VAHB 53Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals.

Requires contacting state veterinarian or rep for advice before seizing zoo animals


Carried into 2023

CONNECTICUT HB05293AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS IN TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS. 

Bans wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts 


DEAD

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 5/9/22.

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.

INDIANA HB 1248 Direct contact with specified animals

Bans allowing member of the public from coming into direct contact with bear, lion, tiger, leopard, snow leopard, jaguar, mountain lion, and hybrids AND allowing to enter into proximity that allows direct contact


AMENDMENT: Bans listed animals except USDA dealer, breeder or exhibitor - Signed into law 3/11/22

2022 LEGISLATION

INDIANA HB 1103Department of natural resources.

Appears to issue game breeder license for possession of wild animals instead of just propagation and sale AND expands from game and furbearing mammals with wildlife               Signed into law 3/15/22

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. 

MICHIGAN HB 4186 Animals: exotic; applicability of certain provisions of the large carnivore act based on residency; modify.

Adds out-of-state Class C exhibitors to those that are exempt from the 1) possession ban, 2) caging requirements (with exceptions), and 3) export requirement

kANSAS SB 269 Prohibiting the sale, slaughter and acquisition of live dangerous regulated animals...

Adds pure wolves and nonhuman primates to dangerous regulated animal list

                                                        DEAD

ILLINOIS SB3184  FISH&WILDLIFE-VARIOUS  

Makes various changes                            Sent to Governor

GEORGIA HB 1451  GAME AND FISH; EXEMPT AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG FROM WILD ANIMAL LICENSE AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET

Exempts African pygmy hedgehog from needing license

DEAD


MARYLAND HB0052SB0381Natural Resources – Wildlife Trafficking Prevention

Bans purchase, sale and possession for sale of covered animal species part or product when buyer takes possession in state and seller is in the state

Signed into law 4/21/22 – Effective 10/1/22

Illinois SB3008 Crim Cd-Traveling Animals

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

RI HB 7412 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY – TRAVELING CIRCUSES PROHIBITED

Prohibits a person to conduct, sponsor, walk, exhibit, or operate a traveling show or circus with live wild or other exotic animals on any public or private land in the state

FEDERAL HR263/S 1210  BIG CAT PUBLIC SAFETY ACT

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

HR263 Subcommittee hearing 5/12

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

Creates misdemeanor penalty for violating 188-31 regarding aquarium permits

DEAD

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 H3376/S 2251 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

S2251 passed 1st committee – Ways & Means

OKLAHOMA HB3281 ANIMALS; CREATING THE ENDANGERED ARK FOUNDATION PRESERVATION ACT; EFFECTIVE DATE.

Allows certain contact with elephants

Passed House – Passed Senate Committee

Illinois HB 3972 Crim Cd-Traveling Animals

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

CALIFORNIA AB 2512 Animals: aquatic plants: importation, transportation, and sheltering

Requires department to establish list of animals banned for import, transport and possession; requires financial security for permit holders covering 90 day of care if animals seized; allows lien on permittee's real property, fixtures and components for seizure of animals; etc

Passed 1st & 2nd committee with amendment to allow adding through emergency rules - Appropriations - Hearing 5/11

HAWAII HB1084/SB 344 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Bans harvest of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes


DEAD

FEDERAL HR 4521AMERICA 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


FEDERAL HR5999/s 3220 Traveling Exotic animal act

Bans exotic and wild animals in traveling animal acts.

WISconsin AB 341SB 347Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license.

Adds state license exemption for private USDA Class C facilities for wild animals, native wild animals and nonnative bears exhibition and propagation, and ban on harmful wild animals                                                         VETOED

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.

HAWAII SB3275 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Bans using public road, street, or highway or similar to transport 1) marine species illegally harvested from waters of state for commercial purposes or 2) marine species harvested from waters of state for commercial aquarium purposes

DEAD

HAWAII SB2925 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Creates misdemeanor penalty for violating 188-31 regarding taking sharks/rays; Increases penalty for violating aquarium fishing laws

DEAD

MINNESOTA HF 4166/SF4280 A bill for an act relating to animals; modifying an exemption to regulated animal possession prohibitions and requirements

Exempts ZAA from regulated animal law


1st reading - Agriculture Finance and Policy - Hearing 3/21
1st reading - Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy


HAWAII HB2362/SB2851RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Bans harvest of aquatic life in state waters for commercial aquarium purposes


DEAD