OHIO UPDATE: Public Hearing to Repeal BSL Scheduled for 2/9
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee has scheduled a public hearing for supporters of House Bill 14 for Wednesday, February 9, 2011. The American Kennel Club strongly supports House Bill 14, which seeks to remove the term "pit bull" from the state’s definition of "vicious dog". Click […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-update-public-hearing-to-repeal-bsl-scheduled-for-2-9/ | February 3, 2011
OHIO UPDATE: Hearing to Repeal BSL To Be Held in Mid-February
The AKC has learned that the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on House Bill 14 scheduled for Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m., is only for sponsor testimony.  A second hearing will be scheduled in 1-2 weeks that will allow for public comment. Due to inclement weather, it is asked that those who support […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-update-hearing-to-repeal-bsl-to-be-held-in-mid-february/ | February 1, 2011
Ask NY Legislators to Support Pet Ownership for Senior Citizens!
New York Assembly Bill 3595 would prevent senior citizens from being denied occupancy or evicted from a multiple dwelling because they own a pet.  We encourage all New York residents to contact their State Assemblyperson and the members of the Assembly Housing Committee, and ask them to support this legislation. Summary: There are many positive […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-legislators-to-support-pet-ownership-for-senior-citizens/ | January 31, 2011
AKC Urges Repeal of Missouri Ownership Limits
Several Missouri lawmakers have proposed a number of bills that would repeal or amend Proposition B, which passed on the ballot in November 2010. Throughout 2010, the American Kennel Club voiced its opposition to Prop B, primarily because it placed a cap on the number of dogs that could be owned. Click here to read […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-urges-repeal-of-missouri-ownership-limits/ | January 31, 2011
Ohio House Committee to Consider Repeal of State Breed-Specific Laws on 2/2
The Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee has scheduled a public hearing on House Bill 14 for Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. This bill removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of vicious dogs. The committee will also be considering House Bill 25, which would also remove the breed-specific language from Ohio law.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-house-committee-to-consider-repeal-of-state-breed-specific-laws-o/ | January 31, 2011
West Virginia Committee to Hear Restrictive Breeder Bill on 2/2
The West Virginia House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 2015 this Wednesday, February 2. This problematic bill would limit dog ownership and place restrictions on dog breeding.  The AKC strongly supports the humane treatment of dogs, including providing an adequate and nutritious diet, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-committee-to-hear-restrictive-breeder-bill-on-2-2/ | January 28, 2011
Nebraska Restrictive Dog Breeding Bill Scheduled for Hearing
The Nebraska Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider Legislative Bill 427 on February 8. Legislative Bill 427 seeks to further regulate "commercial dog breeders" in Nebraska.  Current law defines "commercial breeders" as anyone "engaged in the business of breeding dogs" and owns or harbors four or more intact dogs or cats, sells at least 31 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nebraska-restrictive-dog-breeding-bill-scheduled-for-hearing/ | January 26, 2011
URGENT: Wyoming Cruelty Bill Advances
On January 19, the Wyoming Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate File 100, which seeks to add "puppy mills" and "animal hoarding" to the definition of animal cruelty. The AKC strongly supports the humane treatment of dogs, including providing an adequate and nutritious diet, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive human companionship […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-wyoming-cruelty-bill-advances/ | January 20, 2011
Congressmen Boren and Broun Send ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter Regarding Proposed PUPS Legislation
The American Kennel Club is pleased to share the attached bipartisan "dear colleague" letter from Congressmen Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Paul C. Broun, M.D., (R-Ga.) to their colleagues in Congress outlining concerns with federal "PUPS" legislation, H.R. 5434. Click here to read the letter. The American Kennel Club is pleased to share the attached bipartisan […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/congressmen-boren-and-broun-send-dear-colleague-letter-regarding-propo/ | December 14, 2010
WI Dept. of Agriculture to Consider New Breeder Regulations on December 8
On Wednesday, December 8, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Board will consider extensive, onerous regulations for breeders who sell 25 or more dogs each year. Responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to attend the hearing and indicate on the sign-in form that you are attending in opposition to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wi-dept-of-agriculture-to-consider-new-breeder-regulations-on-december/ | December 2, 2010

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