NC Alert: Hearing on SB 460 Likely Next Week!
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that the House Finance Committee will likely consider Senate Bill 460 on Thursday, June 24.  It is essential that all North Carolina dog lovers call AND e-mail members of the House Finance Committee TODAY.  Tell them that responsible dog owners and breeders oppose SB 460, and respectfully ask […] | June 17, 2010
Rhode Island Update: Contact the House Judiciary Committee TODAY
Senate Bill 2022, which places numerous new onerous requirements on responsible dog owners, has passed the Senate and been assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary.  The General Assembly will only be in session for another week, so it is essential that responsible dog owners and breeders in Rhode Island contact their Representative and the […] | June 15, 2010
Ohio Update: Senate Goes on Summer Recess; SB 95 Still Pending
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department has learned that the Ohio General Assembly (which comprises both the House of Representatives and State Senate) has gone on summer recess. At this time, legislative leadership has not announced with the Assembly will reconvene to consider bills. Currently, Senate Bill 95 is ready for action by the […] | June 8, 2010
Update: Rhode Island S 2022 Passes Senate
Senate Bill 2022 passed the Rhode Island Senate on June 1, 2010 and has now been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Concerned Rhode Island dog owners should contact the members of the Judiciary Committee. The AKC Government Relations Department continues to monitor this legislation and will provide updates on further action on this bill […] | June 3, 2010
Your Legislators Need to Know You Oppose Breeder Bill SB 460
The North Carolina General Assembly has been in session for nearly a month. Already, animal rights groups are lobbying our legislators to take up SB 460. Tomorrow (June 2, 2010), the Humane Society of the United States will have a lobby day, in which they will work hard to convince our legislators to pass this […] | June 1, 2010
Ohio Update: SB 95 Senate Committee Vote Rescheduled for June 1
The Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee has rescheduled the vote on Senate Bill 95 for Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.  No testimony will be permitted at this hearing.  This bill continues to be amended and the AKC expects further amendments to be added prior to Tuesday’s vote. The […] | May 28, 2010
Informational Update: Federal PUPS Legislation Introduced
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced US Senate bill S. 3424 late Tuesday evening. The bill is designed to close the “internet loophole” in the Animal Welfare Act which allows breeders who sell numerous puppies over the internet or directly to the public to avoid the USDA regulation required of other breeder-retailers. The measure, called […] | May 27, 2010
Georgia Update: Proposed Rule Change Will Not Impact Fanciers
On May 13, the Georgia Department of Agriculture published a notice of intent to adopt amendments to rules that would increase fees for animal shelters, kennels, pet dealers and stables. These fees are a part of an across-the-board increase in state fees that are designed to help offset state budget cuts that have been made […] | May 20, 2010
Oklahoma Legislative Recap
The American Kennel Club wishes to thank all those who worked so hard during the 2010 legislative session to oppose Senate Bill 1712 and to ensure that laws that govern dog breeders in Oklahoma are reasonable, enforceable and fair. Despite the efforts of many responsible dog owners and breeders, the measure was passed by House […] | May 19, 2010
New York Alert: Extensive Breeder Regulations to be Considered Tuesday, May 18
New York Assembly Bill 5507, known as "Charlemagne’s Law", will be considered by the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18.  Among its many provisions, the bill seeks to amend the state’s existing definition of "pet dealer", creates a new definition of "commercial kennels", and seeks to impact those designated as such with […] | May 17, 2010

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