Attend the Illinois Breeder Task Force Meeting on June 22
The first meeting of the Illinois Joint Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores will be held on Monday, June 22, at 9:00 a.m.  The AKC encourages responsible dog owners, fanciers, and breeders to attend or submit written comments and help educate the Task Force on responsible breeding and dog ownership.  This Task Force was […] | June 19, 2009
CA Moves to Collect Sales Tax on Pet Sales
The California Board of Equalization (BOE) has sent letters to several breeders in California informing them that they need a Seller’s Permit and are required to pay sales tax on puppies and dogs they have sold. Although the letter states that this information was obtained through the AKC website, please be assured that the AKC […] | June 17, 2009
Consideration Continues on Tennessee Breeders Bills
Tennessee House Bill 386 and Senate Bill 258, which seek to regulate certain breeders in the Volunteer State, continue to be debated by the Tennessee Legislature.  The American Kennel Club’s Government Relations Department (GR) is aware of several potential amendments to HB 386 and SB 258, and continues to work with AKC’s Tennessee federation, the […] | June 12, 2009
NC ALERT: Action Needed Now to Stop SB 460!
Senate Bill 460, a bill which regulates breeders and infringes on the rights of responsible dog owners, is expected to be heard in the Senate Finance Committee as early as next week.  Many committee members have indicated that they have received few or no calls and letters in opposition to this bill.  It is essential […] | June 9, 2009
Strict Ohio Breeder Bill to be Heard on Tuesday, June 9
Ohio Senate Bill 95 will be considered by the Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee today, Tuesday, June 9.  SB 95 seeks to impose breeder oversight in Ohio, including: Defining a "regulated dog breeding kennel" as an establishment that keeps, houses, and maintains adult breeding dogs that produce either at least […] | June 9, 2009
Illinois General Assembly Establishes Breeder Task Force
Based on the concerns about Illinois House Bill 198, and its companion Senate Bill 53 (bills that sought to regulate dog breeding in Illinois), the House and Senate sponsors of those bills introduced a new Senate Joint Resolution (SJR 56) to create a 15-member Joint Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores to investigate and […] | June 5, 2009
Texas Legislative Session Ends in Success for Responsible Dog Breeders and Owners
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report the successful completion of Texas' 2009 Legislative Session.  This year, many bills threatened the rights of responsible purebred dog breeders and owners in the Lone Start State, including mandatory spay/neuter, breed-specific, unreasonable breeder oversight, and ownership limit legislation.  However, the legislature's adjournment on Monday, June 1 […] | June 4, 2009
OREGON ALERT: HB 2470 Going to Governor!
Oregon House Bill 2470 has passed the Legislature and is going to the Governor.  This bill limits dog ownership, imposes regulations on anyone owning 10 or more intact dogs, and includes offensive legislative findings.  It is imperative that all responsible dog breeders and fanciers in Oregon contact the Governor and ask him to veto House […] | June 4, 2009
CA SB 250 Passes Senate – Fight Moves to the Assembly
California Senate Bill 250 passed yesterday by the bare minimum of 21 votes needed. Senators Negrete McLeod, Oropeza, Pavley, Wolk, Wright and Yee changed their votes from abstentions on Monday to support the bill on Tuesday. Senators Ducheny and Simitian abstained and Senator Correa joined the Republicans in voting "No." The author agreed to amendments, […] | June 3, 2009
One Texas Breeder Bill Defeated, Help Still Needed
A Texas Legislature conference committee has rejected Senate amendments to House Bill 2310 that attempted to turn a straightforward bill regarding the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation into a strict breeder regulation bill. As amended by the Senate, House Bill 2310 limited commercial breeders from possessing more than 50 intact female animals in a […] | June 1, 2009

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