Utah Legislature Adjourns, Pet Store Bill Does Not Advance
The Utah Legislature adjourned for the year on Friday, March 5 without passing House Bill 420. This bill as introduced would have restricted retail pet stores in the state, and included a broad definition of pet store that could have included hobbyists who raise and sell dogs in their home. AKC expressed concerns with this […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/utah-legislature-adjourns-pet-store-bill-not-advance/ | March 8, 2021
UPDATE NH: Hearing Wednesday, March 10, 2021, on Amended Animal Records Database Bill
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 9am, the House Ways and Means Committee will consider the Amended HB 532, concerning amended animal records database language.  The changes made by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee in Amended HB 532 address the concerns raised by AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) and New Hampshire Dog Owners of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-nh-hearing-wednesday-march-10-2021-amended-animal-records-database-bill/ | March 8, 2021
Rhode Island Alert: Multiple Hearings on Bills Impacting Dogs March 9 and 10, 2021
This week, the House Judiciary Committee is accepting testimony on multiple bills.  Text of bills are embedded in the links.  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) strongly encourages Rhode Island residents to take action as follows: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the rise of the House: DOGS OUTSIDE AND UNATTENDED - H. 5736 would amend the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rhode-island-alert-multiple-hearings-bills-impacting-dogs-march-9-10-2021/ | March 8, 2021
Texas Action Alert: Support Bill Requiring Shelters to Report Epizootic Disease Outbreaks
Texas House Bill 652 would require animal shelters to provide notice to each person who adopts an animal from the shelter of any epizootic infectious disease that occurs among the animals in the shelter within a 15-days period before and after the date of transfer. “Epizootic” means the occurrence in a given geographic area or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-action-alert-support-bill-requiring-shelters-report-epizootic-disease-outbreaks/ | March 8, 2021
Colorado: Bill Restricting Pet Choice and Consumer Protection Is Advancing. Express Your Concerns Today
The Colorado House has passed a bill that would limit consumer choice in the state by restricting new pet stores from opening, creating new requirements regarding what information about breeders must be made publicly available by state pet stores, and potentially allowing local referendums on this issue. The bill has been assigned to the Senate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-bill-restricting-pet-choice-consumer-protection-advancing-express-concerns-today/ | March 8, 2021
California: Ask Assembly Committee to Oppose AB 702
As mentioned in a previous alert, a bill has been introduced in the California Assembly that would regulate all breeders in the state. The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee.  No hearing has been scheduled; however, it is important that the committee members hear from Californians who will be […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-ask-assembly-committee-oppose-ab-702/ | March 8, 2021
Maryland: Act Now to Oppose SB 760 Impacting Your Dog Ownership Rights!
On Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00pm, The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 760 that addresses the issue of animals that are seized and the costs of their care during impoundment.   This is identical to House Bill 1080, which was considered earlier this week.  Click here. AKC strongly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-act-now-oppose-sb-760-impacting-dog-ownership-rights/ | March 5, 2021
Illinois: Ask Committee to Oppose Animal Rights Bill Providing Lawyers for Dogs on March 9
On Tuesday, March 9, the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that provides court-appointed advocates to represent the “interests of justice” in a case involving health, safety or injury to a dog or cat. Senate Bill 153 is similar to bills being introduced in other states in an effort to alter the legal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-ask-committee-oppose-animal-rights-bill-providing-lawyers-dogs-march-9/ | March 5, 2021
Wyoming: Thank Senator Nethercott for Amending Bill to Ensure Protection of Property Rights
The Wyoming Senate continues to consider how to address the issue of animals being seized, and the payment of their care during impoundment. Both Senate Bills 24 and 25 would require those whose animals are seized on suspicion of cruelty to pay a bond to cover the costs of care while the animals are impounded. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-thank-senator-nethercott-amending-bill-ensure-protection-property-rights/ | March 5, 2021
TX Info: Bill to Rewrite Tethering Law Scheduled for Consideration
Texas House Bill 873, which seeks to rewrite the state’s dog tethering laws, is scheduled for consideration by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, March 8, 2021.  Interested dog owners are encouraged to share their views with the committee before this meeting. HB 873 would replace Texas’ current dog tethering statutes with updated provisions.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-info-bill-rewrite-tethering-law-scheduled-consideration/ | March 4, 2021

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