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Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 746 that removes the difference in license fees for intact and sterilized dogs and makes other changes to licensing for dog owners, kennels, and rescues, as well as other changes to the Commonwealth’s Dog Law

In addition, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee this week reviewed and approved the bill, and it now sits on House Tabled Calendar.  A vote on Senate Bill 746 could happen in the House as early as Monday, June 26.

AKC greatly appreciate the removal of the differential licensing fees for intact and sterilized animals and is very appreciative that the exemption language which is important to those who bring dogs into Pennsylvania temporarily for dog events has been amended back into the current version of the bill.  For additional information on Senate Bill 746, please see AKC’s previous alert.

Those who would like contact members of the House prior to a vote for final passage may do so by clicking here and then clicking on your Representative’s name.  You can also find the contact information by typing your address in the “Find Your Elected Officials” box on the home page of the AKC Legislative Action Center and view the name and information for your State Representative.

AKC Government Relations along with the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs will continue to closely monitor this bill and communicate with the General Assembly.  For more information, contact