H.R. 2706 - Billfish Conservation Act of 2012

Public lands and natural resources. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
Sponsor:
Summary:
To prohibit the sale of billfish. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 22, 2012.

Billfish Conservation Act of 2012

H.R. 2706 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To prohibit the sale of billfish. (by CRS)
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Title
To prohibit the sale of billfish.
Other Titles
  • Billfish Conservation Act of 2011
  • Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
  • Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
  • Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
  • Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
Sponsor
Jeff Miller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Public lands and natural resources
  • Fishes
  • Hawaii
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Trade restrictions
  • U.S. territories and protectorates
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/29/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed House9/10/2012
Passed Senate9/22/2012
Signed by President10/05/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.9/10/2012PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR 9/21/2012 S6665)9/22/2012PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/29/2011
7/29/2011Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
8/02/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
6/19/2012Subcommittee Hearings Held.
8/01/2012Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
8/01/2012Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar8/01/2012Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
9/10/2012Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9/10/2012Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 112-656.
Put on a legislative calendar9/10/2012Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 474.
9/10/2012Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
9/10/2012Considered under suspension of the rules.
9/10/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2706.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/10/2012On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9/11/2012Received in the Senate, read twice.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/22/2012Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR 9/21/2012 S6665)
9/24/2012Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President9/25/2012Presented to President.
Enacted10/05/2012Became Public Law No: 112-183.
Signed10/05/2012Signed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$3,062,266
$387,871
$3,450,137
$0
2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Billfish Conservation Act of 2012: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR 9/21/2012 S6665)

2 organizations supported this bill

Keep America Fishing
KAF (2011, August 4). Help End Foreign Commercial Overfishing of the Iconic Billfish. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Keep America Fishing.
National Coalition For Marine Conservation
NCMC (2011, August 2). HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS ARE HUGE STEP TO CONSERVE BILLFISH. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from National Coalition for Marine Conservation.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,000$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$11,000$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,450$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$130,924$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$160,161$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$250$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$67,306$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$2,500$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$249,292$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$24,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$96,853$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$18,050$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$141,713$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$8,025$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$7,800$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$31,004$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,000$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$2,550$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$19,050$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$12,177$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,500$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$3,800$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$8,950$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$28,410$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$21,350$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$151,753$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$106,234$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,250$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$45,697$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$17,815$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$3,500$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$6,000$0Yes
John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$8,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$7,150$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$500$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,000$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,300$0Yes
John KerryDMA$18,920$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$35,210$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$12,900$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,316$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$21,403$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$22,250$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$23,095$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,024$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$25,950$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,900$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$8,600$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$15,750$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,795$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$17,100$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$90,115$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$172,407$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$2,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$75,432$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$500$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$7,750$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$4,000$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,560$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,309$0Yes
Jim RischRID$1,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,100$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$12,167$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$49,140$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$43,050$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,606$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$97,017$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$4,700$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$38,350$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$38,225$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$265,585$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$6,400$0Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$17,050$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$293,487$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$138,044$0Yes
David VitterRLA$25,600$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$10,633$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$5,900$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$89,633$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$5,300$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$10,500$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,000$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$11,000$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,450$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$130,924$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$160,161$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$250$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$67,306$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$2,500$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$249,292$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$24,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$96,853$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$18,050$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$141,713$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$8,025$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$7,800$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$31,004$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,000$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$2,550$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$19,050$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$12,177$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,500$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$3,800$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$8,950$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$28,410$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$21,350$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$151,753$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$106,234$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,250$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$45,697$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$17,815$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$3,500$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$6,000$0Yes
John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$8,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$7,150$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$500$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,000$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,300$0Yes
John KerryDMA$18,920$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$35,210$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$12,900$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,316$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$21,403$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$22,250$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$23,095$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,024$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$25,950$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,900$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$8,600$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$15,750$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,795$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$17,100$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$90,115$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$172,407$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$2,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$75,432$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$500$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$7,750$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$4,000$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,560$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,309$0Yes
Jim RischRID$1,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,100$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$12,167$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$49,140$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$43,050$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,606$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$97,017$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$4,700$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$38,350$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$38,225$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$265,585$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$6,400$0Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$17,050$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$293,487$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$138,044$0Yes
David VitterRLA$25,600$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$10,633$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$5,900$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$89,633$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$5,300$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$10,500$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,062,266
Fishing$387,871

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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