CARRIED INTO 2021 LEGISLATION

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The following is a list of state 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 2020 Legislative Session. It is updated as of July 17, 2020.

STATE
BILL
TITLE
AL
SB 179
Animals, required rabies vaccines for certain canidae and felidae, further provided for, possession of certain large felidae, wolves, or bears, prohibited under certain conditions, penalties, Secs. 3-8-1 am'd; Sec. 3-8-2 added.
AK
HB 280
INVASIVE SPECIES IN STATE WATER; COUNCIL
CA
AB 1040
Protection of cetaceans: unlawful activities.
CA
AB 527
Importation, possession, or sale of endangered wildlife.
CO
SB20-125
Prohibit Exotic Animals In Traveling Performances
CT
HB05104
AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS, LIONS, LEOPARDS, BLACK RHINOCEROS, WHITE RHINOCEROS AND GIRAFFES.
CT
SB 413
AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF EXOTIC OR WILD ANIMALS IN TRAVELING ANIMAL ACTS.
FL

HB 1415

SB 906

Prohibited Reptiles
HI
HB 617
Relating to Wild Animals
HI
HB 1847
DLNR; Herbivorous Fish; Protection; Rulemaking
HI
SB 716
Relating to Wild Animals
HI
SB 931
Marine Aquarium Fishing
ID
H0471 
Captive wildlife, exceptions
ID
H0527
Captive wildlife
IL
HB 2554
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT
IL
HB 3265
DNR-HERPTILES-VARIOUS
IL
SB 154
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS
IL
SB 2546
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS
IL
SB 3319
ANIMALS-HERPTILES-DEFINITIONS
IN
HB 1200
Exotic or dangerous wild animals
KS
HB 2397
Amending the definition of dangerous regulated animal and restricting proximity of such animals to members of the public.
MS
SB 2002

Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act; enact.
NC
HB 778

Prot. Public Dangrs. Animls/End Animl Cruelty.

NC
S 357
Limit Ownership of Certain Animals. 
OK
HB 3604
Wildlife; creating the Dangerous Wild Animals in Captivity Act; effective date
SC
H 4007
RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE IMPORTATION OF WILDLIFE FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM TRANSPORTING CERTAIN TYPES OF WILDLIFE FOR ANY PURPOSE
SC
H 4831
SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THIS STATE'S NATIVE REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN SPECIES...
SC
S 381
RELATING TO THE PURCHASE AND RELEASE OF A COYOTE OR FOX, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE PURCHASE, SALE, TRANSFER, POSSESSION, OR RELEASE OF A COYOTE OR A COYOTE-HYBRID
SC
S 885
Relating to Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Species...
VA
HB 1416
Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals.
WA
HB 2824
Prohibiting the participation of animals in traveling animal acts.
WV
HB 4767
Establishing a system for issuing permits for persons to provide rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured wildlife




PENDING LEGISLATION

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

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

-Passed Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development 11/27

– Ways & Means

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

-Passed Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development 12/5

– Ways & Means

MI
HB 4594
Crimes; animals; ownership, possession, breeding, sale, and importing of nonhuman primates; prohibit with certain exceptions and provide penalty.

-1st reading

- Agriculture

MI
HB 4860
Animals; exotic; applicability of certain provisions of the large carnivore act based on residency; modify.

1st reading

– Passed Agriculture 1/15

– Ways & Means

MN

H. F. 3657

SF 3842

…providing for special-use permits; providing for regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders;…

Added to special session as HF 28 – FAILED

– Added to Special Session 2 as HF 20 – FAILED


Added to SF 4499 – Passed Senate 5/16

NC
HB 577
Limit Ownership of Certain Animals.

-Passed House w amendment A1 & A2 5/2

-Senate 1st reading

-Rules and Operations of the Senate

NY
A 839
Relates to prohibitions on circus performances 

Economic Development

– CARRIED OVER

NY

A 912

S 4289

Relates to prohibiting the taking of zoo, petting zoo, carnival or circus animals

Environmental Conservation

– CARRIED OVER

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
Environmental Conservation – CARRIED OVER
NY
A 3673 S5408
Relates to prohibiting the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses

Passed Environmental Conservation 5/29 – CARRIED OVER


Passed Senate 6/11

– House Environmental Conservation

– CARRIED OVER

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

Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

– CARRIED OVER

PA
HB 996
An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in offenses against public order and decency, further providing for the offense of transporting animals in cruel manner.
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
PA
HB 2347
An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in permits relating to wildlife, further providing for definitions.
Game and Fisheries


NEWLY PASSED LEGISLATION


Florida S 1414 Fish and Wildlife Activities

    Signed into law 6/29/20 – Effective 7/1/20



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Regular Sessions Adjourned sine die: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY


CA – In Session; Floor sessions conclude Aug 31; Adjourns sine die Nov 30  

CT – Special adjourned Jul 28  

DE – special session is recess

IL – Adjourned; Veto session Nov 17-19 & Dec 1-3; special session possible

LA – special adjourned sine die

ME – possible Aug special session

MA – remote sessions; Adjourns Jan

MI – In Session; Adjourns Dec 17

MN – Special Session 1, 2 & 3 adjourned sine die

MS – In session (convened Aug 24); Adjourns sine die Oct 10 - Removes bill deadlines for virus related bills

MO – Technical Session Jul 27, Aug 7, Aug 10-11 17-18; Session Aug 24-25

NV – Special session adjourned Aug 6

NJ – In Session – using remote sessions

NY – In recess

NC – Floor ended; Meets Sep 2 for covid-19, GA appointments and gubernatorial nominations; sine die Sep 3

OH – In Session

OR – Special session II adjourned Aug 10

PA – Holding remote sessions

RI – In session (reconvened Jun 17)

SC – special session Sep 15

TN – Special session convened Aug 10 regarding covid liability, telehealth and right to peaceful demonstrations

VA – Special (convened 8/18)

VT – in recess until Aug 25

US – House recess until Sep 14; Senate until Sep 7

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