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Support NY Bill to Eliminate Breed-Specific Bans in Insurance Policies!

(Monday, May 23, 2011)

The AKC has learned that the New York Assembly Insurance Committee will consider a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, May 24) 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.

While there will not likely be an opportunity for public comment at tomorrow’s hearing, all responsible dog owners and breeders in New York are encouraged to contact the committee and ask them to support Assembly Bill 3507 (Scroll down for contact information).

Summary:

As introduced, Assembly Bill 3507 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue, renew or cancel or raise premiums for homeowners insurance based on breed of dog owned by the policyholder. The bill does allow for insurance companies to take these actions if the dog has been declared dangerous based on current law.

New York state law already expressly prohibits municipalities from passing laws that target specific breeds of dogs.

Read the AKC’s policy position statement on “Dangerous Dog Control Legislation”

Read AKC’s one-page issue brief with talking points on breed-specific legislation

The AKC understands that amendments may be offered, but we have not yet seen the text. At this time, we are expressing our support for the bill as introduced. Read AKC’s letter to the Assembly Insurance Committee.

Assembly Insurance Committee Contact Information:

Assemblyman Joseph Morelle (Chairman)
Phone: 518-455-5373
Fax: 518-455-5647
E-mail: morellej@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman George Amedore
Phone: 518-455-5197
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman William Barclay
Phone: 518-455-5841
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Jonathan Bing
Phone: 518-455-4794
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein
Phone: 518-455-5425
E-mail: braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Marc Butler
Phone: 518-455-5393
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Nancy Calhoun
Phone: 518-455-5441
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblywoman Vivian Cook
Phone: 518-455-4203
E-mail: CookV@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz
Phone: 518-455-5214
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Gary Finch
Phone: 518-455-5878
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Stephen Hawley
Phone: 518-455-5811
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs
Phone: 518-455-5385
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman George Latimer
Phone: 518-455-4897
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Charles Lavine
Phone: 518-455-5456
Fax: 518-455-5467
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares
Phone: 518-455-5807
E-mail: linaresg@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Dan Losquadro
Phone: 518-455-5294
E-mail: losquadrod@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Francisco Moya
Phone: 518-455-4567
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Bob Oaks
Phone: 518-455-5655
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Phone: 518-455-5005
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry
Phone: 518-455-4166
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow
Phone: 518-455-5291
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Josè Rivera
Phone: 518-455-5414
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Mark J. F. Schroeder
Phone: 518-455-4691
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman Mike Spano
Phone: 518-455-3662
E-mail: Click here to access online contact form

Assemblyman David Weprin
Phone: 518-455-5806
E-mail: weprind@assembly.state.ny.us

For questions or more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org

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