Lacey Act 2022

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Arachnobaron
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as of this morning a stripped down version of the bill which focuses only on semiconductor subsidies was added to yet another bill, passed in the senate and is now headed back to the house. As far as I can tell it contains nothing related to the Lacey Act.

No clue why more isn’t being made if this by USARK so I may simply be misinterpreting.

 

T Freak

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as of this morning a stripped down version of the bill which focuses only on semiconductor subsidies was added to yet another bill, passed in the senate and is now headed back to the house. As far as I can tell it contains nothing related to the Lacey Act.

No clue why more isn’t being made if this by USARK so I may simply be misinterpreting.

I’m not sure I understand what that has to do with reptiles and arachnids etc it appears to me it’s about automotive computer chips??
 

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Arachnobaron
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The original Lacey amendment was part of a massive omnibus spending bill that ostensibly focused on semiconductor manufacture but contains hundreds of line items of other totally unrelated stuff; it was called the America COMPETES act. It was passed by the house but not the razor thin senate.

This version is much more focused, as far as I can tell doesn’t include Lacey, and will probably pass. If that’s the case this is ultimately a victory for us.
 

l4nsky

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UPDATE 7/28/22: We have been posting relevant updates on our main alert here (scroll down). To be brief, the “CHIPS-Plus” bill that passed in the Senate passed the House on 7/28 (243-187 vote). This bill includes some of the technology initiatives included in the America COMPETES Act, USICA, and other bills. The portions of COMPETES that were not germane to the intent of the bill (including the bad Lacey Act amendments) were not added to the CHIPS-Plus package. This should be the end of any threat from these Lacey Act amendments for this Congressional session.
https://usark.org/2022lacey/
 

LucN

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Good to hear that it was finally removed. IMO, it was nonsensical and unpractical. It would have put not only many exotic breeders in a tight spot, but also so many Mom & Pop pet shops that make most of their revenue with exotic animals. Glad that the crisis has been averted.
 

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I’m not sure I understand what that has to do with reptiles and arachnids etc it appears to me it’s about automotive computer chips??
Legislators routinely stuff bills with a bunch of pork and unrelated pet provisions that would not pass on their own. Obscurity by volume.
 
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