Texas Bill Regulating Hobbyists Heard Yesterday, No Vote Taken
House Bill 2238 was heard yesterday in the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee. The bill was left pending in the committee for now, but it could still be scheduled for a vote in the coming weeks, so it is necessary to continue contacting the committee. A staff member from the AKC GR team attended […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-bill-regulating-hobbyists-heard-yesterday-no-vote-taken/ | March 23, 2023
Colorado: Lafayette Council Tables Ban on Private Pet Sales; Thank the Council
On Tuesday, the Lafayette, Colorado, City Council agreed to not proceed with a ban on the private sale of dogs in the city at the recommendation of the proposal’s sponsor. The council decided to continue discussions at a future meeting on how to proceed with addressing concerns and developing alternative solutions. AKC thanks the Colorado […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-lafayette-council-tables-ban-private-pet-sales-thank-council/ | March 23, 2023
California: Assembly Committee Advances Bill Limiting Use of Police Canines
On Tuesday, March 21, the Assembly Public Safety Committee advanced Assembly Bill 742, limiting the use of police canines. The bill has now been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee; however, no hearing has been scheduled yet. The author of the proposal, Assemblymember Corey Jackson (Dist. 60), is working with stakeholders on possible amendments to […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-assembly-committee-advances-bill-limiting-use-police-canines/ | March 23, 2023
NH Update: Support Police and Working K-9s at March 29 House Committee Hearing.
An amended New Hampshire Senate Bill 268, passed by the State Senate, has been scheduled for a public hearing on March 29 before the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The bill would allow transportation of and pre-hospital treatment for police, search and rescue, accelerant-detection, and comfort dogs injured in the line of duty […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-support-police-working-k-9s-march-29-house-committee-hearing/ | March 22, 2023
Illinois: Bill Expanding Animal Forfeiture Laws to Be Considered Tomorrow (3/22)
An Illinois committee is expected to consider a bill tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22), that would allow for a person to face forfeiture of their animals for virtually any violation of state law regarding the care of animals. AKC and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO) have expressed concerns about the one-size-fits- all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-bill-expanding-animal-forfeiture-laws-considered-tomorrow-3-22/ | March 21, 2023
Urgent Reminder: Texas Bill to Regulate Hobbyists to Be Considered Tomorrow (3/22)- Call Now!
House Bill 2238 will require anyone who owns 5 or more intact female dogs over 6 months of age to become a state licensed dog breeder – even if they never breed a litter or sell a single dog. The bill has been scheduled for a hearing tomorrow Wednesday, March 22. Scroll down to see […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-reminder-texas-bill-regulate-hobbyists-considered-tomorrow-3-22-call-now/ | March 21, 2023
Fort Smith, AR: Mandatory Spay/Neuter, Other Overreaching Provisions on Agenda TOMORROW (3/21/23)
The American Kennel Club has just learned that the Fort Smith Board of Directors will consider proposed revisions to the city’s animal ordinance TOMORROW, March 21, 2023. Among other problematic provisions, the proposal includes mandatory spay/neuter of all dogs based on conflicting circumstances; mandatory spay/neuter of every dog impounded for any reason; a requirement for […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fort-smith-ar-mandatory-spay-neuter-overreaching-provisions-agenda-tomorrow-3-21-23/ | March 20, 2023
South Carolina: Additional Opposition Needed Against Animal Forfeiture Bill. Take Action Now!
On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the South Carolina Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee is scheduled to again vote on Senate Bill 456, a bill that would trample the due process rights of animal owners. Under this bill, an innocent owner would permanently forfeit their animals based on an accusation—including an accusation against another person—if […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-carolina-additional-opposition-needed-animal-forfeiture-bill-take-action-now/ | March 20, 2023
ME Information: Hearing on Animals Abandoned by Tenants
On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Maine Committee on the Judiciary will accept public testimony on LD 679, An Act Regarding Animals Abandoned by Tenants. The bill would (1) define “abandoned animal” and “unclaimed animal;” (2) require tenants provide landlords the name and address of an individual authorized to retrieve their pet within 24 hours […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/information-hearing-animals-abandoned-tenants/ | March 20, 2023
Kansas: Hearing Wednesday (3/22) on Bill Impacting Dog Owner Property Rights
A Kansas House committee is considering a bill on Wednesday (March 22) that would significantly broaden when an animal may be seized from an owner and potentially cause someone to lose their animals even if found innocent. HB 2437 will be heard on Wednesday, March 22 in the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-hearing-wednesday-3-22-bill-impacting-dog-owner-property-rights/ | March 20, 2023