Delaware Information Update: Legislature Approves Bill Allowing for Sunday Hunting of Gamebirds
Earlier this week, the Delaware Senate approved legislation that would allow for the Sunday hunting of Gamebirds (See previous alert for more information). Previously passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 271, which would eliminate the current prohibition against hunting game birds on Sundays, now goes to Governor Carney for his signature. Those wishing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-update-legislature-approves-bill-allowing-sunday-hunting-gamebirds/ | March 22, 2024
Pennsylvania: Committee Amends Bill Regarding Hunting with Dogs
At its recent Committee meeting, the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee amended a bill that would have had serious implications for those who hunt with dogs.  The proposed legislation makes changes to the laws related to trespassing on private property while hunting. As originally propose, Senate Bill 1087 would have made changes to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-committee-amends-bill-regarding-hunting-dogs/ | March 21, 2024
US Congress: Ask Senators Scott and Rubio Today to Oppose Harmful Goldie’s Act
Dear Club, Officers, Legislative Liaisons and Delegates, please share this alert immediately with club members and other dog enthusiasts in Florida. Currently, animal rights/ “protection” groups are actively lobbying members of the U.S. Senate to introduce Goldie’s Act, a harmful bill that undermines the rights of responsible breeders. Your Senators, particularly Senator Scott, need to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-ask-senators-scott-rubio-today-oppose-harmful-goldies-act/ | March 21, 2024
Florida Update: 2024 State Session Concludes
The 2024 regular session of the Florida state legislature has adjourned, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) thanks the hardworking members of the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC), AKC-affiliated clubs, dog owners, sportsmen, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted their state lawmakers about bills that affect our dogs. This session, the AKC Government […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-update-2024-state-session-concludes/ | March 21, 2024
Washington: Bill Protecting Pets in Extreme Weather Signed by Governor!
On Tuesday, March 19, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1012, a bill that protects owners and pets during extreme weather situations. This was the final step in House Bill 1012’s two-year journey. Summary: House Bill 1012 was written in response to a severe heat wave in the state in 2021 that left many […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-bill-protecting-pets-extreme-weather-signed-governor/ | March 20, 2024
CT Update: Committee Supports Police K-9 Restitution Bill; Request Your State Senator’s Support
On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee voted unanimous support for SB 339, which requires restitution by anyone that injures or kills a police K-9 or volunteer search and rescue dog by paying the cost of incurred veterinary services and, if the dog is no longer able to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-committee-supports-police-k-9-restitution-bill-request-state-senators-support/ | March 19, 2024
Pennsylvania: Committee to Consider Bill Impacting Hunting with Dogs.
On Wednesday, March 20, at 9:30a.m., the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider a bill with serious implications for those who hunt with dogs.  The proposed legislation makes changes to the laws related to trespassing on private property while hunting. Senate Bill 1087 would not only allow for a hunter, even […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-committee-consider-bill-impacting-hunting-dogs/ | March 18, 2024
Delaware Information Update: Senate to Consider Bill Allowing for Sunday Hunting of Gamebirds
On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the Delaware Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee approved legislation that would allow for the Sunday hunting of Gamebirds (See previous alert for more information). Previously passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 271, which would eliminate the current prohibition against hunting game birds on Sundays, now goes before […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-update-senate-consider-bill-allowing-sunday-hunting-gamebirds/ | March 15, 2024
CT Alert: Hearing Wednesday on Protections for Police and Search & Rescue K-9s
On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Judiciary Committee will accept public testimony on a list of bills, including SB 427, which seeks to add protections for police K-9 and volunteer search and rescue dogs.  The bill would (1) increase the penalty for intentionally injuring a police K-9 or dog in a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-hearing-wednesday-protections-police-search-rescue-k-9s/ | March 15, 2024
Houston Mayor Discusses Mandatory Spay and Neuter, AKC Urges Clubs to Respond
Recently Houston Mayor John Whitmire stated his belief that “(mandatory spay and neuter) is the ultimate solution to overcrowding and stray animals.” Whitmire further alluded to the development of a mandatory spay/neuter (MSN) ordinance in Houston soon. While the AKC understands Mayor Whitmire’s desire to address animal welfare issues in and around Harris County we […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/houston-mayor-discusses-mandatory-spay-neuter-akc-urges-clubs-respond/ | March 14, 2024

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