Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southwestern Connecticut, USA
I believe that HR996 has died. This won't stop the folks who'd like to ban import (and in some cases, _all_ human / animal interaction beyond birdwatching...) from trying again.
The original bill, HR669 came with a proposed list of animals which _could_ be kept. For the aquarium hobby, that list was as follows:
Yep. One species. The single exotic species I've seen most of in ponds and lakes here in CT. Every other swimming thing in your tank / fishroom not native to the U.S. would have been banned from sale, breeding or transport across state lines.