Missouri Call-to-Action: Contact State Senators in Support of HJR 86 Today!
HJR 86 seeks to keep Missouri’s animal welfare regulations under the state legislature’s oversight instead of being manipulated by outside interests. The resolution, which has already passed the Missouri House of Representatives and the Senate Agriculture and Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committees, is meeting filibuster-type resistance on the Senate floor. Therefore, it is imperative […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-call-to-action-contact-state-senators-in-support-of-hjr-86-to/ | April 26, 2010
Urgent: Oklahoma House Passes SB 1712 Passed. Voice Your Concerns Now!
The Oklahoma House passed SB 1712 yesterday. The bill will significantly expand government regulation of anyone who breeds dogs or cats and who owns more than 11 intact females of either species. The bill’s vague definition of commercial breeder includes no time frame, which means it will require commercial breeder licensing for anyone who owns […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-oklahoma-house-passes-sb-1712-passed-voice-your-concerns-now/ | April 22, 2010
Oklahoma Update: Legislative Deadline Approaching
This Thursday, April 22, marks the important "3rd reading" deadline for Oklahoma legislation. All bills that already passed their house of origin and were transferred to the other legislative chamber must be read for the third time and debated in that chamber by the end of the day Thursday. This is a key deadline for […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-update-legislative-deadline-approaching/ | April 20, 2010
Updated 4/20: New Orleans Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance Vote Delayed
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance proposal currently under consideration by the New Orleans City Council will not be considered at its meeting this Thursday, April 22. Because the New Orleans City Code requires at least 20 days of consideration for all proposals that seek to impose new permits […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-4-20-new-orleans-mandatory-spay-neuter-ordinance-vote-delayed/ | April 20, 2010
Ask the Ohio House of Representatives to Repeal BSL!
House Bill 79, sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears of Lucas County, removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of dangerous dogs. All Ohio residents are encouraged to contact the Speaker of the House and their legislators to ask them to support this important measure and end 20 years of discrimination against responsible dog […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-the-ohio-house-of-representatives-to-repeal-bsl/ | April 15, 2010
Ohio House Committee to Consider Repeal of Statewide BSL on April 14
The Ohio House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a public hearing on House Bill 79 for Wednesday, April 14. This bill, sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears of Lucas County, removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of dangerous dogs. Ohio is currently the only state to have enacted statewide breed-specific legislation. […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-house-committee-to-consider-repeal-of-statewide-bsl-on-april-14/ | April 12, 2010
Florida: Oppose Bill Seeking to Put Negative Attributes on Purebred Dogs
Florida Senate Bill 122, sponsored by Senator Larcenia Bullard, will be considered by the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, April 7th, at 9:00 AM. The bill seeks to require pet dealers to provide purchasers with written notices that impugn the genetic health of purebred dogs and increases fines to unreasonable amounts. The American Kennel […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-oppose-bill-seeking-to-put-negative-attributes-on-purebred-dog/ | April 5, 2010
Wisconsin Senate Committee to Consider Changing Animal Seizure Laws on 4/6
The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 580 on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. SB 580 seeks to amend state statutes regarding the seizure and subsequent care of animals whose owners are suspected of mistreatment or dog fighting and are engaged in a legal proceeding. […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wisconsin-senate-committee-to-consider-changing-animal-seizure-laws-on/ | April 5, 2010
Jefferson Parish, LA, to Consider Breeder Licensing, Differential Fees, Spay/Neuter Law
The Jefferson Parish (LA) Council will consider several changes to the Parish’s animal ordinance on Wednesday, March 24. In addition to other provisions imposes breeder permits and requires dogs to be spayed or neutered upon a second redemption from the Parish’s animal shelter during the lifetime of the animal. The American Kennel Club opposes several […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/jefferson-parish-la-to-consider-breeder-licensing-differential-fees-sp/ | March 22, 2010
Oklahoma Breeders Bills to be Considered on Wednesday, March 24
Oklahoma Senate Bill 1340 and Senate Bill 1712, which seek to provide state oversight over certain dog breeders, will be considered by the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, March 24. We strongly urge all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Oklahoma to consider the provisions of the bills (described below), […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-breeders-bills-to-be-considered-on-wednesday-march-24/ | March 22, 2010