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Legislative Alerts NJ UPDATE: SB 63 to be heard on Thursday, June 23 – Take Action Now
AKC Government Relations has confirmed that New Jersey Senate Bill 63 will be heard by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday, June 23, at 10AM in Committee Room 4, 1st Floor of the State House Annex, Trenton (125 W State St #2, Trenton, NJ 08608).  As currently written, the bill seeks to repeal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-sb63-heard-june23/ | June 20, 2016
Legislative Alerts NJ ALERT: Bill to Repeal Consumer Protection Laws, Restrict Sales to be Heard Monday, June 20
AKC Government Relations has learned that New Jersey Senate Bill 63, which seeks to repeal consumer protection laws for New Jersey pet purchasers and restrict individuals’ choice of a purpose-bred dog, will likely be considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 20.  While a committee substitute may be introduced at Monday’s […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-repeal-consumer-protection-restrict-breeders-oppose/ | June 17, 2016
Legislative Alerts Puerto Rico Alert: Senate Hearing on Mandatory Sterilization on Tuesday
The Puerto Rico Senate Health and Nutrition Commission will hold a public hearing on P.S. 1631 on Tuesday, June 21.  P.S. 1631 would mandate the sterilization of all dogs in Puerto Rico, which punishes responsible owners and dog breeders and could endanger a dog’s health, while doing nothing to address the true issue. Talking Points: […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/puerto-rico-senate-msn-hearing/ | June 17, 2016
Legislative Alerts Stamford, Connecticut, Legislative Committee to Consider Breeder Permits on Monday 6/20
On Monday, June 20, a committee of Stamford, Connecticut’s Board of Representatives will accept public comment on proposed changes to Chapter 111 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.   Since the proposal was first considered, several changes have been made at the behest of resident responsible dog owners.  However, the proposal still seeks to create breeder […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stamford-ct-breeder-permit-hearing/ | June 16, 2016
Legislative Alerts Ask NY Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Dogs
Yesterday, the New York Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill that would help lost dogs in the state be reunited more quickly with their owners.  Under Senate Bill 1812, a lost dog must be checked for all forms of identification, including tags, microchips, tattoos or licenses within 24 hours after intake, or as soon as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/senate-support-ny-sb1812/ | June 8, 2016
Legislative Alerts Ask NC General Assembly to Support Allowing Law Enforcement to Adopt Retired Service Animals
The North Carolina House and Senate are expected to consider bills on Monday, June 6 to expand the localities in North Carolina that may transfer a retired working dog to its handler when the dog is retired from service. The American Kennel Club supports House Bill 1009 and Senate Bill 849, which will ensure the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/support-nc-retired-service-dog-legislation/ | June 3, 2016
Legislative Alerts NJ ALERT: Bill to Repeal Consumer Protection Laws, Restrict Sales to be Heard Monday, June 6
New Jersey Senate Bill 63, which seeks to repeal consumer protection laws for New Jersey pet purchasers and restrict individuals’ choice of a purpose-bred dog is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 6.  It is imperative that New Jersey purebred dog enthusiasts, owners and breeders contact the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-repeal-consumer-protection-restrict-breeders-opposition/ | May 31, 2016
Legislative Alerts Puerto Rico considera la esterilización mandataria y la prohibición de la crianza de perros
Read English version here Se han introducida legislación con la esterilización mandataria y la prohibición de 5 años de la crianza de los perros en el congreso puertorriqueño. La gente que no cumple con la ley pueda recibir multas, estar encarcelada, o perder posesión de los perros. La legislación trata de abordar el problema grande […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/puerto-rico-considera-esterilizacion-mandataria/ | May 27, 2016
Legislative Alerts Puerto Rico Seeks to Declare Mandatory Sterilization, 5-Year Ban on Breeding
En Español Legislation has been introduced in both the Puerto Rico House and Senate that would put a 5-year ban on all breeding and mandate the sterilization of every dog in Puerto Rico.  Those who do not comply risk fines, imprisonment, and having their dogs seized by law enforcement. The legislation states that this will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/puerto-rico-seeks-breeding-ban/ | May 26, 2016
Legislative Alerts USDA Updates Its Policy on Using Microchips to Identify Regulated Animals
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) has issued new guidance that allows USDA licensees and registrants to use microchips to officially identify regulated animals without having to request a variance. USDA-licensed dog breeders, owners, transporters, and other regulated entities can view USDA’s May 23, 2016 bulletin and the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-updates-microchip-policy-may25/ | May 25, 2016

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