2015: H5660 - Sale of Ivory ...

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2015: H5660 - Sale of Ivory ...

Postby pws » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:18 pm

House Bill No. 5660
BY Handy, Palangio, Fellela, Serpa, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - SALE OF IVORY OR RHINOCEROS HORNS (Prohibits any person from importing, selling, offering for sale, purchasing, bartering, or possessing with intent to sell, any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn product, with limited exceptions.)

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Bill ... /H5660.pdf

02/26/2015 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
03/13/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/17/2015 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/17/2015)

Page 2, Line 16:
(6) "Total value of the ivory, ivory product, … means the fair market value … of the ivory, ivory products,
As a sale, purchase, barter, trade would be prohibited, there would not be a fair market value.

There should be an exemption for any vintage and lawfully obtained ivory items (firearms, knives, scrimshaw, jewelry, etc.)
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