UPDATE: Montana BSL Legislation Soundly Defeated
Responsible dog owners won a decisive victory Thursday afternoon when the Montana House Local Government Committee voted 17-1 against a bill to ban "pit bulls" in the state. House Bill 191 prohibited the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls". "Pit bulls" was defined to include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-montana-bsl-legislation-soundly-defeated/ | January 23, 2009
Florida Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
January, 22, 2009 Legislation that seeks to prohibit persons from owning or maintaining an intact dog or cat older than four months old has been filed in the Florida House. If adopted, 2009 Florida House Bill 451 would have a profound negative impact not only on responsible dog breeders in Florida, but also on all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-introduced/ | January 22, 2009
MT BSL Bill to be Considered Thursday, Jan 22!
Montana House Bill 191–which, with little exception, seeks to prohibit the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls"–is scheduled for consideration by the House Local Government Committee on Thursday, January 22, at 3PM, in room 172 of the capitol building, 1301 East Sixth Avenue in Helena. The American Kennel Club encourages all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mt-bsl-bill-to-be-considered-thursday-jan-22/ | January 19, 2009
UPDATE: Fanciers Force Amendments to Riverside County, CA Ordinance
Over 100 concerned dog and cat owners attended yesterday’s hearing in Riverside County and convinced the Board of Supervisors to accept amendments to the proposed spay/neuter and mandatory microchipping ordinance. Although the ideal outcome would have been the defeat of this ordinance and to focus efforts on responsible animal owner education programs and stronger enforcement […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-fanciers-force-amendments-to-riverside-county-ca-ordinance/ | January 14, 2009
URGENT: January 13th Riverside County, CA to Consider Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microchip Ordinance
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am to discuss an ordinance that would require the spaying/neutering of any dog or cat for even a minor violation of the animal control ordinance and would force pet owners to microchip all their animals and register the microchips with the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-january-13th-riverside-county-ca-to-consider-spay-neuter-and-ma/ | January 12, 2009
Update – Montana BSL Bill Named and Assigned to Committee
As expected, Montana House Bill 191 has been introduced by Representative Robyn Driscoll of Billings. The bill seeks to prohibit the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls." The legislation defines "pit bulls" to include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and "any dog that has the physical characteristics that substantially conform […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-montana-bsl-bill-named-and-assigned-to-committee/ | January 6, 2009
Update: MA HB 5092 Will Not Move Forward!
[Thursday, October 23, 2008] Today the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government decided to send House Bill 5092 to “study,” which effectively ends the consideration of this onerous bill for the remainder of the current legislative session. (For more information on HB 5092, click here.) In addition to the over 200 concerned […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ma-hb-5092-will-not-move-forward/ | October 24, 2008
Urgent Reminder – Attend MA Hearing On October 23!
Massachusetts House Bill 5092, a bill featuring many anti-responsible dog breeder and owner provisions, will be heard by the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government on Thursday, October 23rd, at 10:00 AM, in Room A-2 of the State House in Boston. The AKC encourages all concerned dog breeders and owners in Massachusetts to attend […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-reminder-attend-ma-hearing-on-october-23/ | October 21, 2008
AKC Influences Amendments to Pennsylvania Dog Law
The AKC successfully impacted Pennsylvania House Bill 2525 by asking Senators to communicate with the commercial breeding community to address many of the unreasonable engineering provisions in the original bill. The bill, which makes extensive changes to Pennsylvania's Dog Law with regard to the issuance of dog licenses, kennel licenses, out-of-state dealer licenses, kennel requirements, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-influences-amendments-to-pennsylvania-dog-law/ | October 14, 2008
Update: MA MSN/BSL Bill Scheduled for Hearing!
Massachusetts House Bill 5092 has been referred to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, and is tentatively scheduled for public hearing on Thursday, October 23rd, at 10 AM in Room A2 of the State House in Boston. The bill includes many extreme provisions that, if enacted, will prove devastating to responsible dog breeders […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ma-msn-bsl-bill-scheduled-for-hearing/ | October 9, 2008