Update: NJ Bill Still Poses Threat to Breeders
A2324, which would require anyone who sells or transfers ten or more animals per year to be licensed and regulated by their municipality, continues to threaten responsible breeding programs in New Jersey. The bill could be scheduled for a vote by the Assembly at any time, and though many fanciers have contacted their representatives in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-nj-bill-still-poses-threat-to-breeders/ | June 2, 2004
Attention MA Fanciers: Calls Needed Now!
The AKC has learned that Massachusetts's budget bill was sent to conference committee late last week. Thanks in large part to lobbying efforts by purebred dog fanciers, the Senate version of the bill does not appear to contain any language that will impact breeders. However, the House version does still include an amendment that would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/attention-ma-fanciers-calls-needed-now/ | June 1, 2004
CA Breeder Bill Dies
AB 2513 effectively died on May 27, 2004 when sponsor Assembly Member Lloyd Levine moved the bill to the "inactive file" rather than push for a vote on the Assembly floor. May 28th was the deadline for all California bills to have passed their house of origin, so AB 2513 may not be considered again […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-breeder-bill-dies/ | June 1, 2004
Update: CA Bill Requires Seller Permits and Fees
A2324, which would require anyone who sells or transfers ten or more animals per year to be licensed and regulated by their municipality, continues to threaten responsible breeding programs in New Jersey. The bill could be scheduled for a vote by the Assembly at any time, and though many fanciers have contacted their representatives in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ca-bill-requires-seller-permits-and-fees/ | May 13, 2004
Continued Help Needed to Fight Boston BSL
Despite opposition from concerned dog owners and fanciers at a public hearing in Boston on Thursday, April 29th, legislators appear resolute in their support of a breed-specific ordinance. The proposal now heads to committee for further consideration. If enacted, the measure would: Require residents to register their "pit bulls" with the city at a cost […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/continued-help-needed-to-fight-boston-bsl/ | May 4, 2004
Updated: Help Still Needed in MA!
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs reports that late-night budget talks in the House last week resulted in yet another change to Rep. Kujawksi's proposed breeder amendment. The final budget bill that was sent to the Senate for consideration now requires regulation for those who breed and sell more than five litters of puppies or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-help-still-needed-in-ma/ | May 3, 2004
California Bill Will Hurt Responsible Breeders
California legislators are once again attempting to regulate hobby breeders. Introduced by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, AB2513 establishes the "Humane Control of Dog and Cat Overpopulation Act of 2004."   The bill will: Prohibit the sale of unaltered dogs and cats unless the seller has obtained a permit. Create two types of permits. The first will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-will-hurt-responsible-breeders/ | April 30, 2004
Breed-Specific Legislation Considered in Boston
Attention Boston dog owners! Councillors Rob Consalvo and James Kelly have introduced an ordinance that requires residents to register their "pit bulls" with the city at a cost of $50 annually. Pit bulls are defined as American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, or any mix of those breeds. The measure also […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breed-specific-legislation-considered-in-boston/ | April 28, 2004
Colorado Law Now Prohibits BSL
Congratulations to the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs, purebred dog fanciers, and animal organizations throughout the state on their recent efforts to prohibit breed-specific legislation in the Centennial State. Thanks to tireless lobbying by these groups, Governor Bill Owens signed H1279 into law last week, effective immediately. Among other changes to the state's dangerous dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-law-now-prohibits-bsl/ | April 28, 2004
Calls Needed NOW on Massachusetts Budget Amendment
Urgent help is needed from Massachusetts dog owners regarding a proposed budget amendment that will negatively affect responsible breeders. The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs reports that having been unsuccessful at pushing through an onerous commercial breeder licensing bill (H4537), Rep. Paul Kujawski plans to introduce an amendment to the House budget bill on April […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/calls-needed-now-on-massachusetts-budget-amendment/ | April 23, 2004

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