Wildlife Trading – Turtles
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
- NA 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.