UPDATE on Pinellas Co. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Regulates Sellers of One Litter as ‘Pet Dealers’
Changes to the agenda for the Pinellas County Commission Meeting are possible up until the start of the meeting. The commission meeting starts today, February 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-on-pinellas-co-fl-proposed-ordinance-regulates-sellers-of-one-litter-as-pet-dealers/ | February 17, 2017
South Dakota Bill to Impose Additional Requirements On Commercial Breeding Operations
South Dakota House Bill 1159 seeks to impose additional requirements on and to establish additional inspections for commercial pet breeding operations in the state.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-dakota-bill-to-impose-additional-requirements-on-commercial-breeding-operations/ | February 8, 2017
APHIS Posts Additional Information Regarding Website Updates Involving AWA Licensee Information
APHIS has posted additional information regarding the online disclosure of information of those who are licensed under the Animal Welfare Act. Read the APHIS statement for more information.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aphis-posts-additional-information-regarding-website-updates-involving-awa-licensee-information/ | February 7, 2017
Pennsylvania to Consider Positive Consumer Protection Bill on Wednesday (2/8)
The Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday (February 8) that would make several changes to the commonwealth's consumer protection laws. The AKC believes that many of the changes in the bill as introduced are positive and would protect the rights of the seller and provide […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-to-consider-positive-consumer-protection-bill-on-wednesday-2-8/ | February 7, 2017
ND: Committee to Hear Bill Regulating Owners of 5 Female Dogs as ‘Commercial Breeders’ on 2/9
North Dakota Senate Bill 2297, which seeks to require the licensing and oversight of certain dog breeders, is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, February 9. The American Kennel Club has serious reservations concerning SB 2297.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nd-committee-to-hear-bill-regulating-owners-of-5-female-dogs-as-commercial-breeders-on-2-9/ | February 7, 2017
APHIS Updates Policies on Public Information
USDA-APHIS, which oversees enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act, has updated its policies on what information it provides to the general public.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aphis-updates-policies-on-public-information/ | February 6, 2017
Neptune Beach (FL) Proposed Animal Ordinance Contains Problematic Sections
A proposed ordinance that contains provisions of concern to dog owners has passed first reading in Neptune Beach, Florida.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/neptune-beach-fl-proposed-animal-ordinance-contains-problematic-sections/ | February 3, 2017
Maryland Hearing on 2/7 to Consider Troublesome Expansion of Kennel Licensing Laws
The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, February 7, that will significantly expand who must obtain a local kennel license.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-hearing-on-2-7-to-consider-troublesome-expansion-of-kennel-licensing-laws/ | February 3, 2017
Hawaii Action Needed: Committee to Hear Multiple Problematic Dog-Related Bills Tomorrow, Feb. 3
The Hawaii House of Representative's Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider several dog-related proposals on Friday, February 3, that severely restrict the rights of responsible dog owners.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-action-needed-committee-to-hear-multiple-problematic-dog-related-bills-tomorrow-feb-3/ | February 2, 2017
NJ ACTION NEEDED: Unintended Consequences of SCS 1640 Could Hurt Responsible Dog Owners, Dog Shows
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has strong concerns about numerous provisions in the current version of SB 1640. As currently written, the bill mischaracterizes "cruel" and bans even temporary tethering in a variety of humane circumstances, including the use of a grooming table for grooming or exhibition or tethering by disabled owners of service dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-action-needed-unintended-consequences-of-scs-1640-could-hurt-responsible-dog-owners-dog-shows/ | January 27, 2017

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