[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 4386

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 12, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblyman  ANDREW ZWICKER

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblyman  HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     “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.