Species: ALL except domestic cats, domestic dogs and horses
Type: Ban - Circus
Description: Bans using any animal other than a domestic dog or cat or horse in circuses
Status: 1st reading - Natural Resources & Water
This bill was amended on March 21 to limit it to just circuses. Then it was amended March 28 to limit circuses to having just domestic cats and dogs and horses.
Species: Large felidae ((tiger, lion, leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard, jaguar, cheetah, cougar, hybrids), pure wolves, bears except wild-born American black
Sector: All except:
Type: Ban - Possess, Sale, Transfer, Breed
Description: New ban on bears, which were previously not included. Adds limitations on large felidae, pure wolves, including limiting USDA Class C and wildlife sanctuary exemptions.
Status HB: 1st reading – Agriculture & Forestry - Hearing 4/3
Status SB: 1st reading - Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development
This bill is different from prior versions which allowed felids and canids to be possessed if FDA vaccine existed. It also adds bears which were previously not regulated.
Species: bears, hyenas, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, macaques, cheetah, clouded leopard, cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, snow leopard, tiger, hybrids
Sector: All except for:
Type: Ban - Own, possess, breed
Description: Bans possession, sale, transfer and breeding of dangerous wild animals; limits USDA to those that meet certain requirements; requires current owners to register, have escape plan and more; provides process for seizures, violations and penalties
Status HB: Public Health - Hearing 4/3
Status SB: Water & Rural Affairs - Hearing 4/1