UPDATED: BSL to be Removed from NM House Bill 667
Representative John Heaton's office has confirmed that HB 667 will be amended to remove the breed-specific provisions. The AKC Government Relations department thanks all those who called, wrote letters, and emailed their representatives about this important issue. We will provide additional information once the amended text is available.   Rottweilers and Pit Bulls Targeted in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-bsl-to-be-removed-from-nm-house-bill-667/ | February 13, 2009
Rottweilers and Pit Bulls Targeted in New Mexico BSL
A bill labeling "pit bulls" and Rottweilers as "dangerous dogs" has been introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives.  Under current New Mexico statute, any owner of a dog deemed to be "dangerous" must be spayed or neutered, microchipped and registered each year. Under House Bill 667, the definition of "dangerous dog" is expanded […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rottweilers-and-pit-bulls-targeted-in-new-mexico-bsl/ | February 12, 2009
URGENT: Responsible Indiana Dog Owners/Breeders Needed to Help Stop Breeders Bill on February 11
The Indiana House Courts and Criminal Code Committee has agreed to hear a proposed amendment that would require any breeder who owns 10 or more intact female dogs over four months old to register as a commercial breeder.  The amendment also bans ownership of more than 20 intact dogs that are a year of age […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-responsible-indiana-dog-owners-breeders-needed-to-help-stop-bre/ | February 11, 2009
New Hampshire Bill Restricting Sale of Litters to Be Heard February 11
The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 337 on Wednesday, February 11. This measure would prevent any dog owner from selling more than one dog or cat per year without a temporary license, which expires after 60 days. The AKC urges all responsible dog owners, fanciers, and breeders […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-bill-restricting-sale-of-litters-to-be-heard-february-11/ | February 10, 2009
Maryland Alert- Breeders Bill to Be Considered Thursday, February 12
The Maryland House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a strict breeders bill on Thursday, February 12. Maryland Delegate Michael Smigiel has introduced House Bill 495, which, like Senate Bill 318, aims to strictly regulate dog breeders in Maryland by imposing ownership limits, strict enclosure and exercise requirements, and other requirements. The American […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-alert-breeders-bill-to-be-considered-thursday-february-12/ | February 10, 2009
Harmful Colorado Bill Tabled Indefinitely
Late Wednesday, the Colorado House Agriculture Committee voted to table indefinitely House Bill 1172, which sought to strictly regulate dog breeders. HB 1172 would have: limited the number of dogs a person could own to 25, provided the Commissioner of Agriculture with extraordinary rulemaking powers, and have infringed upon privacy rights by allowing inspections of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/harmful-colorado-bill-tabled-indefinitely/ | February 6, 2009
Maryland Alert: Strict Breeders Bill to be Heard February 18
Maryland Senator Lisa Gladden has introduced Senate Bill 318, a bill that aims to strictly regulate dog breeders in Maryland by imposing ownership limits, strict enclosure and exercise requirements, and other requirements.  It is imperative that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Maryland contact their State Senator and the members of the Senate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-alert-strict-breeders-bill-to-be-heard-february-18/ | February 4, 2009
Nebraska Alert: Strict Breeders Bill to be Heard Tues., Feb. 3!
Nebraska Senator Ken Haar has introduced LB 677, a bill that aims to strictly regulate most dog breeders in Nebraska by imposing ownership limits, dog breeding restrictions, and harsh and unenforceable engineering standards. It is imperative that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Nebraska contact their State Senator and the members of the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nebraska-alert-strict-breeders-bill-to-be-heard-tues-feb-3/ | January 29, 2009
Breed-Specific Bill Introduced in Hawaii
Hawaii Senator Colleen Hanabusa, president of the Hawaii Senate, has introduced Senate Bill 79, which seeks to prohibit the ownership, possession, or sale of "pit bulls" in the state.  The bill defines pit bulls as American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the breed standards […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breed-specific-bill-introduced-in-hawaii/ | January 29, 2009
Mandatory Spay Neuter Bill Defeated in Virginia
Virginia dog owners won a major victory on January 26, when the Virginia Senate Agriculture Committee defeated a mandatory spay/neuter bill by an 8-6 vote. Senate Bill 1151 imposed a mandatory spay/neuter requirement on dogs picked up by animal control more than once. AKC opposes the concept of the mandatory spay/neuter of purebred dogs. Instead, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-defeated-in-virginia/ | January 28, 2009

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