Update: Ohio Breeders Bill (HB 606)
Ohio State Representative Jim Hughes introduced a substitute House Bill 606 before the State Government Committee on December 7th. The original bill set the threshold for licensure as an establishment that keeps, houses, and maintains nine or more adult dogs. Rep. Hughes' substitute bill modifies the definition of those covered by the licensure requirement as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ohio-breeders-bill-hb-606/ | December 13, 2006
Tacoma to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter December 12th
The Tacoma City Council will meet December 12th to discuss a proposal to require all dogs to be spayed or neutered unless their owner purchases a $55 intact animal license and a breeder’s license. The fee for the breeder’s license has not yet been established and it will be required even if an owner does […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tacoma-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-december-12th/ | November 30, 2006
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Passes the House of Representatives
On Monday, September 13th the United States House of Representatives voted to approve S. 3880, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. The bill will now proceed to President Bush’s desk to be signed in to law. AKC Endorses the 'Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act'; Action Expected In Congressional 'Lame Duck' Session [Monday, November 13, 2006] The AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-act-passes-the-house-of-representative/ | November 14, 2006
URGENT – Vote and Preserve Your Rights to Own and Breed Purebred Dogs
The AKC Canine Legislation Department reminds all fanciers and concerned dog owners to go to the polls tomorrow to make your voices heard. This year’s election is expected to be close at the federal level, but it is important to remember the impact of voting for your state and local leaders too, as these officials […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-vote-and-preserve-your-rights-to-own-and-breed-purebred-dogs/ | November 6, 2006
Fourth-Annual AKC Lobby Day Held in Washington, D.C.
Congress welcomed purebred dog owners from across the country last week as part of the American Kennel Club’s fourth-annual Lobby Day. Hosted by the Canine Legislation Department, Lobby Day gives attendees a chance to learn more about issues that impact fanciers on the federal level. More importantly, participants are given an opportunity to carry the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fourth-annual-akc-lobby-day-held-in-washington-dc/ | October 4, 2006
PAWS Status Report
Status of “PAWS” at the November Election Recess No further legislative action on the “Pet Animal Welfare Statute” or “PAWS” [S. 1139/H.R. 2669] occurred prior to the Congressional mid-term election recess, which began on September 30. However, the bill’s sponsors have made substantial progress in fleshing out the provisions of the Discussion Draft of a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/paws-status-report/ | October 4, 2006
Breed-Specific Proposals to be Heard at Mississippi City Councils Tomorrow
The Tupelo City Council and the Baldwyn Board of Aldermen will meet tomorrow, Tuesday October 3rd to discuss possible breed bans. The Mississippi Canine Coalition is organizing fanciers and concerned dog owners to oppose these proposals. For further information on how you can help, please contact the Mississippi Canine Coalition directly at 4aussie@bellsouth.net. Mississippi has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breed-specific-proposals-to-be-heard-at-mississippi-city-councils-tomo/ | October 2, 2006
Indianapolis to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microchipping
The Indianapolis City-County Council Rules and Public Policy Committee is considering a proposal that would require all animals to be spayed or neutered and would require all dogs and cats to be microchipped. The committee will accept written public comment until this Friday, September 29th and will hold a public hearing October 10th. It is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indianapolis-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-and-mandatory-microchip/ | September 26, 2006
AKC and AKC CAR Make Recommendations to USDA on Microchip Identification of Pets
The AKC and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) filed comments on September 6, 2006 with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the establishment of federal regulations for the microchip identification of animals covered by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The comment letter was filed in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-and-akc-car-make-recommendations-to-usda-on-microchip-identificati/ | September 8, 2006
Louisville Pursues BSL, Limit Laws and Breeder Licensing
The Louisville Metro Council is again considering breed-specific legislation, a limit law and restrictions on breeders and dog owners. This ordinance will have a devastating effect on dog owners and breeders in Louisville and may have a dramatic impact on the Kentuckiana Cluster, the largest dog show cluster in the country. The legislation proposes breed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-pursues-bsl-limit-laws-and-breeder-licensing/ | August 29, 2006

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