Minnesota Info: Bill Seeks to Modify Use of Traps that Could Harm Pets
Minnesota House File 2086 seeks to modify the use of certain traps used in hunting, and would require the reporting of pets or companion animals found caught in the traps.  While the bill has been referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, it has not been scheduled for consideration.  Concerned owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/minnesota-info-bill-seeks-modify-use-traps-harm-pets/ | March 16, 2021
Illinois: Bills Restricting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue Are Advancing– Call Today to Oppose!
The Illinois House and Senate continue to consider bills that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. Yesterday, the House Consumer Protection Committee passed House Bill 1711, but there was a verbal commitment to negotiate on amendments prior to bringing the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-bills-restricting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-advancing-call-today-oppose/ | March 16, 2021
Tennessee Dog Breeder Bill Scheduled for Committee Vote on Wednesday, 3/17/21. TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Please share this information with Tennessee dog owners, sportsmen, breeders, clubs, and residents who may wish to obtain a locally-bred dog in the future. Tennessee Senate Bill 511 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.  Concerned Tennessee dog owners and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-dog-breeder-bill-scheduled-committee-vote-wednesday-3-17-21-take-action-today-2/ | March 12, 2021
Tennessee Dog Breeder Bill Scheduled for Committee Vote on Wednesday, 3/17/21. TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Please share this information with Tennessee dog owners, sportsmen, breeders, clubs, and residents who may wish to obtain a locally-bred dog in the future. Tennessee Senate Bill 511 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.  Concerned Tennessee dog owners and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-dog-breeder-bill-scheduled-committee-vote-wednesday-3-17-21-take-action-today/ | March 12, 2021
Illinois Committee to Consider Bill Limiting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue on Monday (3/15)
The Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Monday, March 15, that would limit pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from shelters and rescues that have no affiliation with breeders. Illinois residents and those who purchase dogs in Illinois are strongly encouraged to contact the committee and express […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-committee-consider-bill-limiting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-monday-3-15/ | March 11, 2021
Alabama–Good News! Bill that Allows Dogs in Outdoor Seating Areas of Restaurants Advances to Full Senate. Continued Support Needed.
The voices of responsible dog owners are being heard!  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, has passed in the House and in Senate committee. It next will be voted on by the full Senate. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-good-news-bill-allows-dogs-outdoor-seating-areas-restaurants-advances-full-senate-continued-support-needed/ | March 11, 2021
Texas: Support Bill to Establish Police Service Animals Memorial Monument
In an effort to recognize and honor police dogs and other police animals killed in the line of duty, Texas House Bill 1677 seeks to direct the State Preservation Board to establish a Texas Police Service Animals Memorial Monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly supports HB 1677, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-support-bill-establish-police-service-animals-memorial-monument/ | March 11, 2021
Virginia: Legislative Session Ends
Recently, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned its 2021 session.  During the short 30-day session, a few bills relating to dogs and dog owners were considered. Those bills monitored by AKC Government Relations included: House Bill 2109: As originally introduced, this bill sought to expands the regulatory and policymaking Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-legislative-session-ends/ | March 11, 2021
AKC Supports Minnesota Bills to Permit Emergency Care to Police K9s
Current Minnesota law does not allow certified emergency medical responders to provide emergency care to police dogs injured in the line of duty.  Minnesota House File 568 and Senate File 952 would allow certified emergency medical personnel to provide emergency medical care to injured police dogs.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports both HF 568 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-supports-minnesota-bills-permit-emergency-care-police-k9s/ | March 10, 2021
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

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