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      Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2013

What is it?

This bill would allow states to opt out of the regulations set by Endangered Species Act. The bill:

  • bars the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing any new species as endangered without approval from state governors, and would also require joint approval for any new listing from both the House and Senate;
  • mandates that Fish and Wildlife must respond to any development proposal that might come into conflict with Endangered Species Act provisions within 90 days. If Fish and Wildlife does not respond in that timeframe, the project would be okayed, and;
  • allows state governors to take over all management of species that occur only in their state. 


This bill impacts both present and future species protected by the Endangered Species Act, and land set aside as habitat for such species.


A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.

More Information


Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to permit Governors of States to regulate intrastate endangered species and intrastate threatened species and for other purposes.