MA Action Alert: Contact Joint Judiciary Committee About Dog-Related Bills Up for Hearing on Wednesday, May 19
At its Wednesday, May 19, 2021, hearing, the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Judiciary Committee will consider multiple dog-related bills.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports five proposals and opposes four.  AKC encourages all concerned Massachusetts residents to contact the members of the Joint Judiciary Committee to express support of H. 1656, H. 1824, S. 1111, […] | May 13, 2021
Chicago Update: Chicago Passes Ordinance Without Hobby Breeder Regulations
The Chicago City Council has passed a revised ordinance that further regulates pet store sourcing but removed the hobby breeder requirements that would have placed onerous and potentially impossible requirements on hobbyists in the city. For the past year, AKC Government Relations and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO) have been working […] | May 13, 2021
TX Urgent Action Alert: Your Opposition Needed to Defeat Harmful Anti-Consumer Choice, Anti-Breeder Bill
Texas House Bill 1818, which seeks to limit most Texas pet stores from selling purpose-bred dogs, has been assigned to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, which is expected to consider it next Tuesday, May 18th.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and a broad coalition of interest groups strongly oppose HB 1818. With legislative deadlines […] | May 13, 2021
North Carolina: Burke County to Consider Modified Breeder Regulations on May 18
On Tuesday, May 18, the Burke County Commission will be considering several changes to county laws regarding the breeding, care, and selling of dogs and cats in the county. Those who wish to comment or testify in the meeting are encouraged to do so via the information below (Scroll down for details). Summary and Background: […] | May 13, 2021
NH Alert: Contact State Senators NOW to Support Pet Vendor License Improvements; Senate Vote on Thursday, May 13, 2021
Tomorrow, May 13, 2021, the New Hampshire Senate will vote on HB 250 regarding pet vendor licenses.  The bill was passed by the House of Representatives before minor changes were recently made by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and favorably voted unanimously. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and New Hampshire Dog Owners […] | May 12, 2021
VT Alert: Contact Governor in Support of Requiring Animal Control Officer Training and Authorization
On May 7, 2021, the Vermont House of Representatives agreed to changes made by the Senate to House Bill 421 and voted it favorably.   Supported by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs (VT Federation), House Bill 421 as passed by the House and Senate, is on its way to […] | May 11, 2021
Michigan: Encourage Senate Ag Committee to Support Responsible Dog Owners, Oppose SB 395
A bill has been introduced in Michigan that could have a negative impact on many Michigan residents who own, breed, and train dogs. Senate Bill 395 has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee, and the chairman has been a strong supporter of responsible dog owners, breeders, and sportsmen.  Concerned Michigan dog owners are encouraged […] | May 10, 2021
Illinois: “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill to Be Considered Tuesday (5/11) – Call Today!
On Tuesday, May 11, an Illinois House Committee will consider Senate Bill 153, which would provide an animal a court advocate in cases involving the health, safety, or an injury of a dog or cat. SB 153 is similar to bills introduced in other states this year, and is part of an effort to alter […] | May 6, 2021
New York Assembly Likely to Consider Limiting Pet Choice Soon – Call Today!
Yesterday, the New York Senate passed a bill that would limit pet choice and restrict pet stores to only showcasing dogs sourced from rescues that are not affiliated with breeders. Now, both Senate Bill 1130 and its companion, Assembly Bill 4283, are pending in the Assembly Codes Committee, where they could be considered at any […] | May 6, 2021
Update: Maine Committee Votes “Ought Not to Pass” on Bill Impacting Hunting Dogs
Today during its work session, the Maine Joint Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife members considered testimony on LD 1265. The American Kennel Club (AKC) had issued an alert and testified expressing opposition to the bill, as introduced.  Although the title of the bill states it is intended to control the hunting of coyotes, the […] | May 5, 2021

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