Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1992
In the United States the Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-393) makes it illegal to ship certain categories of plants and animals through the mail. The prohibited species are certain injurious animals, plant pests, plants and materials under federal quarantine, and certain plants and animals under the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371-3378), a law that pertains to illegal trade in fish, wildlife, and plants. These also may be referred to as invasive species. The idea behind the piece of legislation is to protect native species and maintain a relatively high level of biodiversity.
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|Long title||An Act to making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993, and for other purposes.|
|Nicknames||Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1993|
|Enacted by||the 102nd United States Congress|
|Effective||October 6, 1992|
|Statutes at Large||106 Stat. 1729 aka 106 Stat. 1774|
|Titles amended||39 U.S.C.: Postal Service|
|U.S.C. sections created||39 U.S.C. ch. 30 § 3015|
This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.