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Legislative Alerts Illinois: Spring Session Adjourns, Majority of Dog-Related Bills Held
This past weekend, the Illinois General Assembly adjourned a very busy spring session for dog owners and trainers. We thank the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs, and all who took the time to file witness slips and contact legislators.  Together we are making a difference for dogs in Illinois. Below are the latest updates on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-spring-session-adjourns-majority-dog-related-bills-held/ | May 31, 2023
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Update on Numerous Bills Impacting Dog Owners and Trainers
Numerous bills impacting dog owners, breeders, and trainers have been introduced this year in Illinois, and AKC Government Relations and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners have been working diligently to fight on your behalf. We thank all those who have taken the time to file witness slips and contact legislators.  Together we […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-update-numerous-bills-impacting-dog-owners-trainers/ | March 10, 2023
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Hearings Tuesday Consider Mandatory Sterilization, Other Issues Impacting Dog Owners
On Tuesday, March 7, a number of bills are scheduled for hearings in Illinois impacting dog owners and all who breed dogs.  This includes a bill establishing mandatory genetic testing and sterilization of dogs with “genetic defects”, among other issues. Illinois residents can make a valuable difference today by filling out a simple online witness […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-hearings-tuesday-consider-mandatory-sterilization-issues-impacting-dog-owners/ | March 3, 2023
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Two Hearings Impact Dog Ownership TOMORROW (2/28)
Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 28), two Illinois House committees will consider bills related to dogs and dog ownership. Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to provide comments and submit witness slips today. Express your support for limiting breed discrimination in insurance coverage. (HB 1049) Convey your appreciation for amendments to the bill creating a “lawyers for dogs” […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-two-hearings-impact-dog-ownership-tomorrow-2-27/ | February 27, 2023
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Urgent: “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill On House Floor – Call Today!
After no action for almost 10 months,  Senate Bill 153, which would provide an animal a court advocate in cases involving the health, safety, or an injury of a dog or cat, is again on the move. The bill passed the Senate in 2021, and was just placed on the House Calendar where it can […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-urgent-lawyers-dogs-bill-house-floor-call-today/ | March 24, 2022
Clubs & Delegates Legislative Successes
The following list highlights some of the AKC Government Relations’ (AKC GR) legislative successes through January 1, 2024.  These and other victories have been won in cooperation with AKC federations, clubs, and responsible dog owners and breeders around the country who continue to work tirelessly to promote positive canine legislation in their state and community. […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/successes/ | December 2, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois Update: Bill Restricting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue Sent to Governor – Call Today
Yesterday, the Illinois General Assembly officially sent a bill to the governor that would ban the retail sale of pets in the state. Animal rights activists are flooding the governor’s office with calls and letters of support.  Even if you have already done so, we encourage all dog owners, breed rescues, and clubs in the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-update-bill-restricting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-sent-governor-call-today/ | June 30, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Animal Advocates Bill Held, Other Dog Bills Advance As Session Winds Down
The Illinois General Assembly has wrapped up the majority of its work for the year and remains in recess until an agreement is reached on some non-dog-related policy issues.  This has been a very active year for canine legislation in the state, and AKC worked with the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO) […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-animal-advocates-bill-held-dog-bills-advance-session-winds/ | June 4, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Pet Choice, Breed Rescue Restrictions Pass Committee – Call Your Senator TODAY
This morning, the Illinois Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. HB 1711 would restrict pet choice and consumer protection. It also implies that breeders should not be involved in rescue efforts. There are only […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-pet-choice-breed-rescue-restrictions-pass-committee-call-senator-today/ | May 27, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Register Your Opposition to Restrictions on Pet Choice, Breed Rescue TODAY
The Illinois Senate Agriculture Committee is considering a bill on Thursday, May 27, that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. We are asking local clubs, club rescues, and dog owners to take a minute TODAY and submit an online witness slip […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-register-opposition-restrictions-pet-choice-breed-rescue-today/ | May 25, 2021

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