May 5, 2011. Committee Votes 'Ought to Pass'. The bill should go the Senate within a week and signed by Governor Lynch by June.
Hearing is set for Thursday May 5, 2011 in the LOB Room 102 at 9:30 AM.
HB651 Introduced and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
HB651 was Passed without amendment today by the NH House. The amendment failed 237 to 120. The original bill passed by a voice vote.
The Bill was passed out of committee with an amendment to only allow grandfathering of existing Quakers but prohibit sale and import.
(pdf ~ amendment)
HB651 - to legalize Quaker Parrots has been filed and assigned to the Fish and Game committee.
To see who is on the Fish and Game Committee go to:
The NH Rules committee voted 7-1 to allow Rep. Jeanine Notter to file a late bill to overturn the ban on Quaker Parrots. The motion was made by former Speaker of the House, Rep. Gene Chandler, seconded by the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Steve Stepanek.
Rep. Kevin Avard is a co-sponsor.
The bill is currently listed as an LSR: H-1085-R
How to Contact your Legislator
Contact your legislator to support all actions to Legalize Quaker Parakeets in NH.
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Representative Jeanine Notter (r) Merrimack
HB651 Bill Sponsor. This bill allows for the sale and possession of monk parakeets, also known as quaker parrots.