NM         SB 38       Wildlife Trafficking Act


Status: Passed Senate 3/1- House Energy & Natural Resources Do Pass - Judiciary

The following is a list of federal and state bills and rules that have been introduced or will be introduced. This list is not all inclusive. Join today for a complete list and the latest updates.  The bills pertain to the ownership of exotic and wild animals for the 2019 Legislative Session. It is updated as of March 18, 2019.

MAIN THEME FOR 2019: TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS

Many bills introduced this year ban wild and exotic animals from traveling animal acts.

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FL         HB 1105/S 1236      Transactions for the Possession of Animals             

                                              Adds black and white tegu and green iguana to reptiles that are prohibited

Status HB 1105: Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

Status S 1236: Judiciary

CA          SB 313      Wild and exotic animals: prohibition on use in traveling animal acts.                  


Status: Natural Resources & Water

STATE      BILL                  TITLE                                            

         

CT          SB 20       AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS, LIONS, LEOPARDS, BLACK RHINOCEROS, WHITE RHINOCEROS AND GIRAFFES.


Status: Environment

FAILED 2019 LEGISLATION

NY          A 839        Relates to prohibitions on circus performances           


Status: Economic Development

NY         S 438       Prohibits the possession and transport of certain animals and body parts thereof at airports and port facilities owned or operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Status: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

KS        HB 2397          Amending the definition of dangerous regulated animal and restricting proximity of such animals to members of the public. 

                                     Adds pure wolves and nonhuman primates to dangerous regulated animal ban.

            

Status: Federal and State Affairs


MA          H 2934     An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows           


Status: Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development

MS    HB 413           Venomous snakes; classify as inherently dangerous to humans and unlawful to possess without a permit.

2019 LEGISLATION

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

              SB 641     


Status HB 1268: Public Health

Status SB 641: Water & Rural Affairs

NY         A 1486       Relates to prohibiting the sale, trade or bartering or possession with intent to sell, trade or barter of certain wild animals or wild animal products and to the penalties imposed therefor


Status: Environmental Conservation

IL          SB 154         CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS           


Status: 1st reading - Do Pass Agriculture 2/21 - POSTPONED

BAN ON IMPORT AND POSSESSION OF ANIMAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS

The main concern is the effect on live animals and whether they are properly defined and written.  Below are ones of concern.

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HI         HB 617        RELATING TO WILD ANIMALS. (Codifies dangerous wild animal import ban rules)


Status: 1st reading - Agriculture

CA         AB 1040        Protection of cetaceans: unlawful activities.


Status: 1st reading.

CT          HB 5252        AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF CETACEANS.


Status: Environment

CT          HB 6001         AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF WILD AND EXOTIC ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              


Status: Environment

CT          HB 5024         An Act Restricted the Use of Exotic and Wild Animals in Circuses and Traveling Performances                


Status: Environment

MS         SB 2515       Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act; enact.

CT          HB 6018       AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF THE BIG SIX AFRICAN SPECIES. 


Status: Environment

CA      AB 527      Importation, possession, or sale of endangered wildlife.


Status: 1st reading

NV          BDR 903          Enacts provisions relating to dangerous wild animals.          


Status: BDR filed

HI         SB 716        RELATING TO WILD ANIMALS. (Bans import of dangerous wild animals by circus, carnival, other performance)


Status: 1st reading - Agriculture – DEFERRED

NY          A 3673   Relates to prohibiting the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses          


Status: Environmental Conservation

MA          S 1028       An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows           


Status: Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development

CT          HB 6017         AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              


Status: Environment

HI     SB 931       Marine Aquarium Fishing


Status: Passed Senate 3/5 – House 1st reading - Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs

IL          HB 2554         CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT           


Status: 1st reading - Judiciary – Criminal

RI          S 167       AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (Ban traveling acts)           


Status: Judiciary

PASSED 2019 LEGISLATION




CT          HB 5248         AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND TRAVELING SHOWS.              


Status: Environment