Yesterday, AKC GR reported that Massachusetts Senate Bill 2370 was passed by the Senate with amendments. Since then, we have learned that the bill has been given a new bill number and descriptive title, and assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee.
A proposal is scheduled for a vote on July 5 by the Baltimore County Council that would prohibit dogs being used for hunting or training on county-owned property.
The Town of Huntington, New York, has scheduled a public hearing on proposed changes to the town’s animal laws. These include very broad definitions of when a dog would be considered “at large”, and outdoor tethering requirements that could actually harm dogs.
Massachusetts dog owners are strongly encouraged to respond by calling House Speaker Robert DeLeo and by contacting their member of the Massachusetts House and express any concerns they may have with the proposal.
New Jersey Senate Bill 63 has been placed on the agenda for a vote tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, in the New Jersey State Senate.
A significantly amended New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was approved late last week by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill could now be considered for a vote by the full Senate this Thursday, June 30.
Senate Bill 2370 would allow for the creation of regulations for the operation of certain commercial and private kennels, establish consumer protection laws to cover the purchase of puppies in Massachusetts, expand criteria for inspections, and place limits on the purchase of animals for pet shop resale.
A bill has been approved by the Delaware House Health and Human Development Committee that would ensure the state and local Delaware municipalities cannot declare a dog as dangerous based solely on “a dog’s breed or perceived breed.” The AKC supports House Bill 427, which protects the rights of dog owners while still allowing for dogs to be declared dangerous based on specific actions.
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