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2011 State Legislation:


Oregon: HB 2758 Provides Nonlethal Options for Human-Wildlife Conflict

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update (May 2011): This bill is now inactive because it did not meet the April 20th committee passage deadline.

Bill description: This bill requires the state to develop a program to provide technical assistance to citizens regarding nonlethal options to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.


Alabama: HB 235 Weakens Trapping Requirements

Born Free USA position: OPPOSE

Update: This bill has been indefinitely postponed and will not be considered by the Legislature this year.

Bill description: This bill would delete the use of plastic tags on traps and delete the requirement that the license number of the owner of a trap be contained on any tag.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.


New Jersey: A. 1850 Increases Penalties for Pet Shop Violations

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Bill description: This bill increases penalties for pet shop owners found to be in violation of certain pet shop laws and regulations from a range of $5 to $50 to a range of $100 to $1,000 for each offense.

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California: AB 1162 Increases Penalties for Poaching

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Bill description: This bill increases the penalty for poaching endangered or threatened species from $10,000 to $40,000 per violation and subjects any person who uses any type of “signal-emitting device” (“any device capable of generating radio, cellular, satellite or other signal transmission for purposes of providing communication or location information”) in conjunction with the purpose of selling or trafficking bear parts to a fine of 10 times the market value of the bear parts, or $10,000, whichever is greater.

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Nevada: (Updated) SB 226 Restricts Trapping of Fur-Bearing Mammals

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update: This bill was amended to delete its original general prohibition on trapping and, instead, require the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to adopt regulations (by or before Dec. 31, 2012) governing the trapping of fur-bearing animals in a residential area of a county whose population is 100,000 or more. The Nevada Legislature passed the bill and the governor signed it into law on June 3, 2011.

Bill description: This bill makes it unlawful for a person in a county whose population is 100,000 or more (currently Clark and Washoe counties) to trap a fur-bearing mammal using a trap, other
than a box or cage trap, within 1,000 yards of an occupied dwelling, if the dwelling is located within an area of the county in which the discharge of firearms is prohibited by a county ordinance. The bill was amended to delete its original general prohibition on trapping and, instead, require the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to establish broad polices for trapping within 1,000 yards of certain occupied dwellings.

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Iowa: SF 319 Allows Possession of Exotic Bengal and Savannah Cats

Born Free USA position: OPPOSE

Bill description: This bill allows individuals to posses cats classified as bengals (cross between a domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat) or classified as a savannah (cross between a domestic cat and a serval).

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.
Note: The text and status of Iowa bills is available here.

Thank you for your willingness to speak out for animal protection issues! Your voice has the power to help influence elected officials to improve the lives of countless animals. It's time to get involved, if you are not already.

Please be aware that our State Legislative webpages do not necessarily list every animal protection bill pending in the various state legislatures. If you are aware of a bill in your state that concerns wildlife or captive exotic animals that is not listed on our website, please contact legislation@bornfreeusa.org.

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