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      RS 56:632.5     

  

§632.5.  Reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license; nonresident three-day license

A.  Any person buying, acquiring, or handling, from any person, by any means whatsoever, or for propagation for sale, any live species of native reptile or amphibian, except farm raised aquatic chelonians, or any live species of poisonous snake or constrictor, as delineated in R.S. 56:632.5.1, in Louisiana, from within or outside the state, for sale, or resale, whether on a commission basis or otherwise, is a wholesale/retail reptile amphibian dealer and shall possess a reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license at a cost of one hundred five dollars for a resident and four hundred five dollars for a nonresident.

B.  All persons selling native, captive-reared reptiles or amphibians, regardless of the number of generations removed from the wild, shall be required to possess a reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license.

C.  Individual employees of reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealers are not required to obtain a reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license when transacting the business of the reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer on the premises of the place of business, but any employee or person buying, acquiring, handling, or selling reptiles or amphibians as a wholesale/retail dealer or for a wholesale/retail dealer at any place other than on the premises of the place of business, must obtain a reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license.

D.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a person transporting reptiles and amphibians under the privilege of a Louisiana reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license when that person buys reptiles and amphibians for or on behalf of the reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer to whom such transport license was issued and only transports such reptiles and amphibians to that wholesale/retail dealer.

E.  In lieu of the regular nonresident wholesale/retail dealer's license, nonresidents may purchase a three-day reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license for a fee of seventy-five dollars.  The three-day license shall be valid only for three consecutive days.

F.  A violation of this Section is a class three violation.

Acts 1992, No. 256, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 604, §1; Acts 2007, No. 81, §1; Acts 2010, No. 855, §1.



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