Problematic Dangerous Dog Bill Introduced in Minnesota
Minnesota House File 3245, sponsored by Representative Dennis Ozment, seeks to lift the state's current prohibition on breed-specific legislation. If passed and signed into law, the changes imposed by this bill would have a profound impact on all dog owners in Minnesota. It is imperative that all dog owners and breeders in Minnesota contact the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/problematic-dangerous-dog-bill-introduced-in-minnesota/ | February 20, 2008
VA Breeders Bill to be heard in Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
On Wednesday, February 13 Virginia House Bill 538 was assigned to the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee. It is expected to have a hearing on Monday, February 18. The bill seeks to: Define commercial breeders as persons who maintain 30 or more unsterilized adult females for commercial breeding; Limit commercial breeders to maintaining […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-breeders-bill-to-be-heard-in-senate-agriculture-conservation-and-na/ | February 14, 2008
Breeders Bill passed by Virginia House of Delegates, Moves to Senate
On Tuesday, February 12 Virginia House Bill 538 passed the House of Delegates and was sent to the Senate. The bill seeks to: Define commercial breeders as persons who maintain 30 or more unsterilized adult females for commercial breeding; Limit commercial breeders to maintaining no more than 50 adult dogs at one time; Restrict […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeders-bill-passed-by-virginia-house-of-delegates-moves-to-senate/ | February 13, 2008
UPDATE: LA City Council Final Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Friday February 8th!
On Friday February 8th, the Los Angeles City Council is expected to take a final vote on a proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. Last week, the City Council voted 10-1 in favor of the ordinance, with only Councilmember Bill Rosendahl standing up for responsible owners and breeders. At the previous meeting, concerned dog owners were outnumbered […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-la-city-council-final-vote-on-mandatory-spay-neuter-friday-febr/ | February 5, 2008
URGENT: Palm Beach to Vote on Spay/Neuter and Hobby Breeder Ordinance Tuesday – Attendees Needed!
Palm Beach County Adopts Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Hobby Breeder Restrictions [February 6, 2008] Yesterday afternoon the Palm Beach County Commission voted 5-1 to restrict the rights of responsible dog owners and breeders. Commissioner Kanjian was the only member who voted to support the responsible dog owners and breeders of Palm Beach County. AKC thanks all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-palm-beach-to-vote-on-spay-neuter-and-hobby-breeder-ordinance-t/ | February 1, 2008
Update: Arizona MSN Bill’s Committee Assignments
Arizona House Bill 2516 has been assigned to three legislative committees: the House Committee on Counties, Municipalities, and Military Affairs; the House Committee on Government; and the House Committee on Rules. The bill, which seeks to prohibit persons from owning or keeping a dog or cat that is more than six months old if the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-arizona-msn-bills-committee-assignments/ | January 30, 2008
Mandatory Spay/Neuter Reintroduced in New Jersey
Senator Van Drew has introduced Senate Bill 971, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible dog owners in New Jersey. This bill is a reintroduction of 2006's AB 3542. Fanciers, concerned dog owners, and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature, and the members of the Senate Economic […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-spay-neuter-reintroduced-in-new-jersey/ | January 29, 2008
VA Update: MSN Bill Tabled in Committee!
Today, Subcommittee #1 of the Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee considered and tabled HB 1570, which would have mandated the spaying or neutering of certain companion animals. This effectively kills this legislation for the 2008 legislative session. The American Kennel Club and its Virginia federation, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-update-msn-bill-tabled-in-committee/ | January 29, 2008
VA MSN Bill to be Heard in Subcommittee Tuesday Morning
Virginia House Bill 1570, which sees to mandate the spaying or neutering of companion animals, will be heard by Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources, at 7:30AM, Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, on the 4th Floor West Conference Room in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The American Kennel Club, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-msn-bill-to-be-heard-in-subcommittee-tuesday-morning/ | January 28, 2008
Breeders Bill to be Heard by Virginia House Committee Wednesday
Virginia House Bill 538 will be heard by the full House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 8:30AM in House Room C of the General Assembly Building. The bill, which is sponsored by Delegate Orrock, a member of the committee, seeks to: Define commercial breeders as persons who maintain 20 or more […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeders-bill-to-be-heard-by-virginia-house-committee-wednesday/ | January 28, 2008