Proposals have been introduced in the New York Senate and the Nassau County Legislature that seek to license and regulate those who train dogs. At this time, neither of these bills are scheduled for hearings, and the AKC Government Relations Department continues to closely monitor both proposals.
Senate Bill 5094 includes legislative findings that state that a dog’s breed is not inherently indicative of whether or not a dog is dangerous, and that the criteria for determining whether or not a dog is dangerous or potentially dangerous should be focused on a dog’s behavior.
Last night, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that will regulate those breeders who have on their property at least 15 intact females that have been previously bred.
Attempts are once again being made in the Michigan Senate to pass regulations on dog breeders before the end of session this week. These bills could be considered as soon as tonight, so it is imperative that Michigan residents contact the Senate immediately
Four dog-related bills are scheduled to be considered and voted on by the New Jersey General Assembly at 1PM on Monday, December 19, 2016. The American Kennel Club encourages all New Jersey residents concerned with any of the following bills to contact their Assembly member and the Assembly Speaker with their concerns.
The La Plata County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13, on a rewrite of the county’s animal control code. La Plata County residents are encouraged to contact the County Commission about this proposal, and also to consider attending the December 13 hearing.
As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events.
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee did not consider Senate Bill 339 during its hearing this morning. The bill remains in committee, and its counterpart House Bill 4898 remains pending in the Senate.
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