South Carolina: Bills Impacting Dog Trainers, Sportsmen, and Police K9s in Subcommittee Tomorrow, 1/27/21
Two bills are scheduled for hearings by the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on January 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. If the bills are advanced by the subcommittee, they will be considered by the full Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday,  January 28. Dog owners with comments or concerns about the bills […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-carolina-bills-impacting-dog-trainers-sportsmen-police-k9s-subcommittee-tomorrow-1-27-21/ | January 26, 2021
Indiana: Ask You Senator to Support Bill Providing Liability Protections for COVID Exposure
The Indiana State Senate continues to advance Senate Bill 1, which provides certain liability protections when there has been exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This new law may be of potential interest to some AKC-affiliated clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure to liability risks. Those who participate in dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indiana-ask-senator-support-bill-providing-liability-protections-covid-exposure/ | January 26, 2021
State Reopenings and Status of Pet Care Services 
The following chart provides information on COVID-19 shelter in place/closure orders with respect to rules impacting access to pet care, supplies, and services.  This document will be updated to reflect changing circumstances as new information becomes available. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many states are shutting down all but what they deem to be essential […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/status-animal-services-state-closures/ | January 26, 2021
NJ: Bill Could Make Certain Performance Events, Related Activities Unlawful – Request Amendment/Clarification Today
New Jersey Assembly Bill 1365 seeks to prohibit the “harassing or taking” of wildlife at competitive events. Because the bill could impact clubs offering AKC-sanctioned performance events in New Jersey, including those that offer sporting, hound, earthdog, and herding events, it is imperative that AKC-affiliated clubs in New Jersey, and breeders, owners, and performance dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-bill-make-certain-performance-events-related-activities-unlawful-request-amendment-clarification-today/ | January 26, 2021
Support New Jersey Bill to Make Animal Trunk Fighting a Felony Offense
New Jersey Assembly Bill 3231, which seeks to establish animal trunk fighting as an animal cruelty offense, is scheduled for consideration by the Assembly Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports A.3231, and encourages all concerned responsible dog owners in New Jersey to contact the members of the Agriculture […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/support-new-jersey-bill-make-animal-trunk-fighting-felony-offense/ | January 25, 2021
Virginia Update: Bill Seeks to Expand Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services
As mentioned in a previous alert, the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Agriculture Sub-Committee considered a bill seeking to expand the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by adding as an at-large member an expert in companion animal welfare who is employed by a releasing agency in the Commonwealth. During last […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-update-bill-seeks-expand-board-agriculture-consumer-services/ | January 25, 2021
NH Alert: Hearing Scheduled on Bills Regarding Statewide Animal Records Database
On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, two animal bills will be reviewed by the New Hampshire House Committee on Environment and Agriculture.  Links to the bills’ text are embedded in the bill numbers below.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly encourages those who reside in New Hampshire to contact the committee to express significant concerns. HB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-hearing-scheduled-bills-regarding-statewide-animal-records-database/ | January 22, 2021
Maryland: Support Bill Providing Liability Protections for COVID Exposure
On Tuesday, January 26, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 210, which provides certain liability protections when there has been exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Those AKC clubs with concerns about the ability to conduct events while under a higher potential exposure to liability actions associated with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-support-bill-providing-liability-protections-covid-exposure/ | January 22, 2021
Virginia: Bill Seeks to Expand Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services with Potentially Bias Voice – Call Today!
Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 20), the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Agriculture Sub-Committee will be considering House Bill 2109, which seeks to expands the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by adding as an at-large member an expert in companion animal welfare who is employed by a releasing agency in the Commonwealth. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-bill-seeks-expand-board-agriculture-consumer-services-potentially-bias-voice-call-today/ | January 19, 2021
Wyoming: Act Now to Oppose SB 24 Impacting Your Dog Ownership Rights
On Thursday, January 21, the Wyoming Senate Agriculture Committee is considering two bills that address the issue of animals being seized, and the payment of their care during impoundment.  This includes Senate File 24, which could cause someone to permanently lose their animals even if they are ultimately found not guilty. AKC strongly believes that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-act-now-oppose-sb-24-impacting-dog-ownership-rights/ | January 15, 2021

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