Washington: Bill Protecting Pets in Extreme Weather Advances to the Governor!
On Tuesday, March 5, the Washington state Legislature passed House Bill 1012, a bill that would protect owners and pets during extreme weather situations. The final step in House Bill 1012’s two-year journey is a decision by Governor Jay Inslee. Washington state residents are encouraged to support House Bill 1012. Scroll down for ways to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-bill-protecting-pets-extreme-weather-advances-governor/ | March 6, 2024
Indiana Update: Bill Protecting Pet Choice, Requiring Rescue Registration Becomes Law on July 1
Yesterday, the Indiana Governor signed House Bill 1412, which allows pet stores to continue to operate in the state so long as they and the breeders sourcing to them meet certain standards and comply with consumer protection requirements. In addition, the new law would require all rescues transporting more than 12 dogs through the state […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indiana-update-bill-protecting-pet-choice-requiring-rescue-registration-becomes-law-july-1/ | March 5, 2024
West Virginia Information: Senate Approves Resolution Declaring May 1, 2024, as Purebred Dog Day
On Friday March 1, 2024, the West Virginia Senate passed a simple resolution declaring May 1, 2024, as Purebred Dog Day in West Virginia. AKC encourages those who reside or participate in AKC events in West Virginia to contact sponsor Senator Mike Caputo and cosponsors Senator Robert Plymale and Senator Mike Woelfel and thank them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-information-senate-approves-resolution-declaring-may-1-2024-purebred-dog-day/ | March 4, 2024
Data Collected About Commercial Dog Breeders Would No Longer Be Private Under MN Bill
Minnesota Senate File 3458, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, seeks to remove from current law an explicit declaration that data collected by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (Board) on commercial dog and cat breeders is private or nonpublic.  SF […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/data-collected-commercial-dog-breeders-no-longer-private-mn-bill/ | March 4, 2024
CT Alert: Hearing Thursday Requiring Restitution When Police K-9 Injured or Killed
On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee will accept public testimony on a list of bills, including SB 339, which requires restitution by anyone that injures or kills a police K-9 or volunteer search and rescue dog.  Current law makes anyone intentionally injuring one of these dogs while […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-hearing-thursday-requiring-restitution-police-k-9-injured-killed/ | March 1, 2024
Minnesota Proposal Would Fund Therapy Dogs for Officers Suffering from Trauma and PTSD
Minnesota House File 4215 seeks to fund a program that would provide grants to nonprofit organizations that train and place therapy dogs in state and local law enforcement agencies located in Minnesota to aid in treating peace officers suffering from job-related trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and to assist in responding to calls involving persons […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/minnesota-proposal-fund-therapy-dogs-officers-suffering-trauma-ptsd/ | March 1, 2024
Michigan: Bills Impacting Dog Ownership Rights Advancing
A Michigan Senate committee has advanced two bills (Senate Bills 657 and 658) that address the issue of animals being seized on cruelty charges, and the payment of their care during impoundment.  These bills, like legislation introduced in the previous session, could cause a person accused of cruelty to permanently forfeit their animals even if […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-bills-impacting-dog-ownership-rights-advancing/ | March 1, 2024
Calling on All Responsible Dog Owners and Breeders: Join in Expressing Opposition to New Hampshire Bill That Will Criminalize Breeders
Dog breeders in New Hampshire are being targeted by legislation that seeks to make them criminals. The legislation is scheduled for a committee hearing on Tuesday, March 5. Responsible dog breeders and owners across the country are needed to join the fight to defend the rights and reputations of purebred dog breeders and to respectfully […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/calling-responsible-dog-owners-breeders-join-expressing-opposition-new-hampshire-bill-will-criminalize-breeders/ | February 29, 2024
Express Opposition Today to New Hampshire Bill that Seeks to Criminalize Breeders!
On Tuesday, March 5, at 1PM, the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider HB 1102, “Defining Animal Cruelty,” in a public hearing.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the New Hampshire Dogs Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS) are in strong opposition to HB 1102, which describes brachycephaly as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/express-opposition-today-new-hampshire-bill-seeks-criminalize-breeders/ | February 29, 2024
SC Update: Bill that Prohibits Illegally Removing a Dog’s Collar Advances
UPDATE:  South Carolina House Bill 4611 was reported favorably by the House Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee on February 28, 2024. This bill seeks to make it an offense for a person to intentionally remove or destroy an electronic collar or other electronic device that was placed on a dog by its owner. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/sc-update-bill-prohibits-illegally-removing-dogs-collar-advances/ | February 29, 2024

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