Washington and Oregon pass bills anti-shark finning bills
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Washington State SB 5688: Following a public hearing on February 14, Washington State Senate Bill 5688 was ammended and passed by the Natural Resources & Marine Waters. The substitute bill may be downloaded here. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee. No further action or testimony is asked for at this time.
Oregon House Bill 2838: Oregon’s HB 2838 was introduced by Representative Rep. Brad Witt in January. The bill would prohibit a person from possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading or distributing shark fins. The bill may be viewed here. No action or testimony is asked for at this time.