UPDATE: TN BSL To Be Held By Sponsor!
The AKC Canine Legislation Department has spoken with Sen. Kilby’s staff who reported that the bill will not be moved forward with the existing breed-specific language. He and his staff are committed to drafting legislation on the dangerous dog issue that protects the public as well as responsible dog owners. Senator Kilby thanks all those […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-tn-bsl-to-be-held-by-sponsor/ | January 18, 2008
Tennessee Breed Specific Legislation Introduced
Tennessee Senator Tommy Kilby of Wartburg has introduced Senate Bill 2738. If adopted, this bill will make it a crime to own a "pit bull dog" in the state of Tennessee. It is imperative that all Tennessee concerned dog owners voice their strong opposition to this wrongheaded legislation. The American Kennel Club supports reasonable, enforceable, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-breed-specific-legislation-introduced/ | January 16, 2008
WI Commercial Breeder/Consumer Protection Bills To Be Considered Thursday
Wisconsin Senate Bill 308 and Assembly Bill 567 will be considered at a joint public hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection, and the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy. The hearing will take place this Thursday, January 10th, at 11AM, in Room […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wi-commercial-breeder-consumer-protection-bills-to-be-considered-thurs/ | January 8, 2008
OH Committee To Consider Removing State BSL Language Tomorrow!
The Ohio House of Representatives Infrastructure, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs Committee will consider House Bill 366 tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th, at 2:30PM, in Room 114 at the State Capitol in Columbus. Sponsored by Representative Webster, the bill proposes to remove the current breed specific language from the definition of vicious dogs in state law. […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oh-committee-to-consider-removing-state-bsl-language-tomorrow/ | January 8, 2008
Pennsylvania Governor to Propose Rewrite of State Dog Law and New Proposed Dog Law Regulations
On December 19 representatives of the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs met with officials representing Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's office and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at their request to discuss a broad rewrite of Pennsylvania's dog law and implementing kennel regulations. The Governor's spokesman indicated the Governor wants […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-governor-to-propose-rewrite-of-state-dog-law-and-new-prop/ | December 21, 2007
US Senate Passes 2007 Farm Bill
Late Friday the US Senate passed their version of the 2007 Farm Bill. Below is a summary of provisions affecting dogs. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) has announced that his amendment to the Senate Farm Bill to protect the health of puppies imported into the United States has been accepted. The measure will require that […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-senate-passes-2007-farm-bill/ | December 17, 2007
Miami-Dade County Proposes Drastic Changes for Animal Owners
The Miami-Dade County Commission will be holding a public hearing at 9:30am on Tuesday, December 18th to discuss a variety of changes to the animal control ordinance including limiting the number of pets a resident may own, implementing hobby breeder licensing, requiring mandatory microchipping for dog breeders and restricting rescue organizations. Concerned dog owners and […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-dade-county-proposes-drastic-changes-for-animal-owners/ | December 12, 2007
Senator Durbin Files Amendment to 2007 Farm Bill
Senator Richard Durbin has filed Senate Amendment 3723. Amendment filing is a parliamentary procedure to reserve time during a possible floor debate of a bill. Amendment filing does not constitute actually offering the amendment to the original bill. Sen. Durbin has assured the AKC that he filed this amendment solely for the purpose of reserving […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/senator-durbin-files-amendment-to-2007-farm-bill/ | December 10, 2007
San Antonio Ordinance Revision Vote Scheduled
The San Antonio City Council will decide on proposed major revisions to its animal ordinance at the Thursday, December 13th, “A Session” meeting. Public comment will be accepted at this hearing prior to the council’s vote. It is imperative that all concerned San Antonio-area breeders and owners strongly voice their opposition to this proposal. The […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/san-antonio-ordinance-revision-vote-scheduled/ | December 6, 2007
Ohio Bill Will Remove State BSL! Voice Your Support Now!
Ohio House Bill 366, sponsored by Representative Webster, has been referred to the House Committee on Infrastructure, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs. If adopted, the bill will remove "pit bulls" from the definition of vicious dogs in state law. The American Kennel Club encourages all Ohio dog owners to write the committee members in support […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-bill-will-remove-state-bsl-voice-your-support-now/ | November 19, 2007