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Support the Lacey Act!
Support the Lacey Act!
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: NationalSierraClub
ACE - Lacey Act Requirements
ACE - Lacey Act Requirements
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Mallory Alexander International Logistics
Lumber Liquidators sentenced for violations related to the Lacey Act
Lumber Liquidators sentenced for violations related to the Lacey Act
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: EIAEnvironment
The Lacey Act: The World
The Lacey Act: The World's First Ban on Trade in Illegal Wood
Published: 2010/01/21
Channel: EIAEnvironment
WHAT IS THE LACEY ACT REALLY?
WHAT IS THE LACEY ACT REALLY?
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Daily Reptile News
When Was The Lacey Act Passed?
When Was The Lacey Act Passed?
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Dead Question
The Lacey Act: The World
The Lacey Act: The World's First Ban on Trade in Illegal Wood
Published: 2010/04/05
Channel: ForestLegality
Two Years in the Making: How the Lacey Act Is Changing the Global Timber Trade
Two Years in the Making: How the Lacey Act Is Changing the Global Timber Trade
Published: 2010/06/28
Channel: EIAEnvironment
Lacey Act: Constrictor Rule
Lacey Act: Constrictor Rule
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: Colin Langenderfer
The Lacey Act: From Stump to Shelf
The Lacey Act: From Stump to Shelf
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: EIAEnvironment
The Lacey Act: Closing Down the Illegal Wood Trade.
The Lacey Act: Closing Down the Illegal Wood Trade.
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: EIAEnvironment
The Lacey Act Declarations Form! Are you kidding me?
The Lacey Act Declarations Form! Are you kidding me?
Published: 2011/09/07
Channel: SentryNombre
Lacey Act
Lacey Act
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: El Segundo Pythons
Blackburn on Her Support for Lacey Act (TNReport.com)
Blackburn on Her Support for Lacey Act (TNReport.com)
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: tnreporttv
My Thoughts on the Lacey Act
My Thoughts on the Lacey Act
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: TheBombReptiles
Ron Bienstock & George Gruhn - The Lacey Act: NAMM 2012 Interview - TMNtv
Ron Bienstock & George Gruhn - The Lacey Act: NAMM 2012 Interview - TMNtv
Published: 2012/01/25
Channel: THE MUSICIAN NETWORK (TMNtv)
Funding the U.S. Lacey Act: Curbing the Illegal Timber Trade
Funding the U.S. Lacey Act: Curbing the Illegal Timber Trade
Published: 2011/04/12
Channel: EIAEnvironment
Congress Considers Lacey Act Reform - John Dunn
Congress Considers Lacey Act Reform - John Dunn
Published: 2012/05/09
Channel: WZTV FOX 17
Travis Snapp Testimony - Oversight Hearing on "The 2008 Lacey Act Amendments"
Travis Snapp Testimony - Oversight Hearing on "The 2008 Lacey Act Amendments"
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Benchmark International
How Illegal Russian Oak Becomes Hardwood Flooring in the USA
How Illegal Russian Oak Becomes Hardwood Flooring in the USA
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: EIAEnvironment
Over criminalization of the Lacey Act subject of Congressional hearing
Over criminalization of the Lacey Act subject of Congressional hearing
Published: 2012/05/09
Channel: seafoodnews
Ranking Member DeFazio on the Lacey Act
Ranking Member DeFazio on the Lacey Act
Published: 2014/02/27
Channel: House Natural Resources Committee Democrats
Guitar Planet and Lacey Act
Guitar Planet and Lacey Act
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: Thomas Harrigan
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO ROCK trailer (GIBSON LACEY ACT CAMPAIGN)
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO ROCK trailer (GIBSON LACEY ACT CAMPAIGN)
Published: 2012/07/19
Channel: PIMPmytune
Keep our snakes off the Lacey Act
Keep our snakes off the Lacey Act
Published: 2015/06/09
Channel: Christinaspets
Gibson Guitar Agrees to Settle Lacey Act Violations
