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Wildlife Trading – Turtles

Bill #: H.4831

Session: 2019-2020

Topics:

Regulatory Regulatory

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it passed.

House 100-5

This bill 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 Senate made further perfecting amendments.

 

  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

H.4831 Wildlife Trading (Turtles)

The bill passed overwhelmingly 100-5 and was sent to the Senate, ultimately passing into law in 2020.

  • This is a Pro-Conservation Bill.
  • The scored vote was for second reading in the House.
Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
D
59
House
No
NV
NV
R
36
House
No
Yea
+
D
103
House
No
Yea
+
D
57
House
No
Yea
+
R
104
House
No
Yea
+
D
80
House
No
Yea
+
R
71
House
No
EA
EA
D
90
House
No
Yea
+
R
24
House
No
Yea
+
R
114
House
No
Yea
+
D
78
House
No
Yea
+
R
81
House
No
Yea
+
R
123
House
No
Yea
+
D
70
House
No
Yea
+
D
116
House
No
Yea
+
R
48
House
No
Yea
+
R
17
House
No
Yea
+
R
87
House
No
Yea
+
R
89
House
No
Yea
+
R
94
House
No
EA
EA
R
35
House
No
Yea
+
R
3
House
No
EA
EA
R
107
House
No
Yea
+
D
82
House
No
NV
NV
D
66
House
No
Yea
+
R
110
House
No
Yea
+
R
5
House
No
Yea
+
R
21
House
No
Yea
+
R
10
House
No
Yea
+
R
68
House
No
Yea
+
R
92
House
No
Yea
+
R
100
House
No
Yea
+
D
23
House
No
Yea
+
R
22
House
No
Yea
+
R
124
House
No
Yea
+
R
26
House
No
Yea
+
R
75
House
No
EA
EA
R
39
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
34
House
No
Yea
+
R
106
House
No
Yea
+
D
52
House
No
Yea
+
R
11
House
No
Yea
+
D
77
House
No
Yea
+
R
42
House
No
Nay
-
D
111
House
No
Yea
+
D
95
House
No
NV
NV
R
19
House
No
Yea
+
R
105
House
No
Yea
+
D
73
House
No
NV
NV
D
55
House
No
NV
NV
D
31
House
No
Yea
+
D
54
House
No
Yea
+
R
118
House
No
Yea
+
R
108
House
No
Yea
+
R
8
House
No
Yea
+
R
4
House
No
Yea
+
R
83
House
Yes
Yea
+
D
91
House
No
Yea
+
D
76
House
No
NV
NV
R
85
House
No
Yea
+
R
32
House
No
Yea
+
D
102
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
58
House
No
Yea
+
R
14
House
No
Nay
-
R
63
House
No
Yea
+
R
97
House
No
Nay
-
D
49
House
No
Yea
+
D
61
House
No
Yea
+
R
43
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
37
House
No
Yea
+
R
60
House
No
Yea
+
R
65
House
No
Yea
+
R
99
House
No
Yea
+
D
109
House
No
Yea
+
R
38
House
No
Yea
+
R
40
House
No
Yea
+
D
117
House
No
Yea
+
R
115
House
No
Yea
+
R
13
House
No
Yea
+
D
41
House
No
Yea
+
R
56
House
No
Yea
+
D
101
House
No
Yea
+
D
15
House
No
NV
NV
R
20
House
No
Yea
+
R
29
House
No
Yea
+
R
30
House
No
EA
EA
R
98
House
No
Yea
+
R
45
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
120
House
No
Yea
+
D
44
House
No
EA
EA
R
84
House
No
Yea
+
D
93
House
No
Yea
+
D
12
House
No
NV
NV
D
113
House
No
Yea
+
R
47
House
No
Yea
+
D
64
House
No
Yea
+
D
121
House
No
NV
NV
D
25
House
No
Yea
+
D
72
House
No
Yea
+
D
74
House
No
Yea
+
R
2
House
No
Yea
+
R
46
House
No
Yea
+
R
67
House
No
Yea
+
R
27
House
No
Nay
-
R
112
House
No
Yea
+
R
96
House
No
Yea
+
D
119
House
No
NV
NV
R
18
House
No
Yea
+
R
33
House
No
Yea
+
R
86
House
No
Yea
+
R
9
House
No
Yea
+
D
79
House
No
Yea
+
R
88
House
No
Yea
+
R
28
House
No
Nay
-
D
51
House
No
Yea
+
R
7
House
No
NV
NV
D
50
House
No
Yea
+
R
6
House
No
Yea
+
R
1
House
No
Yea
+
D
62
House
Yes
Yea
+
D
122
House
No
Yea
+
R
16
House
No
NV
NV
R
69
House
No
Yea
+
R
53
House
No
NV
NV