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Legislative Alerts Oregon State Senate to Vote on Debarking Ban MONDAY, June 15th
June 12, 2015 The Oregon State Senate is scheduled to vote on House Bill 3494 on Monday, June 15th and your opposition is needed! The measure will ban the practice of debarking unless it is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect.  This legislation restricts the rights of responsible dog owners to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-state-senate-to-vote-on-debarking-ban-monday-june-15th/ | June 12, 2015
Legislative Alerts PA Committee to Consider Legislation Impacting Field Trials/Dog Training
June 12, 2015 The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, June 16, that would make several changes regarding dog training areas, including providing protections for dogs actively training or participating in field trials. Background: Senate Bill 77 creates a number of new provisions, including: Making it unlawful […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-committee-to-consider-legislation-impacting-field-trials-dog-training/ | June 12, 2015
Legislative Alerts Ask NY Senate to Allow Service/Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims
June 11, 2015 The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter. The AKC supports Assembly Bill 6626, which recognizes the important role these animals provide, and the complex dynamic involving […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-to-allow-service-therapy-dogs-to-accompany-domestic-violence-victims/ | June 11, 2015
Legislative Alerts NY Considering Bill to Clarify Rules for Hunting Dogs
June 8, 2015 The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, June 9) that would make some changes and clarifications to the laws regarding hunting dogs. Assembly Bill 7220 deals with dogs recovered or seized by local law enforcement for being at-large.  Under the provisions of this bill, a hunting dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-considering-bill-to-clarify-rules-for-hunting-dogs/ | June 8, 2015
Legislative Alerts Iowa Legislature Adjourns Without Passing New Breeder Restrictions
June 8, 2015 Thanks to the tireless efforts of many AKC club members and Iowa breeders, a bill that would have had a detrimental impact on dog breeders and hobbyists in Iowa will not move forward this year. Senate File 502 (Formerly Senate Files 168 and 347) would have created numerous new requirements on those […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-legislature-adjourns-without-passing-new-breeder-restrictions/ | June 8, 2015
Legislative Alerts Oregon State Senate to Consider Debarking Ban
June 8, 2015 The American Kennel Club Government Relations department has just learned that a bill is moving through the Oregon State Legislature that would ban the practice of debarking unless it is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect.  The AKC opposes House Bill 3494, which would restrict the rights of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-state-senate-to-consider-debarking-ban/ | June 8, 2015
Legislative Alerts NY Bills Allowing Service & Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims Continue to Advance
NY Bills Allowing Service & Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims Continue to Advance June 4, 2015 The New York Assembly Social Services Committee has approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-bills-allowing-service-therapy-dogs-to-accompany-domestic-violence-victims-continue-to-advance/ | June 4, 2015
Legislative Alerts NY Senate Approves Criminalizing Pet Theft
June 4, 2015 The New York Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to steal a pet from an owner’s or legal custodian’s private property.  The bill is now pending in the Assembly Codes Committee. Summary: Current New York law declares that theft of certain property is grand larceny in the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-senate-approves-criminalizing-pet-theft/ | June 4, 2015
Legislative Alerts NY: Support Bill to Stop Breed Discrimination in Rental and Public Housing
June 4, 2015 The NY Assembly Housing Committee has approved a bill that would prohibit a person from being denied or evicted from public housing based solely on the breed of dog they own.  The bill would also prohibit housing leases (including apartments, tenements, and mobile home parks) from restricting a tenant’s ability to own […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-support-bill-to-stop-breed-discrimination-in-rental-and-public-housing/ | June 4, 2015
Legislative Alerts PA Bill Impacting Field Trials, Winter Dog Events Passes Senate
June 4, 2015 Pennsylvania Senate Bill 373, which amends Commonwealth laws to regulate tethering and sheltering for dogs kept outdoors, passed the Pennsylvania Senate yesterday and has been transferred to the House of Representatives. This bill could directly impact field trials, sledding, and other outdoor winter dog sports and activities.  Read AKC’s previous legislative alert […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-bill-impacting-field-trials-winter-dog-events-passes-senate/ | June 4, 2015

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