NJ ACTION NEEDED: Unintended Consequences of SCS 1640 Could Hurt Responsible Dog Owners, Dog Shows
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has strong concerns about numerous provisions in the current version of SB 1640. As currently written, the bill mischaracterizes "cruel" and bans even temporary tethering in a variety of humane circumstances, including the use of a grooming table for grooming or exhibition or tethering by disabled owners of service dogs […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-action-needed-unintended-consequences-of-scs-1640-could-hurt-responsible-dog-owners-dog-shows/ | January 27, 2017
NJ Alert: Bills Impacting Consumer Protections to be Heard Monday, January 30 ‘ Take Action Now!
New Jersey Assembly Bill 2338 and Senate Bill 63, which seek to amend the state's Pet Purchase Protection Act with many confusing provisions, to significantly restrict the ability of pet owners to obtain a puppy of their choice, and to significantly limit some hobby breeders, are scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-bills-impacting-consumer-protections-to-be-heard-monday-january-30-take-action-now/ | January 26, 2017
Informational Update: New York Measures Seek to Regulate Dog Trainers
Proposals have been introduced in the New York Senate and the Nassau County Legislature that seek to license and regulate those who train dogs. At this time, neither of these bills are scheduled for hearings, and the AKC Government Relations Department continues to closely monitor both proposals.https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/informational-update-new-york-measures-seek-to-regulate-dog-trainers/ | January 20, 2017
Bill Seeks to Prevent Breed-Specific Dog Policy (BSL) in Washington ‘ Voice Support Now!
Senate Bill 5094 includes legislative findings that state that a dog's breed is not inherently indicative of whether or not a dog is dangerous, and that the criteria for determining whether or not a dog is dangerous or potentially dangerous should be focused on a dog's behavior.https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/bill-seeks-to-prevent-breed-specific-dog-policy-bsl-in-washington-voice-support-now/ | January 13, 2017
Michigan: Improved Breeder Regulations Bill Passes Legislature Contact the Governor
Last night, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that will regulate those breeders who have on their property at least 15 intact females that have been previously bred. Thanks to your phone calls and e-mails, the bill does not include the very problematic Animal Welfare Commission that would have regulated and inspected all breeders and […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-breeder-regulations-passes-contact-governor/ | December 15, 2016
Michigan Alert: Senate Again Considers Last-Ditch Efforts to Regulate Breeders- Call Today!
Attempts are once again being made in the Michigan Senate to pass regulations on dog breeders before the end of session this week. These bills could be considered as soon as tonight, so it is imperative that Michigan residents contact the Senate immediately (scroll down for contact information). At this point, it is believed that […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-senate-alert/ | December 14, 2016
New Jersey Dog Bills Scheduled for Assembly Floor Vote on Monday, December 19
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Four dog-related bills are scheduled to be considered and voted on by the New Jersey General Assembly at 1PM on Monday, December 19, 2016. The American Kennel Club encourages all New Jersey residents concerned with any of the following bills to contact their Assembly member and the Assembly Speaker with their […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-assembly-floor-votes-december-19-2016/ | December 14, 2016
Colorado: La Plata County Hearing on December 13 to Discuss Rewrite of Animal Code
The La Plata County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13, on a rewrite of the county’s animal control code. While the stated primary purpose is to address complaints regarding barking dogs, the proposal also encompasses cruelty, dangerous dogs, and many other issues. La Plata County residents are encouraged to contact the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-plata-dec-13-hearing/ | December 9, 2016
NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon., 12/12
New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events. AKC […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-sb-1013-restrict-responsible-care-dec12/ | December 8, 2016
Michigan Update: Commission Bill Not Heard in Committee Today
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee did not consider Senate Bill 339 during its hearing this morning. The bill remains in committee, and its counterpart House Bill 4898 remains pending in the Senate. The AKC and the Michigan Association for Pure-Bred Dogs will continue to closely monitor and provide any updates. Read AKC’s previous alert for more […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-sb-339-update/ | December 7, 2016