PENDING STATE LEGISLATION:


CA ACT 106

Would prohibit exhibition of wild and exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses and other wild or exotic animal shows (exempts zoos,films, research facilities and conservation-related programs).

4/25/17: City Council voted to have the City Attorney prepare an Ordinance.

1/3/18: the instruction for the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance still stands. The City Attorney has not submitted an Ordinance to Council yet; there is no expiration date for action.


FL HB 1305

Orca Protection Act. Prohibiting orcas from being held in captivity; prohibiting certain breeding, impregnation, or insemination related activities and certain export, transport, movement, or sale activities; allowing an orca currently in captivity for entertainment purposes to remain in captivity under certain conditions.

1/9/18: First reading 

1/12/18: Referred to Natual Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee


IA SF 421

A bill for an act prohibiting the "mistreatment" of animals other than livestock and wild animals, providing reporting requirements, providing for criminal offenses, and including penalties. 

1/11/18: referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

IL 

MA HB 418

Prohibits the use of elephants in traveling animal acts. Companion bill to MA SB 1898.

5/2/17: Hearing held before Joint Committee; no vote taken.

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MA HB 2290

An Act changing the legal status of pets from personal property to companion animals.

7/18/17: hearing was held before the J oint Committee on the Judiciary

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MA HB 3561

An Act relative to the importation of animals for rescue, shelter, foster, adoption, or remote sale. Requires organizations to apply for import registrations through the Department of Agricultural Resources.

1/23/17: referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

9/12/17: hearing held

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MA SB 460

An Act to prevent animal suffering by irresponsible breeding practices.

1/23/17: referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

9/12/17: hearing held

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MA SB 470

An Act banning the sale of dogs and cats in commercial pet shops

1/23/17: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

9/12/17: hearing held


MA SB 490

To protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment, and to protect the public from dangers inherent to traveling exhibitions and acts featuring wild and exotic animals.

5/2/17: Hearing held before Joint Committee; no vote taken.

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MA S 1898

Prohibits the use of elephants in traveling animal acts. Also MA HB 418.

5/2/17: Hearing held before Joint Committee; no vote taken.

11/15/17, bills carry over to 2018 session


MO HB 1828

Creates a certification process for individuals and organizations engaged in animal care training.

1/17/18: Referred to Agriculture Policy


HB 1907

WORKING ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT

Prevents legislation at the local municipal level from banning animal enterprise utilizing working animals in entertainment, education, and exhibition. (Companion Bill: MO SB 918)

 Refer to Cavalry Group campaign to support HB 1907/SB 918. 

1/3/18: Introduced

1/29/18: Passed Agriculture Policy Committee 


HB 1945

Modifies provisions relating to the confiscation of animals. 

1/8/18 Read second time. 

1/24/18: Referred to Ag Policy Cmte

1/3018: Passed Ag policy Cmte.


MO SB 797

Requires individuals or organizations seeking to train peace officers in responding to animal neglect and abuse incident reports to submit all training materials relating to animal care to the State Veterinarian for approval and certification. (Companion Bill MO HB 1828.)



NJ A 430

Requires registration and reporting to prevent illegal trade of tigers.

1/27/16: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. (Carried over from 2016.)

1/9/18


NJ A 437

Revises criteria for determining a vicious/potentially dangerous dog.

1/27/16: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. (Carried over from 2016.)

1/9/18


NJ A 1876

Responsible Dog Ownership Act; leashing and fencing requirements.

1/27/16: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. (Carried over from 2016.)

1/9/18


NJ A 2594

Prohibits the use of exotic, non-domestic, or wild animals in traveling performances and exhibitions.

2/8/16: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee (carried over from 2016).

1/9/18


NJ A 4386

“Nosey’s Law” – prohibits the use of elephants in traveling animal acts. See also NJ S 2508.

12/12/16: Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.


NJ A 4722

Establishes certain requirements concerning animal rescue organizations, breeders, importation of dogs and cats, and sale or adoption of dogs and cats.

3/20/17: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

1/9/18


NJ S 323

Requires liability insurance for permit to possess certain dangerous animals.

5/15/17: reported from Commerce Committee with amendments

1/9/18


NJ S 2508

“Nosey’s Law” – prohibits the use of elephants in traveling animal acts. See also NJ A 4396.

10/20/16: Passed Senate by vote of 32-5 and referred to Assembly Agriculture Committee.

1/9/18


NY A 464

“Elephant Protection Act” – prohibits the use of elephants in entertainment.

6/5/17: substituted for SB 2098. Passed Assembly and returned to Senate.

12/31/17

NY A 3517

Prohibits circuses from conducting shows or other performances in the state for two years where a circus has been found to be in violation or in non-compliance with the AWA.

1/27/17: Referred to Economic Development Committee

12/31/17


NY S 1283

Prohibits tethering, restraining, caging or penning of dogs or animals between 7:00PM-6:00AM; pen or cage must be 4x the height/length of dog/animal.

1/9/17: Referred to Agriculture Committee

12/31/17


NY S 2098

“Elephant Protection Act” – prohibits the use of elephants in entertainment.

6/6/17: Passed Assembly and returned to Senate.

12/31/17


NY S 5426

Would prohibit circuses from conducting shows or other performances in the state for two years where a circus has been found to be in violation/non-compliance with the Animal Welfare Act of 1966.

6/5/17: passed third reading and sent to Rules Committee. Committed to Rules on 6/21.




 

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