Colorado Rights Blog

HB16-1341: Protection Endangered Animals Poaching Trafficking

Bill Number: HB16-1341
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: E. McCann / J. Ginal / J. Ulibarri


The bill prohibits the sale, purchase, trade, or distribution (sale) of
any covered animal species part or product, with limited exceptions,
including exceptions for certain antiques, guns and knives, and musical
instruments. The bill establishes an unclassified misdemeanor for a first
offense and an unclassified felony for second and subsequent offenses,
both punishable with monetary penalties.
Colorado wildlife officers and other commissioned officers of the
division of wildlife are responsible for enforcing the provisions of the

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/04/2016)

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