Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1992

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Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1992
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles
  • Executive Office Appropriations Act, 1993
  • Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993
  • Postal Service Appropriations Act, 1993
  • Treasury Department Appropriations Act, 1993
  • Treasury Forfeiture Fund Act of 1992
Long titleAn 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.
NicknamesTreasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1993
Enacted bythe 102nd United States Congress
EffectiveOctober 6, 1992
Public law102-393
Statutes at Large106 Stat. 1729 aka 106 Stat. 1774
Titles amended39 U.S.C.: Postal Service
U.S.C. sections created39 U.S.C. ch. 30 § 3015
Legislative history

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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  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document: Jasper Womach. "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" (PDF).