Louisiana Support and Service Animal Integrity Act Takes Effect 8/1/24
The Louisiana Support and Service Animal Integrity Act (House Bill 407), which establishes requirements for support animals and service dogs, was signed by Governor Jeff Landry as Act No. 558 and takes effect August 1, 2024. As stated in the Act, its purpose is to “restore integrity into the process of determining whether an individual […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-support-service-animal-integrity-act-takes-effect-8-1-24/ | June 21, 2024
Pennsylvania: Committee to Consider Bill Regarding Boarding Dogs from Out-of-State on Monday (6/24)
On Monday, June 24, 2024, the House Judiciary Committee will consider legislation aimed at addressing concerns by boarding kennels along the state borders. Recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Dog Law (Act 18 of 2023) requires a certified certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) from a dog’s home state in order to be boarded in Pennsylvania licensed boarding […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-committee-consider-bill-regarding-boarding-dogs-state-monday-6-24/ | June 21, 2024
Pennsylvania Update: West Mifflin Withdrawals Ordinance to Establish Animal Ownership Limits
Just prior to Tuesday’s schedule hearing, the West Mifflin Borough Council withdrew a proposed ordinance that would limit the number of animals that may be kept or maintained on any property prior As stated in AKC’s previous alert, the proposal would have limited ownership to three dogs, among other provisions.  AKC and the Pennsylvania Federation […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-update-west-mifflin-withdrawals-ordinance-establish-animal-ownership-limits/ | June 20, 2024
Connecticut: Canine Bills Become Law
Two bills supported by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (CFDRDO) were recently signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont. A change to the rabies vaccination schedule has also been made. SENATE BILL 339 – RESTITUTION FOR INJURY OR DEATH OF POLICE K-9 Public Act […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/connecticut-canine-bills-become-law/ | June 20, 2024
Delaware: Barking Dogs Legislation Passes the House
On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Delaware House of Representatives passed legislation to regulate barking dogs in the state. The bill now moves to the Senate where it has been assigned to the Senate Elections and Government Affairs Committee. As mentioned in a previous alert, House Bill 124 will prohibit dogs from barking continuously for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-barking-dogs-legislation-passes-house/ | June 20, 2024
Vermont: New Division of Animal Welfare Established!
On June 10, 2024, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed House Bill 626 into law, thereby establishing a division of animal welfare as part of the Department of Public Safety (Department). The Department will have until January 1, 2025, to hire the new division’s director. This is a foundational step for developing, implementing, and administering a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vermont-new-division-animal-welfare-established/ | June 18, 2024
Pennsylvania: West Mifflin Considering Animal Ownership Limits Tomorrow (June 18)
Tomorrow evening, West Mifflin Borough Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30pm on an ordinance that would limit the number of animals that may be kept or maintained on any property. According to the proposed ordinance, "It shall be lawful for any person/owner to keep pets, but no more than three dogs and no […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-west-mifflin-considering-animal-ownership-limits-tomorrow-june-18/ | June 17, 2024
CA: Fresno to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter on Thursday- Call Your Councilmember
On Thursday, June 20, the Fresno City Council will vote on a resolution that would suspend the issuance of new unaltered dog licenses until the 3-month shelter occupancy rate average drops below 75 percent. As the city is currently above this threshold, if adopted, the issuance of new unaltered dog licenses would be immediately suspended. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-fresno-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-thursday-call-councilmember/ | June 17, 2024
Delaware: Barking Dogs Legislation Scheduled for House Vote Tomorrow
The Delaware House of Representatives will be considering a bill to regulate barking dogs in the state during tomorrow’s (June 18, 2024) session scheduled to start at 2:00p. Delaware residents are encouraged to contact the members of the House of Representatives to express your concerns with House Bill 124 which seeks to regulating barking dogs.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-barking-dogs-legislation-scheduled-house-vote-tomorrow/ | June 17, 2024
Pennsylvania: Update on Bill Regarding Boarding Dogs from Out-of-State
Last week, a new bill was introduced to replace the existing legislation (House Bill 2354) aimed at addresses concerns by boarding kennels along the state borders. Recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Dog Law (Act 18 of 2023) requires a certified certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) from a dog’s home state in order to be boarded in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-update-bill-regarding-boarding-dogs-state/ | June 17, 2024

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