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					                      Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
                                           Tuesday, March 10, 2009
                                                                Kitty Adair
                                     Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Co-Chair
                       Find the DCA legislative reports on the web: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/legislation.html
                                                                   AND
                                         http://grayhartweimaraners.googlepages.com/legislation

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                                           INFORMATION TO FIGHT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDAS


1a. AKC Legislative Information: https://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/index.cfm
1b. AKC Legislative Brochures: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/brochures.cfm
1c. AKC Humane Fund: https://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3429
This is the branch of AKC in which one can donate money to help fight the AR invasion.
2. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA).: Legislative Resources: http://www.naiaonline.org/resources/legislative.htm
3. Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Legislation Information: http://www.cfa.org/exhibitors/alerts.html
4. United Kennel Club (UKC) Legislative Message Boards:
http://forums.ukcdogs.com/forumdisplay.php?s=cddc77eb311dff0c151bc2c87b4472bc&forumid=29
5. American Dog Owners Association (ADOA): http://www.adoa.org/
6. How To Oppose Spay / Neuter Legislation.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2204936_oppose-spayneuter-legislation.html
7. Animal Rights and You. (If you want to keep your pets, read this…) http://www.freewebs.com/animalrightsandyou/ .
8. An Education in Euthanasia. http://www.ncraoa.com/petpopulation.html
9. Monthly National Legislative Report By: Linda D. Witouski (dropfred13@aol.com) and Ken Sondej (4winds@viawest.net ):
http://monthlynationallegislationreport.blogspot.com/
10a. American College of Theriogenologists (OB/GYN for pets) Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53 Powerful statement for our side to use. It’s logical,
scientific and the AR hates it.
10b. Society for Theriogenologists Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.therio.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=191
10c. Why You Should Consider What Theriogenologists Say: http://blog.followmedogtraining.com/?p=218
11. USA Shelter Stats: http://www.minncdc.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/shelterstats.pdf
12. AKC-HSUS Management Compared: http://ridgebackscandal.lefora.com/2008/09/17/akc-hsus-management-compared/page1/
13. Open Government Guide: http://www.rcfp.org/ogg/index.php
14. Are Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws That Target Everyone Really The Answer In Efforts To Reduce Shelter Intake AND
Euthanasia Rates?: http://www.floridaanimallaws.org/MSN%20Law%20Commentary%20by%20Laura%20Allen.pdf (The answer is
no, and here are some papers about the ineffectiveness of MSN laws.)
15. National Canine Research Council (NCRC): http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/ (fight BSL, gives statistical data on
aggressiveness)
16. TO Combat The “Humane Education” Movement Introduced by AR Groups: AKC Lesson Plans:
http://www.akc.org/public_education/lessonplans.cfm

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                                                           GENERAL INFORMATION


1a. DCA Members can support the DCA Health and Welfare Trust Fund by using Good Search. Good Search gives a small
donation to the trust fund for each search you use after you choose your charity. Go to www.goodseach.com Type in Dachshund
Club………. It will put up the DCA H&WTF & take it from there. You can add it to your other search engines or make it the primary one
and you can make it your homepage.
1b. Ebay Mission Fish. Another way to help the DCA H&WTF. Make an automatic tax-deductible donation by designating a

