Florida: Bills that Limit Dog Breed Discrimination Advance, Send Support for HB 941/SB 942
Good news! Bills that would end remaining city/county dog breed bans in Florida continue to advance in the state legislature. House Bill 941 and Senate Bill 942 seek to authorize governmental public housing authorities to adopt policies related to dogs provided that requirements are not specific to a dog’s breed, weight, or size. These bills also […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-bills-limit-dog-breed-discrimination-advance-send-support-hb-941-sb-942/ | April 14, 2023
Illinois: Ask Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination
On Tuesday (April 18), an Illinois Senate committee will consider a bill that would prohibit homeowners and renters insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. All responsible dog owners and breeders in Illinois are encouraged to visit the Senate Insurance […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-committee-support-ban-insurance-breed-discrimination-2/ | April 14, 2023
New York: Weigh In On Canine Health and Welfare Priorities for Federal Farm Bill Tomorrow (4/14)
Tomorrow, April 14, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), will host a Farm Bill listening session in Binghamton, New York. AKC GR urges all responsible NY dog owners to weigh in, using the link to the feedback form below.  Scroll down for more information about the event. Background: Rep. Thompson will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-weigh-canine-health-welfare-priorities-federal-farm-bill-tomorrow-4-14/ | April 13, 2023
ME Alert: Support Coverage for the Veterinary Care of Retired Police K-9s
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Maine Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will accept public testimony on LD 1234, to Provide Reimbursement for Health Care Expenses of Retired State Police Law Enforcement Dogs. The bill would require the Department of Public Safety to reimburse authorized handlers of retired law enforcement dogs used by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alert-support-coverage-veterinary-care-retired-police-k-9s/ | April 13, 2023
California: Kern County to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter on Wednesday (4/19)
On Wednesday, April 19, the Kern County Animal Services Commission are considering a proposed ordinance that seeks to institute mandatory spay/neuter in Kern County. If advanced, the proposal would go to the Kern County Board of Supervisors for review and possible passage into law. County residents are strongly encouraged to contact both the commission and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-kern-county-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-wednesday-4-19/ | April 13, 2023
Update: Texas Bills Regulating Hobbyists Passed out of Committee with Amendments
SB 876 and HB 2238 regulating hobbyists were passed out of committees this week with some favorable amendments, but questions remain. The amendments exempt hobbyists that breed dogs for participation in conformation shows.  Performance events were already exempt from current law. AKC is also reviewing additional amendments to determine the impact on hobbyists and dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-texas-bills-regulating-hobbyists-passed-committee-amendments/ | April 12, 2023
Oregon Update: Bills Impacting Dog Owners
AKC continues to monitor several bills impacting dog owners in Oregon. Below are the latest updates, along with contact information if you wish to comment on any of these measures. AKC GR will continue to provide individual updates and alerts when necessary.  Bills in Oregon Legislature: House Bill 2915 – Pet Choice Restrictions. Status: Passed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-2/ | April 11, 2023
Washington State Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
AKC continues to monitor several bills impacting dog owners in Washington state. Below are the latest updates, along with contact information if you wish to comment on any of these measures. AKC GR will continue to provide individual updates and alerts when necessary. Bills in Washington State Legislature: House Bill 1012 – Addressing the response […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-state-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-5/ | April 11, 2023
Update: Texas Bills Regulating Hobbyists Remain Pending, Continue Senate Outreach
A Texas Senate Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday, March 28 on Senate Bill 876 which 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. This is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-texas-bills-regulating-hobbyists-remain-pending-continue-senate-outreach/ | April 10, 2023
Washington: Bill Eroding Rights of Animal Owners Advances in Legislature
As Washington state’s legislative session nears its finish line, House Bill 1234 sits before the Senate Rules Committee; having already passed the House of Representatives.  This bill expands the reasons allowed for seizing an owner’s animals in suspected cruelty cases and doesn’t guarantee their return in the event the accused is found innocent. Washington state […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-bill-eroding-rights-animal-owners-advances-legislature/ | April 5, 2023

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