SOUTH DAKOTA: Bill Seeks to Impose Additional Requirements on Certain Breeders
South Dakota Senate Bill 157 seeks to provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations.  The bill will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, February 18, 2016.  Concerned breeders are encouraged to contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully express their concerns. South Dakota law already defines a commercial breeding […] | February 17, 2016
Iowa Alert: Harmful Breeder Bill Being Considered TOMORROW (2/18)
The Senate Commerce Committee has just scheduled a hearing on SF 502 for TOMORROW (February 18).  This bill would further regulate anyone who has four or more intact dogs and receive any kind of consideration for breeding or transferring even one dog.  Friday is the last day for bills to be passed out of committee, […] | February 17, 2016
Tennessee Update: Dog Breeder Bill with Warrantless Searches Rescheduled for Vote on Tuesday, 2/16
House Bill 2303, which would require regulation, inspection, and potentially high registration fees for dog breeders, has been rescheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 16. Its companion bill, Senate Bill 2175, has been rescheduled for a vote on Monday, February 22, in the Senate Energy, Agriculture, […] | February 12, 2016
Iowa Alert: Your Opposition Needed — Harmful Breeder Bills Advancing
Bills are moving in both the Iowa House and Senate that would further regulate those who maintain four or more intact dogs and receive any kind of consideration for breeding or transferring even one dog.  The bills have now passed subcommittee and could be considered by the full committees any time.  It is essential that […] | February 11, 2016
Update: New Jersey SB 63 Tabled Until March
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 On Monday, February 08, New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was considered by the State Senate’s Economic Growth Committee.  During the hearing, testimony was accepted by concerned citizens and interest groups from across the animal interest spectrum.  In response, Committee Chairman Raymond Lesniak, the sponsor of SB 63, tabled further consideration of […] | February 9, 2016
Michigan Committee Considering Bill Allowing Citizens to Remove Animals from Vehicles
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 566 on Tuesday, February 9, which would allow private citizens to remove an animal or minor from a vehicle if they believe that the animal’s health or safety is in danger, only if all the following apply: The person determines the vehicle is locked […] | February 5, 2016
Missouri Committee to Consider Prohibiting Breed-Specific Laws on Monday (2/8)
The Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee will consider a bill on Monday, February 8, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in Missouri by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.  It would also void any current local breed-specific policies or regulations in the state.   Municipalities would still be permitted to protect public […] | February 5, 2016
New York: Ask Committee to Support Legislation Protecting Dogs Kept in Outdoor Shelters
The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill on Tuesday, February 9, that would clarify current law regarding minimum standards for dogs kept in outdoor shelters.  Current law already provides minimum requirements for dogs kept outdoors in inclement weather and extreme temperatures.  Assembly Bill 7033 contains reasonable clarifications to these requirements that would […] | February 5, 2016
Tennessee: URGENT! Hearing Mon. on Dog Breeder Bill that Authorizes Warrantless Searches & High Fees
Tennessee committees will vote on Monday and Tuesday on two bills of grave concern to dog owners. Senate Bill 2175 and House Bill 2303 would require regulation, inspection, and potentially high registration fees for dog breeders.  Exemptions in the bill for exhibitors, hunters, and fanciers are essentially meaningless. These bills would also authorize warrantless searches […] | February 4, 2016
Utah Seeks to Define “Commercial Breeder” as Anyone with Six Dogs
Utah House Bill 132 will define a commercial breeder as “a person who for a fee or other consideration; maintains in a kennel at any time six or more dogs for breeding or six or more cats for breeding and sells, leases, trades, barters, auctions, or provides to another person the offspring of those dogs […] | February 4, 2016

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