RVIA seeks to reform Lacey Act

(Jan. 31, 2012) --  “The Lacey Act was meant to give federal agencies the power to go after criminal enterprises that were knowingly trading in illegally sourced plant and plant products, but by making the scope of laws and products covered by Lacey so vast, Congress made it virtually impossible for law-abiding companies to comply – thereby creating unknowing and unintended ‘criminals’ out of honest, law-abiding business owners and consumers,” said Wald.