Michigan: Improved Breeder Regulations Bill Passes Legislature – Contact the Governor
Last night, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that will regulate those breeders who have on their property at least 15 intact females that have been previously bred.  Thanks to your phone calls and e-mails, the bill does not include the very problematic Animal Welfare Commission that would have regulated and inspected all breeders and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-breeder-regulations-passes-contact-governor/ | December 15, 2016
Michigan Alert: Senate Again Considers Last-Ditch Efforts to Regulate Breeders- Call Today!
Attempts are once again being made in the Michigan Senate to pass regulations on dog breeders before the end of session this week.  These bills could be considered as soon as tonight, so it is imperative that Michigan residents contact the Senate immediately (scroll down for contact information). At this point, it is believed that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-senate-alert/ | December 14, 2016
New Jersey Dog Bills Scheduled for Assembly Floor Vote on Monday, December 19
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Four dog-related bills are scheduled to be considered and voted on by the New Jersey General Assembly at 1PM on Monday, December 19, 2016.  The American Kennel Club encourages all New Jersey residents concerned with any of the following bills to contact their Assembly member and the Assembly Speaker with their […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-assembly-floor-votes-december-19-2016/ | December 14, 2016
Colorado: La Plata County Hearing on December 13 to Discuss Rewrite of Animal Code
The La Plata County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13, on a rewrite of the county’s animal control code.  While the stated primary purpose is to address complaints regarding barking dogs, the proposal also encompasses cruelty, dangerous dogs, and many other issues. La Plata County residents are encouraged to contact the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-plata-dec-13-hearing/ | December 9, 2016
NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon., 12/12
New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events.    AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-sb-1013-restrict-responsible-care-dec12/ | December 8, 2016
Michigan Update: Commission Bill Not Heard in Committee Today
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee did not consider Senate Bill 339 during its hearing this morning.  The bill remains in committee, and its counterpart House Bill 4898 remains pending in the Senate.  The AKC and the Michigan Association for Pure-Bred Dogs will continue to closely monitor and provide any updates. Read AKC’s previous alert for more […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-sb-339-update/ | December 7, 2016
Michigan: Hearing Likely Tomorrow on Bill that Could Regulate All Breeders
A bill is expected to be considered as soon as tomorrow in the Michigan House Appropriations Committee that could result in licensing, inspections, and even requirements on how every person who breeds a dog in Michigan should care for their dogs.  AKC thanks those who have taken the time to contact their State Representative, and asks […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mi-house-appropriations-hearing/ | December 6, 2016
MI Bills Continue to Fast Track – Call the House TODAY
Last evening, the Michigan Senate approved last-minute amendments that would create a new Animal Welfare Commission to regulate all breeders in the state.  The bills are now in the House Appropriations Committee and could be considered any day.  Although Michigan already has extensive laws regulating kennels, this new commission would create further regulations. These would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-bills-fast-tracking-animal-regulations-now/ | December 2, 2016
Michigan: Proposed New Commission to Regulate Animal Welfare Rushed Through- Call the Senate!
This morning, the Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee passed two bills that would establish a new Animal Welfare Commission in the state to create new rules, licensing, inspections, and other requirements for anyone who breeds dogs in Michigan.    This commission will be given broad powers to regulate animal welfare in the state, and yet those directly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-regulate-animal-welfare-dec1/ | December 1, 2016
UPDATE: Miami-Dade BSL Hearing Postponed
The Miami-Dade County Commission has temporarily withdrawn the measure that would repeal the county's current ban on specific breeds and types of dogs.  It is believed that a new measure will be introduced that will repeal the ban and also amend the county's cruelty laws.  AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this proposal and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-bsl-hearing-postponed/ | November 15, 2016

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