New Mexico: Urge Committee to Oppose Arbitrary Tethering Bill before Hearing
On Monday, March 6 the New Mexico Senate Health and Public Affairs will consider a bill that prohibits tethering a dog outside for more than three hours regardless of weather conditions. The hearing will be held at 1:30pm in Room 311. Senate Bill 429 does include exemptions for: Accepted veterinary practices Activities related to acceptable research […] | March 3, 2023
Rhode Island Info: Hunting Regulations Restructuring Proposed
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has proposed restructuring several state regulations impacting hunting and the use of public lands with dogs.  With these housekeeping changes, DEM wants to streamline how the public is able to access and abide by the regulations for hunting in a more effective way.  Rhode Island dog owners […] | March 1, 2023
NH Alert: Support Police K-9s at Hearing Next Tuesday, March 7.
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee will hear public testimony on SB 268, allowing for pre-hospital treatment and transportation for police K-9s injured in the line of duty if no human needs transport or ambulance services. The American Kennel Club (AKC) values the contribution that working and detection dogs make […] | February 28, 2023
Iowa: Ask Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination Tomorrow (3/1)
Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 1), an Iowa committee is considering a bill that would prohibit homeowner’s and renter’s insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. All responsible dog owners and breeders in Iowa are encouraged to contact the House Commerce Committee […] | February 28, 2023
Texas: Ask Your Lawmakers to Oppose Bills Subjecting Hobbyists to State Regulation
Three identical bills have been introduced in Texas that will require anyone who owns 5 or more intact female dogs over 6 months of age to become a state licensed dog breeder – even if they never breed a litter or sell a single dog. The bills are not yet scheduled for hearings, but it […] | February 28, 2023
Rockingham County, VA: Board of Supervisors Approves Commercial Dog Kennel Ordinance
Last week, Rockingham County (VA) Board of Supervisors unexpectedly acted without notice nor listing on the public meeting agenda on a proposed Commercial Dog Kennel Ordinance that it had tabled after a public hearing on September 28, 2022. As approved, the ordinance could impact local hobby kennels, but also contains several positive changes requested by […] | February 28, 2023
Illinois: Two Hearings Impact Dog Ownership TOMORROW (2/28)
Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 28), two Illinois House committees will consider bills related to dogs and dog ownership. Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to provide comments and submit witness slips today. Express your support for limiting breed discrimination in insurance coverage. (HB 1049) Convey your appreciation for amendments to the bill creating a “lawyers for dogs” […] | February 27, 2023
Virginia Update: Session Ends with Dog Related Bills Left in Committee
The 2023 Session of the Virginia General Assembly officially ended on Saturday, February 25th, with several dog related bills left in the House Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources (ACNR) Committee. The following bills were left in Committee after the House ACNR Agriculture Subcommittee failed to action on them: House Bill 1984 – This bill sought […] | February 27, 2023
Oklahoma Update: Bill to Reduce Breeder Reporting Burden Approved by Senate
Yesterday, the Oklahoma Senate voted 45-2 to approve Senate Bill 349, which makes positive changes to breeder reporting requirements. The bill repeals a section of the Commercial Pet Breeder’s and Animal Shelter Licensing Act that requires commercial breeders to file a yearly report with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) that specifies […] | February 24, 2023
CT Alert: Oppose Lawyers for Animals and Request Fix on Ban of Reproduction Methods
On Wednesday, March 1, the Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee’s public hearing agenda includes two bills that could negatively impacting dog breeders and owners. The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages all responsible dog owners and breeders in Connecticut to contact the Joint Judiciary Committee and express your concerns with SB 1060 and HB 6714. Scroll down […] | February 24, 2023

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