Delaware Information Update: House Passes Bill Allowing Sunday Hunting of Game Birds
On January 25, 2024, the Delaware House of Representatives passed legislation that removes an existing prohibition on the hunting of game birds on Sundays in Delaware.  The bill now moves to the Senate where it has been assigned to the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee. AKC is not taking an official position on this […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-update-house-passes-bill-allowing-sunday-hunting-game-birds/ | January 26, 2024
Washington: ACTION NEEDED: Bill Protecting Pets and Owners in Extreme Weather Advancing in Senate
On Tuesday, January 30, a bill that would protect owners and pets during extreme weather situations is scheduled for a critical hearing in the Senate State Government and Elections Committee. The bill passed the House of Representatives in 2023 and now needs to pass the state Senate. Your support is needed! Washington state residents are […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-action-needed-bill-protecting-pets-owners-extreme-weather-advancing-senate/ | January 26, 2024
NH: Update on HB 1680 – Oppose Restrictions on Certain Breeders, Pet Sales
On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, the New Hampshire (NH) House Environment and Agriculture Committee is convening a work session for HB 1680, which seeks to restrict newly-defined “retail pet stores” to include anyone with a physical facility who transfers more than 30 dogs per year at retail. Serious issues with the bill were detailed in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-hb-1680-oppose-restrictions-certain-breeders-pet-sales-2/ | January 25, 2024
Oregon Update: Roseburg Adopts Limit Laws
On Monday, January 22, the Roseburg City Council approved multiple changes to the animal control laws – including a new limit law. You can read the adopted ordinances in detail here, but below are a few of the changes to local law: Each city residence will be allowed to have no more than four dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-update-roseburg-adopts-limit-laws/ | January 25, 2024
Florida: Bills to Conceal Animal Shelter Records Advance, Dangerous Dog Bill Amended
UPDATE #2 - 2/7/2024: Florida Senate Bill 660 is on the agenda of the Senate Committee on Rules for February 8, 2024. Florida residents are urged to contact committee members to express their concerns with this bill. UPDATE:  Florida Senate Bill 660, which seeks to exempt from public records requirements the identifying information about persons who […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-bills-conceal-animal-shelter-records-advance-dangerous-dog-bill-amended/ | January 24, 2024
U.S. DOT Seeks to Again Collect Information on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport
Today, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice seeking to reinstate a previously approved information collection request under its enforcement of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).  Interested parties are invited to provide comment to DOT through Monday, March 25, 2024. BACKGROUND Since 2005, federal regulations have required air carriers to file […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-dot-seeks-collect-information-incidents-involving-animals-air-transport-2/ | January 24, 2024
U.S. DOT Seeks to Again Collect Information on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport
Today, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice seeking to reinstate a previously approved information collection request under its enforcement of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).  Interested parties are invited to provide comment to DOT through Monday, March 25, 2024. BACKGROUND Since 2005, federal regulations have required air carriers to file […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-dot-seeks-collect-information-incidents-involving-animals-air-transport/ | January 24, 2024
Ask Your New York State Assemblyperson and State Senator to Support Bills Allowing Dogs in State Parks
New York Assembly Bill 6244 and Senate Bill 4993 will allow responsible dog owners more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and socialization with their well-behaved pets, while still protecting and respecting the ability of all New Yorkers to enjoy state parks.  New York residents are encouraged to use the information below to contact your state […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-new-york-state-assemblyperson-state-senator-support-bills-allowing-dogs-state-parks/ | January 24, 2024
Missouri: Ask Committee to Support Bill Protecting Owners Rights for Confiscated Animals
The Missouri Agriculture Policy Committee is considering a bill on Thursday, January 25, that would make several changes to protect dogs and the rights of dog owners when animals are seized on suspicion of neglect or abuse.  The purpose of the bill is to protect the rights of the accused and ensure they are treated […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-ask-committee-support-bill-protecting-owners-rights-confiscated-animals-3/ | January 23, 2024
Support NJ Bill Requiring Employee Training on Service Dog Accommodations (Status Updated 1/26/24)
Update: On 1/25/24, SB 1238 was passed with amendments, and referred to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for further consideration. The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages New Jersey residents to join in expressing support of Senate Bill 1238, which seeks to require employers that serve customers in public facilities to provide training to employees […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/support-nj-bill-requiring-employee-training-service-dog-accommodations/ | January 23, 2024

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