Montana: Support Bill to Provide Protection to Animal Facilities – Hearing 1/27/15
The Montana House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 179 on January 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. This bill would make it illegal for a humane shelter or its employees to engage in activities at an animal facility without the owner’s consent. It would not apply to the lawful activities of a government […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montana-support-2015-jan/ | January 26, 2015
Support New Jersey Resolution Endorsing AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program
New Jersey Senate Resolution 102, sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew, endorses the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program and supports its efforts to promote responsible dog ownership. The resolution will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Thursday, January 29. AKC encourages all New Jersey residents to contact the members of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-cgc-2015-jan/ | January 26, 2015
Kansas to Consider Expanded Breeder/Rescue Inspections and Regulations on Monday (1/26)
The Kansas House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is considering a bill this Monday, January 26, that will expand who must be regulated under the state’s breeder laws. The bill will also create new requirements for those who are involved in rescue and those who keep at least 4 dogs during any week for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-2015-jan/ | January 23, 2015
Montana: Hearing on Expansion of Animal Seizure Bond Provisions 1/20/15
The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 115 on January 20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. This bill would expand provisions regarding bonds for care of seized animals. The American Kennel Club’s concerns with SB 115 include, but are not limited to: SB 115 would limit the court’s discretion in cases of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montana-2015-jan/ | January 20, 2015
New Jersey Legislation Would Allow Service Dogs on School Buses
Current New Jersey law allows students with a disability to bring service animals into classrooms and school grounds, but fails to specifically allow them to bring service animals (including service dogs) onto school busses. New Jersey Assembly Bill 3690 and Senate Bill 2601 seek to remedy that oversight by clearly allowing disabled students to bring […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-service-dogs-2015-jan/ | January 19, 2015
NY Alert: Montgomery Co. Considering Home-Based Breeder Regulations This Week
Last week, Montgomery County conducted a public hearing on a measure to license and regulate home-based breeders and establish many new requirements for breeders in the county. The County Executive has until next week to determine whether to sign, amend, or veto the proposal. Thanks to the many breeders and dog owners who contacted the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nyc-breeder-regs-2014-dec/ | December 23, 2014
NYC Update: Mayor to Hold Public Hearing on Pet Seller Legislation on December 23
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, December 23 prior to the possible signing of a number of measures. The agenda includes the legislation recently passed by the New York City Council that would, among other provisions, require all pet shops to sterilize dogs prior to sale- regardless […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nyc-update-mayor-to-hold-public-hearing-on-pet-seller-legislation-on-decemb/ | December 22, 2014
NYC Expected to Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Certain Dogs on December 17
The New York City Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a series of measures that would create many new requirements for anyone who meets the definition of "pet shop" (defined in this proposal as those who sell more than 25 dogs/year). While many positive amendments were made that improve the bill and protect dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nyc-2014-dec/ | December 17, 2014
NY Alert: Montgomery Co. to Hold Final Hearing on Home Breeder Regulations TOMORROW (12/17)
The Montgomery County (NY) Legislature has approved a very problematic new law that, among other provisions, would require annual licensing, additional fees, and inspections of anyone who breeds a dog. Prior to the County Executive making a final determination, the county has agreed to host a public hearing TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 17. Dog owners and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nyc-alert-2014-dec/ | December 16, 2014
Michigan Breeder and Shelter Regulations Bill Passes House, Contact the Senate TODAY
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed House Bill 5095, which seeks to limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a single premises and defines "large scale commercial breeder kennel" based on the number of intact female dogs someone owns, rather than actual breeding and sales. Click here for more information and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-2014-dec8/ | December 9, 2014

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