Florida 2022 Legislative Session Review: Numerous Victories for Dogs
As Florida’s governor signs or vetoes remaining 2022 bills, the American Kennel Club Government Relations team (AKC GR) thanks AKC club members, the hardworking members of the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC), dog owners, sportsmen, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted their lawmakers about state legislation that affects our dogs. Here are some […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-2022-legislative-session-review-numerous-victories-dogs/ | June 27, 2022
California Update: Senate Committee to Consider Two Dog-Related Bills Next Week
Next week, the California Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering both the “Dog and Cat Welfare” and dog trainer disclosure bills.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is currently neutral on these bills, both of which contain some of AKC’s proposed amendments. Those who wish may contact the committee to express your opinion on these bills […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-senate-committee-consider-two-dog-related-bills-next-week/ | June 22, 2022
Pennsylvania: Committee to Consider “Dog Law Modernization Act” Tomorrow
Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate introduced the “Dog Law Modernization Act”.  Senate Bill 1289 removes the difference in license fees for intact and sterilized dogs and makes many other changes to licensing for dog owners, kennels, and rescues, as well as other changes to the Commonwealth’s Dog Law. The bill is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-committee-consider-dog-law-modernization-act-tomorrow/ | June 21, 2022
Pennsylvania: Senate Approves New Animal Welfare Board with AKC, Club Representation
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 907.  This bill, supported by the American Kennel Club (AKC), establishes the Animal Welfare Board to review existing laws and regulations in Pennsylvania related to the keeping and handling of animals, and to make recommendations for legislative and regulatory changes. While there were efforts by animal rights groups […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-senate-approves-new-animal-welfare-board-akc-club-representation/ | June 21, 2022
Florida: A Victory for Retired Police K-9s
In a win for Florida’s retired law enforcement K-9s, Senate Bill 226/House Bill 25, also known as the “Care for Retired Police Dogs Program Act,” was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis and enacted as Chapter No: 2022-188. It takes effect July 1, 2022 This legislation, supported by the American Kennel Club (AKC), establishes a program […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-victory-retired-police-k-9s/ | June 17, 2022
Michigan Update: Bills Regarding Costs of Care Advance to Senate Floor
Yesterday, a Michigan Senate committee passed two bills (House Bills 4703 and 4704) that address the issue of animals being seized on certain serious cruelty charges, and the payment of their care during impoundment. Michigan residents are encouraged to use the contact information and talking points provided below to thank the lawmakers for positive changes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-update-bills-regarding-costs-care-advance-senate-floor/ | June 15, 2022
Red Bay, AL: Pit Bull Ban Proposed
The City of Red Bay, Alabama has a proposal that seeks to restrict ownership of “pit bull” dogs and prohibit new pit bulls from coming into the city. Residents are encouraged to contact the mayor and city council members to respectfully state concerns, and to attend city meetings where the ordinance will be discussed.   […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/red-bay-al-pit-bull-ban-proposed/ | June 10, 2022
MA Action Alert: Oppose Restrictions on Responsible Dog Ownership, Training and Breeding!
The Massachusetts Senate could soon consider a bill with negative impacts on owning, breeding, and training dogs.  Massachusetts residents are strongly encouraged to use the information below to contact your State Senator TODAY and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 1322, as written. Summary: The Massachusetts Senate is being strongly encouraged to favorably pass SB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-action-alert-oppose-restrictions-responsible-dog-ownership-training-breeding/ | June 10, 2022
California Update: Hearings Scheduled for Dog-Related Bills
AKC continues to monitor several bills impacting dog owners in California.   AKC is currently neutral on these bills and several contain AKC’s amendments. Below is information on bills with upcoming hearings and/or votes, along with information on how to contact the appropriate lawmakers.  AKC GR will continue to provide individual updates and alerts when necessary. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-hearings-scheduled-dog-related-bills/ | June 9, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN Update: Animal Ordinance Withdrawn—Could Be Re-Filed
A problematic proposed ordinance that sought to amend Metro Nashville/Davidson County (TN) animal law was withdrawn by the sponsor last night. However, the same or an amended ordinance could be refiled. View AKC’s previous alert for more information on the withdrawn ordinance, BL2022-1252. What comes next:  A community meeting to discuss the animal ordinance is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-update-animal-ordinance-withdrawn-re-filed/ | June 8, 2022

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