State Legislative Schedule
Schedule for state legislature sessions
Each state has its own legislative schedule, holding sessions on predefined intervals. The majority, 46 states in total, meet annually. The states of Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas have biennial sessions, meeting on odd years only.
State-level advocacy actions are available for those states in session.
If your state’s legislature is on recess, you can still help advocate for animals by taking federal actions or meeting with your representatives.
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Legal Petition Demands New York Department of Environmental Conservation Revoke Animal Adventure Park Exhibitor LicenseNumerous violations documented at the facility of inadequate animal careMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Kate Mara to Pay Adoption Fees for All Canine CellMates Dog Graduates in Need of Immediate HomesAlternative sentencing program in Fulton County, Georgia pairs shelter dogs with criminal defendants to offer both training and a second chanceMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition to Review Case Involving Lawsuit on Behalf of Abused HorseLawsuit sheds light on the need to recognize legal rights for animal cruelty victims.March 7, 2023 Press Release