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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Monday, February 08, New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was considered by the State Senate’s Economic Growth Committee.  During the hearing, testimony was accepted by concerned citizens and interest groups from across the animal interest spectrum.  In response, Committee Chairman Raymond Lesniak, the sponsor of SB 63, tabled further consideration of the bill until a future committee meeting.  The committee’s next scheduled meeting is Thursday, March 3. 

The American Kennel Club, along with the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, continues to oppose SB 63 as introduced.  AKC encourages all concerned breeders and owners to submit recommended amendments to SB 63 to Chairman Lesniak (please CC all committee members and aides with your recommendations). 

Click here to read a copy of AKC’s testimony to the committee. 

Click here for a copy of AKC's letter to the committee. 

Click here to read AKC’s February 3rd Action Alert on Senate Bill 63, which includes AKC’s extensive concerns with SB 63.

State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, Committee ChairmanSenLesniak@njleg.org
State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Committee Vice ChairSenCruzPerez@njleg.org
State Senator Joseph M. “Joe” KyrillosSenKyrillos@njleg.org
State Senator Steven V. Oroho SenOroho@njleg.org
State Senator Jim WhelanSenWhelan@njleg.org

Committee Aide (Democrats) Alison AccettolaAaccettola@njleg.org 
Committee Aide (Republicans) Laurine PurolaLpurola@njleg.org  

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to provide updates on SB 63 as necessary.  For the latest information on SB 63, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720, or email doglaw@akc.org; or contact the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs at jeffbetsyball@yahoo.com.  

On Monday, February 08, New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was considered by the State Senate’s Economic Growth Committee. Further consider of the bill was tabled until a future committee meeting. The committee’s next scheduled meeting is Thursday, March 3.

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