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percent of each eBay sale and have it sent to the charity of your choice. .
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/weekinreview/13mcneil.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin
2a. HSUS: State “Puppy Mill” Laws (according to the HSUS): http://www.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/legislation/puppy-mill-laws-
chart.pdf According to one email about this : “This is purportedly a list of state "puppy mill" laws. In my state, they cite the simple fact that we
have kennel licenses. That would indicate that if you have multiple dogs you are a puppy mill! These people are so obviously out to end breeding! “
2b. Hatched in the USA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmRM1519hA AND the final version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNOSeVamf20 There are more than dogs involved in this fight against the AR movement. We
must cultivate our allies, or we will all lose.
2c. Another “Party for the Animals” This time as an end to “puppy mills.” http://www.partylaunch.com/partyanimals/index.cfm
2d. HSUS Upcoming Events for March 2009: https://community.hsus.org/humane/upcoming-events.tcl?month=3&year=2009
2e. Tribute to HSUS – NC Slaughter: (they have millions of dollars in profit & didn’t want to spend money to “save” these dogs. )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDSyIBxat7c&eurl
3. W.A.R. – March Madness : http://war-online.org/Alert_MarchMadness3-1-09.htm
4a. Peta Happiness: JP Morgan Chase Makes Wamu More Mouse-Friendly: They Give UP Glue Traps:
http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2009/03/jp_morgan_chase_makes_wamu_mor.php
4b. Peta’s “Worse” Dressed List: http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/2009/03/06/20090306peta.html
4c. The Who: Peta Fires Back at Roger Daltery’s Rant Against Animal Rights:
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/peta%20fires%20back%20at%20daltreys%20animal%20rights%20rant_1097026
4d. Peta, Oprah (Peta’s Person of the Year Award for 2008 ), and NICE: http://nicenow.org/nicemedia.aspx
5a. The Farmers (like us, fighting the AR mentality): Uninformed Consumers at Risk of Being Misled by Animal Rights Activists.
http://www.farmscape.com/f2ShowScript.aspx?i=23043&q=Uninformed+Consumers+at+Risk+of+Being+Misled+by+Animal+Rights+Ac
tivists
5b. Dog Breeders Hoping Agriculture will join HSUS Fight:
http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=D408F4F5-5056-B82A-D01F17C2420BB570
6. Exotic Pet Owners (like us, fighting the AR mentality): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101430578
Read some of the comments and see how many different types of animals are considered “exotic.” Some you wouldn’t even think of,
like species of animals, rats, gerbils, birds, etc..
7a. Science and Animal Testing: ABC Exclusive: Ex-employees Claim “Horrific” Treatment of Primates at Lab. Undercover
Work Done by the HSUS! http://www.abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=6997869&page=1 (Of course, the HSUS did what it
does & the public saw what the HSUS wanted them to see……….)
7b. Jane Goodall Responds to Video:
http://www.hsus.org/animals_in_research/animals_in_research_news/dr_jane_goodalls_statement.html?log-event=sp2f-view-
item&nid=47017820
7c. The Humane Society, Nightline and the NIRC: A Hatchet Job? http://www.ultoday.com/node/440
8. (Pork Producers/Farmers are like us): U.S. Pork Producers Brace for HBO Special on Cruelty.
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5254TL20090306
9a. Animal Rights or Human Responsibility: http://ar-hr.com/
9b. The Dangers of “Puppy Mill” Legislation. http://ar-hr.com/2009/03/01/the-dangers-of-puppymill-legislation/
9c. The Truth About Shelters Dogs and MSN: Forgive them (the AR factions), They Know Not What They Do: http://ar-
hr.com/2009/03/03/forgive-them-they-know-not-what-they-do/
9d. To Seized and Destroyed (or Give Away, Sell to the Highest Bidder: ALL WITHOUT a Trial): http://ar-hr.com/2009/03/07/to-
serve-protect-or-to-seize-and-destroy/
10. The Quote: “The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend” rings true during this week’s update. Like the AR organizations, we must
cultivate relationships with those who, for one reason or another, have been targeted by the AR side.
11a. Something to Consider: Nazi Germany and Animal Rights: 1933 Law on Animal Protection.
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Germany/Nazianimalrights.htm
11b. Animal Rights (not Animal Welfare) in Nazi Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare_in_Nazi_Germany
12. A Lesson in Foxhunting: When They Come for You, Who Will Be There To Help You?:
http://www.thedogplace.org/Articles/Leg/State-Of-Mine/0810-Foxhunting_Witouski.htm (Linda Witouski has been on the front lines of
fighting Animal Rights for many years. Her articles are good and very thought provoking and let’s face it, this is happening today,
thanks to the AR mentality.)
13. Thank God I am NOT A Guardian: http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/
14. Ordinance Watch: http://www.ordinancewatch.com/ (while it appears it is only for Florida now, hopefully, it will grow.)
15. Education and Responsible Ownership is Key. (Great Article on Tethering.)
http://heraldsun.southernheadlines.com/opinion/columnists/way/114-1115460.cfm
16. Saving Society from Animal "Snuff" Films. http://www.furcommission.com/news/newsC7.htm


