Texas Tethering Bill Sent to the Governor
This week, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5, a bill that regulates tethering, by a vote of 106-22. The bill was then referred to conference committee between the House and Senate where both chambers agreed on amendments. The bill will now be sent to the governor. The American Kennel Club has not […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-tethering-bill-sent-governor/ | October 19, 2021
Montgomery AL: Animal Ordinance Committee Meets 10/27/21, Animal Owners Urged to Attend
The City of Montgomery, Alabama, posted a public notice that the Montgomery City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee— Animal Ordinance will meet on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:30am in the Old Council Chamber, Room 142, City Hall, 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. An agenda and topics of discussion have not been published at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montgomery-al-animal-ordinance-committee-meets-10-27-21-animal-owners-urged-attend/ | October 18, 2021
Horry County, SC: Action Tomorrow (10/19/21) on Revised Animal Ordinance—Problematic Sections Remain
The Horry County Council will hold a first reading on a proposed animal ordinance tomorrow, October 19, 2021. Animal owners are urged to review the proposed ordinance and express their concerns to council members.  Click to view the agenda and proposed ordinance. The American Kennel Club (AKC) thanks county staff who have been responsive to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/horry-county-sc-action-tomorrow-10-19-21-revised-animal-ordinance-problematic-sections-remain/ | October 18, 2021
Iowa: Muscatine Considering Changes to Breed Bans
The city of Muscatine, Iowa is considering a repeal of its breed ban in effect since 2003. The city council will hold a special meeting for public comment on Thursday, October 28. Dog owners and interested members of the public should attend the meeting and encourage city council to repeal the breed ban. City ordinance […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-muscatine-considering-changes-breed-bans/ | October 18, 2021
Pennsylvania: Conshohocken Considering Leash Law on October 20
At its October 20, 2021 Council meeting, Conshohocken (PA) Borough will be considering an ordinance that will amend the existing animal control regulations including that prohibits off-leash animals. Chapter 2 of the Conshohocken’s Borough Code has not been updated in over 30 years.  The proposed ordinance seeks to provide an update to Chapter 2 addressing many concerns […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-conshohocken-considering-leash-law-october-20/ | October 15, 2021
MA Update: Nero’s Law Protecting Police K-9s Released Favorably by Committee!
The Massachusetts Joint Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee (JPSHSC) has voted to favorably release Nero’s Law, HB 2547 and SB 1606, which would allow emergency care and transportation for a police dog injured in the line of duty.  The measure will now advance to the Senate for further consideration. The contribution these working dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-update-neros-law-protecting-police-k-9s-released-favorably-committee/ | October 13, 2021
Informational Update: CDC Temporarily Expands Acceptable Ports of Entry for Canine Imports
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the requirements and eligibility guidelines for people applying for a CDC Dog Import Permit to bring their dog into the United States from a country at high-risk for canine rabies (dog rabies). The following requirements will be in place until January 7, 2022: Dogs with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/informational-update-cdc-temporarily-expands-acceptable-ports-entry-canine-imports/ | October 13, 2021
Texas Tethering Update: Tethering Bill Passes House Committee
On Tuesday, the Texas House State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 5 by a vote of 7-1, with 5 absent committee members. Senate Bill 5 is similar to Senate Bill 474 which was passed and sent to the governor during the Texas regular 2021 legislative session, but the governor ultimately vetoed the bill. This legislation […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-tethering-update-tethering-bill-passes-house-committee/ | October 6, 2021
Update: Support Changes to Yarmouth Proposed Ordinances Restricting Dogs on October 21
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) recently posted an alert regarding proposed changes to the town of Yarmouth’s dog ordinances.  AKC GR’s alert with detailed concerns can be viewed here. A letter with recommendations was submitted to the town council by AKC GR.  The draft proposal now includes AKC GR’s recommendations. Local residents are encouraged to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-support-changes-yarmouth-proposed-ordinances-restricting-dogs-october-21/ | October 4, 2021
MA Alert: Support Eliminating Breed Discrimination in Housing and Insurance
Massachusetts Senate Bill 885 and House Bill 1437, which protect dog owners in Massachusetts from housing and insurance breed discrimination, are scheduled for a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 before the Joint Committee on Housing at 11am. The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to alter housing arrangements for Massachusetts residents unable to pay their […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-alert-support-eliminating-breed-discrimination-housing-insurance/ | September 30, 2021

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