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H.297

An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Rep. Kurt Wright, Rep. Joan G. Lenes , Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Rep. Lynn Batchelor, Rep. Scott Beck, Rep. Cynthia Browning, Rep. Rachael Fields, Rep. Emily Long, Rep. Terence Macaig, Rep. Ann Manwaring, Rep. Linda K. Myers, Rep. Butch Shaw, Rep. Tristan Toleno
4/27/2016 - House message House refused to concur in Senate proposal of amendment & requested Conference Committee; House Conference Committee members appointed
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Senate 4/27/2016 - House message House refused to concur in Senate proposal of amendment & requested Conference Committee; House Conference Committee members appointed
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An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
3:30 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Introduction by bill sponsors

Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Co-sponsor
Rep. Kurt Wright, Co-sponsor
JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee hearing will be held in Room 10 from 9:00-11:15.

Jen Samuel, President, Elephants DC
JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
Anne Dillon, Population Media Center Consultant, Elephant Conservation
Brenna Galdenzi, Founder, Protect our Wildlife
Taegen Yardley, Student, Endeavour Middle School
Jonathan Fishman, Musician
Laurel Neme, Author of "Animal Investigators"
Pat Bosco, USFWS Special Agent (Retired)
Ashley Prout McAvey, Advocate
Daniel Pieterse, Game Ranger & Conservationist, Field Guiding Assoc. of South Africa

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Kyle Scanlon, Owner, KC Scanlon Estate Sales
Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
Marie Johnson, Vermont Music Teachers Association

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
Ashley Prout McAvey, Advocate
3:00 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Shelburne
JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:15 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
Raj Mukherji, New Jersey Assembly
1:00 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion

Dale Howe, Owner, Frederick Johnson Pianos
Ed Hilbert, Owner, Hilbert Pianos

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:45 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion

Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
Julia Tighe, Director of State Legislative Affairs, NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Scott Florence, Major, NY Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement
Anne Dillon, Population Media Center Consultant, Elephant Conservation
3:20 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
Ashley Prout McAvey, Advocate

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee discussion and possible vote

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:30 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee discussion

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
2:00 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee discussion

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn



Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
2:30 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Drafting

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee vote



Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Shelburne
Rep. Kathryn Webb
Rep. James McCullough
Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
Barry Londeree, Vermont representative, United States Humane Society
John Mazzucco, Member, Chess Collectors International
Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Raymond Lesniak, Chair, Economic Growth, Vice-Chair, Commerce
Chris Bradley, President, Vermont State Rifle And Pistol Association
Ashley Prout McAvey, IvoryFree Vermont
Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
John Mazzucco, Member, Chess Collectors International
Barry Londeree, Vermont representative, United States Humane Society
Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
Laurel Ph.D , Neme, Wildlife Trade Expert, Author "Animal Investigators"
Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Nir Kalron, Founder and CEO, Maisha Consulting
Laurel Neme, Author of "Animal Investigators", Author "Animal Investigators"
Rep. James McCullough
Kevin Bewick, Founder, Anti Poaching Intelligence Group of Southern Africa
Taegen Yardley, Vermont Commons School
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ashley Prout McAvey, IvoryFree Vermont
Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
George Scribner, Major, Fish & Wildlife
11:30 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Sen. Baruth Proposal of Amendment Sen. Mullin Proposal of Amendment

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:15 AM

H.297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Draft 3.1 -- VOTE

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Darin Goens, Lobbyist, American Rifle Association
Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
Barry Londeree, Vermont representative, United States Humane Society
Rep. James McCullough
Bob DePino, Citizen

An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Pat Bosco, USFWS Special Agent (Retired)
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Anne Dillon, Population Media Center Consultant, Elephant Conservation
  • Jonathan Fishman, Musician
  • Scott Florence, Major, NY Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement
  • Brenna Galdenzi, Founder, Protect our Wildlife
  • Ed Hilbert, Owner, Hilbert Pianos
  • Dale Howe, Owner, Frederick Johnson Pianos
  • Marie Johnson, Vermont Music Teachers Association
  • Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Shelburne
  • Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Co-sponsor
  • Ashley Prout McAvey, Advocate
  • Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
  • Raj Mukherji, New Jersey Assembly
  • Laurel Neme, Author of "Animal Investigators"
  • Daniel Pieterse, Game Ranger & Conservationist, Field Guiding Assoc. of South Africa
  • Jen Samuel, President, Elephants DC
  • Kyle Scanlon, Owner, KC Scanlon Estate Sales
  • Julia Tighe, Director of State Legislative Affairs, NY Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Co-sponsor
  • Taegen Yardley, Student, Endeavour Middle School
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Kevin Bewick, Founder, Anti Poaching Intelligence Group of Southern Africa
  • Chris Bradley, President, Vermont State Rifle And Pistol Association
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Bob DePino, Citizen
  • Darin Goens, Lobbyist, American Rifle Association
  • Nir Kalron, Founder and CEO, Maisha Consulting
  • Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Shelburne
  • Raymond Lesniak, Chair, Economic Growth, Vice-Chair, Commerce
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont representative, United States Humane Society
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society
  • John Mazzucco, Member, Chess Collectors International
  • Rep. James McCullough
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
  • Laurel Neme, Author of "Animal Investigators", Author "Animal Investigators"
  • Laurel Ph.D , Neme, Wildlife Trade Expert, Author "Animal Investigators"
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Ashley Prout McAvey, IvoryFree Vermont
  • George Scribner, Major, Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb
  • Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
  • Taegen Yardley, Vermont Commons School

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No fiscal documents found for H.297 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Act

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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