Washington House Set to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice on Tuesday (2/5)
February 1, 2019 The Washington House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business will hear House Bill 1640 in a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and in executive session on Thursday, February 7. HB 1640 will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dog or cat unless the dog or cat has been obtained from […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-house-set-consider-limits-consumer-choice-tuesday-2-5/ | February 1, 2019
Hawaii Update: Dog-Related Bills Set for Hearing on Fri., Feb. 8
Friday, February 01, 2019 The Hawaii House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider several dog-related bills at its meeting on Friday, February 8, 2019.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and our Hawaii federation, the Pacific Pet Alliance, encourage all concerned Hawaiian dog breeders and owners to contact the committee members and express their views before […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hawaii-update-dog-related-bills-set-hearing-fri-feb-8/ | February 1, 2019
NH: Bill Requiring Inspections for Hobby Breeders Set for Hearing February 7th, 1pm – TAKE ACTION NOW!
Thursday, January 31, 2019 New Hampshire House Bill 688 - An Act Relative to Transfer and Inspection of Animals, which both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and our New Hampshire federation, the Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS), have serious concerns about, has been scheduled for public hearing on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-bill-requiring-inspections-hobby-breeders-set-hearing-february-7th-1pm-take-action-now/ | January 31, 2019
Colorado Considering Bill Tomorrow (1/31) to Increase Penalties for Cruelty Violations
January 30, 2019 The Colorado House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Thursday, January 31) that would prohibit ownership of animals for five years for any misdemeanor violation, and 10 years for a felony violation. House Bill 19-1092 increases the penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty in Colorado.  The sponsor of the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-considering-bill-tomorrow-1-31-prohibit-ownership-cruelty-violations/ | January 30, 2019
Maryland: Ask Committees to Oppose Bills Infringing on Ownership Rights
Maryland House and Senate committees are considering bills over the next week that could cause an owner to permanently lose ownership of their animals when they are suspected of cruelty – even if they are found not guilty. The AKC agrees that anyone found guilty of cruelty should be punished appropriately, including being responsible for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-ask-committees-oppose-bills-infringing-ownership-rights/ | January 28, 2019
NH Alert: Hobby Breeder Bill to be Considered Soon – TAKE ACTION NOW!
Friday, January 25, 2019 The American Kennel Club (AKC) and our New Hampshire federation, the Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS), are seriously concerned about a newly filed bill, HB 688 - An Act Relative to Transfer and Inspection of Animals. The bill is expected to be considered in a public hearing before the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-hobby-breeder-bill-considered-soon-take-action-now/ | January 25, 2019
North Dakota Bill Would Provide Funding for PTSD Service Dogs
Friday, January 25, 2019 The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to support North Dakota House Bill 1128.  The bill seeks to provide for funding for the training of service dogs to assist some of the state’s veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.  All North Dakota residents are encouraged to join in support of the bill. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-dakota-bill-provide-funding-ptsd-service-dogs/ | January 25, 2019
Virginia: Ask Senate to Not Pass Bill that Harms Animals, Punishes Dog Owners
The Virginia Senate will likely soon vote on a bill that could create a number of significant problems for dogs and dog owners in Virginia, including unreasonable tethering laws that could actually hurt dogs and a new provision that would allow local governments to pass new, stricter laws on basic standards of animal care including […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-ask-senate-not-pass-bill-harms-animals-punishes-dog-owners/ | January 23, 2019
Washington: Ask Committee to Support First Step in Eliminating Breed-Specific Laws
January 18, 2019 The Washington State House Committee on Public Safety considers a bill on Monday, Jan. 21, that is a first step towards prohibiting local jurisdictions from passing breed-specific legislation (BSL). Under the bill, however, Washington cities and counties will still be able to pass BSL if they provide an exemption to dogs that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-ask-committee-support-first-step-eliminating-breed-specific-laws/ | January 18, 2019
Washington: Ask Committee to Support First Step in Eliminating Breed-Specific Laws
January 18, 2019 The Washington State House Committee on Public Safety considers a bill on Monday, Jan. 21, that is a first step towards prohibiting local jurisdictions from passing breed-specific legislation (BSL). Under the bill, however, Washington cities and counties will still be able to pass BSL if they provide an exemption to dogs that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-ask-committee-support-first-step-eliminating-breed-specific-laws-2/ | January 18, 2019

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