NH Alert: Hearing Scheduled on Bills Regarding Statewide Animal Records Database
On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, two animal bills will be reviewed by the New Hampshire House Committee on Environment and Agriculture.  Links to the bills’ text are embedded in the bill numbers below.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly encourages those who reside in New Hampshire to contact the committee to express significant concerns. HB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-hearing-scheduled-bills-regarding-statewide-animal-records-database/ | January 22, 2021
State Reopenings and Status of Pet Care Services 
The following chart provides information on COVID-19 shelter in place/closure orders with respect to rules impacting access to pet care, supplies, and services.  This document will be updated to reflect changing circumstances as new information becomes available. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many states are shutting down all but what they deem to be essential […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/status-animal-services-state-closures/ | January 22, 2021
Maryland: Support Bill Providing Liability Protections for COVID Exposure
On Tuesday, January 26, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 210, which provides certain liability protections when there has been exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Those AKC clubs with concerns about the ability to conduct events while under a higher potential exposure to liability actions associated with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-support-bill-providing-liability-protections-covid-exposure/ | January 22, 2021
Virginia: Bill Seeks to Expand Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services with Potentially Bias Voice – Call Today!
Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 20), the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Agriculture Sub-Committee will be considering House Bill 2109, which seeks to expands the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by adding as an at-large member an expert in companion animal welfare who is employed by a releasing agency in the Commonwealth. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-bill-seeks-expand-board-agriculture-consumer-services-potentially-bias-voice-call-today/ | January 19, 2021
Wyoming: Act Now to Oppose SB 24 Impacting Your Dog Ownership Rights
On Thursday, January 21, the Wyoming Senate Agriculture Committee is considering two bills that address the issue of animals being seized, and the payment of their care during impoundment.  This includes Senate File 24, which could cause someone to permanently lose their animals even if they are ultimately found not guilty. AKC strongly believes that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-act-now-oppose-sb-24-impacting-dog-ownership-rights/ | January 15, 2021
AKC Urges Support of Bill to Make Animal Trunk Fighting a Felony in New Jersey
New Jersey Senate Bill 975 seeks to establish animal trunk fighting as an animal cruelty offense.  The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday, January 21.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports S.975, and encourages […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-urges-support-bill-make-animal-trunk-fighting-felony/ | January 15, 2021
Maryland: House and Senate Committees to Consider Hunting Bill Addressing AKC Concerns
The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday, January 15, 2021, on House Bill 293, and the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Thursday, January 21, 2021, on Senate Bill 200.  These identical bills seek to prohibit contests where […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-house-senate-committees-consider-hunting-bill-addressing-akc-concerns/ | January 14, 2021
Texas Breeders Update: Sunset Commission Protects Ineffective Regulatory Program, Harmful Legislation Filed
Today, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission accepted the modification of State Senator Lucio to “sever” the Commission Staff’s recommendation that the Licensed Breeders Program be eliminated.  The modification was then adopted as part of the entire package of changes to programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  In effect, the Licensed Breeder […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-breeders-update-sunset-commission-protects-ineffective-regulatory-program-harmful-legislation-filed/ | January 13, 2021
Maryland: House and Senate Committees to Consider Bills Regulating Dogs Outdoors – Call Today!
The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday, January 15, 2021, on House Bill 81, and the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, on Senate Bill 122.  These identical bills place limitations on dogs being outdoors and unattended when […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-house-senate-committees-bills-regulating-dogs-outdoors-call-today/ | January 12, 2021
Indiana: Support Bill Providing Liability Protections for COVID Exposure on January 13
Tomorrow  (Wednesday, January 13), the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering Senate Bill 1, which provides certain liability protections when there has been exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This new law may be of potential interest to some AKC-affiliated clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure to liability risks. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indiana-support-bill-providing-liability-protections-covid-exposure-january-13/ | January 12, 2021

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