House Bill 872
116th Congress(2019-2020)
WILD Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Jan 30, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 30, 2019
Latest Action
Feb 25, 2019
Origin Chamber
House
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
872
Congress
116
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
California
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Illinois
Maryland
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New York
New York
New York
Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Act or the WILD Act

This bill reauthorizes and revises several wildlife conservation programs, establishes requirements for invasive species management, and requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to establish certain prize competitions.

Specifically, the bill reauthorizes through FY2023 (1) the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program; and (2) accounts under the Multinational Species Conservation Fund for the protection of African elephants, Asian elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, and great apes. The bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, including to expand the fund to include funding for the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

In addition, the bill requires certain federal agencies to (1) control and manage invasive species, and (2) develop strategic plans for implementing invasive species programs designed to achieve substantive annual net reductions of invasive species populations or infested acreage on land or water.

Finally, the USFWS must establish Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prizes to encourage technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the USFWS with respect to the

  • prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking,
  • promotion of wildlife conservation,
  • management of invasive species,
  • protection of endangered species, and
  • nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts.
Text (1)
January 30, 2019
Actions (5)
02/25/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
02/07/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
02/07/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
01/30/2019
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Agriculture, 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.
01/30/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Jan 31, 2019 8:10:17 AM
Updated
Jul 10, 2021 8:17:32 PM