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    State and Local Legislation Thread

    There's almost always something bubbling up somewhere. New laws or regulations regarding herpetoculture are being passed at many different levels...city, county or state. Maybe even nationally, at times.

    It's our responsibility, as reptile keepers and enthusiasts, to be aware of these actions as they come up, and take the steps necessary to make our voices heard...to educate our lawmakers and let them know the full ramifications of what they are considering.

    This thread has been stickied for the purpose of informing others of such actions that may be pending. If you are aware of something you'd like to inform others about...please respond to this thread and include whatever links and information is pertinent...including contact info for specific lawmakers if applicable.

    For discussions about specific pending legislation, please start a new thread so that critical information in this thread does not get buried.

    My thanks to Spaniard for this thread suggestion.
    Last edited by Freakie_frog; 01-09-2008 at 03:24 PM.
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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    A suggestion, when posting a reply about a new law, or one you know of, there should be a general format for ease of searching.

    Just some ideas...
    MI, Detroit: No alligators allowed in sewers effective July 1st, 2008

    Or,
    USA, MI, Bay County: Need a permit to fish for crocs in the Saginaw Bay to keep for personal use.

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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    Yes also it will be of great help if a link to the information is posted so that we can see where and what were are actulity objecting to.
    When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001? ~ Mark Cuban
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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    http://myfwc.com/permits/Docs/Captiv...Appendices.pdf

    There is a new law in Florida that requires permits and microchips for some pythons, anacondas, and nile monitors.

    Red-eared sliders under 4in are prohibited now.

    BTW this is my first post

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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    Yea that is a revision of the current laws that they hope will help them get a better handle on the species of concern in that state.
    When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001? ~ Mark Cuban
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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/ce...es/reptile.pdf

    Starting on page 33, they have a short general listing for the US State Regulations pertaining to reptiles and amphibians.

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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sk8dood View Post
    http://myfwc.com/permits/Docs/Captiv...Appendices.pdf

    There is a new law in Florida that requires permits and microchips for some pythons, anacondas, and nile monitors.

    Red-eared sliders under 4in are prohibited now.

    BTW this is my first post
    Well welcome aboard.

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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    Here you go - this is FEDERAL!

    Folks this is SERIOUS!!!! US Fish & Wildlife is proposing a ban of ALL SPECIES in the genera of Python, Boa & Eunectes. If this is passed, it will ban all interstate trade (that means buying & selling!) or importation of those genera (genera = plural for "genus") in the private sector.

    Eunectes = Anacondas
    Boa = includes ALL of the Boa constrictor species...yes, your Colombian boas, your red-tails, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian...anything whose scientific name starts with Boa constrictor...

    And folks, the genus "Python" encompasses the following:

    Ball pythons
    Angolan pythons
    Bloods & short-tails
    Burms/rocks
    Retics
    Timors

    This is SERIOUS! This is FOR REAL!!! It is time for us ALL to have a voice & make our feelings known in a polite, respectful yet FIRM way!

    I know linking to other sites is usually a no-no, but there is an entire write-up on this at Pet Hobbyist:

    http://www.pethobbyist.com/sitenews/...hons-Boas.html

    The time to act is NOW!!!!!!! If this goes through, herpetoculture as we know it is going to RADICALLY change, and NOT for the better! No more big reptile shows, because out-of-state vendors wouldn't be able to attend. No more buying your snakes from a breeder out of state. No more herpetoculture as it is right now!
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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspubli...000064803a565f

    Here is where you can submit comment on Kara's find directly to the feds. Comments are being taken through April 30th.

    REPOST REPOST REPOST REPOST REPOST.


    If you know anyone who cares about reptiles and their ability to own them, have them send a comment! So many things get passed just because the public opinion on them is not heard!!!!!!!
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    Re: State and Local Legislation Thread

    Something for all of us to keep in mind:

    BE RESPECTFUL IF YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!!!

    If a bunch of people submit "screw you, you blankety-blank-blank-blank government official" type responses, it won't be taken anywhere near as seriously as if you explain why you feel our hobby is beneficial and important, and why species like ball pythons do not pose a threat. Read their proposed ban so you understand where THEY are coming from, and present your case in a calm, rational, well-thought-out manner.
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