Louisiana: Vague Breeder Oversight Bill Will be Heard in Committee Tomorrow, 5/28–Take Action Now!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Louisiana House Bill 710 is scheduled to be heard by the House Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee on Thursday, May 28.  The bill seeks to require certain dog breeders to register annually with their parish and to submit to annual inspections of their facilities by local officials.  The AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-house-bill-710-2015-version-2-may-27/ | May 27, 2015
Ask IL House TODAY to Support Bill Helping Lost Pets
May 27, 2015 Thanks to your calls and e-mails, and the work of the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO), House Bill 4029, as amended, has passed the Senate unanimously. Now, the bill goes back to the House for final approval before going to the governor.  Illinois residents are asked to call your […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-il-house-today-to-support-bill-helping-lost-pets/ | May 27, 2015
New NY Senate Bill Would Allow Pets on Commuter Transportation During States of Emergency
May 22, 2015 The New York Senate Transportation Committee is considering a bill on Thursday, May 28 that would allow companion animals on commuter transportation when a state of emergency has been declared and an area is being evacuated. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Lanza of Staten Island, is very similar to Senate Bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-ny-senate-bill-would-allow-pets-on-commuter-transportation-during-states-of-emergency/ | May 22, 2015
NY Bill Mandating Non-Economic Damages to be Considered on May 28- Express Opposition Now!
New York Alert: Bill Mandating Non-Economic Damages to be Considered by Committee on Thursday, May 28 – Express Opposition Now! Friday, May 22, 2015 A bill to be considered by the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday, May 28, seeks to mandate non-economic damages (i.e., those damages that cannot be readily assigned an […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-bill-mandating-non-economic-damages-to-be-considered-on-may-28-express-opposition-now/ | May 22, 2015
Ask Illinois Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Pets
May 22, 2015 A bill is advancing in the Illinois Senate that would create new requirements for shelters that will help streamline the process to get lost animals home more quickly.  House Bill 4029 could be considered by the Senate as early as Tuesday, May 26,  Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to contact their State […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-illinois-senate-to-support-bill-to-help-lost-pets/ | May 22, 2015
NY Bill Would Allow Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas
NY Bill Would  Allow Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas May 18, 2015 The New York State Senate has approved a bill that would allow dogs in “food service establishments”, as long as certain requirements are met.  The AKC supports this bill, which would allow responsible dog owners more opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and socialization […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-bill-would-allow-dogs-in-outdoor-dining-areas/ | May 18, 2015
AKC Supports NY Legislation Protecting Dogs Kept in Outdoor Shelters
May 18, 2015 The NY Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19) that would clarify current law regarding minimum standards for dogs kept in outdoor shelters.  Current law already provides minimum requirements for dogs kept outdoors in inclement weather and extreme temperatures.  Assembly Bill 7033 contains reasonable clarifications to these requirements […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-supports-ny-legislation-protecting-dogs-kept-in-outdoor-shelters/ | May 18, 2015
Pennsylvania Bill Impacts Outdoor Field Trials, Dog Activities, and Outdoor Dog Shelters
May 12, 2015 A bill is advancing in the Pennsylvania Senate that would amend the state’s cruelty laws to regulate tethering and sheltering for dogs kept outdoors. The AKC strongly believes that no dog should ever be kept in a situation that endangers its health, wellbeing, or safety.  Senate Bill 373, however, could directly impact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-bill-impacts-outdoor-field-trials-dog-activities-and-outdoor-dog-shelters/ | May 12, 2015
NY to Consider Allowing Pets on Public Transportation During Emergencies
May 8, 2015 A New York Senate Committee is considering a bill on Monday that would allow owners to take their companion animals on public transportation if a state of emergency is declared.  This is meant to partner with identical legislation passed in New Jersey to assist those utilizing public transportation through the Port Authority […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-to-consider-allowing-pets-on-public-transportation-during-emergencies/ | May 8, 2015
Connecticut Info: Fiscal Proposal Would Impose Sales Tax on Veterinary Services
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Last week, a committee of the Connecticut General Assembly approved Senate Bill 946 that would extend Connecticut’s sales tax to veterinary services.  The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) opposes the bill.  All concerned Connecticut dog owners are encouraged to contact their state legislator and Governor Malloy to express their concerns.  Providing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/connecticut-veterinary-services-sales-tax-proposal-may-2015/ | May 5, 2015

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