Each year, thousands of dog-related laws and regulations are proposed at the federal, state, and local levels. So far this year, AKC GR has been monitoring more than 2,000 measures that could impact dog owners. Six state legislatures are currently in regular session, Utah and Hawaii are in special session, and bills have been prefiled for 2017 in three states.
Visit the 2016 Legislation Tracking page for the most up-to-date information on state and federal legislation. This site, updated each weekday, provides the latest bill text, status, and links to legislative alerts posted by the AKC. Click on the links below to view highlights of issues that are being tracked by AKC Government Relations:
Federal— issues that may affect all dog owners in the U.S.
State — issues specific to your state
Local/Other— issues at the city, county, and metropolitan levels, and in U.S. territories
Please contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to let us know what’s happening in your local community.