Senate Bill 478
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Hunter and Farmer Protection Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 1, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Mar 1, 2017
Latest Action
Mar 1, 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
478
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
Arkansas
Arkansas
Mississippi
Mississippi
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Hunter and Farmer Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to revise standards for determining what constitutes baiting for purposes of the prohibition on taking migratory game birds.

A baited area, in the case of waterfowl, cranes, and coots, includes a standing, unharvested crop that has been manipulated through activities such as mowing, discing, or rolling, unless the activities are normal agricultural practices. An area is not considered to be a baited area if it: (1) has been treated with a normal agricultural practice, (2) has standing crops that have not been manipulated, or (3) has standing crops that have been or are flooded.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) must submit to the Department of the Interior a report on changes to normal agricultural practices across the range of crops grown by agricultural producers in each region of the United States in which USDA harvest practice recommendations are provided to agricultural producers.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/01/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
03/01/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 2, 2017 5:13:50 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:45:02 PM