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The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering a bill on Tuesday, February 20, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.

Municipalities would still be permitted to enact other policies and regulations on dog owners, so long as these laws do not target specific breeds.

All who reside or participate in dog events in Michigan are encouraged to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to support Senate Bill 741.

Talking Points:

The AKC supports Senate Bill 741, which protects the rights of dog owners while still allowing communities to enact laws that hold all owners accountable.  Visit the Breed-Specific/Dangerous Dog Laws page in the AKC Legislative Action Center for more talking points on this issue.

What You Can Do:

All who reside or participate in dog events in Michigan are encouraged to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 741:

Sen. Rick Jones, Chair
(517) 373-3447
SenRJones@senate.michigan.gov

Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, Vice Chair
(517) 373-0793
http://www.senatortonyaschuitmaker.com/contact/

Sen. Tory Rocca
(517) 373-7315
http://www.senatortoryrocca.com/contact-me/

Sen. Judy Emmons
(517) 373-3760
http://www.senatorjudyemmons.com/contact/ 
Sen. Steven Bieda, Minority Committee Chair
(517) 373-8360
sensbieda@senate.michigan.gov

AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this legislation and provide more information as it becomes available.  For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.

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