Attention Washington State Dog Owners!

The AKC has just learned that on Wednesday, January 21st, the House Financial Institutions and...

The AKC has just learned that on Wednesday, January 21st, the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee will hold a public hearing on H1895, a bill to prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against homeowners based on the breed of dog they own. The American Kennel Club believes that insurance companies should determine coverage of a dog-owning household based on the dog's deeds, not the dog's breed, and we encourage your immediate support of this important bill!

For years families have been forced to give up their loving companions because of skyrocketing premiums or companies' outright refusal to cover certain breeds. H1895 presents a very reasonable alternative-insurance companies can raise rates or refuse coverage only if a dog has been deemed dangerous based on existing state law.

What You Can Do:

  • Attend the hearing, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. in House Hearing Room C, in the John L. O'Brien Building in Olympia. Voice your support!
  • If you cannot attend the hearing, contact the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and ask them to support H1895.

 

House Financial Institutions and Insurance :
John L O'Brien Bldg #342
Olympia, WA 98504

Rep. Shay Schual-Berke (D) [Chair] Phone:360/786-7834
Email: shualbe_sh@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Geoff Simpson (D) [Vice Chair] Phone:360/786-7918
Email: simpson_ge@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Brad Benson (R) Phone:360/786-7922
Email: benson_br@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Jack Cairnes (R) Phone:360/786-7858
Email: cairnes_ja@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Michael Carrell (R) Phone:360/786-7958
Email: carrell_mi@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Mike Cooper (D) Phone:360/786-7950
Email: cooper_mi@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Brian Hatfield (D) Phone:360/786-7806
Email: hatfield_br@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Ross Hunter (D) Phone:360/786-7936
Email: hunter_ro@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R) Phone:360/786-7874
Email: newhouse_da@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Dan Roach (R) Phone:360/786-7846
Email: roach_da@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) Phone:360/786-7944
Email: santos_sh@leg.wa.gov