UPDATE: Utah SB 253 Fails to Pass Prior to Adjournment
March 11, 2016 AKC Government Relations is pleased to report that this bill failed to pass prior to the close of the legislative session. We thank all those who reached out to their legislators throughout this session.  March 10, 2016 The Utah Senate may soon consider Senate Bill 253 which would amend the state’s tethering […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-senate-bill-253-field-trials-outdoor-dog-events/ | March 10, 2016
NJ Update: Amended SB 63 Approved by One Committee, Assigned to Another
New Jersey Senate Bill 63, which seeks to limit consumer choice and remove consumer protections for New Jersey dog purchasers, was recently amended and approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee by a 3-2 vote.  The bill has been referred to a second committee, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, for further consideration.  Click here […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-amended-senate-bill-63/ | March 9, 2016
California Information: Senate Proposal Would Regulate Boarding Kennels
Senate Bill 945 which will establish standards of care for pet boarding facilities has been amended and may impact more fanciers and responsible dog owners. The bill now defines a pet boarding facility as “any lot, building, structure, enclosure or other premises whereupon two or more dogs, cats or other pets in any combination are boarded […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-senate-regulate-boarding-kennels/ | March 9, 2016
New York: Support March 13 as K9 Veterans Appreciation Day
A resolution was approved yesterday in the New York Senate calling on the Governor to declare March 13 as “K9 Veterans Appreciation Day” in the state.  This resolution, sponsored by Senator Kathleen Marchione of Saratoga County, recognizes the many ways in which “military working dogs, past and present,….have served our nation.” Senate Resolution J 4181 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-k9-appreciation-day/ | March 9, 2016
Ask NY Senate to Support Allowing Pets on Public Transportation During Emergencies
The New York Senate is expected to vote on a bill any day that would allow owners to take their companion animals on public transportation if a state of emergency is declared.  This is meant to partner with identical legislation passed in 2014 in New Jersey to assist those utilizing public transportation through the Port […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-transportation-emergencies-senate-vote/ | March 3, 2016
West Virginia Success: Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Will Not Advance
A West Virginia measure that would have instituted statewide mandatory spay/neuter policies was not considered in committee prior to the hearing deadline.  As a result, the bill will not advance this year. Instead, a resolution has been introduced that would require the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to “study the most effective, humane, and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-spay-neuter-success/ | March 3, 2016
Connecticut Action Needed: Express Opposition to Non-Economic Damages Bill
Connecticut law already allows the owner of a companion animal that has been intentionally injured or killed to collect economic damages (i.e., claims substantiated by a specific cost), including veterinary care cost and the monetary value of the animal.  Connecticut Senate Bill 228 would go a drastic step further and allow non-economic damages in cases […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/connecticut-opposition-non-economic-damages-bill/ | March 2, 2016
Connecticut: Support Ban on Discriminatory Breed-Specific Homeowners Insurance Policies
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Insurance and Real Estate Committee will consider House Bill 5443, which would prohibit insurance companies from establishing minimum premiums, canceling, refusing to renew, or refusing to issue a homeowners insurance policy based solely on the breed of dog owned by the insured or applicant.  The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/connecticut-support-ban-discriminatory-breed-specific-legislation/ | March 2, 2016

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