Senate Bill 268
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 29, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 29, 2019
Latest Action
Mar 26, 2019
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
268
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
Wyoming
Arkansas
Delaware
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
No Senate 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 (2)
February 5, 2019
January 29, 2019
Actions (6)
03/26/2019
By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-18.
02/05/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 20.
02/05/2019
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
02/05/2019
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/29/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
01/29/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 30, 2019 5:40:17 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:00:58 PM