Bill Summary for H 476 (2011-2012)

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Jun 2 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 476 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 24, 2011
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.
Intro. by Gillespie.

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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.

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