Update: MA HB 5092 Will Not Move Forward!

[Thursday, October 23, 2008] Today the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on...

[Thursday, October 23, 2008]

Today the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government decided to send House Bill 5092 to “study,” which effectively ends the consideration of this onerous bill for the remainder of the current legislative session.  (For more information on HB 5092, click here.)

In addition to the over 200 concerned responsible dog breeders and owners who appeared today in opposition to the bill, legislative staff in Massachusetts report that thousands of opposition calls, e-mails, and letters were received prior to the committee’s meeting.  The American Kennel Club congratulates everyone involved in the successful effort in opposing HB 5092.

The AKC Government Relations Department actively opposed HB 5092.  In addition to working hand-in-hand with our Massachusetts federation, the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners, the Government Relations Department issued several Legislative Alerts, provided sample letters to Massachusetts constituents, wrote letters of opposition to committee members, and e-mailed over 50,000 Massachusetts dog breeders and owners notifying them of both the bill’s introduction and subsequent developments.  The Government Relations Department will continue to monitor any and all legislative developments in Massachusetts, and will report any developments should they warrant.

For more information, please contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org.