UPDATE: CA Ear Crop Bill Developments
UPDATE! AB418 has been set for hearing in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday, April 5th at 9 a.m. in Room 126. The Animal Council is urging dog clubs to submit formal letters on their own letterhead to the committee consultant. Letters should be clearly marked "AB 418 - Dogs: animal cruelty: ear […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ca-ear-crop-bill-developments/ | March 22, 2005
Immediate Help Needed on New Mexico Dangerous Dog Bills
In the past few months, New Mexico dog owners have been very vocal about expressing their opposition to proposed breed-specific legislation (SB188). However, fanciers are now extremely concerned about two dangerous dog bills that are moving quickly through the legislature - HB400 and SB432. Your help is needed quickly to defeat them. While HB400 and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/immediate-help-needed-on-new-mexico-dangerous-dog-bills/ | March 14, 2005
Newly-Amended IL Bill Targets Fanciers
HB1128 has resurfaced in Illinois with amended language that will directly impact anyone who shows and/or breeds dogs. Fanciers will recall that this bill originally would have permitted cities and counties to enact breed-specific laws. Dog owners successfully convinced legislators not to support such language and were pleased to learn that Rep. Jerry Mitchell had […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/newly-amended-il-bill-targets-fanciers/ | March 12, 2005
Illinois BSL Update
Update! Sen. Sandoval’s office has told AKC and the Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association that the Senator has reconsidered his position on SB1790 and will no longer support it. Many thanks to the countless dog owners who responded swiftly to our initial alert with calls and e-mails—your efforts made all the difference! With breed-specific […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-bsl-update/ | March 9, 2005
Breeder Licensing Bills Introduced in Tennessee
Hobby breeders could soon be considered "dealers" in Tennessee if H148 or its companion S1686 are enacted. Both bills would require anyone who breeds and sells more than one litter of puppies per year to be licensed as a "dealer." In Tennessee, dealers must be inspected by the state and pay anywhere from $125-$1000 annually […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeder-licensing-bills-introduced-in-tennessee/ | March 7, 2005
Update: CA Ear Crop Bill Referred to Committee
AB418, Asm. Paul Koretz’s bill to ban ear cropping in California, has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. However, no action can be taken on the bill until mid-March. AKC will continue to provide updates as we learn when AB418 is scheduled for a hearing. Read more about this negative legislation in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ca-ear-crop-bill-referred-to-committee/ | March 1, 2005
BSL Defeated in IL, OK
AKC is pleased to report that thanks to strong opposition by responsible dog owners, two state-level breed-specific initiatives have been stopped in their tracks. In Oklahoma, Sen. Reynolds recently dropped his support of SB247, which would have allowed municipalities to enact breed-specific laws. Without the Senator's support, the bill effectively died in committee. On Wednesday, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/bsl-defeated-in-il-ok/ | February 25, 2005
Vermont Considers Breeder Licensing
Attention Vermont fanciers! Sen. John Campbell is sponsoring S66, a bill that would amend the definition of "pet merchant" to include anyone who sells, exchanges, or donates animals. Duly incorporated humane societies would be exempt. Under existing law in Vermont, "pet merchants" must be licensed by the state at a cost of $150 per year. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vermont-considers-breeder-licensing/ | February 23, 2005
California State Bill Would Prohibit Ear Cropping
As many fanciers are now aware, officials in West Hollywood, California recently proposed a city ordinance that would ban ear cropping, tail docking and other non-therapeutic measures. AKC has been actively working with California fanciers and parent clubs to oppose the ordinance. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) shared AKC’s concern over the measure because […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-state-bill-would-prohibit-ear-cropping/ | February 18, 2005
Illinois Looks at BSL
Rep. Jerry Mitchell has introduced HB1128, a bill to allow Illinois municipalities to enact breed-specific laws. (A statewide dangerous dog law passed only two years ago prohibits such legislation.) The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Committee on Agriculture and Conservation on Wednesday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. The American Kennel Club […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-looks-at-bsl/ | February 11, 2005

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