VA Update: MSN Bill Tabled in Committee!
Today, Subcommittee #1 of the Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee considered and tabled HB 1570, which would have mandated the spaying or neutering of certain companion animals. This effectively kills this legislation for the 2008 legislative session. The American Kennel Club and its Virginia federation, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and […] | January 29, 2008
Breeders Bill to be Heard by Virginia House Committee Wednesday
Virginia House Bill 538 will be heard by the full House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 8:30AM in House Room C of the General Assembly Building. The bill, which is sponsored by Delegate Orrock, a member of the committee, seeks to:   Define commercial breeders as persons who maintain 20 or more […] | January 28, 2008
VA MSN Bill to be Heard in Subcommittee Tuesday Morning
Virginia House Bill 1570, which sees to mandate the spaying or neutering of companion animals, will be heard by Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources, at 7:30AM, Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, on the 4th Floor West Conference Room in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The American Kennel Club, […] | January 28, 2008
Update: VA MSN Bill Assigned to Committee
Virginia House Bill 1570, which seeks to mandate the spaying or neutering of companion animals, has been assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources. Though the bill is currently not scheduled for consideration, it remains imperative that breeders and concerned dog owners in Virginia contact their Delegate and ask them to […] | January 23, 2008
Arizona Alert: Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
House Bill 2516, which seeks to prohibit persons from owning or keeping a dog or cat that is more than six months old if the animal has not been spayed or neutered, unless the person has acquired an intact permit for the animal, has been introduced. If adopted, this unreasonable and unenforceable bill will have […] | January 22, 2008
Reintroduced New Jersey Bill Bad News For Breeders
Assemblyman Neil Cohen and Assemblywoman Joan Voss have introduced Assembly Bill 1591, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible breeders in New Jersey.  This bill is a reintroduction of 2006’s AB 3401.  Fanciers, concerned dog owners, and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature, and the members of […] | January 18, 2008
UPDATE: TN BSL To Be Held By Sponsor!
The AKC Canine Legislation Department has spoken with Sen. Kilby’s staff who reported that the bill will not be moved forward with the existing breed-specific language. He and his staff are committed to drafting legislation on the dangerous dog issue that protects the public as well as responsible dog owners. Senator Kilby thanks all those […] | January 18, 2008
Tennessee Breed Specific Legislation Introduced
Tennessee Senator Tommy Kilby of Wartburg has introduced Senate Bill 2738. If adopted, this bill will make it a crime to own a "pit bull dog" in the state of Tennessee. It is imperative that all Tennessee concerned dog owners voice their strong opposition to this wrongheaded legislation. The American Kennel Club supports reasonable, enforceable, […] | January 16, 2008
OH Committee To Consider Removing State BSL Language Tomorrow!
The Ohio House of Representatives Infrastructure, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs Committee will consider House Bill 366 tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th, at 2:30PM, in Room 114 at the State Capitol in Columbus.  Sponsored by Representative Webster, the bill proposes to remove the current breed specific language from the definition of vicious dogs in state law.  […] | January 8, 2008
WI Commercial Breeder/Consumer Protection Bills To Be Considered Thursday
Wisconsin Senate Bill 308 and Assembly Bill 567 will be considered at a joint public hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection, and the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy. The hearing will take place this Thursday, January 10th, at 11AM, in Room […] | January 8, 2008

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