Immediate Help Needed on Insurance Bill in New Jersey

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee is currently considering A1135, a...

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee is currently considering A1135, 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. A1135 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:

  • A1135 will be considered by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Monday, October 4, 2004 at 10:00 AM. The hearing will be held in Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ. Concerned dog owners are encouraged to attend and show your support for this important bill!
     
  • If you cannot attend the hearing, please contact The Honorable Neil M. Cohen, Chair of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee (908/624-0880) and urge him to support A1135.

 

For additional information, contact the AKC’s Canine Legislation department (doglaw@akc.org).