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PA Update: Dog Training/Field Trial Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow (10/1)

(Monday, September 30, 2013)
The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee will consider a bill tomorrow (October 1) that creates several amendments regarding field trials and dog training areas in the state.

Senate Bill 1068 creates a number of new provisions, including:

  • Making it unlawful for anyone to “willfully, negligently or maliciously” kill, injure or interfere with a dog engaged in training or field trials within a designated dog training area, or to “negligently and maliciously” interfere with a person training dogs, participating in field trial events, lawfully hunting or trapping in a dog training area.
  • Changing the minimum area for dog training areas to 50 acres (Current law requires dog training areas to be between 100 and 250 acres. The maximum area is not changed in this bill).

This bill is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow in the Senate Committee on Game and Fisheries. Details are as follows:

Senate Committee on Game and Fisheries hearing
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol, Room 8E-A (East Wing)

You may also contact the members of the committee with any comments:

Sen. Richard Alloway II, Chair
Phone: (717) 787-4651
Fax: (717) 772-2753
E-mail: alloway@pasen.gov

Sen. Richard Kasunic, Minority Chair
Phone: (717) 787-7175
Fax: (717) 787-0195
E-mail form: http://www.senatorkasunic.com/contact

Sen. Charles McIlhinney, Vice Chair
Phone: (717) 787-7305
Fax: (717) 783-5962
E-mail: cmcilhinney@pasen.gov

Sen. Joseph Scarnati, Ex-Officio
Phone: (717) 787-7084
Fax: (717) 772-2755
E-mail: jscarnati@pasen.gov

Sen. Lisa Baker
Phone: (717) 787-7428
Fax: (717) 787-9242
E-mail: lbaker@pasen.gov

Sen. Lisa Boscola
Phone: (717) 787-4236
Fax: (717) 783-1257
E-mail: boscola@pasenate.com

Sen. James Brewster
Phone: (717) 787-5580
Fax: (717) 772-3588
E-mail:brewster@pasenate.com

Sen. Mike Brubaker
Phone: (717) 787-4420
Fax: (717) 783-3156
E-mail Form: http://www.senatorbrubaker.com/contact-me/

Sen. Jake Corman
Phone: (717) 787-1377
Fax: (717) 772-3146
E-mail form: http://jakecorman.com/contact/

Sen. Robert Robbins
Phone: (717) 787-1322
Fax: (717) 772-0577
E-mail form: http://www.senatorrobbins.com/contact.htm

Sen. Matt Smith
Phone: (717) 787-5839
Fax: (717) 772-4437
E-mail form: http://www.senatormattsmith.com/contact

AKC Government Relations will continue to monitor this legislation and provide more information. For the latest status, contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org. You can also visit our Legislative Tracking Page to find the latest information on bills we are following in your state and around the country.