NM Committee to Consider Prohibiting BSL TOMORROW (January 31)
AKC Government Relations has just learned that New Mexico House Bill 63, which would prohibit counties and municipalities from enacting breed-specific regulations, is scheduled to be considered by the House Health, Government and Indian Affairs Committee tomorrow, Thursday, January 31. New Mexico residents are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the committee, as well […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nm-committee-to-consider-prohibiting-bsl-tomorrow-january-31/ | January 30, 2013
Reminder: MD Hearing to Reverse BSL Ruling TOMORROW 1/30
The Maryland House Judiciary Committee is considering a measure tomorrow that would seek to overturn a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling issued in early 2012 that said all "pit bulls" are inherently dangerous. Maryland residents are encouraged to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask them to support House Bill 78. An […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/reminder-md-hearing-to-reverse-bsl-ruling-tomorrow-1-30/ | January 29, 2013
Wyoming Considering Animal Seizure Bill
The Wyoming Senate is considering a measure that could potentially force owners to relinquish their animals when they are accused of cruelty - even if they are later found not guilty or charges are dismissed. Senate File 137 has already passed committee and is pending action on the Senate floor. Wyoming has a very short […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-considering-animal-seizure-bill/ | January 28, 2013
Maryland: Support Bills to Overturn BSL Court Ruling
The Maryland State Legislature is considering two identical measures as early as this week that would seek to overturn a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling issued in early 2012 that said all "pit bulls" are inherently dangerous. Maryland residents are encouraged to contact the members of Committees and ask them to support House Bill 78 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-support-bills-to-overturn-bsl-court-ruling/ | January 28, 2013
PA: Problematic Animal Seizure Bill Advancing
House Bill 82, which could be detrimental to the rights of responsible animal owners, has passed the Pennsylvania and is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This measure could force owners to relinquish their animals when they are accused of cruelty, regardless of whether the charges are ultimately dismissed. Read AKC's previous Legislative Alert for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-problematic-animal-seizure-bill-advancing/ | January 28, 2013
Proposal Seeks to Permit Breed-Specific Massachusetts Laws
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (MassFed) has learned that State Senator Michael Rush has filed Senate Docket 1247 in the Massachusetts Senate. The proposal would allow cities and towns to enact breed-specific legislation. The American Kennel Club (AKC) joins with the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/proposal-seeks-to-permit-breed-specific-massachusetts-laws/ | January 23, 2013
PA House to Consider Problematic Animal Seizure Bill
In the very near future, the Pennsylvania House is expected to consider House Bill 82 - a bill that would be detrimental to the rights of animal owners. This bill, which is identical to a bill introduced in the General Assembly in 2012, could force owners to relinquish their animals when they are accused of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-house-to-consider-problematic-animal-seizure-bill/ | January 21, 2013
NJ Alert: Mendham Township to Consider Animal Control Changes on Tuesday, October 23
The Township Committee of Mendham Township, New Jersey, will consider changes to its animal control ordinance on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages all interested New Jersey residents to attend Tuesday's meeting and voice concerns with the ordinance. Dating back to late 2011, the Mendham Township Committee attempted to address some […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-mendham-township-to-consider-animal-control-changes-on-tuesda/ | October 22, 2012
Oklahoma Information – Proposed Rules for Commercial Pet Breeders
Tomorrow, rules regulating Commercial Pet Breeders will be considered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. The development of these rules is necessary due to the passage earlier this year of the broadly-supported HB 2921, also known as the Commercial Pet Breeders Act of 2012. A copy of the rules may be viewed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-information-proposed-rules-for-commercial-pet-breeders/ | June 18, 2012
Oklahoma House Approves Changes to Breeder Law
On Monday, the Oklahoma House overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 1919 by a vote of 86-1, which would make many positive changes to the state's commercial pet breeder law. Thanks to the phone calls and e-mails sent by responsible Oklahoma pet breeders and dog owners, the House approved all amendments made by the House Agriculture, Wildlife, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-house-approves-changes-to-breeder-law/ | April 24, 2012

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