UPDATE: Sponsor Confirms Indiana Breeders Bill Will Not Move Forward In Current Form
Representative Trent VanHaaften today confirmed that House Bill 1607 will not move forward in its present form. This bill would have imposed requirements on breeders who either sold one dog for profit per year or breeders who sold six or more dogs per year. Rep. VanHaaften has indicated that he will welcome constructive input in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-sponsor-confirms-indiana-breeders-bill-will-not-move-forward-in/ | February 7, 2007
New York Bill Will Impose Mandatory Microchipping and Enrollment in State Registry
New York State Assembly Bill 1677, introduced by Assemblyman Peralta, seeks to require all dogs over four months of age to be microchipped and registered with a new state-run registry. If passed and signed into law, these changes could have a significant impact on breeders and dog owners in New York. It is imperative that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-bill-will-impose-mandatory-microchipping-and-enrollment-in-st/ | February 5, 2007
UPDATE: Pennsylvania Governor Aims to Regulate Breeders
The public comment period for the proposed changes to the dog law regulations has been extended until March 16, 2007. The American Kennel Club and the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs ask concerned dog owners to mail their letters no latter than March 12, 2007 to ensure that they are received prior to the deadline. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-pennsylvania-governor-aims-to-regulate-breeders/ | February 5, 2007
Mandatory Microchipping and Fees Proposed in Indiana
Indiana House Bill 1719, introduced by Representative Bardon, seeks to require that all dogs over six months of age be microchipped, that a new state-run microchip registry be developed, that owners of intact dogs be assessed a $50 annual fee, and that "Beware of Dog" signs be put up for every intact dog. If passed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-microchipping-and-fees-proposed-in-indiana/ | February 1, 2007
MN Dog and Cat Breeders Act Aims to Regulate Breeders
Minnesota Senate Bill 121, known as the Dog and Cat Breeders Bill, has been introduced by Senators Betzold and Koering. It seeks to establish breeder licensing, inspection of all "kennels", and unproven care standards. If passed and signed into law, the changes imposed by this bill would have a profound impact on dog breeders in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mn-dog-and-cat-breeders-act-aims-to-regulate-breeders/ | January 24, 2007
VA Mandatory Sterilization Bill Tabled
Virginia House Bill 1853 was tabled yesterday by the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. This effectively ends consideration of the bill for the 2007 Virginia legislative session. HB 1853, introduced by Delegate Robert J. Wittman, would have required mandatory sterilization of dogs and cats purchased from a dealer or adopted from a releasing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-mandatory-sterilization-bill-tabled/ | January 18, 2007
Davidson County, NC to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners will meet February 13th to discuss a proposal to require all dogs over the age of six months to be spayed or neutered unless their owner purchases a $100 intact animal permit. Concerned fanciers and dog owners are asked to attend the February 13th meeting or write a letter […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/davidson-county-nc-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter/ | January 17, 2007
Louisville Enacts Major Changes to Animal Control Law
Mayor Jerry Abramson has signed into law major changes to the Louisville Animal Control Ordinance and the news is not good for fanciers, breeders and responsible animal owners. The provisions in the ordinance contain a pet limit, severe restrictions on the keeping of intact animals, licensing of in-home kennels, extreme differential licensing and vague definitions. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-enacts-major-changes-to-animal-control-law/ | January 4, 2007
Louisville Adopts Restrictive Animal Control Ordinance
UPDATE! The Louisville Metro Council has approved changes to their animal control ordinance. The proposal was amended by the full council to remove the breed-specific language. However, the measure will still negatively impact fanciers, breeders and responsible dog owners by enacting pet limits, requiring expensive intact animal licenses and inspections of home kennels. Concerned dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-adopts-restrictive-animal-control-ordinance/ | December 22, 2006
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

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