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Federal - S 826

Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act

Introduced

April 4, 2017

Description

A bill to reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain wildlife conservation funds, to establish prize competitions relating to the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, wildlife conservation, the management of invasive species, and the protection of endangered species, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 5

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  • May 17, 2017 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 115-73Congressional Record p. S3009

  • April 5, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

    April 5, 2017 — Committee Vote: Wildlife Conservation Funds — En Bloc Amendments

    En bloc amendments by:

    Booker, D-N.J., which would require the EPA to consider environmental impacts when selecting a method to be used to control and manage an invasive species and to create an additional Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflict.

    Whitehouse, D-R.I., which would add ocean and coastal habitats and marine wildlife to programs under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. It also would expand eligibility under the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize to include ocean and coastal habitats and wildlife areas.

    En bloc amendments by:

    Booker, D-N.J., which would require the EPA to consider environmental impacts when selecting a method to be used to control and manage an invasive species and to create an additional Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflict.

    Whitehouse, D-R.I., which would add ocean and coastal habitats and marine wildlife to programs under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. It also would expand eligibility under the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize to include ocean and coastal habitats and wildlife areas.

    Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

    April 5, 2017 — Committee Vote: Wildlife Conservation Funds — Vote to Report

    Reauthorize funding for several fish and wildlife programs administered by the Interior Department, the Agriculture Department and the Secretary of the Army, including Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Program, and the Wildlife Conservation Program.

    The bill would authorize $100 million annually for fiscal 2018 through 2022 to carry out the provisions in the bill.

    It also would direct each secretary to plan and carry out activities on land directly managed by the secretary, focused on the protection of water and wildlife by controlling and managing invasive species.

    It would reauthorize current laws to protect endangered species, including the African Elephant, the Asian Elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger and the marine turtle.

    The bill also would establish the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize, a $100,000 award for the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking; the promotion of wildlife conservation; the management of invasive species; and for the protection of endangered species. It would direct the Interior Department to administer the competition and a panel of outside experts to award each prize.

    Reauthorize funding for several fish and wildlife programs administered by the Interior Department, the Agriculture Department and the Secretary of the Army, including Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Program, and the Wildlife Conservation Program.

    The bill would authorize $100 million annually for fiscal 2018 through 2022 to carry out the provisions in the bill.

    It also would direct each secretary to plan and carry out activities on land directly managed by the secretary, focused on the protection of water and wildlife by controlling and managing invasive species.

    It would reauthorize current laws to protect endangered species, including the African Elephant, the Asian Elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger and the marine turtle.

    The bill also would establish the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize, a $100,000 award for the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking; the promotion of wildlife conservation; the management of invasive species; and for the protection of endangered species. It would direct the Interior Department to administer the competition and a panel of outside experts to award each prize.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended) by voice vote.
  • April 4, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Booker, (D-N.J.)Carper, (D-Del.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
    Boozman, (R-Ark.)Inhofe, (R-Okla.)
  • April 4, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Environment and Public Works.Congressional Record p. S2215