Endangered species; sale of items made from certain animals, penalty. (HB920)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Endangered species; sale of items made from certain animals; penalty. Prohibits the sale in Virginia of any item known to be made with the parts of any of 16 listed endangered, threatened, or extinct animals. The bill provides exceptions for certain documented antiques, musical instruments, knives, firearms, and other items. The bill provides that a violation of the prohibition is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and requires that the violator pay a civil penalty of as much as $6,500 or an amount equal to four times the fair market value of the item that is the subject of the violation, whichever is greater. Civil penalties will be deposited in the Game Protection Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104521D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB920)
01/25/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB920)
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources