Texas Update: Licensed Breeders Advisory Board Meeting Today

Texas Update: Licensed Breeders Advisory Board Meeting Today

The Texas Licensed Breeders Advisory Board will meet today, Wednesday, December 7th, in Austin.  The agenda has been posted online here.

Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee
Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: North Campus Building
1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Room 125E
1106 Clayton Lane
Austin, TX 78723

The Advisory Board will hear reports from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) staff and will appoint working groups to begin the process of drafting the implementing regulations for House Bill 1451, which passed in the 2011 legislative session. There is a designated public comment time if concerned individuals would like to attend and address the committee.

The working groups will be as follows:

  1. Work Group on Standards – Assigned to review all rules and matters related to the administration and enforcement of Chapter 91, including licensing fees, standards of care and confinements of animals, including but not limited to the federal regulations and ensuring the minimum standards incorporate section 802.201 requirements

  2. Compliance Work Group - Review all rules related to compliance by licensees and persons engaged in dog or cat breeding, including but not limited to periodic inspections, out of cycle inspections, and penalty matrices

  3. Licensing, Registration and Training Work Group - Review all rules related to the licensing of breeders and the registration of inspectors, including but not limited to criminal conviction guidelines, and inspector training

The American Kennel Club has expressed its ongoing concerns and requested clarifications to the committee.  Click here to view AKC’s letter.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the live hearing online using RealPlayer by clicking here.  Later, a new RealPlayer link to an archived video of the meeting will be posted along with the meeting minutes.

For further information, please contact the AKC Government Relations department at 919-816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org. Our Texas federation, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance can be reached at 210-822-6763 or rpoa@texas.net.