CA SB 250 Amended, Set for Hearing – Opposition Needed!
California Senate Bill 250 has been amended and set for a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee for April 15th. We need all California fanciers, responsible dog owners and breeders, and clubs to write and oppose this legislation. Letters must be received by April 8 to be reflected on the committee analysis. SB 250's […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-sb-250-amended-set-for-hearing-opposition-needed/ | April 6, 2009
FL Senate Bills to be Considered Monday, April 6th
Two Florida Senate bills that are of great concern to the American Kennel Club (AKC) are scheduled for consideration by Senate committees on Monday, April 6th. The AKC and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs urge all Floridians to take action on these bills. Senate Bill 2002 Florida Senate Bill 2002, sponsored by Senator Lee […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fl-senate-bills-to-be-considered-monday-april-6th/ | April 3, 2009
Texas Committee to Hear Problematic Dangerous Dog Bill on April 6
On Monday April 6, The Texas House County Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 1982, a measure that would impose numerous new restrictions on dog owners and offer only vague definitions of the term "vicious dog". The American Kennel Club supports reasonable, enforceable, non-discriminatory laws to govern the ownership of dogs.  The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-committee-to-hear-problematic-dangerous-dog-bill-on-april-6/ | April 3, 2009
Holly Hill, Florida Seeks to Adopt Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance
The City of Holly Hill, Florida, is trying for the second time this year to pass a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance for the small community.  The ordinance would require all dog owners to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered by six months of age, with few exceptions. In February 2009, the City Commission rejected […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/holly-hill-florida-seeks-to-adopt-mandatory-spay-neuter-ordinance/ | April 2, 2009
Alabama Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
Alabama Senator Del Marsh of Anniston has introduced Senate Bill 554, which would, among other provisions, require the sterilization of all privately-owned dogs six months of age or older. The American Kennel Club opposes SB 554, and strongly urges all responsible dog breeders and owners in Alabama to contact their elected representatives, bill sponsor Senator […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-spay-neuter-bill-introduced/ | April 2, 2009
Texas House Committee to Consider Harsh Breeder Legislation
The Texas House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 3180 on Wednesday, April 1. The bill features ownership limits, breeder licensing, facility inspection, and consumer protection provisions. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and its Texas federation, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, both oppose House Bill 3180, and encourage all concerned […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-house-committee-to-consider-harsh-breeder-legislation/ | March 30, 2009
Indiana Update: Two Bills to be Heard on Tuesday, March 31
The Indiana General Assembly will hear two bills on Tuesday regarding breeding regulations in Indiana. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hear Senate Bill 238, a bill originally dealing with basic animal cruelty issues. An amendment will be offered in this bill to strictly regulate commercial breeders in Indiana. The Senate Corrections, Criminal, and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indiana-update-two-bills-to-be-heard-on-tuesday-march-31/ | March 27, 2009
Oregon Alert! HB 2470 To Be Considered Monday, March 30
Oregon House Bill 2470, which seeks to severely limit the responsible breeding of dogs, will be heard by the Oregon House Consumer Protection Committee on Monday, March 30.  The American Kennel Club and its Oregon federation, the National Animal Interest Alliance, both strongly oppose HB 2470, and encourage all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-alert-hb-2470-to-be-considered-monday-march-30/ | March 27, 2009
March 25 Update on Minnesota Breeder Oversight Bills
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department reports the following developments regarding the breeder oversight bills currently under consideration by the Minnesota Legislature.  Minnesota’s concerned responsible dog breeders and owners are strongly encouraged to take action today! SF 7 On March 24, the Minnesota Senate Agriculture Committee voted not to take Senate File 7 "off […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/march-25-update-on-minnesota-breeder-oversight-bills/ | March 25, 2009
Update: MSN Language Removed from Florida Bill!
This morning, the Florida House Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Committee adopted a "strike-all" amendment to House Bill 451, which would have required the mandatory spay/neuter of all dogs four months of age with little exception.  The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs reports that the amendment, offered by HB 451’s sponsor, Representative Scott Randolph, has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-msn-language-removed-from-florida-bill/ | March 24, 2009

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