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      RS 56:632.9     

  

§632.9.  Transporter; license required; license fee; prohibitions;  number of licenses; transferability; records; common carriers

A.  Operators and drivers of any form of commercial transport, except common carriers, who are in the act of loading, unloading, or transporting reptiles or amphibians shall have in their possession at least one of the following licenses:

(1)  A reptile and amphibian collector's license.

(2)  A reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license.

(3)  A reptile and amphibian transport license.

B.(1)  The cost of a reptile and amphibian transport license is thirty dollars per vehicle for a resident and one hundred twenty dollars per vehicle for a nonresident and can be purchased only by a person holding a valid Louisiana reptile and amphibian collector's license or valid Louisiana reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license.

(2)  The reptile and amphibian transport license shall be in the name of and bear the license number of the purchaser and shall state "Reptile and Amphibian Transport License".

(3)  The reptile and amphibian transport license may be applied for in the same manner and is valid for the same one-year period as that of the purchaser's license.

C.(1)  A person transporting reptiles or amphibians under privilege of a transport license is prohibited from buying or selling, by any  means whatsoever, any species of reptile or amphibian.

(2)  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a person transporting reptiles or amphibians under the privilege of a Louisiana reptile and amphibian transport license purchased in connection with a Louisiana reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer's license when that person buys reptiles or 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 or amphibians to that reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer.

D.  A validly licensed reptile and amphibian collector or reptile and amphibian wholesale/retail dealer may purchase any number of reptile and amphibian transport licenses.

E.  Transport licenses are freely transferable between vehicles, but the reptile and amphibian licensee remains responsible for all activities taking place under authority of that license.

F.  Common carriers are exempted from the license provisions of this Section, but are required to comply with other provisions of this Section.

G.  Shipments containing reptiles or amphibians shall be plainly marked and the tags or certificates shall show the names of the consignor and the consignee, with an itemized statement of each kind contained therein.  Bills of lading issued by a common carrier for such shipments shall state the number of packages that contain reptiles or amphibians.  Shipments of reptiles or amphibians of any species ordinarily used for human consumption made to points outside the state, other than by common carrier, shall be registered by the owner or his agent at some port of exit established by the commission and shall be inspected.

H.  Information, data, and statistics obtained by the department pursuant to this Section shall be used for the equitable and efficient administration and enforcement of the laws pertaining to the reptile or amphibian resources of the state and for conservation and management purposes.

I.  The department shall draft regulations prescribing procedures to preserve the confidentiality of all reptile or amphibian dependent data, information or statistics submitted or collected pursuant to the provisions of this Subpart, for approval by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and promulgation in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

J.  Violation of any provision of this Section constitutes a class two violation.

Acts 1995, No. 604, §1.



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