New state legislation
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2007:
The Iowa House of Representatives on April 17, 2007 approved
a bill to ban private possession of dangerous wildlife, 80-19.
Previously approved unanimously by the Iowa Senate, the bill was
sent to Governor Chet Culver.
The Oregon House on April 17, 2007 sent to Governor Ted
Kulongoski a bill to make Oregon the 13th state to include animals in
emergency planning. Virginia Governor Tim Kaine earlier in April
endorsed into law a similar bill, introduced by state senator Walter
The Hawaii House and Senate on April 13, 2007 approved each
others’ versions of bills to make Hawaii the 43rd state permitting
prosecution of cruelty to pets as a felony. The bills must be
reconciled by a conference committee and then be re-approved by both
houses of the legislature in combined form before going to the
governor to be signed into law.
Idaho Governor Butch Otter on April 3, 2007 signed a bill
making Idaho the 26th state to ban “hunting” animals through a web
site, using point-and-click to fire the gun.