- "Alaskan Natives," or anyone who is Aleut, or Eskimo would be exempt from fines
- "Authentic Alaskan Native article of handicraft or clothing," as in, any traditional article that is produced with natural materials and by an Alaskan Native.
- Any Alaskan Native art production that involves weaving, carving, stitching, sewing, lacing, beading or painting.
What is House Bill H.R. 1729?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1729
The amendment was proposed after the U.S. Fishing and Wildlife service fined a famous Tlingit artist in Alaska for using bird feathers in 2012. The artist ended up having to pay thousands of dollars to the agency.
Media:Sponsoring Representative Don Young’s [R-AK] Press Release
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To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
National Parks, Forests, and Public LandsCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedMarch 26th, 2015
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