The Senate Economic Growth Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 2508. As reported, this bill, to be known as “Nosey’s Law,” prohibits the use of elephants in a “traveling animal act.” The bill defines a “traveling animal act” as any performance which requires an animal to be transported to or from the location of the performance in a vehicle, including a truck, trailer, or railway car, used to transport or house an animal used for performance. A person who violates the bill is to be subject to the penalties provided in section 10 of “The Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act,” P.L.1973, c.309 (C.23:2A-10). This is includes civil administrative penalties, civil penalties, and injunctive relief, but not the criminal penalties in subsection f. of that section of law.Advertisment
Nosey is an elephant who is virtually crippled by arthritis, and who is forced to travel the country to give rides at fairs, flea markets, and other events. The arthritis has likely caused Nosey unnecessary suffering and permanent disability, and reports indicate that Nosey has been denied necessary veterinary care.
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Substituted for A4386 (1R)Mon, Jan 8th 2018
Passed Assembly (66-2-2)Mon, Jan 8th 2018
Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on ConcurrenceMon, Jan 8th 2018
Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (31-0)Mon, Jan 8th 2018
Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd ReadingMon, Dec 18th 2017
Transferred to Assembly Appropriations CommitteeThu, Dec 14th 2017
Passed Senate (32-5)Thu, Oct 20th 2016
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources CommitteeThu, Oct 20th 2016
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth CommitteeMon, Sep 12th 2016
Reported out of Senate Committee, 2nd ReadingMon, Sep 12th 2016