CT          HB 5248         AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              

Species: Wild animals (not drafted)
Sector: Traveling Acts
Type: Ban – Traveling Acts

Description: Prohibits wild animals in circuses and traveling shows (not drafted)

Status: Environment
ACTIVITY LEVEL:
LOW (no hearings)

2019 TRAVELING ACT BAN BILLS

NY          A 3673   Relates to prohibiting the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses          

Species: Wild Animals
Sector: Circus except AZA or wildlife sanctuary
Type: Ban - Circuses

Description: Prohibits issuing a permit or license to allow exhibition of wild animals in a circus including any education, exhibition or endangered or threatened species license


Status: Environmental Conservation

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (no hearings)


RI          S 167       AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (Ban traveling acts)           

Species: Wild and Exotic Animals = Not native to US
Sector: Traveling Acts
Type: Ban - Traveling Acts

Description: Bans using wild and exotic animals in traveling animal acts with penalty of up to $1000 each and/or up to 1 year in jail


Status: Judiciary

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (no hearings)

MA          H 2934     An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows           

Species: Covered Animals = Elephant, nonhuman primate, bear, lion, tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, snow leopard, jaguar, cheetah, mountain lion & hybrids

Sector: Traveling Exhibitors except nonmobile permanent institution or fixed facility
Type: Ban - Traveling Acts

Description: Bans using covered animal in traveling act except nonmobile permanent institution or fixed facility if not transported there for performance with civil penalty up to $500 - $10,000 per animal

Status: Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (no hearings)

CT          HB 5024         An Act Restricted the Use of Exotic and Wild Animals in Circuses and Traveling Performances                

Species: Exotic and wild animals (not drafted)

Sector: Traveling Acts

Type: Ban – Traveling Acts


Description: Restricts use of exotic and wild animals in circuses and traveling acts (not drafted)


Status: Environment

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW(no hearings)

HI         SB 716        RELATING TO WILD ANIMALS.

Species: Dangerous Wild Animals = Bear, hyena, aardwolf, wolf, lion, tiger cheetah, jaguar, cougar, leopard, clouded leopard, caracal, ocelot, margay, serval, crocodilian, rhino, hippo

Sector: Exhibitors

Type: Ban - Import


Description: Bans importing dangerous wild animals for circuses, carnivals or other live animal acts or performances with misdemeanor fine of $5000-25,000 per animal


Status: 1st reading - Agriculture – DEFERRED

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (hearing and no further action)

MA          S 1028       An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows           

Species: Covered Animals = Elephant, nonhuman primate, bear, lion, tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, snow leopard, jaguar, cheetah, mountain lion & hybrids

Sector: Traveling Exhibitors except nonmobile permanent institution or fixed facility
Type: Ban - Traveling Acts

Description: Bans using covered animal in traveling act except nonmobile permanent institution or fixed facility if not transported there for performance with civil penalty up to $500 - $10,000 per animal


Status: Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (no hearings)

NY          A 839        Relates to prohibitions on circus performances           

Species: NA
Sector: Circus
Type: Ban - Certain Exhibitions

Description: Prohibits circus from conducting performances if in noncompliance with Animal Welfare Act past 2 years


Status: Economic Development

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW (no hearings)

CA          SB 313      ANIMALS: prohibition on use in circuses.                  

Species: All except domestic dogs and cats and horses

Sector: Circus

Type: Ban - Circus animals                                      


Description: Bans sponsoring, conducting, operating or participating in circus that uses any animal other than domestic dog, domestic cat or horse with civil penalty up to $25,000 per violation


Status: Natural Resources & Water - Amended - Hearing 4/9

ACTIVITY LEVEL: HIGH

CT          HB 6017         AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              

Species: Wild animals (not drafted)
Sector: Traveling Acts
Type: Ban – Traveling Acts

Description: Bans wild animals in circuses and traveling shows (not drafted)

Status: Environment
ACTIVITY LEVEL:
LOW (no hearings)

One of the main themes this year is banning wild and exotic animals from traveling animal acts.

UPDATED: March 31, 2019.

CT          HB 6001         AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF WILD AND EXOTIC ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              

Species: Wild and exotic animals (not drafted)
Sector: Traveling Acts
Type: Ban – Traveling Acts

Description: Restricts wild/exotic animals in circuses and traveling shows (not drafted)

Status: Environment
ACTIVITY LEVEL:
LOW (no hearings)

IL          HB 2554         CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT           

Species: Exotic Animal = native to foreign country or introduced from abroad
Sector: Traveling Exhibitors except non-mobile permanent institution or facility
Type: Ban - Traveling Acts

Description: Expands ban on elephant traveling acts to include all exotic animals


Status: Rules

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LIKELY DEAD (passed deadline)

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IL          SB 154         CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS           

Species: Animal = Bear, elephant, nonhuman primate, cougar, jaguar, leopard except clouded leopard, lion, tiger, gray kangaroo, red kangaroo, giraffe, hippo, rhino, tapir, zebra


Sector: Traveling Exhibitors except nonmobile permanent institution or facility
Type: Ban - Traveling Acts

Description: Expands ban on elephant traveling acts to include other animals


Status: ASSIGNMENTS

ACTIVITY LEVEL: LIKELY DEAD (passed deadline)