NH Bill Would Expand Statewide Commercial Kennel Definition, Impose Bond for Care Requirements
The New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 569 on February 6, which seeks to significantly expand the state’s definition of ‘commercial kennel’ and impose bond for care requirements for those charged with cruelty.  The American Kennel Club and the Dog Owners of the Granite State, our New Hampshire federation, are […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-would-expand-statewide-commercial-kennel-definition/ | January 30, 2018
NEW MEXICO CONSIDERING BILL PROTECTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND PETS ON 1/30
The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee is considering a bill tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30, that would appropriate money from the general fund to programs that assist with temporary housing and care for domestic violence victims and their pets. The AKC supports Senate Bill 113, which recognizes the complex dynamic involving pets and domestic violence. Sociological and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-mexico-considering-bill-domestic-violence-victims-pets-jan-30/ | January 29, 2018
VIRGINIA CONSIDERING MULTIPLE DOG BILLS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 29
The Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Subcommittee will be considering a number of bills on Monday, January 29, that would impact dog owners, AKC events, and certain out-of-state dog sales. Those who reside or participate in events in Virginia are strongly encouraged to contact the committee prior to the hearing, and if possible […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-considering-multiple-dog-bills-monday-january-29/ | January 26, 2018
HAWAII BILL WOULD MAKE FALSE REPRESENTATIONS OF SERVICE DOGS A MISDEMEANOR
The Hawaii House Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1823 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  The bill seeks to create a misdemeanor for those found to have knowingly and misrepresents themselves, through conduct or verbal or written notice, as being disabled in an attempt to receive the benefits and protections afforded under […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-bill-would-make-false-representations-service-dogs-misdemeanor/ | January 26, 2018
Informational Update: Kansas Committee to Consider Changes to License Fees on 1/30
The Kansas House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, January 30, that would increase the license fees for many who are regulated under the Kansas Pet Animal Act. The bill would also change the license year from ending on June 30 to ending on September 30. Summary: The Kansas Pet Animal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-committee-consider-changes-license-fees/ | January 25, 2018
UPDATE: USDA PUBLISHES REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON THIRD-PARTY INSPECTIONS
On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service formally published a request in the Federal Register for public input on the idea of recognizing third-party inspections when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-usda-publishes-request-for-public-input-on-third-party-inspections/ | January 24, 2018
Ask NY Senate Committee to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft
AKC is supporting a bill moving in the New York Senate that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner's or lawful custodian's private property.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-committee-to-support-bill-criminalizing-pet-theft/ | January 19, 2018
Urge NY Assembly to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Homeowner’s Insurance
The NY Assembly is expected to vote soon on a bill that would prohibit homeowner's insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-ny-assembly-to-support-bill-prohibiting-breed-discrimination-in-homeowners-insurance/ | January 16, 2018
New Hampshire Bill to Impose Microchip-Related Requirements on Animal Shelters
The American Kennel Club and the Dog Owners of the Granite State, our New Hampshire federation, both support HB 1309.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-to-impose-microchip-related-requirements-on-animal-shelters/ | January 16, 2018
Forsyth Co. (GA) Stakeholder’s Meeting TOMORROW (1/12) on Pet Care Worker Permits, Other Amendments
Forsyth County Commission Chair Todd Levent and Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will hold a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. regarding proposed amendments to the county animal control ordinance.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/forsyth-co-ga-stakeholders-meeting-tomorrow-1-12-on-pet-care-worker-permits-other-amendments/ | January 11, 2018

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