Bill Status of HB4843  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  IVORY BAN

House Sponsors
Rep. Martin J. Moylan - Laura Fine - Linda Chapa LaVia, Sara Feigenholtz, Robyn Gabel, Sam Yingling, Natalie A. Manley, Frances Ann Hurley, Margo McDermed, Rita Mayfield and David S. Olsen

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes, Julie A. Morrison, Bill Cunningham, Laura M. Murphy and John F. Curran)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/14/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0857

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Ivory Ban Act. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, offer for sale, purchase, barter, or possess with intent to sell, any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn product. Provides that these provisions do not apply to specified antique weapons or musical instruments. Establishes penalties for violation of the Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may permit, under terms and conditions as the Department may adopt by rule, the import, sale, offer for sale, purchase, barter, or possession with intent to sell, of any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn product for bona fide educational or scientific purposes, unless this activity is prohibited by federal law. Provides that the Department may adopt any rules necessary for the implementation of the Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  2/14/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2018HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/12/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/9/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 003-002-000
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/18/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/23/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 061-044-001
  4/24/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/24/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/24/2018SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/1/2018SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 005-000-001
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/11/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/17/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/22/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  5/24/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-000-000
  5/24/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/22/2018HouseSent to the Governor
  8/14/2018HouseGovernor Approved
  8/14/2018HouseEffective Date January 1, 2019
  8/14/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0857