ACTION ALERTS

RECENTLY PASSED LEGISLATION:





RECENTLY FAILED LEGISLATION:





ACTIVE BILLS

TEXAS   HB 1268  Relating to dangerous wild animals; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.


Species: bears, hyenas, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, macaques, cheetah, clouded leopard, cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, snow leopard, tiger, hybrids

Sector: All except for:

  • County, municipality or agency
  • Research
  • Certain USDA Class A/B/C
  • Certain wildlife sanctuaries
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Rehabilitation
  • College/ university mascot existed by 9/1/19 if no public contact
  • Animal shelter temporarily
  • Grandfathered owners

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: Filed