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
NC Breeder’s Bill Passes by a Single Vote; Moves to the House
The North Carolina Senate passed SB 460 this evening by a vote of 23-22. While the AKC appreciates the many changes that were made to the bill yesterday we remain concerned that the bill has been too rushed to allow time for legislators and the public to adequately review the bill and fully understand its […] | August 5, 2009
NC SB 460 Vote to Occur Today
The North Carolina Senate will take a final vote on Senate Bill 460 today. As passed out of the Rules committee yesterday, this measure has been largely gutted. The newly revised version of the bill is now available. AKC appreciates many of the changes that have been made that address some of the AKC’s concerns […] | August 5, 2009
URGENT UPDATE: North Carolina Bill Moves to Senate Floor; Immediate Action Needed!
Today, in a swift, unannounced meeting, the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee voted on SB 460 and sent the bill back to the Senate floor. Our sources indicate that the new version of the bill is different than the one previously approved by the Commerce and Finance committees, however copies of the new measure are […] | August 4, 2009
Bad North Carolina Bill Likely To Return Next Week: Opposition Needed To Stop This Bill Now
Senate Bill 460, a bill that seeks to unnecessarily regulate the operations of dog breeders in North Carolina remains under consideration in the state Senate. The AKC believes the bill is likely to be scheduled for consideration by the full Senate as early as next Tuesday. With your help and participation over the next several […] | July 23, 2009
Ohio Legislation Update
The AKC Government Relations Department continues to monitor and address legislative developments in Ohio. House Bill 124 was heard by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. No action was taken on the bill. Additionally, Senate Bill 95, HB 124's companion, was temporarily sidelined while the Senate dealt with Ohio's budget crisis. However, since Governor […] | July 20, 2009
California Assembly Bill 241 Proceeds to Senate Appropriations Committee
Assembly Bill 241 passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee today on a vote of 4-0. Although the bill failed 3-3 in committee on Tuesday, another vote was held today to allow Senator Steinberg, who was absent Tuesday, to cast his vote. Assemblyman Pedro Nava, AB 241’s author, verbally agreed to amend the bill, […] | July 16, 2009
CA AB 241 to be Heard Again Senate Public Safety Committee – Opposition Needed!
The Senate Public Safety Committee will hold another hearing on AB 241 today after the adjournment of Senate floor session. Senator Steinberg was not present at the committee hearing earlier this week where the bill failed to pass on a 3-3 vote. Concerned dog owners are encouraged to contact the committee members are renew their […] | July 15, 2009

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