Broward County, FL Adds Warrantless Searches to Breeders Permit – Hearing TOMORROW 4/12
The American Kennel Club’s Government Relations team has just been made aware that the Broward County Commission will discuss amendments to the county’s existing breeder permit including requiring permit holders to submit to warrantless inspections of their private homes. The AKC strongly encourages dog owners and breeders to attend tomorrow’s hearing or to contact the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/broward-county-fl-hearing/ | April 11, 2016
Louisiana Information: Quick Moving Bill Seeks to Limit Sources of Purpose-bred Dogs
Thursday, April 07, 2016 An amended version of Louisiana Senate Bill 337 (original text here, adopted amendments here), which seeks to restrict retail pet stores’ sources of dogs and cats, was unanimously passed by the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 6.  The bill is now awaiting final passage in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-sb337-april-7-alert/ | April 7, 2016
Wash. State Regulatory Alert: Public Comment Needed on Snoqualmie Wildlife Area Plan Development
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 On Monday, April 11, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a public workshop to discuss new management plans for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area.  One of the area’s units, Cherry Valley, located near the town of Duval, is used for hunting and wildlife-related recreation.  To ensure that future […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-snoqualmie-wildlife-area-plan-development/ | April 5, 2016
Information Alert: Alabama Bill Seeks to Limit Dog Confinement Options
House Bill 403 seeks to define outside confinement requirements and limit tethering for dogs.  As written, this bill could criminalize owners who utilize appropriate and humane kenneling and turn-out options for their dogs. HB 403 has been placed on the agenda for the next meeting of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/al-hb403-hearing/ | April 5, 2016
Arizona Update: Amendment Protecting Lure Coursing Approved
Yesterday, the Arizona Senate approved the AKC-requested amendment to House Bill 2127 that will protect lure coursing, coursing ability tests, and other similar events in the state.  We greatly appreciate Senator Steve Yarbrough’s willingness to sponsor an amendment to ensure these important events are protected in Arizona.  The bill as amended is now pending a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/az-amendment-approved/ | April 1, 2016
California Boarding Kennel Bill Amended Again – Hearing April 4th
Senate Bill 945, which will establish standards of care for pet boarding facilities, has been amended again. Affected handlers, kennels and responsible dog owners and breeders who will be impacted should contact the author with concerns prior to the April 4th hearing.  You may read the amended language here. Senator Bill Monning  (Author, SB 945) […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-sb945-april-4-hearing/ | April 1, 2016
Ask Maryland Senate to Remove Inaccurate, Misleading Statements about Breeders from Bill
The Maryland Senate is expected to consider a bill any day that contains some very troubling legislative findings (including implying that breeders are the reason dogs end up in shelters). The purpose of the bill is to ensure that pet stores and dealers in Maryland only obtain dogs from reputable breeders, and many positive amendments […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/md-hb1113-senate-alert/ | March 31, 2016
Ask Arizona Senate to Support Amendment Protecting Lure Coursing
A bill is moving through the Arizona Senate that would impact live dog racing in the state.  As defined in state law, “live dog racing” is defined as “racing in which greyhound dogs chase a mechanical lure.”  As a result, the bill would have inadvertently prohibited all lure coursing, Coursing ability and similar events in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/az-lure-coursing-amendment/ | March 30, 2016
Ask NY Senate to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft
A bill is moving in the New York Senate that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner’s or lawful custodian’s private property.  New York residents are encouraged to contact their State Senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 423.  The bill has passed Senate committees and is pending a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-pet-theft-senate-alert/ | March 30, 2016
NY Information: Bill would Require USDA Class A Dealers to Obtain Municipal Dog Licenses
A bill is advancing in the New York Assembly that would require all USDA Class A dealers to purchase municipal dog licenses, among other requirements. Current law requires that dog owners in cities with populations over 2 million must obtain dog licenses and have their dogs vaccinated against rabies if the dog is over 4 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-class-a-municipal-licenses/ | March 28, 2016

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