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      RS 56:263     

  

§263.  Alligator parts, buying and selling; license; reports; tagging

A.(1)  Each alligator parts dealer shall secure an alligator parts dealer license from the department before commencing business.  The license shall be secured annually and shall be furnished upon the payment of fifty dollars.

(2)  Each retailer purchasing for retail sale finished alligator parts made from parts other than hides shall secure a license from the department before commencing business.  The license shall be secured annually and shall be furnished upon the payment of five dollars.

B.(1)  Any licensed alligator hunter or farmer may sell alligator carcasses or parts, provided he completes an official alligator parts transaction form, furnished or approved by the department, for every alligator part transaction and provides each purchaser with a bill of sale.  These forms shall be submitted to the department by the alligator hunter at the end of the calendar year and by the alligator farmer with his annual report which is due by December first of each year.

(2)  Any alligator parts dealer purchasing alligator parts shall complete an official alligator parts purchase form for each purchase.  Any alligator parts dealer selling alligator parts shall complete an official alligator parts sale form for each sale and provide each purchaser with a bill of sale.  These parts transaction forms shall be furnished by the department and shall be submitted to the department annually, no later than June thirtieth.

(3)  Any alligator parts retailer purchasing finished alligator parts shall maintain a bill of sale for each purchase for a period of six months after such purchase.  These records shall be available for inspection by the department.

(4)  The records of transactions involving alligator parts of alligator hunters, farmers, and parts dealers, shall be available for inspection by the department.  Each parts dealer shall maintain complete records for a period of one year following any transaction.

C.  All other rules and regulations pertaining to commerce in alligator parts shall be determined solely by the department.

D.  Violation of this Section constitutes a class two violation.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 557, §2.  Amended by Acts 1981, No. 837, §3; Acts 1984, No. 277, §1; Acts 1992, No. 499, §1, eff. June 22, 1992.



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