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Legalize Quaker Parakeets in NH is an information site to support the efforts to make Quaker Parakeets (Monk Parakeets) legal in the state of New Hampshire.

Background

Currently Quaker Parakeets are illegal based on a Fish & Game rule. This is not a law or statute.

Click for FIS Rules and search for Fis 803.04.

In late January 2011 it was uncovered that this little known rule existed. It was never enforced until now. If you do own a Quaker keep it private. F&G is not actively looking for Quakers but if they are found the owners will be asked to remove the birds from the state.

Quakers are Legal in NH!!!

Governor Lynch has signed HB651 into law on May 31, 2011. Quakers are legal as of July 30, 2011.

This has been an amazing accomplishment by all involved to make this happen. Thank You to everyone that have taken the time to assist in this effort.

NH Senate Passes HB651

May 11,2011 - The NH Senate Passed HB651 without any amendments. On to Governor Lynch for signing.

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Hearing

May 5, 2010 - The committee voted 'Ought to Pass' today. This means that the bill should pass the Senate as the Senate typically follows a committees recommendation. If all goes as planned the Governor could sign by June. This is great news for Quaker Parakeet owners.

Contact Senators

Contact members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to support HB651.

House Votes Wednesday March 30, 2011

03/30/11 - HB651 was Passed without amendment today by the NH House. This is a major first step!

The NH House votes on HB651 on Wednesday. Email, write or call your representative by Tuesday March 29.

To find your Legislator go to: Who's My Legislator? Select your town or city to find your legislators.

Ask them to:

1. Vote NO on the Amendment to HB651 that would make Quaker Parakeets illegal to own and sell in New Hampshire.

2. Vote YES on the original un-amended HB651 to make Quaker Parakeets Legal in the state of NH.

Legislation

HB651 - to legalize Quaker Parrots has been filed and assigned to the Fish and Game committee.

To find more info on the bill go to HR651 and enter HB651 as the Bill number.

To see who is on the Fish and Game Committee go to:
F&G Committee.

Latest News

NH Bill HB651

05/31/11 - Governor Lynch has signed HB651.

05/11/11 - NH Senate Passes HB651 on a vote of 24 - 0.

05/05/11 - Energy & Natural Resources Committee Votes 'Ought to Pass'.

05/05/11 - Senate Hearing in the LOB Room 102 at 9:30 AM.

04/20/11 - HB651 assigned to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

03/30/11 - HB651 was Passed without amendment today by the NH House.

03/22/11 - The Bill was passed out of committee with an amendment to only allow grandfathering of existing Quakers but prohibit sale and import.
(pdf ~ amendment)

Committee Hearing of HB651 is scheduled for Tuesday 03/22/11 at 10:15 AM in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 307.

03/08/11 ~ HB651 - to legalize Quaker Parrots has been filed and assigned to the Fish and Game committee.

Yahoo Group

Visit and Join the
Legalize Quaker Parakeets in NH Yahoo Group where members can stay in touch.

How to Help

Contact your legislator to let them know you support HB651.