Update: Florida Bill to Conceal Shelter Records Advances
1/11/24 Update: Yesterday, Florida SB 660 unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been further referred to the Senate Community Affairs Committee.  AKC Government Relations will provide additional information on contacting that committee in a future alert. __________________________________________________________________________ Florida Senate Bill 660, which seeks to exempt from public records requirements the identifying information about persons […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-oppose-bill-conceal-animal-shelter-records-committee-tomorrow-1-10-24/ | January 9, 2024
MA Update: Comment Deadline January 15 on Amended Barnstable Dog Control Regulations
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that the Barnstable, Massachusetts, Department of Animal Control’s proposed dog regulations have been amended in response to AKC’s November alert and comments subsequently received by the town. The amended proposal: Clarifies Commercial Kennel versus Multiple Dog License definitions and requirements. Reverts to the annual May 15-September […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-update-comment-deadline-january-15-amended-barnstable-dog-control-regulations/ | January 8, 2024
Unite Against Radical New Hampshire Bill That Would Criminalize Breeding Some Dogs
New Hampshire House Bill 1102, which describes brachycephaly as a “birth deformity that causes suffering” and would CRIMINALIZE the sale and breeding of brachycephalic dogs and any dog that could be claimed to have a birth deformity, is scheduled to be considered by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/unite-radical-new-hampshire-bill-criminalize-breeding-dogs/ | January 4, 2024
NY Update: Governor Signs Hunting Bill With AKC Amendments
Recently, New York Governor Kathy Hochu signed a bill making certain hunting competitions illegal.  This new law contains important provisions requested by the AKC to protect training and performance events. Summary: As stated in a previous alert, Senate Bill 4099 and its companion Assembly Bill 2917 make it unlawful and establish a civil penalty for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-update-governor-signs-hunting-bill-akc-amendments/ | January 2, 2024

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