Henderson County, KY—Dog Owners Urged to Make their Voices Heard on Proposed Animal Ordinance
Amendments to the county animal ordinance were discussed at a special called meeting of the Henderson County (KY) Fiscal Court on August 9, 2021. Among other expected provisions, the proposed ordinance will address dangerous animals and the safety of dogs left enclosed in hot cars. The ordinance was not finalized as of August 11, 2021. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/henderson-county-ky-dog-owners-urged-make-voices-heard-proposed-animal-ordinance/ | August 11, 2021
California Information: Committee to Consider Bills on Blood Banks, Emotional Support Animals Monday
The California Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider two bills on August 16 that have the potential to impact some dog owners.  Those who wish to comment are encouraged to reach out directly to the committee (scroll down for more information). The committee is expected to consider the following legislation: Assembly Bill 468 – […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-information-committee-consider-bills-blood-banks-emotional-support-animals-monday/ | August 11, 2021
Virginia: Fauquier County to Consider Amendment Limiting Pet Choice at August 12 Meeting
The Fauquier County (VA) Board of Supervisors will be conducting a Public Hearing on August 12 on an  amendment to the County zoning ordinance that would prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in all commercial and industrial districts.  The prohibition would not apply to adoption events hosted by private non-profit or rescue groups. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-fauquier-county-consider-amendment-limiting-pet-choice-august-12-meeting/ | August 10, 2021
Illinois: Governor Signs Bill Requiring Reporting for Dog-Related Insurance Claims
Yesterday, the Illinois Governor signed Senate Bill 1672, which will require companies offering liability insurance for renter’s or homeowner’s insurance to report dog-related claims to the state for the next two years. This bill originally sought to prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against policyholders based on the breed of dog they own, however this met […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-governor-signs-bill-requiring-reporting-dog-related-insurance-claims/ | August 10, 2021
USDA APHIS Info: Concerns over African Swine Fever Prompts Order Restricting Imports of Dogs for Resale
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a new federal order that imposes restrictions on the importation of live dogs for resale from regions where African swine fever (ASF) exists or is reasonably believed to exist. Regions include: The continent of Africa, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Brazil (excluding […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-info-concerns-african-swine-fever-prompts-order-restricting-imports-dogs-resale/ | August 6, 2021
Manatee Co., FL— URGENT! Act Today to Preserve Your Right to Buy or Sell a Dog. Comment Deadline 2PM Friday (8/6)
On Tuesday, August 10, the Manatee County (FL) Board of County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a proposed animal ordinance that seeks to ban the sale of dogs and cats by “commercial establishments.” This not only would ban sales of dogs and cats in pet stores, it would ban the sale of a dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/manatee-co-fl-urgent-act-today-preserve-right-buy-sell-dog-comment-deadline-2pm-friday-8-6/ | August 5, 2021
U.S. Congress Info: Senators Grassley, Smith Introduce Healthy Dog Importation Act
Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a measure to require that all dogs imported into the U.S. meet minimum health standards as demonstrated in a health certificate issued by a recognized veterinary authority in the country of origin. The Senate Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2021 joins companion measure HR 4239 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-congress-info-senators-grassley-smith-introduce-healthy-dog-importation-act/ | August 4, 2021
CT Update: Stamford Board Adopts Amended Tethering Ordinance
On August 2, the City of Stamford’s Board of Representatives met virtually to vote on the proposed tethering ordinance, as amended by the Legislative and Rules Committee on July 20, 2021.  The lengthy discussion before final adoption of text begins 36 minutes into the meeting, which can be viewed on video here. Final text includes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-stamford-board-adopts-amended-tethering-ordinance/ | August 4, 2021
NH Update: Governor Sununu Signs Bill to Protect Dogs from Theft and Collar Tampering
Yesterday, Governor Sununu signed H. 338 into law, making the tampering or removal of a dog’s collar or microchip a misdemeanor crime.  It also increases the penalty for stealing a dog, from a misdemeanor to a class B felony, for anyone guilty of multiple offenses.  These changes, effective January 1, 2022, are expected to act […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-governor-sununu-signs-bill-protect-dogs-theft-collar-tampering/ | July 29, 2021
Virginia: Proposed Wildlife Regulation Could Negatively Impact Field Trials
The Virginia Board of Wildlife Resources as proposed amendments to the Commonwealth’s regulations governing hunting, trapping, and terrestrial wildlife specifically as they relate to Coyote and Furbearer Hunting Contests which could impact field trials and similar training events.  Online comment submission closes July 30, 2021. As proposed, a new section to Title 4 of the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-proposed-wildlife-regulation-negatively-impact-field-trials/ | July 28, 2021

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