New York Legislation
Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update (August 2012): This bill has been signed into law.
Update (July 2012): This bill has passed both houses of the state Legislature and awaits the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Bill description: This bill was drafted by Born Free USA and would require "owners" to pay for damages or expenses incurred when their exotic "pets" are released from their enclosures. The bill also requires people to immediately report discovered releases to local police and animal control.
Read the bill here.
Note: The text and status of New York bills is also available at www.assembly.state.ny.us.