Washington: Senate Bill Defining ‘Pain and Suffering,’ Dictating Veterinary Procedures and Exerting Control over the Judiciary Under Consideration – Call Today!
A bill has been introduced in the Washington State Senate that would add a new definition for animal pain and suffering that is vague, overly broad and open to multiple interpretations. Washington residents are strongly encouraged to contact your State Senator, as well as the Senate Committee on Law and Justice, today and express your […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-senate-bill-defining-pain-suffering-dictating-veterinary-procedures-exerting-control-judiciary-consideration-call-today/ | January 29, 2020
Virginia House Agriculture Sub-Committee to consider Tethering bill and a bill that limits Consumer Choice – Call Today!
The Virginia House ACNR Agriculture Sub-Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1552 tomorrow which seeks to modify or include provisions that were not included in tethering legislation that just passed and became law last session. This attempt to revisit last year’s approved legislation could create several significant problems for dogs and dog owners in […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-house-agriculture-sub-committee-consider-tethering-bill-bill-limits-consumer-choice-call-today/ | January 28, 2020
Colorado Veterinarians Join Opposition to HB 20-1084, Hearing Scheduled for February 3
The Colorado House Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing for Monday, February 3, on House Bill 20-1084, a bill that, as introduced, would limit consumer choice and protection, and further regulates and makes sweeping, inaccurate assumptions and statements about breeders. AKC also thanks the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, which recently joined the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-veterinarians-join-opposition-hb-20-1084-hearing-scheduled-february-3/ | January 28, 2020
Florida – Bills Impacting Animal Owners in Committees Tomorrow, 1/28/20
New and advancing bills that impact animals and animal owners are scheduled for hearings at the Florida State Legislature on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. SB 186 is on the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This bill would provide that certain contracts for the sale or lease of a pet are void and unenforceable. The […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-bills-impacting-animal-owners-committees-tomorrow-1-28-20/ | January 27, 2020
Cobb County, GA – Public Hearing Tuesday, 1/28/20, on Overreaching Animal Code Revisions
The Cobb County (Georgia) Commission is holding a public hearing on changes to the county code that would negatively affect dog owners, exhibitors, and breeders. Residents are urged to attend the public hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and to contact their commissioners prior to the hearing to respectfully ask that the proposed code amendments […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/cobb-county-ga-public-hearing-tuesday-1-28-20-overreaching-animal-code-revisions/ | January 24, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes New Rules to Define Service Dogs for the Purpose of Air Travel
New proposed rules from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that seek to clarify Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulations regarding the transportation of service animals by air and that are intended the ensure that America’s air transportation system is safe for the travelling public and accessible to individuals with disabilities, are expected to be published in the Federal […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-department-transportation-proposes-new-rules-define-service-dogs-purpose-air-travel/ | January 22, 2020
NH Alert: House Judiciary Committee Schedules Motor Vehicle and Special Advocate Bills of Concern for January 28, 2020
The New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, during which it will consider three bills of concern to dog owners. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is tracking more than 25 New Hampshire bills filed this session that could impact breeders and responsible dog owners. We strongly encourage […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-house-judiciary-committee-schedules-motor-vehicle-special-advocate-bills-concern-january-28-2020/ | January 22, 2020
MA Update: Joint Committee on Municipalities Making Final Decision on Bills of Concern – TAKE ACTION NOW!
In June 2019, the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee accepted two hours of public testimony on multiple bills seeking to impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protection laws that exempt animal shelters and rescue organizations from providing appropriate remedies. AKC […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-update-joint-committee-municipalities-making-final-decision-bills-concern-take-action-now/ | January 22, 2020
NH Update: January 28, 2020 at 10am Set for HB 1389 – Adequate Food, Water, Shelter and Banning Dogs Outside and Unattended
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee has scheduled the continued hearing on HB 1389 for Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 10am in Room 303 of the Legislative Office Building. AKC’s prior alert and details on this bill can be reviewed in full here. HB 1389 would amend the state’s […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-january-21-2020-10am-set-hb-1389-adequate-food-water-shelter-banning-dogs-outside-unattended/ | January 21, 2020
Florida – Hearings on Cruelty Allegation Reporting, Other Bills Affecting Dog Owners Scheduled for Tuesday, 1/21/20
Several bills impacting animals and animal ownership are scheduled for hearings at the Florida state legislature this Tuesday, January 21, 2020. SB 1044 is on the agenda of Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Among other provisions, SB 1044 would require veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty against a dog or cat to a law enforcement or […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-hearings-cruelty-allegation-reporting-bills-affecting-dog-owners-scheduled-tuesday-1-21-20/ | January 17, 2020