South Carolina—Discriminatory Bill that Requires Registration and Fees for Intact “Pit Bull Dogs” and Other Breeds on Agenda Thursday (4/22/21)
House Bill 4094 would require owners of unsterilized “pit bull dogs” and additional breeds to register their dogs with a governmental animal control agency and remit fees of $25.  The bill contains additional problematic provisions for all South Carolina dog owners. H. 4094 is on the agenda of the House Special Laws Subcommittee for Thursday, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-carolina-discriminatory-bill-requires-registration-fees-intact-pit-bull-dogs-breeds-agenda-thursday-4-22-21/ | April 20, 2021
Texas Alert: AKC Urges Protections for Owners in Bill That Limits Liability for Removing an Animal from a Vehicle
The Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee is scheduled to consider Texas House Bill 762  in April 21. This measure offers liability protections for individuals who remove a domestic animal from a motor vehicle if the person has a good faith and reasonable belief that such removal is necessary to avoid imminent harm to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-alert-akc-urges-protections-owners-bill-limits-liability-removing-animal-vehicle/ | April 20, 2021
Texas: Express Opposition NOW to Bill Allowing Quick Termination of Your Ownership Rights
Texas House Bill 1083 seeks to provide for the quick termination of ownership rights in animals that are impounded by an animal shelter.  Instead of a uniform statewide minimum holding period before ownership rights would be terminated, as is customary in other states, HB 1083 would let local governments set a holding period for such […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-express-opposition-now-bill-allowing-quick-termination-ownership-rights/ | April 19, 2021
Nevada: Ask Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination on Wednesday (4/21)
The Nevada Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, April 21, that would prohibit homeowner’s, renter’s and mobile home insurance or vehicle umbrella insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. All responsible dog owners and breeders […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nevada-ask-committee-support-ban-insurance-breed-discrimination-wednesday-4-21/ | April 19, 2021
Arkansas—Act Now to Voice Support for Working Animal Protection Act!
House Bill 1883, the Working Animal Protection Act, seeks to protect use of working animals in human service and animal enterprise.  HB 1883 has passed in House committee, and will next be voted on by the full House.  A House vote could be held as early as Monday, April 19, 2021. Owners, handlers, and exhibitors […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arkansas-act-now-voice-support-working-animal-protection-act/ | April 16, 2021
CT Update: Two Dog-Related Bills Scheduled for Action by House or Senate
This week, two dog-related bills were placed on the calendar for action by the Connecticut House and Senate as follows: House: HB 6504, regarding animal welfare, has already been reported favorably by Joint Environment Committee.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports HB 6504 because it would: Require a veterinary examination of animals brought into the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-two-dog-related-bills-scheduled-action-house-senate/ | April 16, 2021
Illinois: Multiple Bills with Significant Impact on Dog Owners Continue to Advance, Contact Lawmakers Today
The Illinois Legislature returned from Spring Break and immediately continued work on bills impacting dog owners and breeders in the state.  AKC and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs are working hard to advocate for responsible purebred dog owners. We urge dog owners, Illinois dog clubs and breeders to join us in working to protect […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-multiple-bills-significant-impact-dog-owners-continue-advance-contact-lawmakers-today/ | April 16, 2021
NH Update: Hearing on Three Helpful Bills Before Committee on Monday, April 19, 2021
Starting at 1pm on Monday, April 19, 2021, three animal bills that have favorably passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives will be considered by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly encourages those who reside in New Hampshire to contact the committee right away to express support. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-hearing-three-helpful-bills-committee-monday-april-19-2021/ | April 15, 2021
Alabama: AKC Supports Bill that Reduces a Barrier to Use of Detection Dogs
Senate Bill 353, which seeks to exempt gross proceeds from the sale or lease of detection dogs from rental, sales, and use taxes in Alabama, has been reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Finance and Tax Education. SB 353 defines a detection dog as a dog trained to use its senses to detect substances […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-akc-supports-bill-reduces-barrier-use-detection-dogs/ | April 15, 2021
West Virginia: 2021 Legislative Session Review
Recently, the West Virginia General Assembly adjourned its 2021 session.  While very few bills relating to dogs and dog owners got much traction, AKC Government Relations did monitor a few bills of note. Those bills monitored by AKC Government Relations included: House Bill 2095 was comprehensive legislation seeking to enhance West Virginia’s animal welfare laws […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-2021-legislative-session-review/ | April 14, 2021

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