The North Carolina General Assembly is currently developing a state budget for the coming fiscal year. A provision in the Senate version passed on June 18 would require that the general sales tax rate (currently 4.75%) be applied to gross receipts for a variety of services including grooming, boarding, training, veterinary services, or “providing other care for an animal.”
AKC has learned that these ordinances have been pulled from the June 23rd agenda.
The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee has approved Senate Bill 77, which would make several changes regarding dog training areas, including providing protections for dogs actively training or participating in field trials. The bill is now under consideration by the full Senate.
On June 23rd the Washoe County Board of Commissioners will be considering changes to their animal control ordinance that will define commercial animal establishments and commercial breeders. Two separate ordinances are proposed.
The Oregon State Senate is scheduled to vote on House Bill 3494 on Monday, June 15th and your opposition is needed! The measure will ban the practice of debarking unless it is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect. This legislation restricts the rights of responsible dog owners to make viable, safe decisions on behalf of their pets in conjunction with their veterinarians.
The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, June 16, that would make several changes regarding dog training areas, including providing protections for dogs actively training or participating in field trials.
The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter. Its companion bill, Senate Bill 5372, was recently approved by a Senate committee and will likely be considered by the full Senate soon. NY residents are encouraged to contact their State Senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 5372.
The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, June 9) that would make some changes and clarifications to the laws regarding hunting dogs. Under the provisions of this bill, a hunting dog may be deemed to be under the control of its owner and not be considered to be at-large if certain requirements are met.
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