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
Texas Breeder Regulations Update: Comment Period Closed; Meeting 3/1/12
The period for public comment regarding the development of regulations for licensed dog breeders in Texas has closed. Thousands of comments were received by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The American Kennel Club's comments can be viewed here or via TDLR's website. The Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-breeder-regulations-update-comment-period-closed-meeting-3-1-12/ | February 29, 2012
Hawaii Committee to Hear Overreaching Breeder Regulation Bill
Senate Bill 2494 is scheduled to be heard by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. This bill would require owners of ten or more intact dogs to pay a $500 biennial license fee, allow unannounced inspections of their private homes, limit their ability to make decisions about breeding […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-committee-to-hear-overreaching-breeder-regulation-bill/ | February 28, 2012
Oklahoma Info: HB 2921 Seeks To Help Cure Problems With 2010 Breeder Law
Oklahoma House Bill 2921 seeks to create the Commercial Pet Breeders Act of 2012 and make significant changes to the state's oversight of dog breeders. The bill was recently passed unanimously by the House Agriculture Committee, and awaits further direction. The American Kennel Club and our Oklahoma federation, the Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance, both support […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-info-hb-2921-seeks-to-help-cure-problems-with-2010-breeder-la/ | February 27, 2012
Iowa Considering Detrimental Changes to Breeder Regulations
Two bills are pending in the Iowa Senate that would impose detrimental requirements on those who are classified as "commercial breeders". In current law, a "commercial breeder" is defined as anyone who owns at least four intact dogs or cats and receives any consideration for breeding. These bills would significantly restrict the ability of those […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-considering-detrimental-changes-to-breeder-regulations/ | February 24, 2012
MO Update: Bills Promoting Proper Animal Legal Status, Responsible Breeding Advancing
Two positive measures –one protecting proper legal status of animals and one promoting responsible dog breeding –have passed Missouri committees and are awaiting action by the Missouri House of Representatives. House Bill 1513 would prohibit state laws from conferring "upon any animal a right, privilege or legal status that is equivalent or that exceeds a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mo-update-bills-promoting-proper-animal-legal-status-responsible-breed/ | February 24, 2012

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