ACTION ALERTS

RECENTLY PASSED LEGISLATION:





RECENTLY FAILED LEGISLATION:





ACTIVE BILLS

NEW JERSEY (A 1923/S 1093) Nosey's Act


Species Affected: most nonexempt ungulates, all felines and canines and hybrids, crocodilians, elephants, nonhuman primates, bears, Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions, walrus), and Elasmobranchii except rays (shark, skate, sawfish)


Sectors Affected: Traveling exhibitors except for:

  1. Non-mobile, permanent USDA institutions and educational or conservation outreach programs by such institutions,
  2. Institute of higher education exhibiting for research or education, and
  3. Government entity outreach programs


Classification: Ban - Animal Acts


What it Does: Prohibits using such animals in a traveling animal act


Grandfathering: Exempts animal acts held in first class cities before 7/1/19


Effective Date: Immediately after becoming law


Status: Substituted with S 1093. Passed the Senate 6/25.  Passed House 10/29 with amendment exempting performances in 1st class cities before July 1, 2019.


MICHIGAN (HB 6032) Crimes; animals; ownership, possession, breeding, sale, and importing of nonhuman primates; prohibit with certain exceptions and provide penalty


Status: House Agriculture