The Hawaii House Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1823 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  The bill seeks to create a misdemeanor for those found to have knowingly and misrepresents themselves, through conduct or verbal or written notice, as being disabled in an attempt to receive the benefits and protections afforded under […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-bill-would-make-false-representations-service-dogs-misdemeanor/ | January 26, 2018
Informational Update: Kansas Committee to Consider Changes to License Fees on 1/30
The Kansas House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, January 30, that would increase the license fees for many who are regulated under the Kansas Pet Animal Act. The bill would also change the license year from ending on June 30 to ending on September 30. Summary: The Kansas Pet Animal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-committee-consider-changes-license-fees/ | January 25, 2018
On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service formally published a request in the Federal Register for public input on the idea of recognizing third-party inspections when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-usda-publishes-request-for-public-input-on-third-party-inspections/ | January 24, 2018
Ask NY Senate Committee to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft
AKC is supporting a bill moving in the New York Senate that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner's or lawful custodian's private property.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-committee-to-support-bill-criminalizing-pet-theft/ | January 19, 2018
New Hampshire Bill to Impose Microchip-Related Requirements on Animal Shelters
The American Kennel Club and the Dog Owners of the Granite State, our New Hampshire federation, both support HB 1309.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-to-impose-microchip-related-requirements-on-animal-shelters/ | January 16, 2018
Urge NY Assembly to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Homeowner’s Insurance
The NY Assembly is expected to vote soon on a bill that would prohibit homeowner's insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-ny-assembly-to-support-bill-prohibiting-breed-discrimination-in-homeowners-insurance/ | January 16, 2018
Forsyth Co. (GA) Stakeholder’s Meeting TOMORROW (1/12) on Pet Care Worker Permits, Other Amendments
Forsyth County Commission Chair Todd Levent and Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will hold a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. regarding proposed amendments to the county animal control ordinance.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/forsyth-co-ga-stakeholders-meeting-tomorrow-1-12-on-pet-care-worker-permits-other-amendments/ | January 11, 2018
Forsyth Co. (GA): Hearing TOMORROW (12/7) on Permits for Groomers, Trainers, and Pet Care Employees
On Thursday, December 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a proposed ordinance that seeks to require 'animal handler permits' for employees of grooming, training, boarding, and other broadly-defined 'animal care facilities.'
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/forsyth-co-ga-hearing-tomorrow-12-7-on-permits-for-groomers-trainers-and-pet-care-employees/ | December 6, 2017
Ask Ohio Committee to Support Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas on 11/28
The Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 28, on a bill that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ohio-committee-to-support-allowing-dogs-in-outdoor-dining-areas-on-11-28/ | November 22, 2017

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