By a 25-19 decision, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to amend the Lacey Act. The amendment, H.R. 3210, the “Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness Act” (RELIEF Act), is now scheduled for a full House vote in July.
Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and HGTV celebrity designer Lori Dennis were among the featured speakers at the International Wood Products Assn. (IWPA) convention, held March 28-30 in Indian Wells, CA.
Johnny Mainstream's song, "Trouble in Memphis," took top prize in Gibson Guitar's Fight For Your Right to Rock Contest, a poke at its troubles with the U.S. government over the Lacey Act.
WASHINGTON -- Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement about the introduction of the Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures (FOCUS) Act of 2012 in the U.S. Senate.
In a vocal demonstration of support for the Lacey Act, a group of musicians joined environmentalists yesterday outside the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, to garner support for the forest conservation law and to stop illegal logging.