Ivory and rhinoceros horn; person who imports, sells, etc. (SB1215)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn; penalty. Provides that a person who imports, sells, offers for sale, purchases, barters, or possesses with intent to sell any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn product is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. The bill provides that products used in violation of the section will be forfeited to the Commonwealth. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


01/13/2015: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102458D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB1215)
01/26/2015Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)