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#1369166 - 04/30/14 05:31 PM HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal!
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Registered: 04/30/14
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Loc: PA
Hello, so the past few months I have been lurking and figuring out as much as I can about Gliders, so I figured now would be a good time to make an account. As some may know, Sugar gliders in Pennsylvania are illegal. I called two different game commissioners and they immediately said people ask a lot and that they are definitely illegal. HB 575 however, seeks to reclassify the "exotic animals" list, and make hedgehogs and sugar gliders legal. I asked one of the game commissioners if he had heard about updates on HB 575, and he told me they may be putting it up for a vote if it gets enough attention. The bill has been issued to the Game and Fishery Committee, which consists of about 25 or so members. If you are in PA, or just want to help out, please contact these Representatives and express your support of the bill!!! I have a letter that I can put up here if anyone is too lazy to come up with one lol.

Here is the link, you can see the members of the committee on the left.

Thanks for looking, and lets get this moving!


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#1370340 - 05/19/14 01:45 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 06/30/14
Posts: 17
Loc: New Jersey
No link? I live in NJ and always have people asking about getting gliders, or I see them on Craigslist there all the time. I'd love to help make them legal in another state!
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#1374875 - 07/27/14 09:23 AM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: KrazyKritter]
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania
Here's the link to information on the bill:

PA HB 575

I've written to a bunch of state reps about this bill, since I'm in PA and would really like to be able to own sugar gliders. I encourage anyone in PA to find your state reps and tell them you want them to support this bill!

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#1377249 - 09/04/14 02:11 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 09/04/14
Posts: 2
Loc: USA
Hi there everyone! I have been working my tail off on this issue! On Facebook, I have started the page in the link below. I am working my hardest to make sure it is up to date with the current legislation. I have been on the phone and emailing the senators and representatives endlessly. HB575 and SB521 are coming to the end of their session this November and if we don't make a push to the legislators, it could easily die and it will have to be introduced once again. I would love for you to like the page and I promise to work hard for everyone involved!!

Okay for some reason, it won't let me copy a link but here is another link that is super easy to use from Born Free USA!

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/legislation.php?p=3872&more=1

The Facebook page is Legalize Sugar Gliders & Hedgehogs in PA.

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#1377252 - 09/04/14 02:21 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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#1378537 - 09/23/14 03:17 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 07/24/14
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Loc: Pennsylvania
It looks like HB 575 is up for a committee vote tomorrow at 10am!

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#1378587 - 09/24/14 05:09 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Any word on how it went?
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#1378594 - 09/24/14 07:41 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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On the Born Free site it says that it passed! Here is a link: PA Sugar Glider Legislation

There is also an update on the Facebook page!
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#1378609 - 09/25/14 07:18 AM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Thanks for the update Feather!
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#1378646 - 09/25/14 05:53 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 09/04/14
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Hi! I wanted to let you know that HB575 passed the Games & Fisheries committee yesterday! A small step but at least it is moving along now! It is very true that we need to keep asking for support to have this passed or it will die on the floor in November. Not much time left and now is the perfect time to contact the house and Senate because once it passes the house, it has to pass the Senate and the Governor has to sign it into law! Fingers crossed we can get this accomplished!

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#1378723 - 09/26/14 12:27 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: PALegalization]
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Registered: 07/24/14
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Yaaaay time to go annoy a lot of politicians! wink

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#1380029 - 10/13/14 10:28 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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I sent letters a couple of weeks ago. Lisa from Suncoast was urging people, so I put in my two cents.
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#1391126 - 06/19/15 03:33 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 06/19/15
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Loc: Pennsylvania, united states
Can anyone tell me about the updated laws in Pa?

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#1394460 - 09/25/15 03:03 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 71
Loc: Virginia
So are they legal in PA or no? I had someone on a forum tell me recently they were still illegal and im hesitant to sell any gliders in that state without confirmed legality
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#1394466 - 09/25/15 04:35 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: spiceglider]
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As far as I know they are still illegal. I'm sure there will be quite the rumble throughout the community when PA declares they are indeed legal agree
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#1394481 - 09/26/15 12:55 PM Re: HB 575 in PA, will make sugar gliders legal! [Re: element]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Virginia
I thought so, I opted not to sell to a PA resident who was interested. Found a sweet little maryland home after talking on the phone with the perspective buyer for over an hour
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