H.R. 3109, a bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes

Cost Estimate
August 20, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 30, 2014

H.R. 3109 would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to allow Alaskan Natives to make and sell traditional handicrafts such as masks, jewelry, clothing, and hunting equipment that are made from parts of migratory birds, particularly feathers. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would not have a significant effect on the federal budget.

Because enacting the legislation could reduce revenues and associated direct spending from civil and criminal penalties, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any such effects would be negligible.

H.R. 3109 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.