UPDATE (2/4): Hearing Postponed – Hawaii House Bill Seeks to Limit Docking and Cropping
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 This bill has been removed from the February 5 agenda and AKC Government Relations will update when developments warrant. Monday, February 3, 2020 The American Kennel Club is concerned with Hawaii House Bill 2163.  The bill, introduced by Representative Roy Mitsuo Takumi, seeks to limit the practices of surgical births, debarking, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-house-bill-seeks-limit-docking-cropping/ | February 3, 2020
SOUTH DAKOTA: Bill Seeks to Include Psychiatric Disability and Mental Disability in Service Animal Definition
South Dakota Senate Bill 84 seeks to provide additional categories in its Service Animal Definition.  The bill will be considered by the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:45 AM in Room 412. South Dakota law already allows individuals who are totally or partially physically disabled, totally or partially blind, or totally […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-dakota-bill-seeks-include-psychiatric-disability-mental-disability-service-animal-definition/ | February 3, 2020
Iowa: Support Bill Protecting Dog Ownership Rights in Subcommittee on Wednesday (2/5)
An Iowa House Subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, February 5, that contains several provisions updating current laws to protect dog ownership. Those who reside or participate in dog events in Iowa are encouraged to contact the subcommittee members prior to Wednesday’s hearing and express your support for the provisions of House […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-support-bill-protecting-dog-ownership-rights-subcommittee-wednesday-2-5/ | February 3, 2020
Urge IL Committee to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Insurance Policies
A bill assigned to the Illinois Senate Insurance Committee would protect the rights of dog owners in the state by preventing insurance companies from canceling, refusing, or imposing an increased premium on policies based on a specific breed of dog. Illinois dog owners are encouraged to contact the Illinois Senate Insurance Committee and ask them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-il-committee-support-bill-prohibiting-breed-discrimination-insurance-policies/ | February 3, 2020
Virginia Senate Committee to Consider Tethering bill and Others Tomorrow (2/4) – Call Today!
The Virginia full Senate ACNR Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 272 TOMORROW (Tuesday, February 4).  This is the Senate version of House Bill 1552.  Both bills seek to modify or include provisions that were not included in the tethering legislation that was just passed and became law last session.  Unlike House Bill 1552, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-senate-committee-consider-tethering-bill-others-tomorrow-2-4-call-today/ | February 3, 2020

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