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Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness Act "RELIEF Act" (H.R. 3210)
June 7, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2012 -

Reporting H.R. 3210 Out of Committee (Passed 25-19. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill would strengthen the Lacey Act by addressing certain unintended consequences of the 2008 Amendments

Fleming Amendment #001 – Increases Transparency on Lacey Act Provisions (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment would establish an effective date; create a database on foreign laws; stipulate that the universe of foreign laws is limited to those directly involved in the conservation, management, and protection of plans; modify the declaration requirement to solid woods only; re-establish the “innocent owner” defense; and clarify that all products that are subject to civil forfeiture actions under the Act are no automatically deemed contraband.

Markey Amendment #001 – Prohibits Plant Importation from Certain Countries (Failed 19-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would prohibit the importation of plant or plant products from certain countries.

Garamendi Amendment #002 – (Failed 18-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would give the Secretary of the Interior and Governors of timber-producing states the authority to nullify the Act as amended.

* For complete legislative action for the June 7, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




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