TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROTECTIONS TO GALAX AND VENUS FLYTRAP UNDER THE PLANT PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION ACT, TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON WHO ACTS IN THE CAPACITY OF A DEALER OF EITHER OF THESE PLANTS TO OBTAIN A DEALER PERMIT, AND TO INCREASE THE CIVIL PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN RULES OF THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.
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.
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