House amendment makes the following change to 3rd edition. Amends proposed GS 106-202.19(a)(6a), adding that the subdivision does not apply to a person in lawful possession of the land who has a recorded lease that allows for the disturbance or removal of any vegetation on the land.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes proposed GS 106-202.21A and 106-202.21B, which required dealers of galax and Venus flytrap to hold a permit, and set forth permit details. Makes a conforming change to the title. Amends proposed subdivisions (6d) and (6e) to GS 106-202.19(a), clarifying that it is unlawful to buy more than five pounds of galax for resale or trade without a copy of the landowner’s written permission and confirmation of the collection date, and to buy more than 50 Venus flytrap plants for resale or trade unless fully compliant with applicable regulations.
Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 106-202.19(a)(6e), clarifying that it is unlawful to buy more than fifty venus flytrap plants (rather than more than five pounds of venus flytrap) without a valid permit. Makes a conforming change.
Summary date: Mar 24 2011 - View summary
Amends GS 106-202.19(a) to add five instances of unlawful conduct related to galax and venus flytrap under the Plant Protection and Conservation Act. Makes other technical and clarifying changes.
Enacts new GS 106-202.21A (galax dealer permits) and new GS 106-202.21B (venus flytrap dealer permits) to prohibit any person from acting as a dealer of galax or venus flytrap without a valid permit. Sets forth requirements for dealer permits.
Amends GS 113-135.1(a) to increase the fine from $10 to $25 for a violation of Wildlife Resources Commission rules.
Applies to violations and offenses committed on or after October 1, 2011. Clarifies that prosecutions for offenses committed before October 1, 2011 are not abated or affected, and statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable.