Alabama–Bill that Allows Dogs in Outdoor Seating Areas of Restaurants Advances, Support Needed!
Alabama House Bill 235, which seeks to authorize food service establishments to allow pet dogs in outdoor restaurant seating areas if the company wishes to do so, continues to advance. It has already passed in the House and will next be voted on by the Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development. The bill could […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-bill-allows-dogs-outdoor-seating-areas-restaurants-advances-support-needed/ | March 9, 2021
South Carolina—Hearing Wednesday, 3/10/21, on Bill that Potentially Increases Risks for Dogs in Field Trials, Coonhound Events, and Outdoor Recreation
Senate Bill 556, as introduced, seeks to expand and make changes to certain laws that govern trapping in the state.  As introduced, this bill could potentially increase hazards for dogs whose owners participate in field trials, Coonhound events, hunting, and training for these sports, as well as hiking, wilderness camping, and other outdoor activities with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-carolina-hearing-wednesday-3-10-21-bill-potentially-increases-risks-dogs-field-trials-coonhound-events-outdoor-recreation/ | March 8, 2021
Utah Legislature Adjourns, Pet Store Bill Does Not Advance
The Utah Legislature adjourned for the year on Friday, March 5 without passing House Bill 420. This bill as introduced would have restricted retail pet stores in the state, and included a broad definition of pet store that could have included hobbyists who raise and sell dogs in their home. AKC expressed concerns with this […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-legislature-adjourns-pet-store-bill-not-advance/ | March 8, 2021
UPDATE NH: Hearing Wednesday, March 10, 2021, on Amended Animal Records Database Bill
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 9am, the House Ways and Means Committee will consider the Amended HB 532, concerning amended animal records database language.  The changes made by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee in Amended HB 532 address the concerns raised by AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) and New Hampshire Dog Owners of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-nh-hearing-wednesday-march-10-2021-amended-animal-records-database-bill/ | March 8, 2021
Rhode Island Alert: Multiple Hearings on Bills Impacting Dogs March 9 and 10, 2021
This week, the House Judiciary Committee is accepting testimony on multiple bills.  Text of bills are embedded in the links.  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) strongly encourages Rhode Island residents to take action as follows: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the rise of the House: DOGS OUTSIDE AND UNATTENDED - H. 5736 would amend the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rhode-island-alert-multiple-hearings-bills-impacting-dogs-march-9-10-2021/ | March 8, 2021
Texas Action Alert: Support Bill Requiring Shelters to Report Epizootic Disease Outbreaks
Texas House Bill 652 would require animal shelters to provide notice to each person who adopts an animal from the shelter of any epizootic infectious disease that occurs among the animals in the shelter within a 15-days period before and after the date of transfer. “Epizootic” means the occurrence in a given geographic area or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-action-alert-support-bill-requiring-shelters-report-epizootic-disease-outbreaks/ | March 8, 2021
Colorado: Bill Restricting Pet Choice and Consumer Protection Is Advancing. Express Your Concerns Today
The Colorado House has passed a bill that would limit consumer choice in the state by restricting new pet stores from opening, creating new requirements regarding what information about breeders must be made publicly available by state pet stores, and potentially allowing local referendums on this issue. The bill has been assigned to the Senate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-bill-restricting-pet-choice-consumer-protection-advancing-express-concerns-today/ | March 8, 2021
California: Ask Assembly Committee to Oppose AB 702
As mentioned in a previous alert, a bill has been introduced in the California Assembly that would regulate all breeders in the state. The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee.  No hearing has been scheduled; however, it is important that the committee members hear from Californians who will be […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-ask-assembly-committee-oppose-ab-702/ | March 8, 2021
Maryland: Act Now to Oppose SB 760 Impacting Your Dog Ownership Rights!
On Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00pm, The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 760 that addresses the issue of animals that are seized and the costs of their care during impoundment.   This is identical to House Bill 1080, which was considered earlier this week.  Click here. AKC strongly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-act-now-oppose-sb-760-impacting-dog-ownership-rights/ | March 5, 2021
Illinois: Ask Committee to Oppose Animal Rights Bill Providing Lawyers for Dogs on March 9
On Tuesday, March 9, the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that provides court-appointed advocates to represent the “interests of justice” in a case involving health, safety or injury to a dog or cat. Senate Bill 153 is similar to bills being introduced in other states in an effort to alter the legal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-committee-oppose-animal-rights-bill-providing-lawyers-dogs-march-9/ | March 5, 2021

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