- "Alaskan Natives," or anyone who is Aleut, or Eskimo would be exempt from fines
- "Authentic Alaskan Native article of handicraft or clothing," as in, any traditional article that is produced with natural materials and by an Alaskan Native.
- Any Alaskan Native art production that involves weaving, carving, stitching, sewing, lacing, beading or painting.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- senate Committees
- The house Passed September 8th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
House Committee on Natural ResourcesFisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular AffairsIntroducedSeptember 17th, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
The amendment was proposed after the U.S. Fishing and Wildlife service fined a famous Tlingit artist in Alaska for using bird feathers in 2012. The artist ended up having to pay thousands of dollars to the agency.
Media:Sponsoring Representative Don Young’s [R-AK] Press Release
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