Maine LD 746: An Act Regarding Captive Amphibian and Reptile Permits

LD 746 (subjects: WILDLIFE , POSSESSION )

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Principal Sponsor: Rep. Henry Beck of Waterville: (D – District 110) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

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3/5/2015 House Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis, REFERRED to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in concurrence.
5/20/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text


An Act Regarding Captive Amphibian and Reptile Permits

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 12152, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, 2 and affected by c. 614, 9, is amended to read:

2. Affected species. Except as otherwise provided in this Part, this section applies to the possession of any wildlife regulated by the State that is held in captivity and to the importation of wildlife from an area outside the State, including:

A. All species listed under state law as threatened or endangered;
B. All species other than those listed in paragraph paragraphs A and D not included on a list of unregulated, nonnative species that is maintained by the commissioner to facilitate the issuance of importation permits; and
C. Species identified in rules adopted by the commissioner . ; and
D. The following amphibians and reptiles:

(1) Native species of amphibians and reptiles;

(2) Dwarf or clawed frogs of the genus Hymenochirus;

(3) Snakes of the family Elapidae;

(4) Snakes of the family Viperidae;

(5) Boomslang, Dispholidus typus;

(6) Brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis;

(7) Green vine snake, Ahaetulla nasuta;

(8) Reticulated python, Python reticulatus;

(9) African rock python, Python sebae;

(10) Burmese python, Python molurus spp.;

(11) Green anaconda, Eunectes murinus;

(12) Alligators, Alligatoridae;

(13) Crocodiles, Crocodylidae;

(14) Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans;

(15) Crocodile monitors, Varanus salvadorii; and

(16) Nile monitors, Varanus niloticus.

This subsection does not apply to nonnative amphibians or nonnative reptiles unless they are listed in paragraph D.


This bill generally exempts nonnative amphibians and nonnative reptiles from the law that requires a permit for the possession of wildlife in captivity and the importation of wildlife from outside of the State but provides a list of nonnative amphibian and nonnative reptile species that are still subject to the permitting requirement. It also specifies that all native amphibians and native reptiles are subject to the permitting requirement.

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