Florida – Bills of Concern to Breeders, Dog Owners, and Veterinarians in Committees Next Week (Feb. 3 and 4)
New and advancing bills of concern to breeders, dog owners, and veterinarians are scheduled for hearings at the Florida state legislature on Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4. SB 1698 is on the agenda of the Senate Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology on Monday, February 3. Among other provisions, this bill would require […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-bills-concern-breeders-dog-owners-veterinarians-committees-next-week-feb-3-4/ | January 31, 2020
New York: Bills Regulating Dogs Outdoors, Limiting Pet Choice To Be Considered Monday (2/3)
The New York Senate Domestic Animal Welfare Committee is scheduled to consider several bills on Monday impacting New York dog owners and future dog owners. New York residents are urged to contact the committee to express your comments prior to the hearing (scroll down for contact information). Bills on the agenda for the Monday, February […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-bills-regulating-dogs-outdoors-limiting-pet-choice-considered-monday-2-3/ | January 31, 2020
Virginia House Subcommittee Makes Some Positive Changes, Concerns Still Remain
Some positive actions for dog owners were taken in the Virginia House Agriculture Subcommittee on Wednesday, January 29, and we appreciate all who have taken time to contact their legislators. The bills continue to move quickly, and AKC will continue to provide updates. Actions this week include: Amendment to regulations on tethering and keeping dogs […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-house-subcommittee-makes-positive-changes-concerns-still-remain/ | January 31, 2020
Colorado: Attend Monday’s Hearing to Show Your Support for Consumer Choice, Purebred Dogs
January 30, 2020 Colorado House Bill 20-1084, which will place further regulations on breeders and restrict pet choice and consumer protections in the state, is scheduled for a hearing in the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee for Monday, February 3. It is very important for the committee to see the number of Colorado residents […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-attend-mondays-hearing-show-support-consumer-choice-purebred-dogs/ | January 30, 2020
Virginia Senate Companion Animals Sub-Committee to consider Tethering bill and others Tomorrow (1/30) – Call Today!
The Virginia Senate ACNR Companion Animals Sub-Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 272 TOMORROW (Thursday, January 30). This is the Senate version of House Bill 1552 we alerted you on yesterday. Thanks to all of you who took the time to contact the House Agriculture Subcommittee on that bill. We now ask that you […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-senate-companion-animals-sub-committee-consider-tethering-bill-others-tomorrow-1-30-call-today/ | January 29, 2020
Washington Committee to Consider Bill Regulating Breeders, Eliminating Pet Choice and Consumer Protections on Friday 1/31
A bill has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives that would ban the sale of pets in pet stores and restrict pet choice and consumer protections in the state. The House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business is scheduled to consider the bill on Friday, January 31. Washington residents are strongly encouraged […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-committee-consider-bill-regulating-breeders-eliminating-pet-choice-consumer-protections-friday-1-31/ | January 29, 2020
Washington: Senate Bill Defining ‘Pain and Suffering,’ Dictating Veterinary Procedures and Exerting Control over the Judiciary Under Consideration – Call Today!
A bill has been introduced in the Washington State Senate that would add a new definition for animal pain and suffering that is vague, overly broad and open to multiple interpretations. Washington residents are strongly encouraged to contact your State Senator, as well as the Senate Committee on Law and Justice, today and express your […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-senate-bill-defining-pain-suffering-dictating-veterinary-procedures-exerting-control-judiciary-consideration-call-today/ | January 29, 2020
Virginia House Agriculture Sub-Committee to consider Tethering bill and a bill that limits Consumer Choice – Call Today!
The Virginia House ACNR Agriculture Sub-Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1552 tomorrow which seeks to modify or include provisions that were not included in tethering legislation that just passed and became law last session. This attempt to revisit last year’s approved legislation could create several significant problems for dogs and dog owners in […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-house-agriculture-sub-committee-consider-tethering-bill-bill-limits-consumer-choice-call-today/ | January 28, 2020
Colorado Veterinarians Join Opposition to HB 20-1084, Hearing Scheduled for February 3
The Colorado House Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing for Monday, February 3, on House Bill 20-1084, a bill that, as introduced, would limit consumer choice and protection, and further regulates and makes sweeping, inaccurate assumptions and statements about breeders. AKC also thanks the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, which recently joined the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-veterinarians-join-opposition-hb-20-1084-hearing-scheduled-february-3/ | January 28, 2020
Florida – Bills Impacting Animal Owners in Committees Tomorrow, 1/28/20
New and advancing bills that impact animals and animal owners are scheduled for hearings at the Florida State Legislature on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. SB 186 is on the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This bill would provide that certain contracts for the sale or lease of a pet are void and unenforceable. The […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-bills-impacting-animal-owners-committees-tomorrow-1-28-20/ | January 27, 2020