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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3105, H.R. 3280, H.R. 3324, and H.R. 4032
Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:30 PM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3105 (Crawford), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to exempt from such Act animals accidentally included in shipments of aquatic species produced in commercial aquaculture, and for other purposes. "Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act"
  • H.R. 3280 (Fleming), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to limit the application of such Act to certain imported plants and finished plant products, and for other purposes. "Lacey Act Clarifying Amendments Act"
  • H.R. 3324 (Harris), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to reduce burdensome paperwork, and for other purposes. "The Lacey Act Paperwork Reduction Act"
  • H.R. 4032 (Hall), To exempt from Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority, and for other purposes. "North Texas Invasive Species Barrier Act"

Member Statements:

The Honorable John Fleming
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. William C. Woody (H.R. 3105, H.R. 3280, H.R. 3324 & H.R. 4032)
Office of Law Enforcement
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Michael Watson (H.R. 3280 & H.R. 3324)
Executive Director of Plant Health Programs
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Mr. Andy Buchsbaum (H.R. 3105)
Regional Executive Director
Great Lakes Region
National Wildlife Federation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Harrison Pittman (H.R. 3105)
Director of the Natural Agriculture Law Center,
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Mike Freeze (H.R. 3105)
National Aquaculture Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Tom Talbot (H.R. 3280 and H.R. 3324)
CEO and Founder
Glen Oak Lumber and Milling
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Erik O. Autor (H.R. 3280 and H.R. 3324)
President and CEO
Autor Global Strategies
Testifying on Behalf of Lacey Act Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Michael Rickman (H.R. 4032)
Deputy Executive Director
North Texas Municipal Water District
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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