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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 February 2, 2020.

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STATE
BILL
TITLE
CA
AB 1040
Protection of cetaceans: unlawful activities.
CA
AB 527
Importation, possession, or sale of endangered wildlife.
IN
HB 1200
Exotic or dangerous wild animals





































PENDING LEGISLATION

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

State
Bill
Title
Status
CO
SB20-125
Prohibit Exotic Animals In Traveling Performances

- Agriculture & Natural Resources

– Hearing 2/13

FL

HB 777

S 1414

Fish and Wildlife Activities

- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee

 - Environment and Natural Resources

- Hearing 2/3

FL

HB 1415

SB 906

Prohibited Reptiles
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee

 - Passed Environment and Natural Resources 1/21 – Community Affairs

HI
HB 617
Relating to Wild Animals

1st reading – Agriculture

– CARRIED OVER

HI
HB 1847
DLNR; Herbivorous Fish; Protection; Rulemaking

1st reading

- Energy & Environmental Protection

HI
SB 716
Relating to Wild Animals

Agriculture - DEFERRED

– CARRIED OVER

HI
SB 931
Marine Aquarium Fishing

-Passed Senate 3/5

– House 1st reading - WLH

– CARRIED OVER

IL
HB 2554
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT 

- Rules

- TABLED

IL
HB 3265
DNR-HERPTILES-VARIOUS

Passed House w/ Amendment 1 4/10

– Senate 1st reading – Assignments

– CARRIED OVER

IL
SB 154
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS

1st reading

– Do Pass Agriculture 2/21

– ASSIGNMENTS

– CARRIED OVER

IL
SB2546
CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS
1st reading
KS
HB 2397
Amending the definition of dangerous regulated animal and restricting proximity of such animals to members of the public. 

Federal & State Affairs

– CARRIED OVER

ME
SP 705
An Act Regarding Permits To Possess Wildlife in Captivity

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

– Hearing 2/12

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

MS
SB 2002
Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act; enact.
- Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
NM
SB 75
WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING ACT

- Passed Conservation 1/30

– Judiciary – Hearing 2/3

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

NC
HB 778
  Prot. Public Dangrs. Animls/End Animl Cruelty. 

-1st reading

-Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

NC
S 357
Limit Ownership of Certain Animals. 
1st reading – Rules & Operations of 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

OK
HB 3604
Wildlife; creating the Dangerous Wild Animals in Captivity Act; effective date
PREFILED
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
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

1st reading

- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

– CARRIED OVER

SC
H 4831
SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THIS STATE'S NATIVE REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN SPECIES...

-1st reading

- Passed Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs 1/29

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

1st reading

- Fish, Game and Forestry

– CARRIED OVER

SC
S 885
Relating to Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Species...
Fish, Game and Forestry – Hearing 1/16
VA
HB 1416
Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals.

Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

– FAILED in Agriculture Subcommittee 1/29

VA
SB 1030
Dangerous captive animal exhibits; penalty.

Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

– Referred to Companion Animals Subcommittee – Hearing 1/30

WA
HB 2824
Prohibiting the participation of animals in traveling animal acts.

1st reading

– Public Safety