Hawaii: Mandatory Microchipping, Tethering Clarifications, Other Dog Bills to be Considered on Wednesday, February 10
The Hawaii House Committee on Agriculture is scheduled to consider bills on mandatory microchipping, tethering clarifications, and others related to dogs at its hearing on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Dog owners are encouraged to contact the committee members with any input or concerns they may have. HB 1287 seeks to require all dog owners to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-mandatory-microchipping-tethering-clarifications-dog-bills-considered-wednesday-february-10/ | February 9, 2021
Oklahoma Considering Several Dog-Related Bills This Week
This week, the Oklahoma Legislature is considering a number of bills relating to dogs, including: House Bill 1620 – Protecting Working Animals – This bill protects “the right to utilize working animals for the mutual benefit and welfare of working animals and those the working animals serve.” As written, HB 1620 would ensure this protection […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-considering-several-dog-related-bills-week/ | February 8, 2021
Washington: Committee to Consider Bill Limiting Dog Ownership and Pet Store Sourcing
The Washington State House Consumer Protection and Business Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, February 10, that would further restrict dog ownership limits in the state and regulate the sourcing of pet stores. AKC encourages State of Washington residents to contact the committee prior to the hearing to comment on this legislation […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-committee-consider-bill-limiting-dog-ownership-pet-store-sourcing/ | February 8, 2021
Alabama – Send Your Support for Bill that Allows Dogs in Outdoor Seating Areas of Restaurants
Alabama House Bill 235, among other provisions, would authorize food service establishments to allow pet dogs in outdoor restaurant seating areas if the company wishes to do so.  It requires that the dog be leashed or in a pet carrier and under control, and sets out access, sanitation, and other requirements. HB 235 is on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-send-support-bill-allows-dogs-outdoor-seating-areas-restaurants-2/ | February 8, 2021
Greenwood County, SC: County Council to Consider Dog Breeder Licensing, Other Problematic Proposals on February 16
A problematic and overreaching proposed animal ordinance is scheduled for a second reading on Tuesday, February 16, at the Greenwood County Council Meeting.  The proposal includes licensing for dog breeders, vague sheltering requirements for all animals, and burdensome requirements—including fees of up to $1,000—to reclaim an impounded pet.  Concerned residents should contact members of the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/greenwood-county-sc-county-council-consider-dog-breeder-licensing-problematic-proposals-february-16/ | February 8, 2021
Ask Indiana Committee to Support Bill to Help Reunite Lost Animals With Owners
The Indiana House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, February 10, that provides further regulations to help reunite lost pets with their owners. AKC GR encourages those who reside or participate in dog events in Indiana to contact the committee in support of this legislation.  Scroll down for contact information. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-indiana-committee-support-bill-help-reunite-lost-animals-owners/ | February 8, 2021
UPDATE NH: Hearing Time Changed to 2:30pm Tomorrow for Animal Records Database Bill
New Hampshire residents planning to testify tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 on SB 127, CONCERNING ORIGINAL ANIMAL RECORDS DATABASE LANGUAGE should note that the Senate Finance Committee has moved the public hearing to 2:30pm. SB 127 is a budget bill before the Senate Finance Committee that includes provisions establishing an animal records database identical to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-nh-hearing-time-changed-230pm-tomorrow-animal-records-database-bill/ | February 8, 2021
CT: Hearing to Support Police K9s on February 11th
On Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1pm, the Connecticut Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security is scheduled to hold a public hearing on SB 123.  This bill would increase the penalty for injuring or killing a police K-9 under the supervision of an officer or a dog that is a member of a volunteer […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-hearing-support-police-k9s-february-11th/ | February 5, 2021
NH Alert: Hearings on Three Bills Impacting Dogs Next Week
Next week, three bills impacting dogs are scheduled for a public hearing. The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly encourages those who reside in New Hampshire to contact the committees as follows: CONCERNING ORIGINAL ANIMAL RECORDS DATABASE LANGUAGE Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm: SB 127 is a budget bill before the Senate Finance Committee that includes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-hearings-three-bills-impacting-dogs-next-week/ | February 5, 2021
Oklahoma Information: Bill Seeks to Remove Breeder Reporting Requirement
The Oklahoma Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee is considering a bill on Monday, February 8, to remove the commercial breeder reporting requirements. Under current law, “commercial breeders” are defined as those who possess “11 or more intact females for the purpose of breeding…. or direct or indirect sale or exchange…” Those who meet this definition […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-information-bill-seeks-remove-breeder-reporting-requirement/ | February 5, 2021

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