Riverside, California, Developing Breeder Regulations
The City of Riverside's Planning Commission held a workshop on March 9, 2017, to seek input on changes to the city's animal control laws as part of new land use regulations.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/riverside-california-developing-breeder-regulations/ | April 11, 2017
CA Considering Limits to Pet Choice, Require Pet Shops to Sell Only Pets from Shelter/Rescues
A radical nationwide campaign continues to seek government-sanctioned restrictions on retails sales of pets. The latest threat emerges from the California State Legislature.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-considering-limits-to-pet-choice-require-pet-shops-to-sell-only-pets-from-shelter-rescues/ | April 5, 2017
URGENT’ Act TODAY to Oppose Tennessee Dog Breeder Amendment
If you own intact female dogs, you could be regulated as a 'commercial' dog breeder under a bill that is advancing in Tennessee.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-act-today-to-oppose-tennessee-dog-breeder-amendment/ | April 3, 2017
California Action Alert: Bill Banning Leases for Breeding To Be Considered Tomorrow, 4/4
California Assembly Bill 1491, which will be heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 4, would prohibit all leasing of dogs or cats.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-action-alert-bill-banning-leases-for-breeding-to-be-considered-tomorrow-4-4/ | April 3, 2017
Nevada Committees Considering Multiple Dog Bills This Week
The Nevada Senate will be considering several bills this week impacting dog owners. Those who reside or participate in dog events in Nevada are strongly encouraged to contact the committee regarding these bills.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nevada-committees-considering-multiple-dog-bills-this-week/ | April 3, 2017
New Jersey Action Update: Call Gov. Christie to Veto Anti-breeder Bill S. 3041
Earlier this week, representatives of the AKC and the NJ Federation of Dog Clubs met with Governor Christie's staff to share our strong concerns about Senate Bill 3041. Although the bill has been improved since first introduced (as S. 63) in January 2016, the American Kennel Club (AKC) remains deeply concerned with harmful impacts on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-action-update-call-gov-christie-to-veto-anti-breeder-bill-s-3041/ | March 30, 2017
Arkansas: Regulations for Breeders Who Sell ONE Dog & Owners of 4 Females on Agenda Tomorrow (3/29)
An amended version of Arkansas House Bill 1717 is again on the agenda of the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee for tomorrow, March 29. Among other provisions, this bill would require breeders who offer for sale one dog or cat through public media to register with, pay fees, and submit information to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arkansas-regulations-for-breeders-who-sell-one-dog-owners-of-4-females-on-agenda-tomorrow-3-29/ | March 28, 2017
HI: Bill Seeks to Allow Groups to Sue for Animal Forfeiture Before Criminal Charges Are Even Filed
Hawaii House Bill 1516 seeks to allow 'any duly incorporated humane society or any duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals' holding an animal to ask a court to order the forfeiture of a person's animal even before criminal charges are filed. The American Kennel Club believes that, as currently written, HB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hi-bill-seeks-to-allow-groups-to-sue-for-animal-forfeiture-before-criminal-charges-are-even-filed/ | March 28, 2017
TN: Breeder Bills On Agenda for 3/28 & 3/29, Contact Committees TODAY
Amendments that would insert 'commercial dog breeder' regulations into two bills are again on committee agendas for Tuesday (3/28) and Wednesday (3/29).
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tn-breeder-bills-on-agenda-for-3-28-3-29-contact-committees-today/ | March 27, 2017
Montana: Hearing TOMORROW (3/23) on Breeder Licensing, Seizure of Dogs, $5000 Penalties
A problematic bill to regulate pet breeders is scheduled to be heard by the Montana House Business and Labor Committee on March 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. House Bill 582 seeks to require licensing, inspections, rules, fees, and penalties for certain dog and cat breeders.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montana-hearing-tomorrow-3-23-on-breeder-licensing-seizure-of-dogs-5000-penalties/ | March 22, 2017

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