Currituck County Ordinances

The Wild Horse Ordinance of Currituck County says, among other things, that feeding the wild horses or getting within 50 feet of them is punishable by law. Cruelty, enticing, harboring, luring, seizing, and failure to report injury are unlawful. Additionally, the Currituck County Code of Ordinances also states that It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, maintain, possess, ride, walk or bring a horse into or upon that area of the county on the Outer Banks from the terminus of the 28 paved portion of N.C. State Highway 12 to the Virginia state line….

North Carolina State Law

In June 2010 the North Carolina General Assembly adopted the Colonial Spanish Mustang as the Official Horse of the State of North Carolina. READ Session Law 2010-6.

Federal Law:

The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act is critical to the long-term survival of the Corolla wild horses, and it requires no additional funding from the federal government. Please READ H.R.126 for an understanding of its scope. YOU CAN HELP! Please contact your federal representatives in the House and in the Senate. Please tell them that you are in support of this legislation and that you want them to support it as well. FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION

The following is a summary of the The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act legislative progress from most recent to oldest introductions to Congress:

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  • S.1460— 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 06/28/2017)

Cosponsors: (1) Sen. Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)

Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2017 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • H.R.2032— 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Corolla Wild Horse Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 04/06/2017)

Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 04/20/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • S.2012 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016

Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 09/09/2015)

Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Committee Reports: S. Rept. 114-138

Latest Action: 09/08/2016 Conference held.

Bill Status: Resolving Differences

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  • S.1204 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 05/06/2015)

Cosponsors: (1) Sen. Tillis, Thom (R-NC)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 05/06/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • H.R.152 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Committee Reports: H. Rept. 114-84

Latest Action: House – 04/20/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 62.

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • June 9, 2014: The General Assembly of North Carolina passed House Resolution 1257:

A House Resolution Urging Congress to Protect the Corolla Wild Horses

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  • H.R.126 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 01/03/2013)

Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Committee Reports: H. Rept. 113-77

Latest Action: Senate – 06/10/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 84.

Bill Status: Passed House (Unanimously)

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  • S.3448 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Sen. Hagan, Kay R. [D-NC] (Introduced 07/26/2012)

Cosponsors: (1) Senator Burr, Richard (R-NC)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • H.R.306— 112th Congress (2011-2012)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 01/18/2011)

Cosponsors: (9) Rep. Coble, Howard (R-NC-6); Rep Connolly, Gerald E. (D-VA-11); Rep. Price, David E. (D-NC-4); Rep. Whitfield, Ed (R-KY-1); Rep. Pallone, Frank Jr. (D-NJ-6); Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z (D-GU-At Large); Rep. Preluesi, Pedro R (D-PR-At Large), Rep Sutton, Betty (D-OH-131); Rep. Moran, James P (D-VA-8)

Committees: House – Natural Resources | Senate – Energy and Natural Resources, Environment and Public Works

Committee Reports: H. Rept. 112-310

Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2012 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Bill Status: Passed House (Unanimously)

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  • H.R.5482— 111th Congress (2009-2010)

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 06/08/2010)

Cosponsors: (3) Rep. Coble, Howard (R-NC-6); Rep. Connolly, Gerald (D-VA-11); Rep. Whitfield, Ed (R-KY-1)

Committees:House – Natural Resources

Latest Action:House – 07/27/2010 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

Bill Status: Introduced

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  • H.R.4867— 111th Congress (2009-2010)

Corolla Wild Horse Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 03/17/2010)

Cosponsors: (2) Rep. Whitfield, Ed (R-KY-1); Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. (D-VA-11)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/22/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

Bill Status: Introduced