Section, act Mar. 16, 1934, ch. 71, §9, 48 Stat. 452, defined subchapter terms.
Pub. L. 113–264, §1, Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 2939, provided that: "This Act [amending sections 718a, 718b, and 718d of this title] may be cited as the 'Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014'."
Pub. L. 109–266, §1, Aug. 3, 2006, 120 Stat. 670, provided that: "This Act [enacting sections 718g to 718j of this title, amending sections 718a to 718f of this title, repealing this section and former sections 718g, 718h, and 718j of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] may be cited as the 'Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005'."
Pub. L. 105–269, §1, Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2381, provided that: "This Act [amending section 718d of this title] may be cited as the 'Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Promotion Act'."
Act Mar. 16, 1934, ch. 71, §11, as added by Pub. L. 109–266, §10(h), Aug. 3, 2006, 120 Stat. 679, provided that: "This Act [enacting this subchapter] may be cited as the 'Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act'."
Pub. L. 109–266, §§2–9, Aug. 3, 2006, 120 Stat. 670–673, provided that:
"Congress finds that—
"(1) on March 16, 1934, Congress passed and President Roosevelt signed the Act of March 16, 1934 (16 U.S.C. 718a  et seq.) (popularly known as the 'Duck Stamp Act'), which requires all migratory waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older to buy a Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp annually;
"(2) the Federal Duck Stamp program has become one of the most popular and successful conservation programs ever initiated;
"(3) because of that program, the United States again is teeming with migratory waterfowl and other wildlife that benefit from wetland habitats;
"(4) as of the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 3, 2006], 1,700,000 migratory bird hunting and conservation stamps are sold each year;
"(5) as of 2003, those stamps have generated more than $600,000,000 in revenue that has been used to preserve more than 5,000,000 acres of migratory waterfowl habitat in the United States; and
"(6) many of the more than 540 national wildlife refuges have been paid for wholly or partially with that revenue.
"In this Act [see Short Title of 2006 Amendment note above]:
"(A) is a unique identifier for the individual to whom it is issued;
"(B) can be printed on paper;
"(C) is issued through a State automated licensing system that is authorized, under State law and by the Secretary under this Act, to issue electronic stamps;
"(D) is compatible with the hunting licensing system of the State that issues the electronic stamp; and
"(E) is described in the State application approved by the Secretary under section 4(b).
"(1) use all means necessary to expeditiously implement this section by the date that is 1 year after the beginning of the first full Federal migratory waterfowl hunting season after the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 3, 2006]; and
"(2) carry out the pilot program for 3 Federal migratory waterfowl hunting seasons.
"(1) a description of the format of the electronic stamp that the State will issue under the pilot program, including identifying features of the licensee that will be specified on the stamp;
"(2) a description of any fee the State will charge for issuance of an electronic stamp;
"(3) a description of the process the State will use to account for and transfer to the Secretary the amounts collected by the State that are required to be transferred to the Secretary under the program;
"(4) the manner by which the State will transmit electronic stamp customer data to the Secretary;
"(5) the manner by which actual stamps will be delivered;
"(6) the policies and procedures under which the State will issue duplicate electronic stamps; and
"(7) such other policies, procedures, and information as may be reasonably required by the Secretary.
"(1) deadlines for submission of applications to participate in the program;
"(2) eligibility requirements for participation in the program; and
"(3) criteria for selecting States to participate in the program.
"(1) by not later than the date on which the electronic stamp expires under section 7(c); and
"(2) in a manner agreed upon by the State and Secretary.
"(A) the first name, last name, and complete mailing address of each individual that purchases an electronic stamp from the State;
"(B) the face value amount of each electronic stamp sold by the State; and
"(C) the amount of the Federal portion of any fee required by the agreement for each stamp sold.
"(A) by not later than the 15th day of the subsequent month; or
"(B) as otherwise specified in the application of the State approved by the Secretary under section 5.
"(1) to have the same format as any other license, validation, or privilege the State issues under the automated licensing system of the State; and
"(2) to specify identifying features of the licensee that are adequate to enable Federal, State, and other law enforcement officers to identify the holder.
"(1) bestow upon the licensee the same privileges as are bestowed by an actual stamp;
"(2) be recognized nationally as a valid Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp; and
"(3) authorize the licensee to hunt migratory waterfowl in any other State, in accordance with the laws of the other State governing that hunting.
"Participation by a State in the pilot program may be terminated—
"(1) by the Secretary, if the Secretary—
"(A) finds that the State has violated any of the terms of the application of the State approved by the Secretary under section 5; and
"(B) provides to the State written notice of the termination by not later than the date that is 30 days before the date of termination; or
"(2) by the State, by providing written notice to the Secretary by not later than the date that is 30 days before the termination date.
"(1) increased the availability of those stamps;
"(2) assisted States in meeting the customer service objectives of the States with respect to those stamps;
"(3) maintained actual stamps as an effective and viable conservation tool; and
"(4) maintained adequate retail availability of the actual stamp.