Current Legislation

Current legislation, tracked by NAVS on a weekly basis, is as changeable as the diversity of all 50 states, the federal government (U.S.) and the District of Columbia. Each of these entities has their own legislative bodies which introduce, consider and then pass or decide not to pass tens of thousands of bills each session. In an average year, between 1,000 and 2,000 of these bills concern animal issues. NAVS has chosen to prioritize bills that are of great significance or deal directly with the issue of vivisection.

Simply click on a state to view pending legislation and use your internet browser's "back" button to return to the home map. If the state is unshaded, the legislature is not in session. For a more complete list of legislation from the states and federal government, go to and select “Search Legislation.”

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The National Anti-Vivisection Society is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.

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