Texas Legislative Session Ends in Success for Responsible Dog Breeders and Owners
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report the successful completion of Texas' 2009 Legislative Session. This year, many bills threatened the rights of responsible purebred dog breeders and owners in the Lone Start State, including mandatory spay/neuter, breed-specific, unreasonable breeder oversight, and ownership limit legislation. However, the legislature's adjournment on Monday, June 1 […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-legislative-session-ends-in-success-for-responsible-dog-breeders/ | June 4, 2009
CA SB 250 Passes Senate – Fight Moves to the Assembly
California Senate Bill 250 passed yesterday by the bare minimum of 21 votes needed. Senators Negrete McLeod, Oropeza, Pavley, Wolk, Wright and Yee changed their votes from abstentions on Monday to support the bill on Tuesday. Senators Ducheny and Simitian abstained and Senator Correa joined the Republicans in voting "No." The author agreed to amendments, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-sb-250-passes-senate-fight-moves-to-the-assembly/ | June 3, 2009
CA SB 250 to Senate Floor – Opposition Calls Needed Today!!!
California Senate Bill 250 has been amended to allow local governments to utilize existing procedures to issue intact dog licenses or to charge a fee to offset their costs. These amendments are an attempt to prevent the state from having to reimburse local governments for costs associated with enforcement of SB 250. The amendments also […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-sb-250-to-senate-floor-opposition-calls-needed-today/ | June 1, 2009
NY SB 4961 Seeks to Classify More as Pet Dealers – Action Needed Now!!!
New York Senate Bill 4961 seeks to classify more New Yorkers as "pet dealers" and to strictly regulate their operations. The bill will be considered by the Senate Agriculture Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2. The American Kennel Club encourages all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in the Empire State to contact the Senate Agriculture […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-sb-4961-seeks-to-classify-more-as-pet-dealers-action-needed-now/ | June 1, 2009
One Texas Breeder Bill Defeated, Help Still Needed
A Texas Legislature conference committee has rejected Senate amendments to House Bill 2310 that attempted to turn a straightforward bill regarding the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation into a strict breeder regulation bill. As amended by the Senate, House Bill 2310 limited commercial breeders from possessing more than 50 intact female animals in a […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/one-texas-breeder-bill-defeated-help-still-needed/ | June 1, 2009
Victory for Oklahoma Breeders and Fanciers!
The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned on Friday, May 29, without passing House Bill 1332. As introduced, this bill would have placed numerous restrictions on breeders and fanciers, including requiring breeders nationwide to obtain an annual Oklahoma "out-of-state dealer/breeder license" prior to bringing a dog into the state, with few exceptions. The AKC and its state federation […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/victory-for-oklahoma-breeders-and-fanciers/ | June 1, 2009
New York to Hear Ownership Limits Bill on Tuesday, June 2
The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing for Senate Bill 5392 on June 2, 2009. This bill will limit ownership to no more than 50 intact dogs and cats over four months of age if they are kept for the purpose of breeding and selling the offspring. In addition SB 5392 allows […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-to-hear-ownership-limits-bill-on-tuesday-june-2/ | May 29, 2009
UPDATE: OR HB 2470 Scheduled For Hearing – Voice Opposition Now!
Oregon House Bill 2470 will be considered by the Oregon Senate Consumer Protection and Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 19. The American Kennel Club opposes several aspects of HB 2470, including ownership limits, excessively burdensome operational requirements, and problematic legislative findings. (For a full explanation, please see AKC's April 27th post below). All concerned […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-or-hb-2470-scheduled-for-hearing-voice-opposition-now/ | May 15, 2009
AKC Goes Neutral on Tennessee HB 386, Remains Opposed to SB 258
The American Kennel Club has been closely monitoring two bills introduced in Tennessee regarding commercial breeding. Due to recent actions by the Tennessee House of Representatives, the AKC has decided to take a neutral position on House Bill 386 in its current form. AKC remains strongly opposed, however, to Senate Bill 258. As amended by […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-goes-neutral-on-tennessee-hb-386-remains-opposed-to-sb-258/ | May 15, 2009
Texas House Bill 3180 Passes House, En Route to Senate
On Tuesday, May 12, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 3180. The bill was amended on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to passage with the following amendments: First, the bill’s definition of "commercial breeder" was changed to mean "a person who possesses adult intact female animals that produce 20 or […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-house-bill-3180-passes-house-en-route-to-senate/ | May 13, 2009