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NY Update: Bill Banning Insurance Breed Discrimination Passes First Committee

NY Update: Bill Banning Insurance Breed Discrimination Passes First Committee


The NY Assembly Insurance Committee approved a bill that would prohibit insurance companies from denying, cancelling or raising premium rates for homeowners’ insurance based on the breed of dog owned by the policyholder. 

The bill is now forwarded to the Assembly Codes Committee. All responsible dog owners and breeders in New York are encouraged to contact the Assembly Codes Committee, as well as your State Assemblymember, and ask them to support Assembly Bill 3952.

Read AKC’s previous legislative alert for more information and talking points on A. 3952.

To find the name and contact information for your New York State Assemblymember, click here and type in your address. A full list of Assemblymember e-mail addresses can be found here.

For questions or more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or

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