US HB5550 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on October 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-10-12 - Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Revises requirements governing the management of endangered or threatened species, establishes a process to compensate land owners under certain circumstances, and removes protections for black vultures and ravens. The Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce must obtain the consent of each state for adding species to the list of threatened or endangered species when the species is present in the state. A state may regulate endangered or threatened species that are only present within the state. If a state elects to regulate them, it is given exclusive authority to manage them. State action with respect to such species is not subject to judicial review. Species are taken off the federal list after five years, but Interior may petition for the species to be relisted. The bill requires congressional approval before a species may be listed as endangered or threatened. The bill eliminates awards of attorney fees in citizen suits concerning endangered or threatened species. Owners or lessees of property may apply to Interior for a determination of whether a proposed property use will violate requirements governing endangered or threatened species. The use is deemed compliant if Interior fails to respond within 90 days. The owners and lessees may seek monetary compensation for unfavorable determinations. The bill removes migratory bird protections provided to black vultures and ravens in certain circumstances.

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Title

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-10-12HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2021-10-12HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB668 (Same As) 2021-03-10 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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