NY Bills Allowing Service & Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims Continue to Advance
NY Bills Allowing Service & Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims Continue to Advance June 4, 2015 The New York Assembly Social Services Committee has approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-bills-allowing-service-therapy-dogs-to-accompany-domestic-violence-victims-continue-to-advance/ | June 4, 2015
NY Senate Approves Criminalizing Pet Theft
June 4, 2015 The New York Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner’s or legal custodian’s private property.  The bill is now pending in the Assembly Codes Committee. Summary: Current New York law declares that theft of certain property is grand larceny in the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-senate-approves-criminalizing-pet-theft/ | June 4, 2015
NY: Support Bill to Stop Breed Discrimination in Rental and Public Housing
June 4, 2015 The NY Assembly Housing Committee has approved a bill that would prohibit a person from being denied or evicted from public housing based solely on the breed of dog they own.  The bill would also prohibit housing leases (including apartments, tenements, and mobile home parks) from restricting a tenant’s ability to own […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-support-bill-to-stop-breed-discrimination-in-rental-and-public-housing/ | June 4, 2015
PA Bill Impacting Field Trials, Winter Dog Events Passes Senate
June 4, 2015 Pennsylvania Senate Bill 373, which amends Commonwealth laws to regulate tethering and sheltering for dogs kept outdoors, passed the Pennsylvania Senate yesterday and has been transferred to the House of Representatives. This bill could directly impact field trials, sledding, and other outdoor winter dog sports and activities.  Read AKC’s previous legislative alert […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-bill-impacting-field-trials-winter-dog-events-passes-senate/ | June 4, 2015
NC General Assembly Votes to Override Veto of Bill Protecting Private Property
UPDATE (June 3, 2015):  The North Carolina General Assembly has voted to override the veto, and HB 405 is now law. UPDATE (June 1, 2015):  Governor McCrory vetoed HB 405 on Friday, May 29.  The legislature now has the option of overriding this veto with a 3/5 majority vote in both chambers.  The AKC supports […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-general-assembly-votes-to-override-veto-of-bill-protecting-private-property/ | June 3, 2015
NY Senate Set to Vote on Allowing Pets on Commuter Transportation During Emergencies
June 3, 2015 The New York Senate is expected to vote any day on a bill that would allow companion animals on all commuter transportation (including railroads, ferries, buses, etc.) during states of emergency, so long as certain requirements are met.  NY residents are encouraged to contact their State Senator and ask them to support […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-senate-set-to-vote-on-allowing-pets-on-commuter-transportation-during-emergencies/ | June 3, 2015
Ask NY Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Dogs
June 3, 2015 The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has approved Senate Bill 1812, which would amend current laws to help better identify the owners of lost dogs.  Under Senate Bill 1812, which is supported by the AKC, a lost dog must be checked for all forms of identification, including tags, microchips, tattoos or licenses […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-to-support-bill-to-help-lost-dogs/ | June 3, 2015
NY Senate To Vote on Making Theft Of A Pet From Its Owner’s Property Grand Larceny
NY Senate To Vote on Making Theft Of A Pet From Its Owner’s Property Grand Larceny June 2, 2015 The New York Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill that would criminalize taking a pet from someone’s property. New York residents are encouraged to call your State Senator today and ask them to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-senate-to-vote-on-making-theft-of-a-pet-from-its-owners-property-grand-larcency/ | June 2, 2015
PA Update: Senate Bill Impacting Field Trials, Winter Dog Events Advancing
PA Update:  Senate Bill Impacting Field Trials, Winter Dog Events Advancing June 2, 2015 The Pennsylvania Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that amends 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-update-senate-bill-impacting-field-trials-winter-dog-events-advancing/ | June 2, 2015
Ask NC General Assembly to Override Veto of Bill Protecting Private Property
UPDATE (June 1, 2015):  Governor McCrory vetoed HB 405 on Friday, May 29.  The legislature now has the option of overriding this veto with a 3/5 majority vote in both chambers.  The AKC supports this measure and urges North Carolinians to contact their state senator and representative today and ask them support a veto override. Visit […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-nc-general-assembly-to-override-veto-of-bill-protecting-private-property/ | June 2, 2015

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