Current NJ Legislation

APLNJ regularly tracks state legislation, submits written testimony and attend committee hearings to provide oral testimony on those bills that affect animals. Listed below are a few bills, pro- or anti-animal, that have been introduced thus far in this session.

A181
Authorizes black bear hunting permits and permit fees, and clarifies Fish and Game council authority over bear hunting

A454
Removes monk parakeet from list of potentially dangerous species

A1277
Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals

A1881
Establishes Office of Animal Welfare in DHSS

ACR15
Proposes constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to fish, hunt, trap and harvest fish and wildlife

ACR65
Proposed constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to hunt, fish and harvest game subject to certain regulations

S253
Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals

S334
Clarifies that Fish and Game Council has sole authority to regulate freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping

S540
Authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders

SCR30
Proposes constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to fish, hunt, trap and harvest fish and wildlife

SCR32
Proposes constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to hunt, fish and harvest game subject to certain restrictions as may be prescribed by the Legislature

SCR42
Proposed constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to hunt, fish and harvest game subject to certain regulations

Animal Protection League of New Jersey