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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
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
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Ask Committee to Oppose Bill Limiting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue TODAY
The Illinois Senate Agriculture Committee will likely consider a bill next week that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. House Bill 1711 is virtually identical to a bill considered and defeated earlier this year by the Senate Agriculture Committee.  However, the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-committee-oppose-bill-limiting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-today/ | May 21, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Two Harmful Proposals Still Active in Legislature – Call Today
Although the Illinois session is expected to wind down over the next few weeks, two important bills that would undermine impact responsible dog ownership remain active in the state legislature. AKC and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs are working to advocate and communicate our position to legislators, and we need your help!  We urge […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-two-harmful-proposals-still-active-legislature-call-today/ | May 17, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill to Be Considered Tuesday (5/11) – Call Today!
On Tuesday, May 11, an Illinois House Committee will consider 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. SB 153 is similar to bills introduced in other states this year, and is part of an effort to alter […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-lawyers-dogs-bill-considered-tuesday-5-11-call-today/ | May 6, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Multiple Bills with Significant Impact on Dog Owners Continue to Advance, Contact Lawmakers Today
The Illinois Legislature returned from Spring Break and immediately continued work on bills impacting dog owners and breeders in the state.  AKC and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs are working hard to advocate for responsible purebred dog owners. We urge dog owners, Illinois dog clubs and breeders to join us in working to protect […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-multiple-bills-significant-impact-dog-owners-continue-advance-contact-lawmakers-today/ | April 16, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Ask Senate to Oppose Animal Rights Court-Appointed “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill
A bill is moving in the Illinois Senate that would provide an animal a court advocate in cases involving the health, safety, or an injury of a dog or cat. Senate Bill 153 is similar to bills being introduced in other states in an effort to alter the legal status of animals and provide them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-senate-oppose-animal-rights-court-appointed-lawyers-dogs-bill/ | March 16, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Bills Restricting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue Are Advancing– Call Today to Oppose!
The Illinois House and Senate continue to consider bills that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. Yesterday, the House Consumer Protection Committee passed House Bill 1711, but there was a verbal commitment to negotiate on amendments prior to bringing the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-bills-restricting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-advancing-call-today-oppose/ | March 16, 2021
Legislative Alerts Illinois Update: Chicago Delays Action on Restrictive Hobby Breeder Proposal
This morning, the Chicago proposal that would have essentially banned hobby breeding and eliminate pet store consumer protection was held for consideration. During the full City Council meeting, Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Roderick Sawyer announced that Proposal O2020-2827 was being held in committee, thereby delaying the vote that was expected today. AKC Government […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-update-chicago-delays-action-restrictive-hobby-breeder-proposal/ | July 22, 2020
Legislative Alerts Illinois: Evanston Postpones Vote on Hobby Breeder Sales Ban- Keep Contacting the Council
Last night, the Evanston City Council voted to delay action on a measure that would significantly restrict the sale of dogs in the city. As stated in the previous alert, sales would be banned in the city unless the animals are from a shelter, a rescue, or a breeder that BOTH has a USDA license […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-evanston-postpones-vote-hobby-breeder-sales-ban-keep-contacting-council/ | March 10, 2020
Legislative Alerts Illinois Committee Considering Bill Deleting State’s Consumer Protection Laws Tomorrow (3/26)
March 25, 2019 After postponing a hearing last week, the Illinois House Agriculture & Conservation Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, March 26) that would delete consumer protection language passed in 2017 and replace it with language that would only allow pet stores to sell dogs from shelters, rescues, or breeders who have fewer […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-committee-considering-bill-deleting-states-consumer-protection-laws-tomorrow-3-26/ | March 25, 2019
Legislative Alerts Illinois Update: HB 2810 Still Pending ‘ Urge Governor to Veto
Due to a number of changes on the Governor's staff, House Bill 2810 is still sitting idle. This bill would increase the instances where an animal is seized on suspicion of cruelty and may result in more Illinois dog owners losing their pets even if they are ultimately found not guilty.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-update-hb-2810-still-pending-urge-governor-to-veto/ | August 25, 2017
