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

NY A02054/S06047         Prohibits certain wildlife and fish from being imported into the state; and relates to live animal markets

Requires Department to create a list by 12/31/2022 of wildlife and fish that may not be imported or transported within the state, which must include ALL bats, rodents and primates

FEDERAL HR3135/s 1588 Captive primate SAFETY ACT

Bans ownership of all nonhuman primates along with public contact.

2022 LEGISLATION

FEDERAL S626 Lacey act amendments of 2021

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

OR  HB 3008      Prohibits person from using specified types of animals in traveling animal act.  Provides certain exemptions from prohibition.

Bans traveling exhibits of animals listed

OR  HB 3204     Directs Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Police, State Department of Agriculture and State Department of Fish and Wildlife to prepare report concerning Oregon's current framework for preventing, monitoring and responding to zoonotic disease.

Requires Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish by 12/31/21 and update add or remove species from a list of prohibited wildlife for which import, transport, possession, sale, purchase and exchange is banned due to risk of zoonotic disease threatening wildlife, public health or agriculture

FEDERAL HR263/S 1210  BIG CAT PUBLIC SAFETY ACT

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

HAWAII SB1013 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Creates misdemeanor penalty for violating 188-31 regarding aquarium permits

NY A05542/S04840       Prohibits the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses or traveling animal acts

Bans issuing license or permit to use wild animals in circus or traveling animal acts

NC HB 594 Traveling Animals/Pub. Safety Protection Act.

Bans performances and use of exotic and wild animals in traveling animal acts

PA HB 201 An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in special licenses and permits, further providing for definitions, for exotic wildlife possession permits and for menagerie permits.


Prohibits issuing permits for exotic wildlife after 1/1/2014 except for wildlife dealer and menagerie permits

MA H444 An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, giraffes, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows

Bans use of covered animal in traveling animal act

Illinois HB 3972 Crim Cd-Traveling Animals

Replaces ban on elephant in traveling act with a ban on certain animals in traveling acts

HAWAII HB1084/SB 344 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Bans harvest of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes

FEDERAL HR5999/s 3220 Traveling Exotic animal act

Bans exotic and wild animals in traveling animal acts.

FEDERAL 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.

NC HB 811 Prot. Public Dangrs. Animls/End Animl Cruelty.

Bans possession, sale, transfer and breeding of dangerous wild animals and direct public contact.