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2018 All Animals and Wildlife Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Nov. 14, 2018 National H Res 1142 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018. Bill Passed - House (201 - 187)
July 11, 2018 National HR 200 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act Bill Passed - House (222 - 193)
June 27, 2018 OH HB 349 Establishes Criminal Penalties for Mistreatment of Search and Rescue Animals Bill Passed - House (78 - 15)
June 26, 2018 National HR 2083 Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 116)
June 20, 2018 OH HB 552 Prohibits Use of Gas Chambers for Animal Euthanasia Bill Passed - House (89 - 4)
June 12, 2018 RI H 7477 Prohibits Pet Shops from Selling Non-Rescue Animals Bill Passed - House (65 - 3)
June 6, 2018 OH HB 506 Amends Laws Related to High-Volume Dog Breeding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
June 6, 2018 NY S 7415 Prohibits Leasing Plans for Pets Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 0)
May 14, 2018 LA SB 236 Amends Laws Concerning Sexual Abuse of Animals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
May 7, 2018 LA SB 325 Prohibits Tying Up Pets During Hurricanes Bill Passed - House (67 - 25)
May 2, 2018 NH SB 569 Amends Pet Vendor Regulations "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (222 - 111)
April 19, 2018 MN HF 3157 Prohibits Misrepresentation of a Service Animal Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
April 12, 2018 MI SB 741 Prohibits Breed-Specific Ordinances Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
March 22, 2018 NH SB 569 Amends Pet Vendor Regulations "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 5)
March 21, 2018 OH HB 506 Amends Laws Related to High-Volume Dog Breeding Bill Passed - House (75 - 22)
Feb. 5, 2018 WV HB 2667 Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Jan. 31, 2018 MI SB 660 Extends the Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs to 2025 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)

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