AKC Continues to Monitor Ohio Breeders Bills
The American Kennel Club Canine Legislation Department continues to monitor developments with Ohio Senate Bill 173, and its companion, House Bill 223.  SB 173 will be considered by the Ohio Senate Local Government and Veteran’s Affairs Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26th, at 10AM, during which only legislative sponsor and proponent testimony will be heard.  No […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-continues-to-monitor-ohio-breeders-bills/ | June 25, 2007
Washington, D.C. Proposal Will Infringe Rights
It is imperative that breeders and concerned dog owners in Washington, D.C., express their opposition to the Animal Protection Amendment Act, a recently proposed ordinance that, if adopted, will make drastic, unnecessary, and burdensome changes to current District law.  Some of the most onerous provisions of the ordinance would: Take animals outside the realm of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-dc-proposal-will-infringe-rights/ | June 19, 2007
Oppose Overreaching NJ Proposal!
The American Kennel Club is alarmed by the provisions of New Jersey Assembly Bill 2649. The proposal attempts to replace New Jersey's already comprehensive and reasonable animal cruelty laws and humane care standards with an unnecessary, confusing, and haphazard system that will not only affect the health of the general public, but will also threaten […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oppose-overreaching-nj-proposal/ | June 7, 2007
Support MA’s Anti-BSL Bill
Massachusetts House Bill 1948, sponsored by Representative Bradford Hill, seeks to establish non-discriminatory, workable methods by which to deal with vicious and potentially dangerous dogs. It has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, which will consider the bill on Monday, May 14, 2007. It is vitally important that dog owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/support-mas-anti-bsl-bill/ | May 8, 2007
Defeat the Proposed Changes to the Pennsylvania Dog Law Regulations
Last year, Pennsylvania Governor Rendell requested that the Department of Agriculture develop new dog law regulations.  With little input from potentially affected parties, the resulting proposals, as published in January, attempt to impose many egregious requirements upon Pennsylvania dog breeders, including: Requiring licensing of thousands of small residential hobby and show breeding households under a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/defeat-the-proposed-changes-to-the-pennsylvania-dog-law-regulations/ | April 30, 2007
CA AB 1634 Moves Out of Committee
Today, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee voted in favor of Assembly Bill 1634. The bill will now be considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. After today's committee hearing, several hundred fanciers who had attended distributed educational materials provided by AKC staff to their assemblymember and expressed their opposition to AB 1634. Today's developments […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-ab-1634-moves-out-of-committee/ | April 24, 2007
California Local Governments Consider Animal Control Changes
City of San Jose The City of San Jose will hold a public meeting May 1st to discuss a host of changes to their animal control ordinance. The most important change for breeders, fanciers and concerned dog owners to be aware of is that under this new ordinance anyone who breeds an individual dog more […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-local-governments-consider-animal-control-changes/ | April 20, 2007
CA AB 1634 – Action Alert
Since the introduction of CA AB 1634, a bill that makes spay/neuter mandatory for all dogs over 4 months unless the owner qualifies for an intact dog permit, AKC has been actively involved in an opposition campaign. We thank the many individuals and clubs and organizations who have joined our opposition and sent letters, e-mails […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-ab-1634-action-alert/ | April 12, 2007
CA Spay/Neuter Bill Vote To Be April 24th
Today, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee discussed Assembly Bill 1634, known as the California Health Pets Act. However, at the request of its sponsor, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, the bill will be further considered at the committee's April 24th meeting, during which a vote will be taken. It is possible that AB 1634 will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-spay-neuter-bill-vote-to-be-april-24th/ | April 11, 2007

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