MI Bills Continue to Fast Track – Call the House TODAY
Last evening, the Michigan Senate approved last-minute amendments that would create a new Animal Welfare Commission to regulate all breeders in the state.  The bills are now in the House Appropriations Committee and could be considered any day.  Although Michigan already has extensive laws regulating kennels, this new commission would create further regulations. These would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-bills-fast-tracking-animal-regulations-now/ | December 2, 2016
Michigan: Proposed New Commission to Regulate Animal Welfare Rushed Through- Call the Senate!
This morning, the Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee passed two bills that would establish a new Animal Welfare Commission in the state to create new rules, licensing, inspections, and other requirements for anyone who breeds dogs in Michigan.    This commission will be given broad powers to regulate animal welfare in the state, and yet those directly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-regulate-animal-welfare-dec1/ | December 1, 2016
UPDATE: Miami-Dade BSL Hearing Postponed
The Miami-Dade County Commission has temporarily withdrawn the measure that would repeal the county's current ban on specific breeds and types of dogs.  It is believed that a new measure will be introduced that will repeal the ban and also amend the county's cruelty laws.  AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this proposal and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-bsl-hearing-postponed/ | November 15, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Reminder–Rescheduled Vote to Repeal Pit Bull Ban Is Tomorrow (11/15)
A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held tomorrow, November 15, 2016.  Click here to read AKC’s previous legislative alert with meeting details.  For more information, please contact AKC Government Relations at 919-816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org. A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-dade-county-fl-pit-bull-ban-tomorrow/ | November 14, 2016
NJ Senate to Vote on MONDAY on Bill Infringing on Ownership Rights
On Monday, November 14, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would impact those who are charged with cruelty violations and whose animals are seized.  AKC urges New Jersey residents to call their State Senator and express concerns with Senate Bill 2454.  Visit the AKC Legislative Action Center and type […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-s2454-senate-vote/ | November 11, 2016
New Jersey Action Needed! Bills Restricting Pet Choice & Hobby Breeders to be Considered MONDAY
Bills in New Jersey that would significantly restrict the ability of pet owners to obtain a puppy of their choice and restrict and some hobby breeders, have been reassigned to a new committee and are scheduled for a hearing on Monday, November 14.  AKC urges those who breed or sell dogs in New Jersey, or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-nj-assembly-hearing-monday/ | November 10, 2016
New Jersey: Committee to Consider Several Dog Bills on Monday (11/14)
The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is considering several bills on Monday, November 14, that impact New Jersey dog owners and breeders.  AKC encourages dog owners who reside or participate in events in New Jersey to contact the committee members prior to the hearing regarding these bills on Monday, November 14 at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-assembly-ag-hearing-nov8/ | November 9, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote Rescheduled to 11/15/16
A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held on November 15, 2016. This ordinance was initially considered by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners on October 5 and failed to pass. However, because that meeting was abbreviated due to an approaching hurricane, commissioners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/repeal_miami_pit_bull_ban-1/ | November 3, 2016
Pinellas Co. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Would Regulate a Person Who Sells One Litter as a “Pet Dealer”
The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and consider changes to the county animal ordinance at its October 11 meeting.  Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pinellas-county-fl-ordinance-regulate-one-litter/ | October 4, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote is Wednesday, 10/5
On October 5, 2016, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a first reading on an ordinance to end the community’s “pit bull” ban. If the ordinance passes on this first reading, it will be assigned to a committee and a date will be set for a public hearing.  Concerned dog owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-dade-county-support-end-pit-bull-ban/ | October 3, 2016

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