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WV Update: Amended Breeder Bill Passes Senate - Contact the House

(Thursday, April 04, 2013)

Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 437. This newly amended version of the bill addressed many of the issues with the bill; however, the AKC remains concerned about the definition of commercial breeder. This is now defined vaguely as one who owns 11 or more intact dogs (male or female) "for the exclusive purpose of actively breeding."

Read AKC's previous Legislative Alert for more information on the latest version of this bill.

The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee. The West Virginia Legislature requires that bills be passed by April 13, 2013. This means that SB 437 could continue to move very quickly.

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