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The Michigan House Local Government Committee will be considering a bill on Wednesday, December 5, 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 House Local Government Committee or attend the hearing 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:

For those attending the hearing:
House Local Government Committee
Wednesday, December 5
8:15am
124 North Capitol Avenue
House Office Building, Room 521
Lansing, MI 48933


Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact the Committee with the information below:

Rep. James Lower, Chair
 (517) 373-0834
JamesLower@house.mi.gov

Rep. Kathy Crawford, Vice Chair
 517-373-0827
KathyCrawford@house.mi.gov

Rep. Jim Runestad
(517) 373-2616
JimRunestad@house.mi.gov

Rep. Gary Howell
(517) 373-1800
GaryHowell@house.mi.gov

Rep. Julie Alexander
(517) 373-1795
JulieAlexander@house.mi.gov

Rep. Ben Frederick
(517) 373-0841
BenFrederick@house.mi.gov

Rep. Roger Hauck
(517) 373-1789
RogerHauck@house.mi.gov

Rep. Patrick Green
(517) 373-1772
PatrickGreen@house.mi.gov

Rep. Jeremy Moss
(517) 373-1788
jeremymoss@house.mi.gov

Rep. Jim Ellison
(517) 373-3818
JimEllison@house.mi.gov

Rep. Sara Cambensy
(517) 373-0498
 saracambensy@house.mi.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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