Kittery, Maine Update: Proposed Animal Ordinance Proceeding, Beach Access Working Group to be Formed
After cancelling a September 9th special meeting to receive public input on proposed restrictions on dogs at public beaches, the Kittery, Maine, Town Council voted on Monday, September 14, 2020, to schedule a vote on proposed changes that clarify language dealing with feral cats, barking (disturbing the peace), definition improvements, and dog waste removal requirements.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kittery-maine-update-proposed-animal-ordinance-proceeding-beach-access-working-group-formed/ | September 15, 2020
Ask Michigan Committee to Support Ban on Breed-Specific Dog Laws Tomorrow (9/15)
The Michigan House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to consider a bill tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.  This would be a significant step forward for Michigan dog owners, as there are several localities that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-michigan-committee-support-ban-breed-specific-dog-laws-tomorrow-9-15/ | September 14, 2020
Michigan: COVID Liability Bill Could Be Considered Tomorrow, September 15
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider a bill relating to protecting various groups, industries, and people from liability for claims relating to exposure to COVID-19. House Bill 6030 may be of interest to those clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-covid-liability-bill-considered-tomorrow-september-15/ | September 14, 2020
Kittery, Maine Update: Today’s Public Hearing Postponed on Proposed Ordinance Restricting Dogs at Beaches
The special meeting in Kittery, Maine, that was originally scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, to receive public input on proposed restrictions on dogs at public beaches, has been postponed due to an uptick in York County COVID cases. At the upcoming September 14, 2020, Town Council meeting, an agenda item will include discussing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kittery-maine-update-todays-public-hearing-postponed-proposed-ordinance-restricting-dogs-beaches/ | September 9, 2020
Michigan: COVID Liability Bill to be Considered Tomorrow (September 9)
Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 9), the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider a series of bills relating to protecting various groups, industries, and people from liability for claims relating to exposure to COVID-19. House Bill 6030 may be of interest to those clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-covid-liability-bill-considered-tomorrow-september-9/ | September 8, 2020
Florida: Pasco County to Consider Limits on Pet Store Sourcing on September 8
The Pasco County Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, on a proposed ordinance that seeks to limit pet stores in the county to offering only dogs and cats obtained from an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization. The proposed definition of “animal rescue organization” would exclude breeders and entities […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-pasco-county-consider-limits-pet-store-sourcing-september-8/ | September 4, 2020
North Carolina: Burke County Holding September 9 Hearing on Breeder Permits
The Burke County Animal Advisory Board has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, to further discuss proposed county breeder permits.   Local breeders, sportsmen, and dog owners are strongly encouraged to attend the hearing and express your concerns (Scroll down for hearing information).  This hearing is in response to a directive from the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-burke-county-holding-september-9-hearing-breeder-permits/ | September 4, 2020
Idaho: Governor Signs Bill Providing Certain COVID Liability Protections
The Governor of Idaho has signed House Bill 6, which provides certain liability protections when there has been exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This new law may be of potential interest to some AKC-affiliated clubs with concerns about conducting their events while under a higher-than-normal exposure to liability risks. Among other provisions, the new Idaho […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/idaho-governor-signs-bill-providing-certain-covid-liability-protections/ | September 4, 2020
California: Bill Protecting Competition Judges Heads to the Governor
Assembly Bill 2257 has been passed unanimously by both chambers of the California State Legislature.  The bill makes clarifications and amendments to the law passed in 2019 that requires those who hire independent contractors to provide them many of the same benefits as full-time employees. Included in the legislation is a provision worked on by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-protecting-competition-judges-heads-governor/ | September 3, 2020
Virginia Update: Bills Providing Immunity from Civil Claims Related to COVID-19 Advance
During the current Special Session of the Legislature, two identical bills are advancing in the Senate and House which will provide immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Senate Bill 5067 and House Bill 5074 may be of potential interest to some AKC-affiliated clubs with deep concerns […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-update-bills-providing-immunity-civil-claims-related-covid-19-advance/ | September 1, 2020

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