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                                                                       FEDERAL LEGISLATION

1. HR 80: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to
make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 2/25/2009 Received in
the Senate.
2. HR 305: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor
vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdxk4k::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 1/8/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
2. HR 503: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 1/14/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on the Judiciary.
3. HR 669: To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy,
environment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes. Exotic Pet Ban can result from this bill.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 1/26/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on Natural Resources.
4. HR 814: `Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009' or `TRACE Act of 2009'. To amend the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products
Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:12:./temp/~bdmsaC::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to
House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of
the committee concerned.
5a. HR 875: Establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public
health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness,
and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest
Major Action: 2/4/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to
the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such
provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
5b. Why is this a potentially bad bill? From a combination of emails: http://nonais.org/2009/02/10/2009-naisish-legislation/ The
cost of our food will skyrocket if this bill which is designed to trace all our food – meat – passes. This bill is supported by members of
the AR society. This could easily lead to having all animals traced under this bill. As one person said: “….It would indicate a distinction
between "animals raised for food" and "animals" and allows standards to be set for BOTH types of animals. That is it leaves open the interpretation
that it covers pets also. I am sure "Animal Rights" and "Bureaucrats expanding their empires" will both jump on the interpretation that it includes
pets…..”
6. HR 1018: To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-
roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/3/2009 House
committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held.
7. SB 373: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious
animal. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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                                                                          STATE LEGISLATION

Alabama:
 1. Alabama Canine Coalition (ACC): http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/
 2. Alabama State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/
 3. Mobile: BSL on the agenda. http://www.lagniappemobile.com/article/1902
 4. HB 202: Property owners, liability limited for leasing property for hunting or fishing.

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http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewPrefiledBillsACASLogin.asp 3/03/09: Senate: Assigned to Judiciary. Also,
Pending Committee Action in Second House.
  5. HB 206: Dogs, dangerous, owners required to post warning sign on property, penalties.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewPrefiledBillsACASLogin.asp 2/03/09: Assigned to County & Municipal
Government.
  6a. HB 245: Prohibit Cockfighting. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09:
Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
  6b. SB 146: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/SESSBillsStatusResults.asp?BillNumber=SB146&GetStatus=Get+Status 3/03/09: Read
2nd time and Assigned to Governmental Affairs. FAV/SUB
  7. HB 338: This bill would require certain persons and entities to report torture or cruelty to an animal.. This bill would define the
terms "torture" and "cruelty. And more…. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09:
Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
  8. HB 440: This bill would delete the use of plastic tags on traps and delete the requirement that the license number of the owner
of a trap be contained on any tag. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/19/09: Read
2nd Time Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
  9. SB 228: Emergency Management Evacuation of Pets and Service Animals.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09: Assigned to Fiscal Responsibility &
Accountability.
   10. SB 469: Rabies, vaccination programs further provided for, ferrets added to animals required to be vaccinated, exemption for
certain animals authorized, liability at rabies clinics, type of vaccines, home quarantines authorized, penalties. Bill Supporting the
Passage of the 3-Year Rabies Vaccination! (ACC Supports this bill.)
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB469 3/05/09: Senate: Health
Committee.

Alaska:
   1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
  2a. Iditarod: The AR have geared up for another fight against this race, against mushing and against mushers. This is just one
site against this sport. http://www.peta.org/feat/iditarod/ and http://www.helpsleddogs.org/
  2b. Iditarod has officially started: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/29586065/ 3/08/09.
  3. HB 6: Cruelty to Animals. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=26&bill=HB%20%20%206 1/20/09:
Referred to House Judiciary. Looks Like part of it may be trying to prohibit gas chambers and call them cruelty to animals, in
addition to other cruelty acts.
  4. HB 138: Cruelty to Animals. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=26&bill=HB%20138          2/18/09:
Referred to House Judiciary. Looks Like part of it may be trying to prohibit gas chambers and call them cruelty to animals, in
addition to other cruelty acts.

