Tennessee Bill that Would Authorize Animal Control to Enter Certain Properties Without a Warrant in Committee Tomorrow, Feb. 24
House Bill 361 seeks to authorize any officer of a governmental animal control agency to enter any property or dwelling that the officer reasonably believes is abandoned to rescue any non-livestock animal contained therein. This would expand powers to enter certain private property and confiscate companion animals without first obtaining a warrant.  The bill is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-bill-authorize-animal-control-enter-certain-properties-without-warrant-committee-tomorrow-feb-24/ | February 23, 2021
New Hampshire Bill Updates – Week of February 22, 2021
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) thanks both the New Hampshire residents who contacted lawmakers this month regarding bills impacting dogs and the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee for the consideration of their comments and the thoughtful review of legislation before them. Two of three helpful bills supported by AKC GR and considered by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-updates-week-february-22-2021/ | February 23, 2021
Missouri: Senate Committee to Consider Banning Breed-Specific Laws Tomorrow (2/24)
The Missouri Senate Local Government Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, February 24, that would prohibit any county or municipality (including those under home rule) from controlling or regulating specific breeds of dogs.  Senate Bill 107 would also make any existing breed-specific law in the state null and void. Counties and municipalities […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-senate-committee-consider-banning-breed-specific-laws-tomorrow-2-24/ | February 23, 2021
Nevada: Ask Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination on Wednesday (2/24)
The Nevada Senate Commerce and Labor Committee is considering a bill on Wednesday, February 24, that would prohibit homeowner’s insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. All responsible dog owners and breeders in Nevada are encouraged to contact the committee […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nevada-ask-committee-support-ban-insurance-breed-discrimination-wednesday-2-24/ | February 23, 2021
California: Bill Seeks to Regulate All Dog Breeders
Last week, a bill was introduced in the California Assembly to regulate all who breed a dog in the state. Assembly Bill 702 can be scheduled for a committee hearing beginning March 19.  No hearing is currently scheduled; however, this is an opportunity for all who breed dogs in the state to join the AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-seeks-regulate-dog-breeders/ | February 22, 2021
NJ Update: “Lawyers for Dogs” Bill Passes Senate, Moves on to General Assembly
Today, the New Jersey Senate passed S.2868, which seeks to create court-appointed legal advocates for animals.  The bill will next be considered by the General Assembly, but has not been assigned to a committee for consideration. The American Kennel Club (AKC) opposes S.2868.  We believe that the creation of court-appointed animal advocates is likely to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-lawyers-dogs-bill-passes-senate-moves-general-assembly/ | February 19, 2021
Iowa: Ask Subcommittee to Support Bill Protecting Working Dogs and Dog Events
On Tuesday, February 23, an Iowa Senate subcommittee will consider a bill that seeks to protect working animals and animal events. Those who reside or participate in dog events in Iowa are encouraged to contact the subcommittee to express your support.  Scroll down for contact information. Summary: Senate Study Bill 1195 recognizes the value of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-ask-subcommittee-support-bill-protecting-working-dogs-dog-events/ | February 19, 2021
Ask Colorado Committee to Oppose Bill Restricting Pet Choice and Consumer Protections
On Monday, February 22, a Colorado House committee will be considering a bill that restricts consumer choice and makes false claims about breeders. Colorado residents are strongly encouraged to contact the House Agriculture, Livestock and Water Committee TODAY to express concerns with House Bill 21-1102. (Scroll down for contact information) Summary This bill would place […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-colorado-committee-oppose-bill-restricting-pet-choice-consumer-protections/ | February 19, 2021
Connecticut Finalizes Rules on Animal Shelters, Other Regulated Entities
Earlier this week, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced the finalization of rules for the operations of animal shelters and other regulated entities. The Connecticut legislature passed laws in 2011 and 2017 that required the state to oversee the state’s animal shelters and animal importers.  The new and amended rules, which were first proposed in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/connecticut-finalizes-rules-animal-shelters-regulated-entities/ | February 19, 2021
NJ: Animal Rights Legal Advocates Bill Set for Floor Vote Thurs. Feb. 18 – Urge Opposition Now!
New Jersey Senate Bill 2868, which seeks to create court-appointed legal advocates for animals, has been scheduled for a vote by the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, February 18, 2021.   All New Jersey dog owners are urged to contact their elected members of both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly to respectfully request: (1) S.2868 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-animal-rights-legal-advocates-bill-set-floor-vote-thurs-feb-18-urge-opposition-now/ | February 16, 2021

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