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Late yesterday, the Texas House failed to concur in the Senate’s amended version of HB 1818, which AKC supports, and appointed a conference committee to negotiate bill language.  Then, in an unexpected move late last night, the Senate also appointed conferees.  Due to tonight’s legislative deadline for conference committee action, the committee is expected to meet today to negotiate final bill language.

ACT NOW!  Despite it being a holiday weekend, today is your last chance to express your opposition to the House’s version of HB 1818”.  Contact the conference committee members listed below and urge them to:

“Support the Senate’s version of HB 1818, which is a reasonable step toward ensuring humane treatment of animals in Texas pet stores and by the breeders who supply them.  Do not support the House’s onerous version of HB 1818.”

Click here to view additional talking points against the House version of HB 1818.      

Senate Conferees:

Senator José Menéndez (Dist. 26 – San Antonio), Senate Conference Chairman
Dist. Phone: 210-733-6604
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0126

Senator Kelly Hancock, Chair (Dist. 9 – North Richland Hills)
Dist. Phone: 817-514-3804
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0109

Senator Donna Campbell (Dist. 25 – New Braunfels)
Dist. Phone: 830-626-0065
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0125

Senator Nathan Johnson (Dist. 16 – Dallas)
Dist. Phone: 214-750-2913
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0116

Senator Brian Birdwell (Dist. 22 – Granbury)
Dist. Phone: 254-772-6225
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0122

House Conferees:

Representative Jared Patterson, HB 1818 Sponsor (Dist. 106 – Frisco)
Dist. Phone: 214-494-6498
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0694

Representative Jacey Jetton (Dist. 26 – Richmond)
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0710

Representative Matt Shaheen (Dist. 66 – Plano)
Dist. Phone: 469-642-8708
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0594

Representative Chris Turner, Chair (Dist. 101 – Grand Prairie)
Dist. Phone: 817-459-2800
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0574

Representative Claudia Ordaz Perez (Dist. 76 – El Paso)
Cap. Phone: 512-463-0622

AKC Government Relations will continue to provide updates on this critical Texas legislation.  For more information, contact