California: Breeder Permits Bill AB 702 Set for April 27 Hearing – Contact the Committee Today!
On Tuesday, April 27, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee will consider Assembly Bill 702. It is crucial that all dog owners, breeders, and club members in the state contact the committee TODAY and ask them to OPPOSE Assembly Bill 702. Let them know how this would impact you as a California resident (scroll […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-breeder-permits-bill-ab-702-set-april-27-hearing-contact-committee-today/ | April 7, 2021
Updated VT Alert: Committee Meeting on Three Bills Impacting Dogs on Wednesday, April 7, 2021
This Wednesday, April 7, starting at 9am, the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife will meet to again consider H. 167, H. 172 and H. 316, which impact hunting with dogs, and hear testimony from additional invited guests . The committee hosted two meetings on these bills last week . ESTABLISHMENT OF […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-alert-committee-meeting-three-bills-impacting-dogs-wednesday-april-7-2021/ | April 6, 2021
TX HB 1818 Alert: Call, Email, Facebook Message, or Tweet to Take Action Against Harmful Bill Today!
As previously reported, Texas House Bill 1818, which seeks to limit most Texas pet stores from selling purpose-bred dogs, has been assigned to the House Calendars Committee. It is crucial that committee members hear from you about the harm HB 1818 would do to responsible dog ownership if it is enacted as currently worded. SAMPLE […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-hb-1818-alert-call-email-facebook-message-tweet-take-action-harmful-bill-today/ | April 6, 2021
Wyoming: Legislature Passes Bill with AKC Amendment Protecting Ownership Rights
On Friday, April 2, the Wyoming Legislature gave final approval to a bill that modifies guidelines for animals being seized on suspicion of cruelty, and subsequent hearings. As approved by a conference committee and the Speaker of the House and Senate President, Senate File 25 includes an amendment requested by AKC to ensure animals will […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-legislature-passes-bill-akc-amendment-protecting-ownership-rights/ | April 5, 2021
West Virginia: House Passes Comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill with AKC Amendments
Yesterday, the West Virginia House passed House Bill 2095 – comprehensive legislation that seeks to enhance West Virginia’s animal welfare laws covering everything from the care of animals in shelters to the care of animals by private individuals. This legislation will bring West Virginia law into alignment with reasonable, accepted animal husbandry and care laws […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-house-passes-comprehensive-animal-welfare-bill-akc-amendments/ | April 1, 2021
Texas Action Alert: Bill Limiting Consumer Pet Choice Approved by Committee – Contact State Reps. Today!
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has learned that this morning the House Business and Industry Committee approved HB 1818 by a vote of 7-2. AKC opposes HB 1818, which would limit pet stores located in counties of more than 200,000 residents to sourcing dogs from only: (1) an animal control agency, (2) an animal shelter, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-action-alert-bill-limiting-consumer-pet-choice-approved-committee-contact-state-reps-today/ | March 30, 2021
Arkansas—Bill to Allow Emergency Transport of an Injured Police Dog Advances
House Bill 1152, among other provisions, seeks to allow the emergency transport of an injured police dog if there is no person requiring immediate medical attention or transport at the time, limit liability of the transporter, and allow a court to require the person who caused the injury to be responsible for costs of emergency […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arkansas-bill-allow-emergency-transport-injured-police-dog-advances/ | March 30, 2021
West Virginia: Comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill Advancing
The West Virginia House is expected to vote tomorrow on legislation providing increased regulations for the welfare of domestic animals in the care of animal shelters, breeders, and private individuals. House Bill 2095 as amended is comprehensive legislation that seeks to enhance West Virginia’s animal welfare laws covering everything from the care of animals in […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-comprehensive-animal-welfare-bill-advancing/ | March 30, 2021
US Congress: Support ‘PAWS’ Bills H.R. 1022/S. 951 Providing Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD
Last Week, U.S. Senator Deborah Fischer introduced S. 951, Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS), to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant program to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) . AKC supports this measure, and its House companion, H.R. 1022, which was introduced […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-support-paws-bills-h-r-1022-s-951-providing-service-dogs-veterans-ptsd/ | March 29, 2021
Missouri: Bill to Expand Definition of ‘Dangerous Dog’ to be Considered Monday (March 29)
A Missouri committee is considering a bill on Monday, March 29 that would significantly broaden the definition of a “dangerous dog” in the state. The state currently defines a dangerous dog as one that has bitten a person or domestic animal without provocation on more than one occasion. House Bill 992 would expand this definition […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-bill-expand-definition-dangerous-dog-considered-monday-march-29/ | March 26, 2021