US HB263 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 202-49)
Status: Passed on December 20 2022 - 100% progression
Action: 2022-12-20 - Became Public Law No: 117-243.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes.

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Big Cat Public Safety Act


Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL]
Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Sen. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA]
Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Mike Garcia [R-CA]Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]
Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Maria Salazar [R-FL]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [R-NJ]
Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]Rep. Andrew Garbarino [R-NY]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Diana Harshbarger [R-TN]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ]
Rep. Nancy Mace [R-SC]Rep. Earl Carter [R-GA]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY]
Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX]Rep. Barry Moore [R-AL]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Lisa McClain [R-MI]Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. David Valadao [R-CA]
Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Melanie Stansbury [D-NM]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Michelle Steel [R-CA]Rep. French Hill [R-AR]Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL]Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY]
Rep. Troy Nehls [R-TX]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Young Kim [R-CA]
Rep. Carlos Gimenez [R-FL]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]
Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Nicole Malliotakis [R-NY]Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]
Rep. Elizabeth Van Duyne [R-TX]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX]

Roll Calls

2022-07-29 - House - On passage (Y: 278 N: 134 NV: 0 Abs: 18) [PASS]


2022-12-20HouseBecame Public Law No: 117-243.
2022-12-20HouseSigned by President.
2022-12-16HousePresented to President.
2022-12-07SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2022-12-06SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7005-7006)
2022-08-01SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
2022-07-29HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2022-07-29HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 - 134 (Roll no. 415). (text: 7/28/2022 CR H7388)
2022-07-29HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7531-7532)
2022-07-28HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 263, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Westerman demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2022-07-28HouseDEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 263.
2022-07-28HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 263.
2022-07-28HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 263 and H.R. 4040. Resolution provides for one hour of general debate and one motion to recommit on each bill. H. Res. 517 is considered adopted.
2022-07-28HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1256. (consideration: CR H7388-7395)
2022-07-26HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1256 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 263 and H.R. 4040. Resolution provides for one hour of general debate and one motion to recommit on each bill. H. Res. 517 is considered adopted.
2022-07-22HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 334.
2022-07-22HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 117-428.
2022-06-15HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 17.
2022-06-08HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2022-06-08HouseSubcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Discharged.
2022-05-12HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
2021-01-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2021-01-11HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB211 (Related) 2021-02-18 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
SB1210 (Related) 2021-04-19 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
HR1256 (Related) 2022-07-27 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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