purposes.


Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act - Eases restrictions on transporting invasive animals under the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 for the transport of the Burmese python, Indian python, Northern African python, Southern African python, and Yellow anaconda. Allows an intermediate stop during the transport of those snakes if: (1) the stop is made in a designated airport in the course of transport that begins at a designated airport and ends at a place outside of the United States no later than 48 hours after the transport begins, (2) the transport does not include a stop in Hawaii, and (3) the snake is in a secure container during transport. Allows the stop to include a: (1) stop at an airport that is not a designated airport to refuel or take on additional cargo or passenger, or (2) a transfer of the container in an airport between aircraft used to transport of the snake outside of the United States.

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