NJ Update: Senate Passed S.981, Bill Now in Assembly
Update: Friday, March 25, 2022 Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate passed Senate Bill 981 without amendments.  The bill has already been assigned to the Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee. The American Kennel Club (AKC) remains opposed S.981 as currently worded, and continues to work to ensure that the bill’s lack of protections for co-owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-forfeiture-dogs-bill-s-981-scheduled-vote-contact-state-senators-oppose/ | March 22, 2022
CT Info: Hearing March 25th Making Designation of the Shelter Pet as CT’s State Pet
The Connecticut Joint Government Administration and Elections Committee has scheduled a Friday, March 25, 2022, public hearing for HB 5498.  The bill seeks to designate a variety of days, weeks, and months, for proclamations, including naming the shelter pet as Connecticut’s “state pet”. Acquiring a companion animal can be a rewarding process.  A number of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-info-hearing-march-25th-making-designation-shelter-pet-cts-state-pet/ | March 22, 2022
Oregon: Radical Animal Rights Ballot Initiative Campaign Postponed Until 2024
A radical animal rights ballot proposal in Oregon has been postponed until 2024.  This proposal would outlaw all hunting, criminalize artificial insemination, and have a significant impact on many other animal husbandry practices in the state. Background: In 2021, supporters began advocating for Initiative Petition 13, officially called the “Abuse, Neglect, and Assault Exemption Modification […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-radical-animal-rights-ballot-initiative-campaign-postponed-2024/ | March 21, 2022
AL Bill Allowing Dog Seizure on “Suspicion” of Harassing Livestock Passes Committee, Amendments Pending
Yesterday, the Alabama House Agriculture and Forestry Committee voted to advance House Bill 485.  Minor committee amendments do not effectively address concerns about how this bill tramples the due process rights of innocent dog owners.  Read more about HB 485, as introduced. Dog Owners’ Concerns Are Acknowledged!  Primary bill sponsor Rep. Dickie Drake said today […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/al-bill-allowing-dog-seizure-suspicion-harassing-livestock-passes-committee-amendments-pending/ | March 18, 2022
Maryland Update: Ask Senate to Vote No on Bill Regulating Dogs Outdoors. Call Your Senator Now!
On Monday, March 21, 2022, the Maryland Senate will give third and final consideration to the passage of Senate Bill 44 which regulates dogs outdoors and unattended in certain weather conditions and temperatures.  Its companion bill, House Bill 16, had previously passed the House and is now in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. The AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-update-ask-senate-vote-no-bill-regulating-dogs-outdoors-call-senator-now/ | March 18, 2022
Kansas Update: Bill to Establish New Pet Animal Inspection Division Heard, No Vote Taken
A Kansas bill that would establish a new division within the Kansas Department of Agriculture tasked with inspecting pet animal facilities was heard today in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The bill was not voted on during the hearing, but proponent and opponent testimony was taken by the committee. The inspections under Senate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-update-bill-establish-new-pet-animal-inspection-division-heard-no-vote-taken/ | March 17, 2022
Arizona Update: Bill Prohibiting Insurance Breed Discrimination Passes the House
This morning, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a ban on insurance breed discrimination by a vote of 42-16, with two members not voting. Please take a moment to look at the vote and see how your State Representative voted.  To view the votes, click on the “Show House THIRD” button at the bottom of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arizona-update-bill-prohibiting-insurance-breed-discrimination-passes-house/ | March 17, 2022
VT Alert: Express Support for Bill Establishing Public Safety Agency with Domestic Animal Protections
Amended Vermont Senate Bill 155, which would provide administrative support to the state’s Animal Cruelty Investigative Advisory Board (ACIAB), has been sent to the Senate calendar, providing notice of an upcoming vote.  The amended bill, which is supported by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs (VT Federation), has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-alert-express-support-bill-establishing-public-safety-agency-domestic-animal-protections/ | March 17, 2022
California Information: Microchip, Pet Theft Bill Scheduled for Hearing on March 29
A California Assembly Committee is considering a bill on Tuesday, March 29, that modifies the laws regarding pet theft and recovering a dog that has been impounded. Those who wish to comment on this bill are encouraged to do so using the links listed below. Bill Summary: Assembly Bill 2723 seeks to address the issue […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-information-microchip-pet-theft-bill-scheduled-hearing-march-29/ | March 17, 2022
Alabama Bill Authorizing Confiscation of Dogs on “Suspicion” of Harassing Livestock in Committee Tomorrow A.M. (3/17)
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that House Bill 485 will be voted on in the House Agriculture Committee tomorrow morning, March 17, 2022.  The committee meets at 9:15 a.m.  It is imperative that Alabama dog owners contact the committee and urge them to not advance HB 485 as currently worded. AKC is concerned […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-bill-authorizing-confiscation-dogs-suspicion-harassing-livestock-committee-tomorrow-m-3-17/ | March 16, 2022

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