German Shepherd Dog with policeman
Clubs & Delegates AKC Illinois Federation Works with State Senate to Support Retired Police Dogs
A bill is moving through the Illinois Senate that will allow retired police dogs to be adopted by the officer or employee who had custody of the dog during its service. “As a dog owner myself, I recognize there is a special connection formed between an officer and their dog,” bill sponsor Senator Tom Cullerton […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/government-relations-blogs/akc-illinois-federation-works-state-senate-support-retired-police-dogs/ | March 21, 2016
Golden Retriever Puppy with Mother
Clubs & Delegates 2015 Legislative Issues/Trends: Legislative Findings That are Inaccurate & Disparaging
Numerous state and local measures have included nearly identical legislative findings that are inaccurate, offensive to breeders, and directly reference “HSUS puppy mill estimates.” Such findings are designed to limit debate from the start, undermine alternative sources of information and put opponents on the defensive. While legislative findings are not actual laws, inaccurate, pejorative or […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/government-relations-blogs/2015-legislative-issues-trends-legislative-findings-inaccurate-disparaging/ | January 8, 2016
Legislative Alerts UPDATE: Illinois Bills Held For Further Amendments
SB 139 which sought to ban cropping and docking in Illinois, has been amended to remove all substantive language from the bill. It now simply exists as a placeholder or "shell", should the sponsor choose to revisit the issue later in session.  AKC will continue to monitor this legislation and will update our website if new language […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-illinois-bills-held-for-further-amendments/ | March 17, 2009
Clubs & Delegates State Issues April 2024
Twenty-eight state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session. The following are highlights of current, active legislation around the country: Arizona – Senate Bill 1047 seeks to regulate dogs outdoors.  It provides specific exemptions for police and working dogs, hunting, training, “sporting and competitive functions”, and “lawful competitions”.  As introduced, the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-april-2024/ | April 17, 2024
Clubs & Delegates Local Issues April 2024
Issues at the City, County, and Metropolitan Levels, and in US Territories CA, Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council has passed a moratorium on issuing new breeder permits until the shelter population levels reach a 75 percent capacity.  AKC expressed significant concerns with the proposal, and continues to ask that current law be […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/local-issues-april-2024/ | April 17, 2024
Clubs & Delegates State Issues March 2024
Thirty-five state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session. The following are highlights of current, active legislation around the country: Arizona – Senate Bill 1047 seeks to regulate dogs outdoors.  It provides specific exemptions for police and working dogs, hunting, training, “sporting and competitive functions”, and “lawful competitions”.  As introduced, the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-march-2024/ | March 20, 2024
Clubs & Delegates State Issues August 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Ten state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session, and two state legislatures are in special session. AKC Government Relations is currently tracking more than 1,444 local, state, and federal issues. The following are highlights […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-august-2023/ | August 11, 2023
Clubs & Delegates State Issues July 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Twelve state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session, and three state legislatures are in special session. AKC Government Relations is currently tracking more than 1,429 local, state, and federal issues. The following are highlights […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-july-2023/ | July 26, 2023
Clubs & Delegates State Issues June 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Alabama – SB 2 sought to prohibit inmates from participating in training of dogs for identifying scents and tracking humans. AKC monitored this legislation, which was not considered in the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and failed at end of […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-june-2023/ | June 23, 2023
Clubs & Delegates State Issues May 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Alabama – SB 2 seeks to prohibit inmates from participating in training of dogs for tracking humans. AKC is monitoring this legislation, which was assigned to the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Alabama – SB 242 seeks to remove the […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-may-2023/ | May 22, 2023
Clubs & Delegates State Issues April 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Alabama – SB 2 seeks to prohibit inmates from participating in training of dogs for tracking humans. AKC is monitoring this legislation, which has not yet received a committee assignment. Arkansas – HB 1591, a bill supported by AKC that limits a local […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-april-2023/ | April 21, 2023

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