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A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973...

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A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.

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05/13/19

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Introduced in Senate

Date: May 13, 2019

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116.S.1426
Subject:
Environmental Protection
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.
Date: May 13, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.Definitions Section 3 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 () is amended
  • (1) by redesignating
    • (A) paragraphs (12) through (21) as paragraphs (13) through (22), respectively;
    • (B) paragraphs (5) through (10) as paragraphs (7) through (12), respectively; and
    • (C) paragraphs (1) through (4) as paragraphs (2) through (5), respectively;
  • (2) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated) the following:
  • (1) Affected party The term means any person, including a business entity, or any State, Tribal government, or local subdivision the rights of which may be affected by a determination made under section 4(a) in a suit brought under section 11(g)(1)(C). ; and
  • (3) by inserting after paragraph (5) (as so redesignated) the following:
  • (6) Covered settlement The term means a consent decree or a settlement agreement in an action brought under section 11(g)(1)(C). .Intervention; approval of covered settlement Section 11(g) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 () is amended
  • (1) in paragraph (3), by adding at the end the following: