PENDING STATE LEGISLATION:
CA ACR 106
To recognize the humane treatment of companion animals through the eradication of neglect and cruelty and the fostering of kindness and empathy as core principles of the state.
CA AB 2774
Animal Abuse Registry: would require the state Department of Justice to create an Internet Web site with a list of individuals convicted of animal abuse.
MI HB 5778
Large carnivore act; amend to allow for breeding of large carnivores in certain situations
MI HB 6050
Large carnivore act; allow for breeding of black bears under certain conditions
NJ A 376
Establishes Animal Cruelty Offender Registry; prohibits purchase, adoption, and breeding of animals by animal cruelty offenders.
NJ A 511
Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General and county prosecutors.
NJ A 1923
"Nosey's Law"; prohibits use of elephants and other wild/exotic animals in traveling animal acts.
1/9/18: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 5/17/18: Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading.
Pending vote in full Assembly.
NJ A 3388
Prohibits persons convicted of criminal animal cruelty offenses from owning domestic companion animals and from working or volunteering at animal-related enterprises.
NJ A 3751
Clarifies that piercing or tattooing animals constitutes needless mutilation/animal cruelty.
NJ S 180
Prohibits certain pet dealers from selling dogs or cats obtained from certain breeders or brokers.
NJ SB 1093
"Nosey's Law"; prohibits use of wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts. (Also AB 1923)
1/25/2018: Introduced and referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee 5/31/18: Reported from Cmte with Amendments 6/25/18: passed full Senate and sent to the Assembly; bill received without reference and had second reading
OH HB 506
Revise law governing high volume dog breeders. News coverage about compromise bill sent to Governor (to avoid an HSUS-sponsored ballot initiative this November): Ohio puppy mill restrictions could set new national standard (June 26)
2/20/18: referred to Government Accountability and Oversight Committee 3/15/18: Reported out of Cmte w/ substitute 3/21/18: passed House 6/6/18: passed Senate 6/29/18: bill signed by Governor
PA SB 248
Bans the for-profit display of any animal that traveled in a mobile housing facility in the 15 days preceding the display.
1/27/17: Referred to Judiciary Committee. 6/6/17: hearing held in Judiciary; no vote taken. 1/2/18: carried over from 2017 session.