S.2508. "Nosey's Law"; prohibits use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts.*

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                    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.
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                          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 Concurrence

    Mon, Jan 8th 2018
  • Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (31-0)

    Mon, Jan 8th 2018
  • Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading

    Mon, Dec 18th 2017
  • Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Thu, Dec 14th 2017
  • Passed Senate (32-5)

    Thu, Oct 20th 2016
  • Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

    Thu, Oct 20th 2016
  • Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee

    Mon, Sep 12th 2016
  • Reported out of Senate Committee, 2nd Reading

    Mon, Sep 12th 2016