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WV Update: House Breeder Bill Hearing Rescheduled for TOMORROW (3/20)

(Tuesday, March 19, 2013)

The West Virginia House Agriculture Committee is expected to hold a public hearing on House Bill 2838 tomorrow, March 20. This bill as introduced could have detrimental effects on West Virginia breeders and shelters.

An identical measure (Senate Bill 437) was held in the Senate Agriculture committee yesterday, but will likely be considered within the week.

Because of the state’s short legislative session, all bills must be out of committee by March 31. We strongly encourage West Virginia residents to contact the members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, as well as your State Delegate and Senator TODAY and ask them to not support House Bill 2838 and Senate Bill 437as currently written.

Read AKC’s previous Legislative Alert for more information and talking points on House Bill 2838/Senate Bill 437.

Click here for a Sample Letter to Personalize for HB 2838

Click here for a Sample Letter to Personalize for SB 437.

How You Can Help:

  • Contact your State Delegate and State Senator and respectfully ask them to oppose House Bill 2838 and Senate Bill 437 as introduced. Type your zip code at this link to get the name and contact information for your state legislators.
  • Contact the members of the House Agriculture Committee TODAY and respectfully ask them to vote “no” on House Bill 2838. Go to this web page and click on the individual names to access contact information.
  • Contact the members of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and respectfully ask them to oppose Senate Bill 437 as introduced.Go to this web page and click on the individual names to access contact information.

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to monitor this legislation closely and provide more information on the upcoming hearing once it is available. For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.