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Success in Connecticut: HB 5832 Stopped!

This morning the US Herpetoculture Alliance contacted the Joint Committee on the Environment and has learned that HB 5832 will NOT move forward in the 2013 Legislative Session.

HB 5832 proposed that section 26-40a of the general statutes be amended to provide that “the sale, transfer or breeding of certain exotic animals is also prohibited and to add tigers, mole vipers, boa constrictors, Burmese pythons and sea snakes to the list of prohibited animals. . .”

HB 5832 was referred to the Connecticut Joint Committee on the Environment on January 24, 2013 where it received strong grass roots opposition spearheaded by the Herp Alliance facilitation of more than 350 letters in opposition. In order to move forward HB 5832 would have needed to receive a Favorable Report prior to today’s deadline of April 3, 2013 at 5PM EST. After speaking with the Joint Committee on the Environment this morning Herp Alliance has learned that there will be no further action on HB 5832. Boa constrictors, Burmese pythons and other reptiles will not be banned in Connecticut!

The Herp Alliance engaged in the process with the Connecticut Joint Committee on the Environment early in the game. Our efforts were supported by strong grass roots opposition, and we successfully stalled HB 5832 in committee. The Herp Alliance fielded yet another well formulated state level strategy to protect the future of herpetoculture, and it worked!

Thank you to all of those who participated in the Herp Alliance email campaign that generated 360 emails to Environment Committee members OPPOSING HB 5832! 

 

UPDATE Connecticut: Boas & Burms Appear Safe- HB5832

After further contact with Connecticut Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment Linda Gentile, the US Herpetoculture Alliance has learned that it appears unlikely that HB 5832 will move forward in the 2013 Legislative Session.

9da4985bc8c842b68be170ac9b4829adHB 5832 proposes that section 26-40a of the general statutes be amended to provide that “the sale, transfer or breeding of certain exotic animals is also prohibited and to add tigers, mole vipers, boa constrictors, Burmese pythons and sea snakes to the list of prohibited animals. . .”

HB 5832 was referred  to the Connecticut Joint Committee on the Environment on January 24, 2013. It has languished in committee since that time without a first reading. In order to move forward HB 5832 must receive a Favorable Report prior to a hard deadline of April 3, 2013 at 5PM EST. It must then be Reported Out of committee by April 10. While we will continue to monitor the process closely, with only eight working days left on the calendar prior to the April 3rd deadline, it is the opinion of the US Herpetoculture Alliance, that it appears unlikely that HB 5832 will find traction in the 2013 session.

We are awaiting confirmation from Co-Chair Gentile whether she has any intentions to push for an eleventh hour move of HB 5832.

Thank you to all of those who participated in the Herp Alliance email campaign that generated 360 emails to Environment Committee members OPPOSING HB 5832.

Stay tuned for any last minute updates.

 

 

ACTION ALERT: Connecticut HB 5832

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ACTION ALERT

CONNECTICUT:

On January 24, 2013, HB 5832 was introduced by Representative Diana S. Urban (D) and referred to the Joint Committee on Environment. It seeks to ban entirely Boas and Burmese pythons.

HB 5832 proposes that section 26-40a of the general statutes be amended to provide that “the sale, transfer or breeding of certain exotic animals is also prohibited and to add tigers, mole vipers, boa constrictors, burmese pythons and sea snakes to the list of prohibited animals. . .”
Herp Alliance strongly opposes HB 5832.  Since 1990, Connecticut has never had a human death or injury resulting from any species of constrictor snake.  In fact, since 1990, Connecticut has never had a human death resulting from any reptile of any species.

Please contact the Connecticut Joint Committee on the Environment to voice your opposition.  You can use our form below, which will send an email to each member of the committee from you, or you can use the contact information provided beneath it to draft your own email to each committee member.

Directions:

  • Fill out the form below;
  • Personalize your message in the box below or just sign it if you wish;
  • Fill in the text code below; and
  • Hit send!

We have temporarily taken our form down.  After successfully sending 360 emails to the Connecticut Committee members, our emails are being rejected as spam.  We are redesigning our forms now and will have a new form up later this evening.

TO SEND YOUR OWN E-MAIL OR LETTER,  CONTACT:

Connecticut General Assembly Committee on the Environment:  http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/MemberList.asp?comm_code=ENV