Gibson Guitar Agrees to Settle Lacey Act Violations
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: WZTV FOX 17
Lacey Act and my song and 2 cents
Lacey Act and my song and 2 cents
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: David Trabue
Tom Bedell  at Willcutt Guitars discusses the Lacey Act
Tom Bedell at Willcutt Guitars discusses the Lacey Act
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Willcutt Guitars
Young Living Lacey Act Violations, Fined $760,000 - Now What Do We Do
Young Living Lacey Act Violations, Fined $760,000 - Now What Do We Do
Published: 2017/10/08
Channel: THE COLOR MAGE
2011 Portfolio
2011 Portfolio
Published: 2012/01/19
Channel: zachb212
Disrupting Illegal Logging With the Lacey Act
Disrupting Illegal Logging With the Lacey Act
Published: 2009/01/07
Channel: WorldResourcesInst
Rep. Sablan Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on the Lacey Act
Rep. Sablan Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on the Lacey Act
Published: 2014/02/27
Channel: House Natural Resources Committee Democrats
Another Round of Snake Bans #LaceyAct
Another Round of Snake Bans #LaceyAct
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: JakesGotHerps
Wood And Stone Entry for Song contest: Lacey Act Song Contest (EU)
Wood And Stone Entry for Song contest: Lacey Act Song Contest (EU)
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: Karl Moore
Lacey act 2015
Lacey act 2015
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: DAH Reptiles
Lets Make It Right
Lets Make It Right
Published: 2011/11/24
Channel: Billsfan217
Rep Crawford Speaks on the Lacey Act
Rep Crawford Speaks on the Lacey Act
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: RepRickCrawford
Law Presentation
Law Presentation
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Isabella Cervantes
STDEV 150: Assignment 6: The Lacey Act
STDEV 150: Assignment 6: The Lacey Act
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: annahid samiljan
Snake Reputation & The Lacey Act
Snake Reputation & The Lacey Act
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: CHICO420
Gibson Lacey Act Video
Gibson Lacey Act Video
Published: 2011/12/01
Channel: Dvader1010
Blackburn Explains Vote on 2008 Farm Bill, Lacey Act
Blackburn Explains Vote on 2008 Farm Bill, Lacey Act
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: tnreporttv
LACEY ACT PROTEST!
LACEY ACT PROTEST!
Published: 2012/02/25
Channel: lsbreptiles
Lacey Act Update
Lacey Act Update
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: DAH Reptiles
Effective Application of the Lacey Act and FCPA to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (French Subtitles)
Effective Application of the Lacey Act and FCPA to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (French Subtitles)
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: National Whistleblower Center
5/16/2013. FWOIA. 10:00 AM
5/16/2013. FWOIA. 10:00 AM
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: House Committee on Natural Resources
FloorDaily.net: Dan Natkin Discusses Regulations for CARB, Lacey Act & Global Harmonized Labeling
FloorDaily.net: Dan Natkin Discusses Regulations for CARB, Lacey Act & Global Harmonized Labeling
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: floordaily
9/20/2013. FWOIA. 10:00 AM
9/20/2013. FWOIA. 10:00 AM
Published: 2016/02/08
Channel: House Committee on Natural Resources
Gibson Lacey Act Song
Gibson Lacey Act Song
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: Dvader1010
Henry Juszkiewicz - The Lacey Act and Gibson Guitars - interview - Goldstein on Gelt - Jan 2013
Henry Juszkiewicz - The Lacey Act and Gibson Guitars - interview - Goldstein on Gelt - Jan 2013
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: Douglas Goldstein
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The Lacey Act of 1900, or simply the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 33713378) is a conservation law in the United States that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold.

