NC ALERT: Strict Breeder Bill To Be Heard On Tuesday, June 30!
Senate Bill 460, a bill which regulates breeders and infringes on the rights of responsible dog owners, will be heard in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, June 30.  All responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina are encouraged to attend the hearing on Tuesday in opposition to the bill.  We need to show […] | June 26, 2009
CA SB 250 to be Heard in Business and Professions Committee
Senate Bill 250 has been referred to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and will be heard next Tuesday, June 30th. It is vital that concerned fanciers, dog owners, breeders, and clubs immediately notify the committee members of their ongoing opposition to the measure. We are still awaiting the amendments that Senator Florez promised as […] | June 23, 2009
Strict Ohio Breeder Bill to be Heard on Wednesday, June 24
Ohio House Bill 124 will be considered by the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, June 24.  HB 124 seeks to strictly regulate commercial breeders who produce nine litters of puppies or at least forty puppies in any given calendar year, including. Imposing strict engineering standards (including cage sizes, temperature range, etc.) […] | June 23, 2009
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

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