VT Alert: Contact State Reps. to Urge Support of Amended Bill Requiring Animal Control Officer Training and Authorization
Yesterday, the Vermont Senate favorably voted passage of amended House Bill 421. The bill would (1) narrow the list of individuals authorized as “humane officers” who investigate cases of animal cruelty and (2) mandate the completion of trainings approved by the Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board (“Board”). As noted in this prior alert, the American […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-alert-contact-state-reps-urge-support-amended-bill-requiring-animal-control-officer-training-authorization/ | May 5, 2021
Colorado Update: Pet Store Law With Positive Amendments Signed By Governor
The Governor of Colorado has signed into law new regulations for pet stores that will allow them to continue to operate in the state. As introduced, this bill contained false claims about breeders and inaccurate information that pets from rescues are better for public safety as they are not imported from out of state. Further, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-update-pet-store-law-positive-amendments-signed-governor/ | May 5, 2021
California: AB 702 – Thank Key Members, Next Steps in Fighting Bad Breeder Proposals
Last week, Assembly Bill 702, which would have regulated all breeders in the state, was tabled for the year. It cannot be considered before January 2022. Once again, we thank all the clubs and breeders who partnered with the AKC to reach out to the author and Assembly Business and Professions Committee members to communicate […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-ab-702-thank-key-members-next-steps-fighting-bad-breeder-proposals/ | May 4, 2021
Rhode Island Action Alert: “Lawyers for Animals”, “Dogs in Cars” Bills to be Heard on May 6, 2021 – Express Opposition Today!
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) encourages Rhode Island residents to take action as soon as possible on S. 534 and S. 601, which seek to create court-appointed legal advocates for animals; and S.319, which attempts to amend the law regarding animals confined in motor vehicles. These bills will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rhode-island-action-alert-lawyers-animals-dogs-cars-bills-heard-may-6-2021-express-opposition-today/ | May 3, 2021