U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes New Rules to Define Service Dogs for the Purpose of Air Travel
New proposed rules from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that seek to clarify Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulations regarding the transportation of service animals by air and that are intended the ensure that America’s air transportation system is safe for the travelling public and accessible to individuals with disabilities, are expected to be published in the Federal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-department-transportation-proposes-new-rules-define-service-dogs-purpose-air-travel/ | January 22, 2020
NH Alert: House Judiciary Committee Schedules Motor Vehicle and Special Advocate Bills of Concern for January 28, 2020
The New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, during which it will consider three bills of concern to dog owners.   The American Kennel Club (AKC) is tracking more than 25 New Hampshire bills filed this session that could impact breeders and responsible dog owners.  We strongly encourage […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-house-judiciary-committee-schedules-motor-vehicle-special-advocate-bills-concern-january-28-2020/ | January 22, 2020
MA Update: Joint Committee on Municipalities Making Final Decision on Bills of Concern – TAKE ACTION NOW!
In June 2019, the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee accepted two hours of public testimony on multiple bills seeking to impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protection laws that exempt animal shelters and rescue organizations from providing appropriate remedies.  AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-update-joint-committee-municipalities-making-final-decision-bills-concern-take-action-now/ | January 22, 2020
NH Update: January 28, 2020 at 10am Set for HB 1389 – Adequate Food, Water, Shelter and Banning Dogs Outside and Unattended
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee has scheduled the continued hearing on HB 1389 for Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 10am in Room 303 of the Legislative Office Building.  AKC’s prior alert and details on this bill can be reviewed in full here. HB 1389 would amend the state’s […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-january-21-2020-10am-set-hb-1389-adequate-food-water-shelter-banning-dogs-outside-unattended/ | January 21, 2020
Florida – Hearings on Cruelty Allegation Reporting, Other Bills Affecting Dog Owners Scheduled for Tuesday, 1/21/20
Several bills impacting animals and animal ownership are scheduled for hearings at the Florida state legislature this Tuesday, January 21, 2020. SB 1044 is on the agenda of Senate Criminal Justice Committee.  Among other provisions, SB 1044 would require veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty against a dog or cat to a law enforcement or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-hearings-cruelty-allegation-reporting-bills-affecting-dog-owners-scheduled-tuesday-1-21-20/ | January 17, 2020
NH Update: Hearing Yesterday and Two-Week Delay of HB 1389 – Next Steps
Yesterday, the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee took testimony on three dog bills and delayed testimony for two weeks on HB 1389.  AKC’s prior alert and details on bills scheduled for this hearing can be reviewed here. Updates from the Committee hearing:  American Kennel Club Government Relations (AKC GR) testified with the New […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-hearing-yesterday-two-week-delay-hb-1389-next-steps/ | January 17, 2020
Ask Colorado Committee to Oppose Bill Regulating Breeders, Eliminating Pet Choice and Consumer Protections
A bill has been introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives that would place further regulations on breeders, and restrict pet choice and consumer protections in the state. Colorado residents are strongly encouraged to contact your State Representative, as well as the House Rural Affairs, today and express your concerns with House Bill 20-1084. (Scroll […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-colorado-committee-oppose-bill-regulating-breeders-eliminating-pet-choice-consumer-protections/ | January 16, 2020
Washington State Considering Bill to Allow Citizens to Remove Animals from Vehicles on 1/16
The Washington State Senate Committee on Law and Justice is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thurs., Jan. 16, 2020, at 10 AM, on a bill on that would allow citizens to use reasonable force to enter a vehicle if they believe that a domestic animal inside the vehicle is in imminent danger. Under […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-state-considering-bill-allow-citizens-remove-animals-vehicles-1-16/ | January 15, 2020
Colorado Introduces Bill Regulating Breeders, Eliminating Pet Choice and Consumer Protection
A bill has been introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives that would place further regulations on breeders, and restrict pet choice and consumer protection in the state. Supporters of House Bill 20-1084, known as the “Humane Pet Act”, are claiming this bill will protect animals in Colorado.  However, there are numerous concerns, including: False […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-introduces-bill-regulating-breeders-eliminating-pet-choice-consumer-protection/ | January 14, 2020
Ask Washington Committee to Clarify Crop/Dock, Support Other Animal Welfare Changes
The Washington House Committee on Public Safety will consider HB 2317, legislation concerning animal welfare on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. The bill will positively amend Washington code and is primarily supported by the American Kennel Club, with one request for a clarifying amendment regarding ear cropping and tail docking. The changes to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-washington-committee-clarify-crop-dock-support-animal-welfare-changes/ | January 14, 2020

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