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AB 96:

Ivory Ban

Author: Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

AB 96 will close the enforcement loophole in California’s decades-old elephant ivory sales ban and prohibits the trade in rhinoceros horns. African elephants and rhinos are being slaughtered at an unprecedented rate—approximately 96 elephants every day—and could be driven to extinction by poaching, fueled increasingly by terrorist groups raising millions of dollars from selling poached tusks and horns. California is the second largest ivory retail market in the country and demand in California is contributing to poaching and terrorism in Africa.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Senate 26-13
Passed Assembly 54-21
Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

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