The Nevada Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, April 21, that would prohibit homeowner’s, renter’s and mobile home insurance or vehicle umbrella 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 Nevada are encouraged to contact the committee to express your support for Senate Bill 103. Scroll down for more information.
Senate Bill 103 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue, renew or cancel or raise premiums for insurance based on breed of dog (or mixed-breed) owned by the policyholder. The bill does allow for insurance companies to take these actions if the dog has been declared dangerous or vicious based on current law, but the company may not ask what breed of dog the policy holder owns.
Nevada state law already expressly prohibits municipalities from passing laws that target specific breeds of dogs. AKC supports Senate Bill 103, which would extend these protections to insurance policy holders, while still holding all dog owners accountable, regardless of the breed they choose to own.
Visit the Breed-Specific/Dangerous Dog Laws key issues page in the AKC Legislative Action Center for more talking points on this issue.
What You Can Do:
Submit comments in support of SB 103 to the committee before the April 21 hearing. You may submit comments online using this official form (Select SB 103 from the drop down menu).
Contact the members of the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee to express your support for SB 103. Use the following email address to contact the committee members: AsmCL@asm.state.nv.us. If you are a constituent of a committee member, you may also se the form provided.
AKC Government Relations will continue to closely follow this bill. For questions or more information, contact the AKC GR at firstname.lastname@example.org