HR211  BIG CAT PUBLIC SAFETY ACT

Bans ownership of large cat species currently in the CWSA without the ban on public contact like the other bills.

HR 4521  AMERICA COMPETES ACT OF 2022

Bill amended to add the Lacey Act Amendments to it - Bans transport between the states of injurious species and creates presumptive ban on import of all non-native species. 

Passed House 2/4 with Lacey Act amendments – Passed Senate 3/28 without them – conference committee called


HR263/S 1210  BIG CAT PUBLIC SAFETY ACT

Bans ownership and public contact of large cat species currently in the CWSA.

HR263 Signed into law

S626Lacey act amendments of 2021

Bans transport between the states of injurious species and creates presumptive ban on import of all non-native species. 

The following is a list of bills that have been introduced or will be introduced. This list is not all inclusive.  These bills pertain to the ownership of exotic and wild animals for the 2022 Legislative Session. It is updated as of 12/8/22.

Federal bills

HR5999/s 3220Traveling Exotic animal act

Bans exotic and wild animals in traveling animal acts.

HR3135/s 1588Captive primate SAFETY ACT

Bans ownership of all nonhuman primates along with public contact.