Introduced into Congress by Rep. John F. Lacey, an Iowa Republican, the Act was signed into law by President William McKinley on May 25, 1900. It protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for those who violate the rules and regulations. The law authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to aid in restoring game and birds in parts of the U.S. where they have become extinct or rare. It also regulates introduction of birds and other animals to places where they have never existed before.[1]

The law is still in effect and has been amended several times.[2]

Motivation[edit]

In 1900, illegal commercial hunting threatened many game species in the United States. The original Act was directed at the preservation of game and wild birds, making it a federal crime to poach game in one state with the purpose of selling the bounty in another. The law prohibited the transportation of illegally captured or prohibited animals across state lines, and addressed potential problems caused by the introduction of non-native species of birds and animals into native ecosystems.[3]

Today, the Lacey Act is used primarily to prevent the importation or spread of potentially dangerous non-native species. The Act also makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant in violation of the laws of the United States, a state, an Indian tribe, or any foreign law that protects plants.[4]

Amendments[edit]

The Lacey Act was amended on May 22, 2008, when the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 expanded its protection to a broader range of plants and plant products (Section 8204. Prevention of Illegal Logging Practices),[5] largely championed by Senator Ron Wyden (D) Oregon, with some arguing that the motivation for the act was to protect US lumber jobs[6] and the supply-chain reporting provisions encountered opposition from the wood industry including objections to the burden of reporting.[1]

As a result, between 2009-2012 there was opposition to the bill,[7] leading to the failed introduction of RELIEF Act (2011 H.R. 3210), which died in June 2012.[8]

This issue attained media prominence in September 2011. Speaker John Boehner cited the Gibson Guitar controversy (see below) in his response to President Obama’s jobs speech.[9]

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced a ban under the Act effective March 23, 2012, on the importation and interstate transportation of four species of constrictor snakes, due to the snakes' impact upon the Florida Everglades.[10]

Gibson Guitar controversy[edit]

Gibson Guitar Corporation was raided twice by federal authorities in 2009 and 2011. Federal prosecutors seized wood from Gibson facilities, alleging that Gibson had purchased smuggled Madagascar ebony and Indian rosewood.[11][12] Gibson initially denied wrongdoing and insisted that the federal government was bullying them.[11][13][14][15]

In August 2012, Gibson entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the Department of Justice, admitting to violating the Lacey Act. The terms of the agreement required Gibson to pay a fine of $300,000 in addition to a $50,000 community payment, and to abide by the terms of the Lacey Act in the future.[11][16]

Lumber Liquidators incident[edit]

For violating the Lacey Act, Lumber Liquidators was sentenced to $13.15 million in penalties, five years of probation, and additional government oversight for illegal lumber trafficking.[17] The U.S. Department of Justice said it was the largest financial penalty ever issued under the Lacey Act.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1900 Lacey Act
  2. ^ "Nation marks Lacey Act centennial, 100 years of federal wildlife law enforcement". US Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved on July 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Wisch, Rebecca F. "Overview of the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. SS 3371-3378)". Michigan State University College of Law Animal Legal & Historical Web Center. Retrieved on July 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Background Information: The Lacey Act Amendments in the Farm Bill". The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. Retrieved on July 7, 2010.
  5. ^ Khatchadourian, Rafi. (October 6, 2008.) "The Stolen Forests: Inside the covert war on illegal logging". The New Yorker. Retrieved on July 7, 2010.
  6. ^ "The Lacey Act, Plywood Antidumping and the Sen. Wyden Connection
  7. ^ Lacey Act Battle Heats Up on the Hill
  8. ^ No RELIEF: Lacey Act Vote Cancelled
  9. ^ "Guitar Antihero 1: How Gibson Guitars made illegal logging a conservative cause célèbre"
  10. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. (January 23, 2012.) "Injurious Wildlife". Retrieved on August 28, 2012.
  11. ^ a b c Black, R. (6 August 2012). "Gibson settles discord on timber". BBC News. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Felten, E. (26 August 2011). "Guitar frets: Environmental enforcement leaves musicians in fear". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Gibson Guitar Corp. responds to federal raid". Gibson Guitar Corp. 25 August 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Stern, Andrew (25 August 2011). "Gibson Guitar to fight U.S. probe of its wood imports". Reuters. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Wadhwani, A.; Paine, A. (25 August 2011). "Gibson Guitar raided but lips zipped". The Tennessean. Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  16. ^ Juszkiewicz, Henry E. (August 6, 2012). "Gibson Comments on Department of Justice Settlement". Gibson Guitar. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ Bomey, Nathan. "Lumber Liquidators sentenced in wood import scheme". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  18. ^ Huang, Jiayue (22 October 2015). "Lumber Liquidators pays $13.2 million for environmental crimes". americasmarkets.usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 

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