UPDATE: Indiana Breeders’ Restrictions Bill Heading to a Floor Vote
The Indiana House of Representatives will soon be voting on House Bill 1468, which imposes limits on dog ownership and labels anyone who sells five dogs a year as a "pet dealer".  The American Kennel Club and its members agree with the sponsor and supporters of this bill that animal cruelty is deplorable.  Dogs should […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-indiana-breeders-restrictions-bill-heading-to-a-floor-vote/ | February 17, 2009
URGENT: Oklahoma Measure Would Restrict Movement of Breeders and Allow for Unreasonable Search and
The AKC is extremely concerned about provisions in Oklahoma House Bill 1332, as written, and urges all Oklahoma dog fanciers, owners and breeders to contact their representatives to express their concerns. The AKC promotes responsible dog ownership, responsible breeding practices,  enforcement of cruelty laws, reasonable inspection programs and nuisance regulations.  However, HB 1332 does not […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-oklahoma-measure-would-restrict-movement-of-breeders-and-allow/ | February 17, 2009
UPDATED: Hearing Set for IL Crop/Dock Bill
SB 139 is scheduled for a hearing in the Agriculture and Conservation Committee for February 18th at 1pm in Room 409 of the State Capitol. Please contact the committee members and the author to express your concerns. The AKC Government Relations department will provide an update after the hearing on our website and will have an alert […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-hearing-set-for-il-crop-dock-bill/ | February 15, 2009
UPDATED: Hearing Set for IL Breeder Licensing Bill
HB 198 was pulled from the agenda on February 10th, but is now scheduled for a hearing on February 19th at 2pm. The AKC Government Relations department will provide an update after the hearing on our website and will have an alert available at our booth at the International Kennel Club show.   Illinois Alert! […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-hearing-set-for-il-breeder-licensing-bill/ | February 15, 2009
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
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
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
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

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