Texas Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
The Texas Legislature is entering the final month of session and several dog-related bills continue to move, including some with hearings this week. The final weeks of the 88th Regular Session will see a rapid uptick in bills moving through the legislative process. Please be prepared to take immediate action on legislation because bills can […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners/ | April 25, 2023
Delaware Information: House Committee to Consider Bill Naming Rescue Dogs as State Dog
This week, the Delaware House Administration Committee will be considering a bill to name rescue(d) dogs as the official state dog. Senate Bill 37  which designates rescue dogs as the official state dog is scheduled for a hearing before the House Administration Committee on Wednesday, April 26, 2026, at Noon.  Previously, the Golden Retriever was […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-house-committee-consider-bill-naming-rescue-dogs-state-dog/ | April 24, 2023
Texas Senate Approves Breeder Bill with Favorable Amendments, Concerns Remain
Today the Texas Senate approved SB 876. The bill will require anyone that both owns 5 or more intact females and is engaged in the business of breeding those dogs for sale to secure a state license. In discussions with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation it has been clarified that this legislation will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-senate-approves-breeder-bill-favorable-amendments-concerns-remain/ | April 24, 2023
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Vote on Overreaching Animal Ordinance Deferred, Ongoing Action Needed!
A problematic proposed animal ordinance that was scheduled to receive a second vote on April 18 has been deferred until the May 2, 2023, meeting of the Nashville/Davidson County Metropolitan Council. In response to constituent feedback, certain council members are working on potential amendments to the ordinance. What you can do: Concerned residents are urged […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-vote-overreaching-animal-ordinance-deferred-ongoing-action-needed/ | April 24, 2023
Nevada Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
The Nevada Legislature is considering several bills impacting dog owners. AKC is asking for your help in supporting a reasonable cruelty bill containing several AKC amendments and a bill requiring communities to provide at least one pet-friendly emergency shelters.   In addition, you are encouraged to comment on bills that would allow private citizens to remove […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nevada-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners/ | April 21, 2023
Delaware: Senate to Vote on Immunity for Animal Cruelty Reporting on Tuesday
The Delaware Senate’s agenda for Tuesday, April 25, 2023, includes a bill that would provide immunity to people who, in good faith, report suspected animal cruelty from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise exist as a result of making the report. Those who would like contact members of the Senate prior to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-senate-vote-immunity-animal-cruelty-reporting-tuesday/ | April 21, 2023
New York: Committee to Consider Debarking Ban on Tuesday
On Tuesday, April 25, a New York Senate committee will consider a ban on “debarking” – a veterinary practice also known as bark softening – unless the procedure is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect. The AKC opposes Senate Bill 142, which would restrict the rights of responsible dog owners to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-committee-consider-debarking-ban-tuesday/ | April 21, 2023
California Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
AKC is monitoring several bills impacting dog owners in California. Below are a few highlights, including three bills with upcoming hearings, and three pending bills that could use comments of support. To see the complete list visit the AKC legislative action center at www.akcgr.org  and/or the AKC legislative tracker.  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-5/ | April 21, 2023
California: Kern County Postpones Consideration of Mandatory Spay/Neuter
On Wednesday, April 19, the Kern County Animal Services Commission discussed a proposed ordinance that seeks to institute mandatory spay/neuter in Kern County. No action was taken in this meeting, but this proposal will likely be voted on during the commission’s next meeting on May 17. AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) thanks all who took […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-kern-county-postpones-consideration-mandatory-spay-neuter/ | April 21, 2023
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Overreaching Animal Ordinance Has SECOND Vote on Tue., 4/18/23
A problematic proposed animal ordinance in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, is scheduled to receive a second and potentially enacting vote on Tuesday, April 18.  Residents are urged to contact Metro Council Members and ask them to VOTE NO on animal ordinance BL2023-1688. Please scroll down for contact information. Concerns with the proposed ordinance include, but are […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-overreaching-animal-ordinance-second-vote-tue-4-18-23/ | April 17, 2023

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