Full Statute Name:  Washington. Initiative 1401 - Trafficking of animal species threatened with extinction

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Primary Citation:  Initiative 1401 (2015) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  March, 2018 Date Adopted:  2015
Summary: Initiative 1401 would amend several sections of the Washington code (RCW 77.15.085, 77.15.100, and 77.15.425; reenacting and amending RCW 77.08.010). This measure would prohibit sale, purchase, trading, or distribution of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, pangolin, marine turtle, shark, or ray species listed as endangered or vulnerable in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list, including items made from listed species. Violations would be a gross misdemeanor or class-C felony. It would exempt certain distributions, including musical instruments and transfers for educational purposes. The measure passed by 71% voting "yes" for the initiative.
Documents:  PDF icon Wash_Initiative1401_2015.pdf (106.97 KB)
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