UPDATE: USDA PUBLISHES REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON THIRD-PARTY INSPECTIONS
On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service formally published a request in the Federal Register for public input on the idea of recognizing third-party inspections when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-usda-publishes-request-for-public-input-on-third-party-inspections/ | January 24, 2018
Ask NY Senate Committee to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft
AKC is supporting a bill moving in the New York Senate that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner's or lawful custodian's private property.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-committee-to-support-bill-criminalizing-pet-theft/ | January 19, 2018
New Hampshire Bill to Impose Microchip-Related Requirements on Animal Shelters
The American Kennel Club and the Dog Owners of the Granite State, our New Hampshire federation, both support HB 1309.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-to-impose-microchip-related-requirements-on-animal-shelters/ | January 16, 2018
Urge NY Assembly to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Homeowner’s Insurance
The NY Assembly is expected to vote soon on a bill that would prohibit homeowner's insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-ny-assembly-to-support-bill-prohibiting-breed-discrimination-in-homeowners-insurance/ | January 16, 2018
Forsyth Co. (GA) Stakeholder’s Meeting TOMORROW (1/12) on Pet Care Worker Permits, Other Amendments
Forsyth County Commission Chair Todd Levent and Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will hold a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. regarding proposed amendments to the county animal control ordinance.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/forsyth-co-ga-stakeholders-meeting-tomorrow-1-12-on-pet-care-worker-permits-other-amendments/ | January 11, 2018
Forsyth Co. (GA): Hearing TOMORROW (12/7) on Permits for Groomers, Trainers, and Pet Care Employees
On Thursday, December 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a proposed ordinance that seeks to require 'animal handler permits' for employees of grooming, training, boarding, and other broadly-defined 'animal care facilities.'
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/forsyth-co-ga-hearing-tomorrow-12-7-on-permits-for-groomers-trainers-and-pet-care-employees/ | December 6, 2017
Ask Ohio Committee to Support Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas on 11/28
The Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 28, on a bill that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ohio-committee-to-support-allowing-dogs-in-outdoor-dining-areas-on-11-28/ | November 22, 2017
Boone County Indiana Postpones Vote on Mandatory Spay Neuter
The Boone County (IN) Board of Commissioners postponed a vote on a bill that would mandate the spaying and neutering of all dogs owned by county residents by the year 2020.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/boone-county-indiana-postpones-vote-on-mandatory-spay-neuter-2/ | November 21, 2017
Boone County Indiana Postpones Vote on Mandatory Spay Neuter
The Boone County (IN) Board of Commissioners postponed a vote on a bill that would mandate the spaying and neutering of all dogs owned by county residents by the year 2020.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/boone-county-indiana-postpones-vote-on-mandatory-spay-neuter/ | November 21, 2017

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