Missouri To Consider Changes To Seizure Law Tomorrow (4/25)
The Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources will consider a bill tomorrow that would make several positive changes to the state's laws regarding animal seizure laws. Among these changes is a provision stating that no animal may be intentionally euthanized or sterilized until legal proceedings have been concluded. Missouri dog owners and breeders […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-to-consider-changes-to-seizure-law-tomorrow-4-25/ | April 24, 2012
NY ALERT: Insurance, Debarking, Other Dog Bills To Be Considered Thursday, 4/26
Several bills important to dog owners will be considered by two committees of the New York Assembly on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The American Kennel Club encourages all concerned New York dog owners to consider the provisions of these bills, and to contact the respective committee members with their concerns. ASSEMBLY BILL 3507 – AB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-alert-insurance-debarking-other-dog-bills-to-be-considered-thursday/ | April 24, 2012
Oklahoma House Approves Changes to Breeder Law
On Monday, the Oklahoma House overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 1919 by a vote of 86-1, which would make many positive changes to the state's commercial pet breeder law. Thanks to the phone calls and e-mails sent by responsible Oklahoma pet breeders and dog owners, the House approved all amendments made by the House Agriculture, Wildlife, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-house-approves-changes-to-breeder-law/ | April 24, 2012
Louisiana Update: No Action Taken Today On HB 163
Louisiana legislative staff has confirmed with AKC's Government Relations Department that today's consideration of Louisiana House Bill 163 by the House Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee was voluntarily deferred. This means that no action was taken, and the bill remains in committee. The bill may, however, be considered at a future committee hearing. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-update-no-action-taken-today-on-hb-163/ | April 12, 2012
Hawaii – Senate to Vote on Onerous Dog Breeder Bill on April 12
House Bill 108 H.D. 1 S.D 2, a very problematic dog breeder bill, is scheduled for a third vote in the Hawaii Senate on April 12. It is important that dog owners immediately contact their state Senators and politely ask them to vote “No” on this burdensome and ineffective legislation. HB108 would establish requirements that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-senate-to-vote-on-onerous-dog-breeder-bill-on-april-12/ | April 11, 2012
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department has learned that Louisiana House Bill 163, a bill which further threatens the rights of responsible dog owners and breeders with ownership limits and vague care and conditions standards, will be considered on Thursday, April 12, 2012, by the Louisiana House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-action-needed-now-hb-163-to-be-heard-thursday/ | April 10, 2012
Colorado Update: Seizure Bill Passes House With Few Amendments
The Colorado House of Representatives has passed a measure that would make several changes to the procedures and costs associated with impounding an animal when its owner is charged with neglect, cruelty, or another animal criminal act. Although several amendments supported by the AKC and the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs were proposed to address […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-update-seizure-bill-passes-house-with-few-amendments/ | March 2, 2012
Iowa Update: Breeder Bill Numbers Changed, Bills Advancing
Iowa Senate committees have approved two measures that would make detrimental changes to the laws regulating commercial breeders, defined in current law as anyone who owns at least four intact dogs or cats and receives any consideration for breeding. While the bills are virtually identical to the ones that were scheduled for consideration last week, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-update-breeder-bill-numbers-changed-bills-advancing/ | March 2, 2012
Massachusetts Bill Limits Keeping Animals Outdoors, Introduces Guardianship Language Into State Law
Massachusetts House Bill 2809 seeks to unnecessarily and severely limit keeping dogs outdoors, and seeks to introduce guardianship language into Massachusetts statutory law when referring to animal ownership. Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners oppose HB 2809. Concerned Massachusetts dog breeders and owners should […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-bill-limits-keeping-animals-outdoors-introduces-guardian/ | March 1, 2012
NC Alert: Dunn City Council to Discuss BSL TOMORROW (March 2)
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department (AKC GR) has recently learned that the Dunn (NC) City Council will discuss whether to proceed with a proposal to ban "pit bulls" when it meets for its annual budget retreat this weekend (Friday, March 2-Saturday, March 3). While this retreat is not open to the public, it […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-alert-dunn-city-council-to-discuss-bsl-tomorrow-march-2/ | March 1, 2012

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