2014: New Jersey S381

This bill requires every applicant for a permit to possess a live potentially dangerous indigenous animal or a live potentially dangerous exotic animal to obtain and provide proof of liability insurance in an amount of not less than $250,000 for each potentially dangerous animal prior to the issuance of the permit. These animals were already regulated. It was introduced in the Senate and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

View the bill at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S0500/381_I1.PDF.

"Potentially Dangerous Species" can be viewed at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/dangrspp.htm.

View the current New Jersey exotic animal regulations at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/permregs.pdf.

Contact information for legislators can be found at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/ShowCommittee.asp.

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