Introduced by Representatives Hixon and Ligon, H.4831 aimed to protect native reptiles and amphibians from the illegal wildlife trade, similar to efforts adopted in other Southeastern states.
This bill was referred to the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee. The Committee added an amendment that allowed DNR to establish possession limits for reptile and amphibian species. The committee then recommended the bill favorably to the House floor.
The bill passed overwhelmingly 100-5 and was sent to the Senate. The bill stalled in the Senate’s Fish, Game and Forestry Committee.
- This is a Pro-Conservation Bill.