Arizona:
  1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/
  2a. HB 2150: Dog Fighting. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2150 2/19/09: DPA (Do Pass
Amended)
  2b. SB 1115: Dog Fighting. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1115 1/15/09: First Reading.
  3. HB 2404: Spay/Neuter: Incentive Programs. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2404 2/05/09:
Assigned to Committees: GOV, MAPS, RULES
  4. HB 2431: Vicious Animal Attack; Classifications. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2431 2/19/09:
DP (Do Pass).
  5. HB 2458: Animals That Bite/Penalties / Dogs Released From Pounds:
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2458 2/24/09: Do Pass (DP). 2/26/09: Withdrawn (W/D)
  6. HB 2469: Relating to Aggressive Dogs / Muzzles: http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2469 2/09/09:
Second Reading.
  7a. HB 2517: Kennel Inspections. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2517&image.x=14&image.y=11
3/03/09: FAILED!
  7b. USSA and Partners Block Arizona Kennel Bill. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1925
  8. SB 1005: Rabies vaccination certificate; County Enforcement.
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1005 1/12/09: First Reading.
  9. SB 1278: Orders of Protection to Include Animals. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1278


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1/28/09: First Reading.
  10. SB 1283: Dog Racing. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1283 1/28/09: First Reading.
  11. SB 1377: Relating to Service Animals. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1377 2/03/09: First
Reading.
  12. SB 1446: Relating to Animal Control / Animal Shelters Rules and Regulations.
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1446 2/03/09: First Reading.
  13. SCM 1001: A Concurrent Memorial urging the U.S. Congress to OPPOSE Federal Legislation That Interferes With A State’s
Ability to Direct the Transport or Processing of Horses.
http://www.azleg.gov/search/oop/qfullhit.asp?CiWebHitsFile=/legtext/49leg/1r/bills/scm1001p.htm&CiRestriction=animals 1/29/09:
First Reading.
  13. Pima County: Many Consider Barking Dogs A Problem. http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/274386
  14. Phoenix Exotic Wildlife Association, Inc.: http://www.phoenixexotics.org/

Arkansas:
  1. Arkansas General Assembly: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/Home.aspx
  2. Arkansas Farm Bureau Supports AG’s Animal Cruelty Proposal:
http://www.arfb.com/news_information/press_releases/2009/010609.aspx and http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=9651219
  3. HB 1012: Endorsing the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program & Supporting Its Effort To Promote Responsible Dog
Ownership in the State of Arkansas. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HR1012
3/10/09: HEARING: House: Public Transportation.
  4. HB 1046: The Freedom to Farm Act.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1046 HSUS Is AGAINST This Bill.
3/10/09: Hearing: In Senate: Agriculture, Forestry & Economic Development. From an email: “ The bill was amended yesterday
to exclude cats, dogs, insects & humans from its protection. The compromise was made by its primary sponsor in order to get the bill out of
committee. Want to guess which groups he compromised with? The League of Municipalities (cities) and you guessed it, PETA and HSUS.”
   5. HB 1274: To Modernize The Arkansas Rabies Control Act.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1274 2/16/09: Notification that
HB1274 is now Act 159.
    6. HB 1406: Imposes A Fee on Veterinary Services Performed Cats and Dogs To Fund Local Animal Shelters AND to Create An
Animal Shelter Trust Fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1406 2/18/09:
WITHDRAWN BY AUTHOR.
    7. SB 77: Animal Cruelty Bill: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SB77
2/04/09: Reported SB 77 is now ACT 33.
   8. HCR 1044: Requesting the Arkansas Congressional Delegation and the Congress of the U.S. to Support Horse Processing
Facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HCR1004 3/10/09: HEARING:
Agriculture, Forestry & Economic Development.
   9. SJR 3: Would amend the Constitution of the State of Arkansas to recognize that the people have a right to hunt and fish.
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4421 2/12/09: Re-referred to Senate Committee on State Agencies and
Governmental Affairs.
   10. Little Rock: Proposed Cat Microchipping & MSN Law. http://www.teamfurr.org/pages/cat_ordinance.pdf Supposedly against
“free roaming” cats. Cat people are coming out AGAINST this proposed law. They could use some help. To contact the city
council/Board of Directors: http://www.littlerock.org/BoardofDirectors/MemberBios/ Also, they want the owners to register their felines
with the National Computer Recovery Network.
   11. Justonia: BSL! Next city council meeting March 10, 2009. http://stopbsl.com/2009/02/13/judsonia-ar-ban-on-pit-bulls-
proposed/
   12. Greenwood: One Step Closer to New Pet Ordinance. http://www.4029tv.com/news/18733173/detail.html It appears the bad
things like pet limits and BSLs were taken out.

