January 20, 2011
Past State Legislation: Highlights
Enacted and vetoed legislation; top victories; and state rankings prior to 2011
The Government Affairs section of The Humane Society of the United States tracks, reviews, drafts, comments, lobbies and testifies on legislation that impacts animals in almost every state. We also keep a record of certain priority legislation on this website so citizens can take action.
If you are working on legislation in your state, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the bills that have been signed into law or vetoed in recent years, and to have a basic understanding of trends that have developed in animal protection around the country. Below, you will find information about state legislation from past years. You can also learn about current legislation in your state.
Read legislative highlights from recent years:
See how your state ranks in animal protection laws:
View how states compare on specific issues of animal protection:
How States Compare on Key Issues (Ex. Puppy Mills, Dogfighting, Cruelty laws and more)
The following documents detail bills that have passed into law or that have been vetoed. For copies of these bills, or to find out more, please contact The HSUS Government Affairs Section at 202-452-1100 or email email@example.com.