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AKC Government Relations has confirmed that New Jersey Senate Bill 63 will be heard by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday, June 23, at 10AM in Committee Room 4, 1st Floor of the State House Annex, Trenton (125 W State St #2, Trenton, NJ 08608). 

As currently written, the bill seeks to repeal consumer protection laws and restrict individuals’ choice of a purpose-bred dog. Click here for a complete analysis of and talking points to use in opposition to SB 63.  

The AKC strongly opposes Senate Bill 63.  While a committee substitute may be introduced at Thursday’s meeting, it is imperative that New Jersey purebred dog enthusiasts, owners and breeders contact these members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge they vote against the bill as currently worded. 

State Senator Paul A. Sarlo, Committee Chairman
Phone: (201) 804-8118
Email: SenSarlo@njleg.org

State Senator Brian P. Stack, Committee Vice Chairman
Phone: (201) 721-5263
Email: SenStack@njleg.org

State Senator Jennifer Beck
Phone: (732) 933-1591
Email: SenBeck@njleg.org

State Senator Anthony R. Bucco
Phone: (973) 627-9700
Email: SenBucco@njleg.org

State Senator Sandra B. Cunningham
Phone: (201) 451-5100
Email: SenCunningham@njleg.org

State Senator Patrick J. Diegnan
Phone: (908) 757-1677
[No email available]

State Senator Linda R. Greenstein
Phone: (609) 395-9911
Email: SenGreenstein@njleg.org

State Senator Kevin J. O’Toole
Phone: (973) 237-1360
Email: SenOToole@njleg.org

State Senator Steven V. Oroho
Phone: (973) 300-0200, (973) 300-1744
Email: SenOroho@njleg.org

State Senator Nellie Pou
Phone: (973) 247-1555
Email: SenPou@njleg.org

State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz
Phone: (973) 484-1000
Email: SenRuiz@njleg.org

State Senator Samuel D. Thompson
Phone: (732) 607-7580
Email: SenThompson@njleg.org

State Senator Jeff Van Drew
Phone: (609) 465-0700
Email: SenVanDrew@njleg.org

AKC will continue to provide updates on SB 63 as developments warrant.  For more information on the status of and problems with SB 63, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or email doglaw@akc.org

The AKC strongly opposes Senate Bill 63. While a committee substitute may be introduced at Thursday’s meeting, it is imperative that New Jersey purebred dog enthusiasts, owners and breeders contact these members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge they vote against the bill as currently worded.

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