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Legislative Alerts LA Rejects BSL, Pursuing Mandatory Spay/Neuter of ALL Dogs
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to delay a vote on changes to its animal control ordinance until April 25th. Although the board appears to have been persuaded that a breed-specific proposal is not in the best interests of the citizens, they have now directed staff to draft language requiring mandatory spay/neuter […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-rejects-bsl-pursuing-mandatory-spay-neuter-of-all-dogs/ | February 23, 2006
Legislative Alerts $200 Intact Animal Fee Proposed in Sacramento
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop on February 21st to discuss instituting a $200 intact animal fee, part of the proposed Animal Overpopulation Ordinance. The current license fee for an intact animal is $30. Fanciers are encouraged to attend the meeting which will be held at 2:30 in the Board Chambers […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/200-intact-animal-fee-proposed-in-sacramento/ | February 15, 2006
Legislative Alerts BSL Introduced in Missouri
Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has introduced H1686, a bill that will negatively impact owners of "pit bulls," defined as American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and any dog exhibiting the characteristics of these breeds. Owners of pit bulls will be required to: Purchase a $500 permit for each pit bull owned. (No […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/bsl-introduced-in-missouri/ | February 10, 2006
Legislative Alerts Help Urgently Needed to Stop VT Ear Cropping Bill!
$250, a bill to prohibit ear cropping in Vermont, passed the full Senate and now moves to the House for consideration. Dog owners are strongly urged to contact their Representatives immediately and ask them to oppose the bill! What the Bill Does: Under S250, owners who crop ears in Vermont will face a civil penalty […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/help-urgently-needed-to-stop-vt-ear-cropping-bill/ | February 9, 2006
Legislative Alerts PAWS Update
Senator Santorum's staff and Senate legislative counsel have completed a draft of the revised PAWS bill. The draft was provided to the US Department of Agriculture and the 26 Senate co-sponsors of PAWS at a briefing last week for their review and comment. The Discussion Draft of PAWS will be made public after input from […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/paws-update/ | February 9, 2006
Legislative Alerts Update: Los Angeles County Supervisors Move Forward with BSL
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Michael Antonovich to draft a breed-specific ordinance that would impose breeding restrictions and mandatory spay/neuter of "pit bulls" and Rottweilers. The ordinance is expected to be discussed at the February 14th meeting. Concerned dog owners should contact their supervisor and ask him or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-los-angeles-county-supervisors-move-forward-with-bsl/ | February 1, 2006
Legislative Alerts VT Ear Cropping Bill Moves Forward
S250, a bill to prohibit ear cropping in Vermont, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday and now moves to the full Senate. The bill was amended slightly to clarify that owners will not be penalized if they have their dogs' ears cropped in another state where the practice is legal. The new […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-ear-cropping-bill-moves-forward/ | February 1, 2006
Legislative Alerts Detroit City Council Rejects BSL!
The AKC and the Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs are pleased to report that the Detroit City Council has unanimously rejected a proposed breed ban. Local fanciers and responsible dog owners successfully convinced the council members that breed-specific legislation would be unenforceable, penalize responsible dog owners and would not improve public safety. The proposal would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/detroit-city-council-rejects-bsl/ | January 31, 2006
Legislative Alerts Colorado Bill Would Once Again Permit BSL (UPDATED)
UPDATE! The Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs reports that S54 was heard by the Local Government committee today on Tuesday, January 24th. 8 witnesses testified in opposition to the bill, including the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs, with only one in support. The committee subsequently voted 4-3 to defeat the bill and then postponed it […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-bill-would-once-again-permit-bsl-updated/ | January 25, 2006
Legislative Alerts ‘Pit Bull’ Bill Introduced Again in New Jersey
Sen. Sharpe James has once again introduced his annual version of the Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Licensing Act (S801). Nearly identical legislation was introduced and soundly defeated in two previous sessions. S801 would allow a municipality to: Require a special license for all "pit bulls" ($150-700)—including "American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pit-bull-bill-introduced-again-in-new-jersey/ | January 24, 2006

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