NEW JERSEY (CBS) – New Jersey could soon become the first state to ban wild animals from traveling acts.READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Of Marriott Hotel In Center City
The legislation, named Nosey’s Law, passed the Senate last year, in a form which banned circus elephant acts. It was then amended to ban the use of all exotic animals in traveling acts, including fairs, carnivals, circuses, and flea markets.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured After Car, Flatbed Truck Collide On White Horse Pike In Winslow Township
On Monday, the bill passed the state’s General Assembly by a 71 to 3 vote and passed unanimously in the Senate.
The bill is now on its way to the desk of Gov. Phil Murphy to be signed into law.MORE NEWS: Stolen Trailer With Barrels Of Oil Leads To Hazmat Situation In Strawberry Mansion
Nosey’s Law was named after a circus elephant who was reportedly abused and has now been placed into a sanctuary.