Reptile Restrictions Changed

Reptile Restrictions Changed

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June 2, 2022
Signatures: 37Next Goal: 50
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Started by Taylor Pugh

As of now in Alabama all non native venomous reptiles are illegal, this puts restrictions on responsible owners, research centers and educational centers. We propose a new amendment to the Alabama Reptile laws. Below we will list what we think the requirements to own a non native and native venomous reptile. This will not only give responsible owners and facilities the right to own non venomous reptiles but will also add restrictions to those who are irresponsibly housing native venomous. 

  1. Require a venomous ownership permit. In order to be eligible for this you must have 0 prior wildlife, game or non game offenses. You will also have to pass a pre inspection.
  2. Venomous reptiles will be put into classes, natives and colubrids will be class 3, US natives will be class 2, all exotic and non US natives will be class 1
  3. Your venomous enclosures must be locking, front opening, sturdy and escape proof. Your enclosures must be in an escape proof room. Enclosures must be labeled with common name, scientific name, class, and picture of the snake. 
  4. You must report all venomous reptiles you own as well as births, deaths and transactions.
  5. You must pass a yearly inspection, where your enclosures, room and venomous reptile inventory will be inspected and counted.
  6. If you fail an inspection you will have 10 days to get all issues resolved. If not resolved you lose your privilege to venomous ownership permits indefinitely. 
  7. If you fail to report your inventory, you will receive a fine of no more than $1000 for your first offense. If you fail to report a second time you will lose your permit privileges. 
  8. Permits will cost no more than $250, no less than $100 and be renewed annually. 
  9. Failure to obtain permit while owning venomous reptiles will result in a fine and indefinite disqualification of venomous permit. 
  10. All permit applicants must have 10+ hours of venomous reptile training. 

 

 

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