Amending the Black Bass and Lacey Acts: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Resource Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, on S. 1882 ... November 6, 1979

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Página 143 - ... Furthermore, if your wife had requested your mother to get her the purse, and, because of recent writeups in the media, she allegedly should have known a violation was implied by the mere use of such material in a purse, she could then become subject to up to a $10,000 fine. And what would your mother say when she is cited? A fundamental principal of fairness and justice under due process is the requirement that a legislature must define a crime with such explicit definiteness that persons of...
Página 132 - ... individuals concerned with the utilization of animals in research. The members include persons involved in the importation, exportation, and captive breeding of wildlife — wildlife essential to research and to clinical, lifesaving testing. The animals with which we are concerned, are in large measure not listed on Appendix I to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. A small number of the animals are contained in Appendix II to the Treaty. The...
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Página 108 - If the laws or regulations of the country of origin, the country of export, or a subdivision thereof, restrict the taking, possession, transportation, exportation, or sale of wildlife, the owner, importer, or consignee may be required to produce foreign documentation showing that such laws or regulations have not been violated.
Página 74 - States strongly object to shipments of live white amur carp into California from Arkansas. California has no remedy against the shipper in Arkansas, and the Federal Government cannot intervene on California's behalf under present law. This problem is solved by the proposed legislation. Fourth, we believe it is desirable to extend protection to species of wildlife not now covered by the Lacey Act. We are encouraging States and foreign governments to protect a broad variety of species. Our legal mechanisms...
Página 154 - No penalty may be assessed under this subsection unless such person is given notice and opportunity for a hearing with respect to such violation.
Página 131 - ... proper perspective, I shall preface our comments with some background information on the organizations I represent and their experience with the Department of Interior. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) consists of twenty pet associations and approximately 750 individual and compnay memberships. The Pet Industry is extensive, employing many thousands in every state as well as in several foreign countries. The membership of PIJAC and its member organizations consists of sole proprietorships,...

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