Washington state Update: Bills Impacting Dog Owners
AKC continues to monitor several bills impacting dog owners in Washington state. Below are the latest updates, along with contact information if you wish to comment on any of these measures. AKC GR will continue to provide individual updates and alerts when necessary.  Bills in Washington state Legislature: House Bill 1012 – Addressing the response […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-state-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-2/ | February 13, 2023
Minnesota Bills Protect Dog-Owning Tenants’ Rights
Two Minnesota bills that seek to protect the rights of tenants who own dogs will be heard by the House Finance and Policy Committee on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  House File 758 seeks to prohibit landlords from encouraging or requiring tenants to declaw or devocalize an animal; while, among other provisions, House File 831 would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/minnesota-bills-protect-dog-owning-tenants-rights/ | February 13, 2023
CT Alert: Hearing Thursday – Support Prohibiting Dog Breed Discrimination in Insurance Policies
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee will accept public testimony on HB 6635, concerning dog breed insurance underwriting.  The bill would prohibit homeowners' insurance and renters' insurance policies from discriminating based on harboring or owning any dog of a specific breed or mixture of breeds.  If enacted, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-hearing-thursday-support-prohibiting-dog-breed-discrimination-insurance-policies/ | February 13, 2023
Oklahoma Bill to Reduce Breeder Reporting Burden Approved by Senate Committee
Today, the Oklahoma Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs unanimously passed 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-bill-reduce-breeder-reporting-burden-approved-senate-committee/ | February 13, 2023
Montana: Committee Considering Proposed Expansion to Bird Dog Training Regulations
On Tuesday, February 14, a Montana Senate committee will consider a bill that would modify the laws regarding bird dog training.  Montana residents who wish to comment on this expansion of existing law can do so with the information found below. Summary: Under current Montana law, training of bird hunting dogs is allowed under the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montana-committee-considering-proposed-expansion-bird-dog-training-regulations/ | February 10, 2023
Oregon: Oppose Pet Choice Restrictions at Public Hearing Monday, 2/13/2023
Summary: An Oregon state House committee has scheduled a hearing for February 13 to consider House Bill 2915. This proposed bill would end the sale of all dogs and cats at pet stores with exemptions for existing pet stores. The proposed legislation also allows for cities to enact even more stringent laws that would restrict […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-oppose-pet-choice-restrictions-public-hearing-monday-2-13-2023/ | February 10, 2023
Hearing Tomorrow: New Mexico Bill Establishes Database for Missing Pets
House Bill 239 requires the New Mexico Animal Sheltering Committee to develop and maintain a searchable website to help animal owners search for their lost pets. The bill also requires the committee to assist counties in securing funding for low cost spay and neuter programs and further regulates euthanasia at animal shelters. A hearing will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hearing-tomorrow-new-mexico-bill-establishes-database-missing-pets/ | February 10, 2023
CT Alert: Hearings on Multiple Bills Impacting Dog Owners Next Week
Next week, two Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committees will accept public testimony on the following bills impacting dog owners: SUPPORT ACCESS TO SERVICE DOGS: SB 976, “Concerning health insurance coverage for individual and group health insurance policies,” would, among other provisions, mandate  health insurance coverage for the cost to purchase a trained service animal that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-hearings-multiple-bills-impacting-dog-owners-next-week/ | February 10, 2023
Utah Update: Breeder Bill Held, Please Continue Contacting the Committee
Today, the Utah House Business and Labor Committee decided to table a bill regulating all breeders, pending further discussion and amendments. House Bill 359 seeks to require a permit for all breeders who sell even one dog in the state.  While some amendments were offered, the committee recognized that many questions still remain. They voted […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-update-breeder-bill-held-please-continue-contacting-committee/ | February 9, 2023
Illinois: Ask Committee to Oppose Animal Rights Court-Appointed “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill
On Tuesday, February 14, an Illinois House Committee will consider a bill that would provide a legal advocate in court for a dog or cat in legal cases involving the health, safety, or an injury of a dog or cat. House Bill 1169 is similar to bills introduced in other states in an effort to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-committee-oppose-animal-rights-court-appointed-lawyers-dogs-bill/ | February 9, 2023

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