CA AB 241 Moves to Business & Professions Committee
Assembly Bill 241 passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee 5-2 and will now be heard by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee at 9am on April 28th. The Public Safety Committee adopted amendments to remove the inspections language and the bill now provides simply that animal control officers may take possession of an animal to […] | April 22, 2009
Urgent Update: Oklahoma Senate to Vote on HB 1332 Today. Call Your Senators This Morning!
The Oklahoma Senate has placed HB 1332 on its schedule for today, Wednesday, April 22, 2009. The AKC asks all responsible dog owners, breeders and fanciers to call their senators this morning and urge them to oppose this legislation. The AKC’s Oklahoma Federation notes that the following Senators remain undecided: Coffee, Lamb, Bingman, Laster, Aldridge, […] | April 22, 2009
Oklahoma Breeders Bill Heading to Senate Conference
Today, the Oklahoma Senate voted 30-to-16 in favor of House Bill 1332.  If signed into law by Governor Henry, the bill will affect many responsible dog breeders in Oklahoma.  HB 1332 will now be sent to a Senate conference committee, which will work on amendments.  If the bill survives the conference committee, it will be […] | April 22, 2009
Update: Tennessee Breeders Bills to be Considered This Week
Committees in the Tennessee Legislature will hear companion bills that address dog breeding regulations in Tennessee.  Senate Bill 258 will be considered by the Senate Commerce, Labor, and Agriculture Committee on Tuesday; its companion, House Bill 386 will considered by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  The AKC opposed provisions in the original version of […] | April 20, 2009
Action Needed In Florida: Bills On The Move
Several significant developments have occurred regarding two Florida bills that both the American Kennel Club and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs strongly oppose. As previously reported on, Florida Senate Bill 2002 seeks to impose strict limits on the operations of responsible purebred dog breeders and to limit dog ownership. The Florida Senate Community […] | April 17, 2009
North Carolina Alert: HB 733 Bill May Be Considered Wednesday, April 22
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department, in cooperation with the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs, has learned that House Bill 733 will likely be considered by the North Carolina House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, April 22.   Should the bill be considered, a vote is not expected.  However, all concerned responsible dog breeders […] | April 17, 2009
Florida Breeders Bill To Be Considered Tuesday, April 14
Florida Senate Bill 2002, a bill that seeks to impose strict limits on the operations of responsible purebred dog breeders and limit dog ownership, will be considered by the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:00 AM. The American Kennel Club and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs both strongly oppose […] | April 9, 2009
CA AB 241 to Limit Ownership of Intact Animals
California Assembly Bill 241, which will prohibit businesses and individuals who buys or sells cats and dogs from owning more than a combined total of 50 intact dogs or cats, will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 14th. There is no age threshold included in the bill so we believe that […] | April 8, 2009
Urgent Call to Action – Oppose NY State Docking Bill
New York State Assembly Bill 7218 seeks to make the docking of tails unlawful. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Responsible Dog Owners Association of New York both vehemently oppose AB 7218. This bill has been referred to the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee.  It is imperative that ALL concerned dog breeders and owners contact […] | April 7, 2009
CA SB 250 Amended, Set for Hearing – Opposition Needed!
California Senate Bill 250 has been amended and set for a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee for April 15th. We need all California fanciers, responsible dog owners and breeders, and clubs to write and oppose this legislation. Letters must be received by April 8 to be reflected on the committee analysis. SB 250's […] | April 6, 2009

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