OHIO UPDATE: Department of Agriculture Announces Suspension of Enforcement on Broad “Pet Store” Interpretation
March 7, 2019 Today the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced that they will suspend enforcement of a recent regulatory interpretation that would have required home-based dog breeders to obtain licensing as a pet store. ODA has stated they will work with the Ohio General Assembly on a resolution. The American Kennel Club worked with a […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-update-department-agriculture-announces-suspension-enforcement-broad-pet-store-interpretation/ | March 7, 2019
Kentucky – Animal forfeiture bill in committee tomorrow, 3/6/19 noon. Ask for amendments.
March 5, 2019 AKC has just learned that vague provisions in a Kentucky bill could result in forfeiture of animals NOT owned by the person who committed a crime. Concerned animal owners are urged to immediately contact committee members and ask that the bill be amended so that innocent parties will not lose custody of […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kentucky-animal-forfeiture-bill-committee-tomorrow-3-6-19-noon-ask-amendments/ | March 5, 2019
Iowa: Problematic Breeder Bill Advancing – Contact the House Today!
March 5, 2019 A bill slated to move quickly in the Iowa House of Representatives would make significant changes to the state’s breeder laws. While some changes are a positive advancement, there are many concerning provisions that could unnecessarily harm dogs and responsible dog owners and breeders. A subcommittee discussed House Study Bill 227 today, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-problematic-breeder-bill-advancing-contact-house-today/ | March 5, 2019
Maryland: Ask Committee to Support Prohibition on Breed Discrimination on Insurance Policies
March 4, 2019 The Maryland Senate Finance Committee will be considering a bill on Tuesday, March 12, that would prohibit homeowner’s and renter’s insurance providers to discriminate against specific breeds or mixed breeds of dogs when offering insurance policies. Maryland residents are encouraged to contact the Senate Finance Committee and express your support for Senate […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-ask-committee-support-prohibition-breed-discrimination-insurance-policies/ | March 4, 2019
Ask Texas Committee to Support Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas on 3/5
March 4, 2019 The Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 5, on a bill that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner. The AKC supports SB 476, as it allows responsible dog owners more opportunity to enjoy outdoor […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-texas-committee-support-allowing-dogs-outdoor-dining-areas-3-5/ | March 4, 2019
Illinois Considering Bill Assigning Legal Advocates to Animals on Tuesday (3/5)
March 1, 2019 A bill is scheduled for consideration in Illinois on Tuesday, March 5, that would assign a special advocate to “represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety” of a dog or cat. The American Kennel Club (AKC) has concerns regarding the legal implications regarding House Bill 1631. There is the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-considering-bill-assigning-legal-advocates-animals-tuesday-3-5/ | March 1, 2019
North Carolina: Caswell County Considering Commercial, High-Volume Kennel Regulations on Monday (3/4)
February 28, 2019 The Caswell County (North Carolina) Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal on Monday, March 4, that would license and regulate those deemed commercial breeders or “high-volume private kennels”. Those who reside in Caswell County are encouraged to contact the committee prior to the hearing, or consider attending the hearing on March […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-caswell-county-considering-commercial-high-volume-kennel-regulations-monday-3-4/ | February 28, 2019
Oregon Alert: Support Amendment to Protect Field Trials and Hunt Tests
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Senate Bill 723 on Thursday, February 28, at 8:30 a.m. As introduced, SB 723 will prohibit events or contests involving birds and other wildlife, which would have affected field trials and hunt testing involving dogs. The hearing on Thursday […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-alert-support-amendment-protect-field-trials-hunt-tests/ | February 27, 2019
NH Action Alert: Bills Impacting Breeders Scheduled for Floor Votes– Contact Lawmakers Now!
Monday, February 25, 2019 Every New Hampshire resident is encouraged to call or email your member of the NH House of Representatives and State Senate today. First, ask your Representative to vote “NO” on HB 688 this Wednesday, February 27. Second, contact your Senator and request a “NO” vote on SB 161 and SB 77 […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-action-alert-bills-impacting-breeders-scheduled-floor-votes-contact-lawmakers-now/ | February 25, 2019
Ask New Mexico Committee to Support Allowing First Responders to Perform Emergency Veterinary Treatments
February 22, 2019 A bill has been brought forward by New Mexico kennel clubs that would allow first responders to perform certain emergency veterinary procedures (such as CPR, bandaging wounds, and opening airways) when it is immediately necessary. House Bill 598 is pending in the House State Government, Elections, & Indian Affairs Committee. Those who […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-new-mexico-committee-support-allowing-first-responders-perform-emergency-veterinary-treatments/ | February 22, 2019