The Nebraska Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider Legislative Bill 427 on February 8.
Legislative Bill 427 seeks to further regulate “commercial dog breeders” in Nebraska. Current law defines “commercial breeders” as anyone “engaged in the business of breeding dogs” and owns or harbors four or more intact dogs or cats, sells at least 31 dogs and cats per year, owns dogs/cats that produce four or more litters per year, or who knowingly sells or leases dogs/cats for later retail sale or brokered trade.
With this low threshold in current law, LB 427 would require anyone who owns four intact dogs of any age to comply with strict engineering standards and breeder restrictions. View the AKC’s previous Legislative Alert on LB 427 for more information on this legislation.
Click here to read the AKC’s letter to the Agriculture Committee.
How You Can Help:
- Attend the Agriculture Committee hearing and respectfully ask the members to oppose LB 427. The hearing information is as follows:
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Nebraska State Capitol
1445 K Street, Room 1524
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Click here for instructions on how to testify at a committee hearing.
- Contact the Agriculture Committee and respectfully ask them to vote “no” on this bill. Click here for a sample letter to personalize.
Senator Tom Carlson, Chairman
Phone: (402) 471-2732
Senator Dave Bloomfield
Phone: (402) 471-2716
Senator Lydia Brasch
Phone: (402) 471-2728
Senator Burke Harr
Phone: (402) 471-2722
Senator Russ Karpisek
Phone: (402) 471-2711
Senator Tyson Larson
Phone: (402) 471-2801
Senator Steve Lathrop
Phone: (402) 471-2623
Senator Norman Wallman
Phone: (402) 471-2620
Contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or the latest information.
The Nebraska Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider Legislative Bill 427 on February 8. …