UPDATE: Prince George’s County, MD Considers Repeal of Breed-Specific Ordinance
The Prince George's County Health, Education and Human Services Committee passed CB-10 in September. The ordinance will be heard before the full City Council on October 25 at 10 am in the County Administration Building. To show continued support for this important measure, concerned dog owners are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting held by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-prince-georges-county-md-considers-repeal-of-breed-specific-ord/ | October 3, 2005
Third-Annual AKC Lobby Day Held in Washington , D.C.
Congress welcomed purebred dog owners from across the country last week as part of the American Kennel Club's third-annual Lobby Day. Hosted by the Canine Legislation department, Lobby Day gives attendees a chance to learn more about issues that impact fanciers on the federal level. More importantly, participants are given an opportunity to carry the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/third-annual-akc-lobby-day-held-in-washington-dc/ | September 28, 2005
The Senate Committee on Local Government yesterday approved SB861 and recommended concurrence by the full Senate, where the bill will soon be heard. This devastating bill is on a fast track toward becoming law—dog owners must weigh in now! As the AKC has been reporting, SB861 will allow local governments to enact breed-specific ordinances pertaining […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-bsl-quickly-moving-toward-passage-your-voice-urgently-needed/ | August 30, 2005
Update: SB 861 To Be Heard in Senate Local Government Committee
The Senate Local Government Committee is scheduled to hear SB 861 on Monday, August 29th upon adjournment of floor session in room 3191. As California is approaching the end of their legislative session, things are expected to move very quickly. It is critical that you contact your state senator immediately. Your voice is especially important […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-sb-861-to-be-heard-in-senate-local-government-committee/ | August 25, 2005
Massachusetts Fanciers Defeat Commercial Breeder Bill
Nancy Fisk, Vice President of the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (MassFed), recently shared the following report about the defeat of HB1346. Congratulations to all who helped make this victory possible! On June 20th Massachusetts dog owners and breeders rallied in opposition to House Bill 1346 and sent a strong message […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-fanciers-defeat-commercial-breeder-bill/ | August 15, 2005
Reminder — Help Still Needed on California BSL
The California State Assembly will resume its session on August 15th, and SB 861 remains on the Assembly floor. Concerned dog owners will recall that the bill, which originally would have permitted municipalities to broadly regulate and/or restrict dogs based on their breed, was amended in June to only allow breed-specific measures that pertain to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/reminder-help-still-needed-on-california-bsl/ | August 12, 2005
Urgent Help Needed in Albuquerque
Under the guise of updating Albuquerque's animal control ordinance to help reduce euthanasia rates at local animal shelters, City Councilor Sally Mayer has instead proposed sweeping changes that would drastically limit fanciers' ability to breed and own dogs, while doing little to address the city's problems with irresponsible ownership. The proposal is currently set for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-help-needed-in-albuquerque/ | August 11, 2005
California BSL Bill Passes Committee
Despite opposition from the American Kennel Club, the California Veterinary Medical Association, The Animal Council, the Sacramento Council of Dog Clubs, and a host of other animal organizations, SB 861 passed the Assembly Local Government Committee yesterday. The bill would permit municipalities in California to enact breed-specific laws. However, SB 861 was amended on Wednesday […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bsl-bill-passes-committee/ | June 30, 2005
California Considers Allowing Breed-Specific Laws
In response to a request from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome, Senator Jackie Speier is sponsoring SB 861, a bill that will allow local governments to regulate dogs by breed as long as they do not ban specific breeds. Currently, California is one of 12 states that prohibits local governments from enacting breed-specific ordinances. SB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-considers-allowing-breed-specific-laws/ | June 24, 2005
Remarks from Dr. J. Holt Regarding PAWS 2005
-- Click here for more information about PAWS -- --Monday June, 13 AKC Delegate Meeting, Chicago IL Remarks from Dr. James Holt, AKC's Legislative Liaison Regarding the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005-- The Chair now calls on Dr. James Holt, AKC's Legislative Liaison to address this body. Dr. Holt: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/remarks-from-dr-j-holt-regarding-paws-2005/ | June 20, 2005

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