New York to Hear Ownership Limits Bill on Tuesday, June 2
The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing for Senate Bill 5392 on June 2, 2009.  This bill will limit ownership to no more than 50 intact dogs and cats over four months of age if they are kept for the purpose of breeding and selling the offspring. In addition SB 5392 allows […] | May 29, 2009
AKC Goes Neutral on Tennessee HB 386, Remains Opposed to SB 258
The American Kennel Club has been closely monitoring two bills introduced in Tennessee regarding commercial breeding.  Due to recent actions by the Tennessee House of Representatives, the AKC has decided to take a neutral position on House Bill 386 in its current form. AKC remains strongly opposed, however, to Senate Bill 258. As amended by […] | May 15, 2009
UPDATE: OR HB 2470 Scheduled For Hearing – Voice Opposition Now!
Oregon House Bill 2470 will be considered by the Oregon Senate Consumer Protection and Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 19.  The American Kennel Club opposes several aspects of HB 2470, including ownership limits, excessively burdensome operational requirements, and problematic legislative findings.  (For a full explanation, please see AKC's April 27th post below).  All concerned […] | May 15, 2009
Texas House Bill 3180 Passes House, En Route to Senate
On Tuesday, May 12, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 3180.  The bill was amended on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to passage with the following amendments: First, the bill’s definition of "commercial breeder" was changed to mean "a person who possesses adult intact female animals that produce 20 or […] | May 13, 2009
CA Senate Bill 250 Sent to Senate Appropriations Suspense File
The Senate Appropriations Committee analysis on Senate Bill 250 asserts that the bill may impose significant costs on both state and local governments in the short term and therefore the bill has been placed on the Suspense File. All bills that are projected to cost more than $150,000 are sent to the Suspense File. Staff […] | May 12, 2009
Oklahoma Breeders Bill Heading for Conference Committee
House Bill 1332, which seeks to regulate Oklahoma dog breeders, is likely to be heard in conference committee in the next week. This is the last chance for this bill to be amended prior to being given a final vote.  While a number of AKC’s concerns have been addressed, there are still some provisions we […] | May 12, 2009
Texas Bills Up For Consideration-Take Action Now!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, two controversial bills in the Texas House of Representatives, HB 3180 and HB 2732, will be considered by the House Local and Consent Calendars Committee.  This committee schedules bills for a floor vote by the full House of Representatives when there is no opposition anticipated; however, if five or more Representatives […] | May 11, 2009
Victory for Responsible Indiana Breeders!
House Bill 1468 has passed the Indiana General Assembly and been signed by Governor Mitch Daniels. When the bill passed the House of Representatives, it contained numerous egregious provisions including limits on dog ownership, restrictive breeding ages, stringent care and conditions, and consumer protection provisions that provided no recourse for the breeder. Thanks to the […] | May 8, 2009
Urgent Texas Alert: Terrible Breeders Bill Rushed Through Legislature-Action Needed Now!!!
Because of procedural maneuvering in the Texas Legislature, harsh breeder regulatory legislation is now very close to becoming law in the Lone Star State.  It is vital that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Texas take immediate action in opposition to this bill.  On Wednesday, May 6, Senator Tommy Williams of The Woodlands […] | May 7, 2009
AKC Launches New Canine Legislation Tracking System
The AKC is pleased to announce the launch of the new AKC Government Relations Legislation Tracking Service.  This new service enables you to check the status of all 2009 canine legislation in each of the 50 states, as well as federal legislation. To use this service, go to the AKC Government Relations web page, […] | May 6, 2009

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