Virginia Information: House Agriculture Sub Committee to Consider Two Dog Bills Tomorrow (1/26)
The Virginia House Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources Committee’s (ACNR) Agriculture Subcommittee is scheduled to consider two bills at its 4:00pm meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, January 26, 2022) that have the potential to impact some dog owners. Those wishing to submit comments to the ACNR Agriculture Subcommittee may do so by Noon tomorrow, January 26, 2022 […] | January 25, 2022
Rhode Island Alert: House Judiciary to Hear Bills Affecting Dog Owners Tomorrow, January 25
Tomorrow, January 25, 2022, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee is accepting testimony on multiple bills impacting dog owners (agenda).  Text of bills impacting dog owners are embedded in the links below.  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) encourages Rhode Island residents to express opposition as follows: ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT – H. 6624 would establish […] | January 24, 2022
NH Alert: Multiple Bill Hearings Concerning to Dog Owners Scheduled Next Week
Next week, the New Hampshire House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will hear public testimony on bills the American Kennel Club (AKC) believes are well-intentioned, but concerning as currently written. SERIOUS CONCERN:  HB 1310 would prohibit hunters from discharging a firearm in the direction of a building, livestock, or pets within their eyesight. […] | January 21, 2022
Missouri: Ask Committee to Support Bills Banning Breed-Specific Laws
The Missouri House Local Government Committee is scheduled to consider two bills on Thursday, January 27, that would prohibit local municipalities from enacting breed-specific laws in the state. Those who reside or participate in dog events in the state are encouraged to contact the committee members and express your support for these bills.  Let them […] | January 21, 2022
NH Alert: January 25th Committee Vote on Bill Banning Training of Hunting Dogs and Field Trials
On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee will discuss and vote on House Bill 1308, which seeks to ban the capture, possession, and propagation of hares and rabbits for hunting dog training and field trials.  At the committee’s public hearing on January 14, The American Kennel […] | January 19, 2022
Florida: Updates and Advocacy Opportunities for Bills that Affect Dog Owners
Several Florida bills that potentially impact dogs and dog owners are under consideration in the state legislature. These include:  Care for Retired Police K9s: AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) continues to support legislation that would establish a program to provide care for retired law enforcement dogs.  HB 25 is on the agenda of the House Criminal […] | January 14, 2022
Maryland: Senate Committee to Hear Bill Regulating Dogs Outdoors on January 19 – Act Now!
The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing January 19, 2022, at 1 p.m. on Senate Bill 44.  The bill, which is the companion to House Bill 16 considered in a House committee yesterday, would place limitations on dogs being outdoors and unattended in certain weather conditions. AKC encourages those who reside […] | January 14, 2022
California: AB 702 Officially Dead – Please Thank the Committee Today!
California Assembly Bill 702, which originally sought to regulate all breeders and was then amended to become a “Dog and Cat Bill of Rights” has not met the deadline for committee consideration and is now officially dead. AKC GR strongly encourages California club and residents to take a minute to join AKC GR in thanking […] | January 13, 2022
Maryland: House Committee to Hear Bill Regulating Dogs Outdoors Tomorrow (1/13) – Call Now!
The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow, January 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. on House Bill 16.  The bill would place limitations on dogs being outdoors and unattended in certain weather conditions. AKC encourages those who reside or participate in dog events in Maryland to contact the Committee members […] | January 12, 2022
Florida Informational Alert: Committee to Consider Pet Store Regulatory Bill Tomorrow (1/11/22)
The Senate Committee on Regulated Industries is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 994 tomorrow, January 11, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Among numerous other provisions, SB 994 seeks to require licensure and regulation of pet stores by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, limit the sources from which retail pet stores may acquire pets, and […] | January 10, 2022

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