Texas Heads-Up: State Breeder Licensing Targeted for Elimination, Expect Opposition
In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed and then-Governor Perry signed into law the Dog and Cat Breeders Act.  The law’s aim is to regulate those who (1) possesses 11 or more adult intact female animals and (2) who are engaged in the business of breeding those animals for direct or indirect sale or for exchange […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-heads-state-breeder-licensing-targeted-elimination-expect-opposition/ | June 11, 2020
Lawmakers Aim to Hold Off Another Health Threat — Importation of Sick Dogs
*Originally posted on InsideSources.com on June 5, 2020 By Sheila Goffe As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, three members of Congress, who are also trained veterinarians, are working hard to head off a potential public health crisis with a proposed law to prevent importation of dogs that have contagious diseases. If passed, the Healthy Dog Importation […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/lawmakers-aim-hold-off-another-health-threat-importation-sick-dogs/ | June 9, 2020
California: Support Assembly Amendment to Exempt Judges from Independent Contractor Laws
A bill is moving in the California Assembly that would make further clarifications and amendments to the law passed in 2019 regarding independent contractors. When the law was passed last year, some questions were raised by California clubs as to how it would impact show and event judges.  AKC reached out to legislative policy staff […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-support-assembly-amendment-exempt-judges-independent-contractor-laws/ | June 9, 2020
UPDATE: Massachusetts Adopts Detailed Regulations for Rescues and Shelters; Clarifies Pet Shop Rules
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has announced that new regulations have been finalized for the operation of animal shelters and animal rescue organizations, together with clarifying amendments to the Commonwealth’s regulations applying to pet shops.   The American Kennel Club (AKC) extends our sincerest gratitude to the Department’s Animal Health Division Director for years of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-massachusetts-adopts-detailed-regulations-rescues-shelters-clarifies-pet-shop-rules/ | June 5, 2020
Colorado Update: Bill Allowing Animal Investigations, Impoundments by Private Nonprofits Advancing
A bill is advancing in Colorado that would expand the powers of the state’s Bureau of Animal Protection agents. Currently, the purpose of the Bureau of Animal Protection, as stated on the Department of Agriculture’s website, is to “serve as a support mechanism to local law enforcement agencies in conducting animal cruelty and neglect investigations.”  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-update-bill-allowing-animal-investigations-impoundments-private-nonprofits-advancing/ | June 4, 2020

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