Michigan Informational Alert: Bill Clarifying that Only Veterinarians Can Administer Vaccines Advancing
The Michigan House of Representatives will likely soon consider a bill that makes numerous changes to the state’s veterinary laws. These changes include amending the definition of “practice of veterinary medicine”.  Current law states that practicing veterinary medicine includes “prescribing or administering a drug, medicine, treatment, or method of procedure.”  As passed by the House […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-informational-alert-bill-clarifying-veterinarians-can-administer-vaccines-advancing/ | June 21, 2021
Orange Co., FL: Oppose Pet Choice Restrictions and Support Pet Health Protections at Public Hearing Tuesday, 6/22/21
The Orange County, Florida, Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on June 22, 2021, regarding a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. Even if you would not personally source a pet to a pet store, it is critical that your lawmakers understand that pet […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/orange-co-fl-oppose-pet-choice-restrictions-support-pet-health-protections-public-hearing-tuesday-6-22-21/ | June 21, 2021
NJ Update: Bill Originally Targeting Large Dogs Expected to be Amended Next Week
New Jersey Assembly Bill 2401, dubbed as the “Responsible Dog Ownership Act” has been rescheduled for consideration by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, June 22.  The bill was originally scheduled to be considered by the committee on Wednesday, June 16, but was pulled from its agenda. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-bill-originally-targeting-large-dogs-expected-amended-next-week/ | June 18, 2021
CT Adjourns Legislative Session: No Bills Harmful to Dogs Adopted
Today, the Connecticut Senate formally closed the 2021 legislative session by adjourning sine die, a day after the House adjourned for the year.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s bill impacting shelters was adopted, while bills that would have negatively impacted responsible dog owners and breeders were not. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-adjourns-legislative-session-no-bills-harmful-dogs-adopted/ | June 17, 2021
Stamford, CT: Ask Committee to AMEND Proposed Tethering Ordinance
This Tuesday, June 22, the city of Stamford’s Legislative and Rules Committee has scheduled a public hearing at 7pm to receive input on a proposed tethering ordinance The committee made significant improvements to the original proposal over the past six months after receiving input from American Kennel Club Government Relations (AKC GR) and other stakeholders, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stamford-ct-ask-committee-amend-proposed-tethering-ordinance/ | June 16, 2021
NJ Update: Bill Targeting Large Dogs Held, Amendments Pending
Today, the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee pulled A. 2401 - a bill that would impact owners of large dogs.  The committee intends to further amend the bill before consideration. AKC Government Relations thanks all who took the time to contact the committee to share your concerns and encourage you to continue to do so. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-bill-targeting-large-dogs-held-amendments-pending/ | June 16, 2021
PA Informational Update: House Passes Bill to Increase Dog Law Funding
Recently, the Pennsylvania House passed legislation to provide an additional source of revenue to the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.  House Bill 142 would exempt excess Dog Law fines, fees and cost from being deposited into the Judicial Computer System Augmentation Account. Background: Since 1988, all fines, fees and costs collected by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-informational-update-house-passes-bill-increase-dog-law-funding/ | June 15, 2021
St. Landry Parish, LA – Ask Council Members to OPPOSE Overreaching Ordinance that Affects Animal Owners and Animal-Related Businesses
Immediate action is needed by animal owners and animal-related businesses in St. Landry Parish to oppose an overreaching proposed animal ordinance.  Among other problematic provisions, the proposed ordinance would: Trample the privacy rights of animal owners and animal-related businesses. Define any owner of two intact animals of the same species as a “breeder” and define […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/st-landry-parish-la-ask-council-members-oppose-overreaching-ordinance-affects-animal-owners-animal-related-businesses/ | June 15, 2021
NJ Action Alert: Bill Targeting Large Dogs Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow, 6/16 – Take Action Today!
Amended Assembly Bill 2401, dubbed the “Responsible Dog Ownership Bill”, is scheduled for consideration by the Assembly Appropriations Committee tomorrow, June 16, 2021.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is deeply concerned with the disparate impacts of this bill on owners of large dogs.  It is imperative that concerned New Jersey residents contact the members of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-action-alert-bill-targeting-large-dogs-scheduled-hearing-tomorrow-6-16-take-action-today/ | June 15, 2021
Colorado Update: Ask Friends and Colleagues to Not Sign 2022 Animal Ballot Proposal Petition
Volunteers are currently circulating petitions throughout Colorado to put a measure on the November 2022 ballot that is claimed to protect animals, but portions of the proposal would result in significant harmful consequences for dogs, dog owners, breeders, and other animals and livestock. The proposal – known as Initiative 16, or the Preventing Animals from […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-update-ask-friends-colleagues-not-sign-2022-animal-ballot-proposal-petition/ | June 15, 2021

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