ACTION ALERTS

RECENTLY PASSED LEGISLATION:


Connecticut snapping turtles (HB 5354)

Signed into law as Act 18-140 exempting those with distinct patterns if recorded on 5/23/2018


Vermont Misc wildlife (H 636)


Became law 5/22/18 requiring authorization to transport live wild animals and makes bans import if animal was illegal in another state


Louisiana Live Feral Swine Transport Ban (HB 197)


Signed into law as Act 67 banning import of live feral swine on 5/10/18, effective 8/1/18.



RECENTLY FAILED LEGISLATION:


Illinois Sugar Gliders at Fairs (HB 5193)


Louisiana common musk turtle for commercial purposes (HB 114)


ACTIVE BILLS

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

Bans elephants and other wild animal acts


UPDATE: Both passed their committee of origin with amendment to add species and exempt certain educational programs


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


Status: House Agriculture