CT Update: Committee Supports Police K-9 Restitution Bill; Request Your State Senator’s Support
On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee voted unanimous support for SB 339, which requires restitution by anyone that injures or kills a police K-9 or volunteer search and rescue dog by paying the cost of incurred veterinary services and, if the dog is no longer able to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-committee-supports-police-k-9-restitution-bill-request-state-senators-support/ | March 19, 2024
Pennsylvania: Committee to Consider Bill Impacting Hunting with Dogs.
On Wednesday, March 20, at 9:30a.m., the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider a bill with serious implications for those who hunt with dogs.  The proposed legislation makes changes to the laws related to trespassing on private property while hunting. Senate Bill 1087 would not only allow for a hunter, even […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-committee-consider-bill-impacting-hunting-dogs/ | March 18, 2024
Delaware Information Update: Senate to Consider Bill Allowing for Sunday Hunting of Gamebirds
On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the Delaware Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee approved legislation that would allow for the Sunday hunting of Gamebirds (See previous alert for more information). Previously passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 271, which would eliminate the current prohibition against hunting game birds on Sundays, now goes before […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-update-senate-consider-bill-allowing-sunday-hunting-gamebirds/ | March 15, 2024
CT Alert: Hearing Wednesday on Protections for Police and Search & Rescue K-9s
On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Judiciary Committee will accept public testimony on a list of bills, including SB 427, which seeks to add protections for police K-9 and volunteer search and rescue dogs.  The bill would (1) increase the penalty for intentionally injuring a police K-9 or dog in a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-hearing-wednesday-protections-police-search-rescue-k-9s/ | March 15, 2024
Houston Mayor Discusses Mandatory Spay and Neuter, AKC Urges Clubs to Respond
Recently Houston Mayor John Whitmire stated his belief that “(mandatory spay and neuter) is the ultimate solution to overcrowding and stray animals.” Whitmire further alluded to the development of a mandatory spay/neuter (MSN) ordinance in Houston soon. While the AKC understands Mayor Whitmire’s desire to address animal welfare issues in and around Harris County we […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/houston-mayor-discusses-mandatory-spay-neuter-akc-urges-clubs-respond/ | March 14, 2024
Utah Update: Bill Regulating Rescues, Shelters Signed by the Governor
The Governor of Utah has signed a new law that will regulate animal rescues and shelters in the state. House Bill 478 becomes law on May 1, 2024.  Those participating in rescue activities in the state are encouraged to review the current bill to see how it would impact you. As approved by the legislature, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-update-bill-regulating-rescues-shelters-signed-governor/ | March 14, 2024
NH Update: Extremist Bill to Criminalize Some Breeders Voted Down by Committee
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report that, this morning, the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee voted House Bill 1102 as “Inexpedient to Legislate.”  This means that it is the committee’s recommendation that the bill should not be approved. HB 1102 is a radical bill that seeks to describe brachycephaly as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-extremist-bill-criminalize-breeders-voted-committee/ | March 13, 2024
Tennessee: Good News—Dog Breeder Bill Unlikely to Advance This Year
The voices of Tennessee dog owners were heard! The sponsor of House Bill 2938 has taken this problematic dog breeder bill “off notice” in committee. That means HB 2938 and companion Senate Bill 2513, which seek to license and regulate dog and cat breeders in the state, are unlikely to advance. Read concerns with these […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-good-news-dog-breeder-bill-unlikely-advance-year/ | March 13, 2024
Colorado Information: Bill Requiring Sterilization of Imported Rescue/Shelter Dogs Goes to the Governor
A bill mandating the sterilizations of rescue and shelter dogs being imported into Colorado will soon head to the Governor.  Those involved in interstate breed rescue in Colorado are encouraged to review the bill, Senate Bill 24-045, to see how it would impact their rescue network.  Anyone wishing to provide comments to Governor Polis may […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-information-bill-requiring-sterilization-imported-rescue-shelter-dogs-goes-governor/ | March 12, 2024
Delaware Information: Senate Committee to Consider Bill Allowing Sunday Hunting of Gamebirds
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00p.m., the Delaware Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on a House Bill 271, which would remove an existing prohibition on the hunting of Gamebirds on Sundays in Delaware.  The bill passed the House in January. AKC is not taking an official position on this bill.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-information-senate-committee-consider-bill-allowing-sunday-hunting-gamebirds-2/ | March 12, 2024

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