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house Bill H.R. 224

Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act

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Title

Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act

Official Title

To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

Summary

Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act This bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to direct the Department of the Interior to issue a permit for the importation of a polar bear part (other than an internal organ) from a bear taken in a sport hunt in Canada to a permit applicant who has submitted proof that the polar bear was: (1) legally harvested by the applicant before the May 15, 2008, listing of the polar bear as threatened, and (2) harvested from an approved polar bear population. Interior must issue these permits without regard to limits on importing marine mammals with depleted populations.

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      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017