Pet Stores Bills to be Considered in Rhode Island This Week
June 4, 2019 Two bills pertaining to pet shops will be considered by Rhode Island General Assembly committees this week. House Bill 5072, scheduled for hearing on Wednesday, seeks to unreasonably restrict pet shops to selling only dogs sourced from shelters and rescues. Senate Bill 699, scheduled for hearing Thursday, establishes reasonable operational standards for […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pet-stores-bills-considered-rhode-island-week/ | June 4, 2019
Fort Smith, AR: Animal Control Resolution Will Be Considered Tomorrow, 6/4/19
Monday, June 03, 2019 On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Fort Smith Board of Directors will vote on a resolution that directs the City Administrator to “initiate necessary actions to evaluate animal control services, animal impoundment services, and a dog licensing program.” An internal memo states that upon approval of the resolution, the city intends […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fort-smith-ar-animal-control-resolution-will-considered-tomorrow-6-4-19/ | June 3, 2019
NH Alert: Senate Votes Thursday on Budget Bill with Harmful Definition
Monday, June 3, 2019 The American Kennel Club (AKC) is seriously concerned the New Hampshire Senate will adopt a “pet vendor” definition that includes all breeders, in conflict with federal and other New England state laws. Last week the Senate Finance committee approved an amended version of SB 161 defining “pet vendor” as anyone who […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-senate-votes-thursday-budget-bill-harmful-definition/ | June 3, 2019
Troublesome Massachusetts Bills Scheduled for June 4th Hearing – ACTION NEEDED!
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Multiple bills seeking to impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protections laws is scheduled for consideration by the Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee on Tuesday, June 4th. These bills would onerously impact all responsible dog breeders in Massachusetts, including […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/troublesome-massachusetts-bills-scheduled-june-4th-hearing-action-needed/ | May 30, 2019
Reminder: NY Committee to Consider Hunting Competition Ban Tomorrow (May 29)- Call Now!
May 28, 2019 The New York Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday, May 29, that would prohibit any contest, competition, or tournament where the objective is taking or hunting wildlife for prizes or entertainment. The AKC views this as a threat to the ability of New Yorkers who own purposebred dogs […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/reminder-ny-committee-consider-hunting-competition-ban-tomorrow-may-29-call-now/ | May 28, 2019
NY Committee to Consider Hunting Competition Ban on Wednesday (May 29)
May 24, 2019 The New York Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday, May 29, that would prohibit any contest, competition, or tournament where the objective is taking or hunting wildlife for prizes or entertainment. Assembly Bill 722 exempts certain field trials including field trials in dog training areas, so long as […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-committee-consider-hunting-competition-ban-wednesday-may-29/ | May 24, 2019
Problematic RI Animal Cruelty Registry Bill Advances to the Senate: TAKE ACTION NOW!
Friday, May 24, 2019 On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved H. 5113, which seeks to prohibit anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning animals by requiring “pet sellers” to check the registry prior to sale or face a $1,000 penalty. The bill defines “pet seller” as any individual, person, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/problematic-ri-animal-cruelty-registry-bill-advances-senate-take-action-now/ | May 24, 2019
New York Committee Considering Bill Regarding Keeping Dogs Outdoors on Thursday (5/30)
May 24, 2019 The New York Senate Domestic Animal Welfare Committee will be considering several bills on Thursday, May 30, including one that would regulate the appropriate temperature for a dog to be outside. Those who reside or participate in dog shows, field trials, and other dog events in New York are encouraged to contact […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-committee-considering-bill-regarding-keeping-dogs-outdoors-wednesday-5-29/ | May 24, 2019
CT ALERT: House Amendment Would Restrict Consumer Choice – Urge Opposition Today!
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Since early this year, the Connecticut General Assembly has been pressed to adopt HB 5386, which originally sought to prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs or cats from anywhere but animal shelters and rescues. This would be similar to a 2018 law enacted in California. In March, a legislative committee significantly […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-house-amendment-restrict-consumer-choice-urge-opposition-today/ | May 23, 2019
New Jersey Action Alert: Contact Assembly Members, Ask for AKC Amendment to Pet Leasing Bill
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Combined New Jersey Assembly Bills 4552/4385 seeks to prohibit the leasing of dogs and cats. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that as currently worded the bill may impact the ability of responsible breeders to enter into limited-term leases for the purposes of breeding. Such leases have historically been used […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-action-alert-contact-assembly-members-ask-akc-amendment-pet-leasing-bill/ | May 22, 2019