Oklahoma: Misdemeanor for Misrepresenting a Service Animal Bill Passes Senate
The Oklahoma Senate recently approved a bill that will penalize those who misrepresent a service animal. Senate Bill 1223 was passed with a vote of 34-9 and the bill will now go to the Oklahoma House for further consideration. AKC supports this bill and condemns the deliberate mischaracterization of service dogs and attempts to benefit from service […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-misdemeanor-misrepresenting-service-animal-bill-passes-senate/ | March 2, 2022
US Congress: Harmful, Arbitrary Breeder Mandates Bill Gaining Support – Contact Your Representatives
A set of arbitrary and harmful federal breeder bills (H.R. 2840 /S. 1385) that would mandate new requirements for certain hobby and professional dog breeders are gaining support in Congress.  We urge all responsible dog owners, breeders and enthusiasts to contact their lawmakers about the harmful consequences of the bills, and ask them not to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-harmful-arbitrary-breeder-mandates-bill-gaining-support-contact-representatives/ | March 2, 2022
Georgia: Potentially Problematic Tethering Proposal to be Considered by Legislative Committee Tomorrow, March 2
The American Kennel Club’s Government Relations Department (AKC GR) has just learned that Georgia House Bill 1450, entitled the Georgia Safe Outdoor Dog Act, will be considered by the House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 9AM. As currently worded, the measure establishes some good practices to assure the health […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/georgia-potentially-problematic-tethering-proposal-considered-legislative-committee-tomorrow-march-2/ | March 1, 2022
Missouri Update: Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination to be considered TOMORROW (3/2)
The 2022 Missouri Legislative Session is in full swing and several bills supported by AKC are currently under consideration. Tomorrow, (Wednesday, March 2), a Senate committee will consider legislation that would prohibit localities from passing breed-specific laws. Senate Bill 697 is the Senate companion bill to legislation mentioned in a previous alert that would prohibit […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-update-bill-prohibiting-breed-discrimination-considered-tomorrow-3-2/ | March 1, 2022
Utah: Ask Legislature to Support Working Dogs, Dog Shows – Call Today!
A bill is quickly moving through the Utah Legislature that could protect dog shows, working dogs, and pet choice in the state. This is the last week of session, so it is important that you contact your State Representative and State Senator today and ask them to support House Bill 476.  Scroll down for contact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-ask-legislature-support-working-dogs-dog-shows-call-today/ | March 1, 2022
Tennessee: Take Action to Oppose Unfavorably Amended Tethering Bill
At last week’s meeting of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, a problematic amendment was filed to House Bill 2034.  This bill seeks to create requirements and penalties for tethering/restraining dogs. Because the amendment removed practical exemptions for hunting and working dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has changed its position on HB 2034 from “neutral” […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-take-action-oppose-unfavorably-amended-tethering-bill/ | March 1, 2022

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