§12159. Taking reptiles and amphibians from the wild
1. Prohibition; penalties. Except as provided in this section, a person may not take and possess reptiles or amphibians from the wild for export, sale or commercial purposes.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §207 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §207 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2011, c. 253, §23 (AMD) .]
2. Commercial amphibian permit. Persons harvesting amphibians for purposes of sale are required to obtain a permit from the commissioner. The fee for a permit issued under this subsection is $27. The permit expires one year from the date of issuance.
[ 2017, c. 205, §22 (AMD) .]
3. Rules. The commissioner shall adopt rules pertaining to harvest methods, confinement and disposal of amphibians. The commissioner may by rule:
A. Require reporting of harvest activities; [2011, c. 253, §23 (AMD).]
B. Establish a season, including daily and season possession limits; and [2017, c. 205, §23 (AMD).]
C. Establish requirements for humane harvest, confinement and disposal methods. [2017, c. 205, §23 (AMD).]
D. [2017, c. 205, §23 (RP).]
Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2017, c. 205, §23 (AMD) .]
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B207,208 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2011, c. 253, §23 (AMD). 2017, c. 205, §§22, 23 (AMD).