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Hawaii: URGENT-Public Hearing Tomorrow, 2/6/14, on Dog Owner Registration Bill

(Wednesday, February 05, 2014)

A public hearing will be held February 6, 2014 on House Bill 2534, which would require anyone who owns or has custody of ten or more unsterilized dogs over the age of one year to register with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

The American Kennel Club believes that an individual’s choice to own a particular number of pets does not fall within the purview of this department.

What You Can Do

  • Dog owners in Hawaii are encouraged to contact members of the House Committee on Agriculture and politely state your opposition to H.B. 2534. Contact information is listed below. It is important to contact committee members prior to the hearing, which begins at 9:40 a.m. tomorrow.

    A brief email or voice mail message is sufficient to indicate your opposition to the registration of pet owners, for example: My name is ________, I am a resident of ________, and I oppose House Bill 2534”.

  • Attend the public hearing to politely state your opposition to H.B. 2534.

Public Hearing on House Bill 2434
House Committee on Agriculture
Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:40 a.m.
Room 312, State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

House Committee on Agriculture

Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair, phone: 808-586-8540, repwooley@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair, phone: 808-586-6120, reponishi@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Karen Awana, phone: 808-586-8465, repawana@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Tom Brower, phone: 808-586-8520, repbrower@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Romy M. Cachola, phone: 808-586-6010, repcachola@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Isaac W. Choy, phone: 808-586-8475, repchoy@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Takashi Ohno, phone: 808-586-9415, repohno@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, phone: 808-586-6270, reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Clift Tsuji, phone: 808-586-8480, reptsuji@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto, phone: 808-586-9490, repmatsumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep. Gene Ward, phone: 808-586-6420, repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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