ASSEMBLY, No. 4386
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED DECEMBER 12, 2016
Assemblyman RAJ MUKHERJI
District 33 (Hudson)
Assemblyman ANDREW ZWICKER
District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)
Assemblyman HERB CONAWAY, JR.
District 7 (Burlington)
“Nosey’s Law”; prohibits use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on December 18, 2017, with amendments.
An Act concerning the use of elephants 1and other wild or exotic animals1 in traveling animal acts, designated as Nosey’s Law, and supplementing Title 23 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Notwithstanding any other law, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, to the contrary, no person shall use an elephant 1or other wild or exotic animal1 in a traveling animal act.
b. Any person who violates this section shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 10 of P.L.1973, c.309 (C.23:2A-10), except that the criminal penalties provided in subsection f. of that section shall not apply.
c. As used in this section:
“Mobile or traveling housing facility” means a vehicle, including a truck, trailer, or railway car, used to transport or house an animal used for performance.
“Performance” means any animal act, carnival, circus, display, exhibition, exposition, fair, parade, petting zoo, presentation, public showing, race, ride, trade show, or similar undertaking in which animals perform tricks, give rides, or participate as accompaniments for the entertainment, amusement, or benefit of a live audience.
“Traveling animal act” means any performance which requires an animal to be transported to or from the location of the performance in a mobile or traveling housing facility.
of the performance in a mobile or traveling housing facility.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.