Senate Bill 826
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act
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Passed Senate on Jun 8, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 4, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 7, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
826
Congress
115
Policy Area
Animals
Animals
Primary focus of measure is animal protection; human-animal relationships; wildlife conservation and habitat protection; veterinary medicine. Measures concerning endangered or threatened species may fall under Environmental Protection policy area. Measures concerning wildlife refuge matters may fall under Public Lands and Natural Resources policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Wyoming
Arkansas
Delaware
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Passed
June 8, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3375-3380; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3375-3380)
Summary

Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act or the WILD Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, the Great Ape Conservation Fund, and the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund.

Federal agencies that have duties relating to invasive species management for the protection of water and wildlife must: (1) inhibit or reduce the populations of invasive species and effectuate restoration or reclamation efforts on land they manage, and (2) develop a strategic plan for implementing an invasive species program designed to achieve a substantive annual net reduction of invasive species populations or infested acreage in managed areas.

This bill amends the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000, including to authorize the Department of the Interior to award a multi-year grant for carrying out a project that is an effective, long-term conservation strategy for great apes (defined in the Act as chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans, and gibbons) and their habitats.

This bill amends the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 to make a wildlife management authority of a U.S. territory eligible for financial assistance for marine turtle conservation.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must establish Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prizes for: (1) prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, (2) promotion of wildlife conservation, (3) management of invasive species, and (4) protection of endangered species. The bill establishes advisory boards for those prizes.

Text (4)
August 8, 2017
May 17, 2017
Actions (15)
09/07/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
09/07/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
09/01/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
08/09/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
08/08/2017
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/12/2017
Held at the desk.
06/12/2017
Received in the House.
06/09/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/08/2017
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3375-3380; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3375-3380)
06/08/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3375-3380; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3375-3380)
05/17/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 91.
05/17/2017
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-73.
04/05/2017
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/04/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2217)
04/04/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 5, 2017 7:27:16 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:43:11 PM