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					    Lacey Act of 1900
• -National Act
• -Amended 1969, 1981, 1988, 2008. The
  1969 amendments expanded to include
  amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, and
  crustaceans.
• -2008 amendments expanded its
  protection to a broader range of plants
  and plant products.
    Description and Environmental
           Issues Affected
•   The law prohibits the                •   ZEBRA MUSSELS- non-native
    transportation of illegally              species
    captured or prohibited animals
    across state lines.

•   The purposes of the Act are to:

•   1. aid in the restoration of game
    and other wild birds in parts of
    the U.S. where they have
    become scarce or extinct and

•   2. to regulate the introduction of
    American or foreign birds or
    animals

•   Today the law is primarily used
    to prevent the importation or
    spread of potentially dangerous
    non-native species
 Agency/Group Responsible for
  Regulation and Enforcement
• regulations must be enforced by the
  Secretary, the Secretary of
  Transportation, or the Secretary of the
  Treasury
• Can make certain warrantless arrests,
  detain and inspect vessels and
  containers upon entry and departure
  from the U.S., and require the
  production of documents and permits

				
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