Each year, thousands of dog-related laws and regulations are proposed at the federal, state, and local levels.
To date this year, AKC GR has been monitoring more than 2,000 measures at the state, local and federal levels that could impact dog owners.
Seventeen state legislatures are currently in regular session, and five states are in special session.
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.
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.