VT Alert: Express Support for Bill Requiring Animal Control Officer Training and Authorization
Amended Vermont House Bill 421 has been placed on today’s Senate calendar, providing notice to the Vermont State Senate of an upcoming vote.  The bill, which is supported by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs (VT Federation), has already been voted favorably by the Vermont House of Representatives […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-alert-express-support-bill-requiring-animal-control-officer-training-authorization/ | April 28, 2021
Texas Update: HB 1818 – Restricting Retail Pet Sales – Passed by Full House
The American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Government Relations Department (GR) has just learned that, on second reading, the Texas House of Representatives voted in support of House Bill 1818 by a vote of 75-66.  The bill will next be scheduled for third reading and a final vote in the House. Click here to read AKC’s April […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-update-hb-1818-restricting-retail-pet-sales-passed-full-house/ | April 27, 2021
New York Continues to Advance Bills Limiting Pet Choice – Call Today
The New York Assembly and Senate continue to advance bills that would limit pet choice and restrict pet stores to only showcasing dogs from rescues that are not affiliated with breeders. Even if you would not personally source to a pet store, it is critical that New York lawmakers understand that pet choice should not […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-continues-advance-bills-limiting-pet-choice-call-today/ | April 27, 2021
California Victory: AB 702 to be Pulled from Committee Agenda
AKC has been notified that California Assembly Bill 702, which would have regulated all breeders in the state, will be pulled from today’s committee hearing agenda and not be considered this year. As such, we no longer need clubs and hobbyists to make phone calls during today’s meeting. AKC extends a huge thanks to all […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-victory-ab-702-pulled-committee-agenda/ | April 27, 2021
California: URGENT- Dial In TOMORROW to Oppose to Breeding Permits – Numbers Matter!
Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27), the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee will be considering Assembly Bill 702 – a bill that would establish onerous permits for ALL California dog breeders  (including co-owners, stud dog owners, etc.) and requirements including business licenses that may be impossible to obtain if you live in a residential setting or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-urgent-dial-tomorrow-oppose-breeding-permits-numbers-matter/ | April 26, 2021
Texas: Floor Vote on Pet Seller Restrictions Tomorrow; Urge Reps. To Oppose HB 1818 Today!
Late last week, Texas House Bill 1818, which seeks to limit most Texas pet stores from selling purpose-bred dogs, was passed by the House Calendars Committee.  The bill is scheduled to be considered by the full Texas House tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and a broad coalition of interest groups […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-floor-vote-pet-seller-restrictions-tomorrow-urge-reps-oppose-hb-1818-today/ | April 26, 2021
New York: Assembly Committee Considering Limits on Pet Choice, Breed Rescue on Tuesday
The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee has announced that it may consider a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27) which will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to “showcase” animals available for adoption from a shelter, rescue, or adoption agency that has no affiliation with breeders.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-assembly-committee-considering-limits-pet-choice-breed-rescue-tuesday/ | April 26, 2021
New York: Senate Committee Considering Limiting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue on Monday
On Monday, April 26, the New York Senate Agriculture Committee will consider a bill which will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to “showcase” animals available for adoption from a shelter, rescue, or adoption agency that has no affiliation with breeders. New York residents are […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-senate-committee-considering-limiting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-monday/ | April 23, 2021
NH Animal Bills Recap: Summary of This Week’s Senate Committee Hearing
On Monday, April 19, 2021, three animal bills that have favorably passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives were considered by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  In a prior alert, the American Kennel Club (AKC) summarized three bills and strongly encouraged those who reside in New Hampshire to contact the committee to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-animal-bills-recap-summary-weeks-senate-committee-hearing/ | April 23, 2021
Kansas: Overland Park Considering Repeal of Breed Bans – Here’s How You Can Help
The City of Overland Park, Kansas is considering a repeal of its breed ban after 35 years – and the council is seeking feedback from residents. Starting in May, the city will be holding a series of meetings (first with “experts” on May 11, then a public hearing on June 9). In addition, the city […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-overland-park-considering-repeal-breed-bans-heres-can-help/ | April 21, 2021

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