CA Senate Bill 250 Fails Initial Vote – Thank Your Legislators!
California Senate Bill 250 failed on the Assembly Floor 28-42. Forty-one votes were needed for passage, meaning Senator Florez needs 13 additional votes to pass SB 250. The bill was noticed for Reconsideration today which requires 41 votes to pass. Then the bill could be taken up for another vote prior to the close of […] | September 9, 2009
URGENT: CA SB 250 Amended: Opposition Still Needed – Now!
Senator Florez has amended Senate Bill 250, but the changes do little to address AKC’s fundamental concerns with the bill. It is imperative that California responsible dog owners and breeders immediately contact their Assemblymembers and Senators and ask them to oppose SB 250!!! As expected, the bill now provides that an intact dog with a […] | September 1, 2009
CA SB 250 Moves to Full Assembly – Letters and Phone Calls Needed!!!
California Senate Bill 250 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday on a partisan vote with Democrats De Leon, Ammiano, Coto, Fuentes, John A. Perez, Skinner, Solorio, Torlakson and Hill supporting the bill and all Republicans and Democrat Charles Calderon voting to oppose. Democrats Davis and Hall and Republican Harkey abstained. The bill will now move […] | August 28, 2009
PA Changes Crop/Dock and Dogfighting Statutes
Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed House Bill 39 into law.  Effective immediately, this new law now: Limits the legal practices of ear cropping, debarking, and surgical births to those procedures performed by a veterinarian.   Permits owners to perform tail docking and dewclaw removal procedures only on dogs less than five days of age; […] | August 28, 2009
AKC Supports PA House Bill 123 Regarding Protection for Therapy Dogs
The AKC submitted a letter to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee expressing support for House Bill 123 as introduced, a bill that penalizes owners of dogs that kill or severely injure service dogs. The bill also requests that the Chairman allow the bill to receive a hearing. Read the letter to the committee. The AKC […] | August 25, 2009
CA AB 241 to be Heard in Senate Appropriations Committee
California Assembly Bill 241, which prohibits any person from owning or possessing more than a combined total of 50 adult unsterilized dogs and cats at any time used for the purpose of breeding or raising those animals to sell as pets, will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 17th.  The quality of […] | August 12, 2009
Fort Worth To Require Intact Animal Permit
The City of Fort Worth is considering a variety of changes to their animal control ordinance and will hold a public hearing on the changes at their August 11th meeting. Concerned dog owners are encouraged to attend and to contact their city council member regarding their concerns. Please forward this on to other members of […] | August 10, 2009
NC Victory: Sponsor Pulls Bad Breeders Bill from Committee Consideration
Senate Bill 460 was delivered a final defeat for the year today when its sponsor, Sen. Don Davis, pulled the bill from consideration by the House Finance Committee. Senate Bill 460 sought to unnecessarily regulate the operations of dog breeders in North Carolina. The American Kennel Club and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs […] | August 10, 2009
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: North Carolina House to vote on Breeders Bill MONDAY
North Carolina Senate Bill 460 passed the House Commerce Committee yesterday on a 14-12 vote with several amendments. The measure is now scheduled to be heard Monday afternoon in the House Finance Committee. If the bill passes Finance, it will be voted on that evening by the full House. It is imperative that all concerned […] | August 7, 2009
North Carolina Breeders Bill Could be Heard on House Floor Today: Immediate Action Needed!
Today, North Carolina Senate Bill 460 was assigned to the House Committee on Commerce, Small Business, and Entrepreneurship.  The House Committee on Finance will also consider SB 460 if the Commerce committee approves the bill.  Both the American Kennel Club and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs continue to oppose SB 460. Because the […] | August 6, 2009

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