ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 4386

 

with committee amendments

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  DECEMBER 18, 2017

 

      The Assembly Appropriations Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 4386, with committee amendments.

      As amended, this bill, designated as “Nosey’s Law,” prohibits the use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in a traveling animal act.

      The term “traveling animal act” is defined by the bill to mean any performance which requires an animal to be transported to or from the location of the performance in a mobile or traveling housing facility.  The term “mobile or traveling housing facility” is defined by the bill to mean 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 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), including civil administrative penalties, civil penalties, and injunctive relief, but not the criminal penalties described in subsection f. of that section of law. 

      As amended and reported, this bill is identical to Senate Bill No. 2508, as also amended and reported by the committee.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

      This bill has not been certified for a Fiscal Note.

 

COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS:

      The amendments prohibit the use of other wild or exotic animals in a traveling animal act.