Victory in Ohio: Pet Store Definition Amended to Protect Home-Based Breeders
July 18, 2019 This morning, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state budget.  Thanks to legislative leadership, an amendment was included in the budget that addressed an issue that arose in late 2018 where the Ohio Department of Agriculture was requiring all who sell dogs in the state to be licensed and regulated as a […] | July 18, 2019
MA Alert: Hearing Next Monday on Two Bills that Fail to Distinguish Retail and Non-Profit Activities
Monday, July 15, 2019 On Monday, July 22nd, two bills of concern will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  Those who reside in Massachusetts are strongly encouraged to contact the committee to express concerns with these bills, which would significantly impact dog trainers and consumer protection. Summary: SB […] | July 15, 2019
Oklahoma: Tulsa Seeks Resident Input on Animal Control Ordinance Rewrite
July 12, 2019 The City of Tulsa is seeking input from city residents on a significant rewrite of the city’s animal control laws. A hearing was conducted on Monday, July 8, but thanks to the overwhelming response of local animal owners, the city agreed to not advance the proposal and allow residents to provide feedback […] | July 12, 2019
RI Alert: Problematic Bond for Care, Forfeiture Bill Heading to Governor – Urge Veto Now!
Friday, July 12, 2019 On June 28, a pair of problematic Rhode Island bills, H. 5433 and S. 465, were quickly passed by both the Senate and House.  Yesterday, these bills were sent to the Governor for her signature into law. H.5433 and S.465 allow the seizure of animals if, in the opinion of an […] | July 12, 2019
MA Alert: Ask Joint Committee to Support Nero’s Bill on July 18th
Thursday, July 11, 2019 On Thursday, July 18th, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will consider  HB 2037 and  SB 1431 to provide for the care and transportation of police dogs injured in the line of duty.  These bills were newly filed this year after Nero, a Yarmouth Police K9, was hospitalized for […] | July 11, 2019
Illinois: Lake County Considering Changes to Animal Laws, Seeks Breeder Input on July 9
July 2, 2019 The Lake County (Illinois) Board of Health will be holding a public hearing on July 9 in order to receive public comments on several changes to the county’s animal control ordinance. This is the result of a lengthy process, in which animal control was responding to local pressure for new laws to […] | July 2, 2019
Delaware Update: Tethering Bill Amended to Address Concerns, Some Questions Remain
June 28, 2019 A bill seeking to regulate dogs outdoors continues to move quickly through the Delaware General Assembly in the final days of session. As introduced, Senate Bill 139 regulated when dogs could be outdoors, and prohibited dogs from being outside for 15 minutes in any weather advisory if they are not in sight […] | June 28, 2019
New York Victory: Legislature Adjourns for Year, Contact Your Legislators This Summer
Friday, June 21, 2019 The New York General Assembly officially adjourned this morning.  You made a difference!  Thanks to your efforts, no negative bills were passed before adjournment. Here is a summary of some of the major legislation that received a hearing this year: 722 – Hunting Events Ban – As introduced, this bill would […] | June 21, 2019
Delaware Bill Regulating Dogs Outdoors Continues to Advance – Call the House
Friday, June 21, 2019 The Delaware General Assembly continues to quickly move a bill that would regulate when dogs are permitted to be outdoors.  It has now passed the Senate and will likely be considered soon by the House Health and Human Services Committee. As currently written, Senate Bill 139 establishes arbitrary standards that could […] | June 21, 2019
NH Gov Making Veto List for Budget Items: ACT NOW!
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Despite loud outcries from New Hampshire voters and members of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee, Senate and House budget negotiators have agreed in House Bill 2 (the negotiated budget bill) to policy changes that the American Kennel Club (AKC) and NH Dog Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS) are […] | June 20, 2019

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