Your 2020 Election Guide
Election Day 2020 is Tuesday, November 3. This year, the U.S. President, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, 13 governorships, and countless other state and local elections will be contested. To preserve the future of purebred dogs, it’s important to identify dog-friendly candidates and use your […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/2020-election-guide/ | September 16, 2020
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/ | September 16, 2020
Kittery, Maine Update: Proposed Animal Ordinance Proceeding, Beach Access Working Group to be Formed
After cancelling a September 9th special meeting to receive public input on proposed restrictions on dogs at public beaches, the Kittery, Maine, Town Council voted on Monday, September 14, 2020, to schedule a vote on proposed changes that clarify language dealing with feral cats, barking (disturbing the peace), definition improvements, and dog waste removal requirements.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kittery-maine-update-proposed-animal-ordinance-proceeding-beach-access-working-group-formed/ | September 15, 2020
Status Of Legislatures Impacted by COVID-19
As you may have already seen, the COVID-19 outbreak and preventative public health measures are having a significant impact on legislative schedules and hearings around the country. Schedules are evolving rapidly.  As of (1:00 PM on 9/15/20), here are the latest schedule updates impacting legislation at the state and federal level. Please continue to check […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/status-legislatures-impacted-covid-19/ | September 15, 2020
Ask Michigan Committee to Support Ban on Breed-Specific Dog Laws Tomorrow (9/15)
The Michigan House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to consider a bill tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.  This would be a significant step forward for Michigan dog owners, as there are several localities that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-michigan-committee-support-ban-breed-specific-dog-laws-tomorrow-9-15/ | September 14, 2020
Michigan: COVID Liability Bill Could Be Considered Tomorrow, September 15
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider a bill relating to protecting various groups, industries, and people from liability for claims relating to exposure to COVID-19. House Bill 6030 may be of interest to those clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-covid-liability-bill-considered-tomorrow-september-15/ | September 14, 2020
Kittery, Maine Update: Today’s Public Hearing Postponed on Proposed Ordinance Restricting Dogs at Beaches
The special meeting in Kittery, Maine, that was originally scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, to receive public input on proposed restrictions on dogs at public beaches, has been postponed due to an uptick in York County COVID cases. At the upcoming September 14, 2020, Town Council meeting, an agenda item will include discussing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kittery-maine-update-todays-public-hearing-postponed-proposed-ordinance-restricting-dogs-beaches/ | September 9, 2020
Michigan: COVID Liability Bill to be Considered Tomorrow (September 9)
Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 9), the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider a series of bills relating to protecting various groups, industries, and people from liability for claims relating to exposure to COVID-19. House Bill 6030 may be of interest to those clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-covid-liability-bill-considered-tomorrow-september-9/ | September 8, 2020
Florida: Pasco County to Consider Limits on Pet Store Sourcing on September 8
The Pasco County Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, on a proposed ordinance that seeks to limit pet stores in the county to offering only dogs and cats obtained from an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization. The proposed definition of “animal rescue organization” would exclude breeders and entities […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-pasco-county-consider-limits-pet-store-sourcing-september-8/ | September 4, 2020
North Carolina: Burke County Holding September 9 Hearing on Breeder Permits
The Burke County Animal Advisory Board has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, to further discuss proposed county breeder permits.   Local breeders, sportsmen, and dog owners are strongly encouraged to attend the hearing and express your concerns (Scroll down for hearing information).  This hearing is in response to a directive from the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-burke-county-holding-september-9-hearing-breeder-permits/ | September 4, 2020

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