Just a quick update about some recent blogs describing proposed bills in New Jersey.
Governor Christie pulled the plug on the NJSPCA signing S3558 into law which removes the association’s law enforcement authority.
Nosey’s bill (S2508), which would have threatened the continued existence of zoos and other educational facilities in New Jersey, based on its overly broad definitions, was pocket vetoed, as was Sweeney’s Animal Abuse Registry bill-S2295 substituted by A3421.
Nosey’s bill was prefiled for the current legislative session (A1923) and was Introduced and Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
At least 2 animal abuse registry bills have been prefiled as well (A376 and AA719).
There were more than 200 animal-related bills introduced last session in the New Jersey legislature according to Tom Leach who tracks bills as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Biomedical Research.
There is no reason to expect this to change.