California:
  1. California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC): http://www.cfodconline.org/
  2. Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC): http://www.cdoca.org/
  3. California Responsible Pet Owners’ Coalition (CaRPOC): http://carpoc.org/
  4. The Animal Council: http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/
  5. California Legislature: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/
  6. AB 107: Veterinarian Regulations and Appropriations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_107&sess=CUR&house=B&author=galgiani 3/17/09: Hearing: ASM Business and Professions.
  7. AB 233: Personal Income Tax Would Allow For Qualified Costs of Adopting Pets from a Qualified Rescue Organization, Animal

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Control, etc. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_233_bill_20090206_status.html 3/0409: ASM
Revenue & Taxation.
  8a. AB 241: Dog & Cat Breeders. Make it a misdemeanor for an individual or business that buys or sells dogs or cats to have
more than a combined total of 50 dogs and cats with intact sexual organs, as specified. The bill would authorize certain officers to
investigate a violation of that provision, as provided, and to lawfully take possession of an animal kept in violation of that provision, as
specified. Because this bill would create a new crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_241&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava                    2/11/09: From Printer.
May be Heard in Committee Around 3/13/09.
  8b. HSUS “Fact” Sheet on AB 241: “Responsible Breeder Act of 2009.” http://www.yesonab241.com/AB241-FactSheet.pdf
  9. AB 242: Dog Fighting. This bill would increase the penalties for these crimes by providing instead that the crime of dog fighting
is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years and a specified fine, and the crime of being a spectator at a
dog fight is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and fined. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_242&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 2/11/09: From Printer. May be Heard in Committee
Around 3/13/09.
  10. AB 243: Animal Abuse Penalties. Existing law provides that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as
specified, the court is authorized to enjoin the defendant from owning, possessing, caring for, or having any contact with, animals, as
specified. This bill would instead provide that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as specified, the court shall
be required to enter an order enjoining the person from owning, possessing, maintaining, having custody of, residing with, or caring
for any animal for specified periods of time. The bill would further provide that any violation of an order shall be treated and punished
as a criminal contempt of court or as a misdemeanor. By revising the penalties for an existing crime and by increasing the duties of
local humane officers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_243&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 2/11/09: From Printer. May be Heard in Committee
Around 3/13/09.
  11. AB 490: Pet Stores. (Pet Store Animal Care Act) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_490&sess=CUR&house=B&author=smyth 2/25/09: May be acted upon on or after March 27
  12. AB 1122: Animal abuse: sale of live animals: flea markets. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1122&sess=CUR&house=B&author=lieu 3/02/09: Read 1st Time.
  13. AB 1224: Vehicles: hit and run violations: animals. Would require that drivers attempt to provide aid to an injured critter and
notify the owner or animal-control authorities. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1224&sess=CUR&house=B&author=eng 3/02/09: Read 1st Time.
  14. AB 1437: Prohibit the sale of a shelled egg for human consumption if it is the product of an egg-laying hen that was confined
on a farm or place that is not in compliance with those animal care standards and would make violations of these provisions a crime.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1437&sess=CUR&house=B&author=huffman 3/02/09: Read for the
1st Time.
  15. ACR 19: Names February 24, 2009 as Spay Day 2009 & Request Californians to Observe the Day by Spaying/Neutering All
pets & Donate Money To Such Organization. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=acr_19&sess=CUR&house=B&author=smyth                   2/26/09: From committee: Amend, and be adopted
as amended.
  16. SB 135: Prohibits Docking Horse and Cattle Tails Unless it is a Medical Necessity. Will be Considered Animal Cruelty. This
is the beginning of the end of docking and cropping for ALL. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_135&sess=CUR&house=B&author=florez                  2/23/09: To Coms. on F. & A. and PUB. S.
 May be acted on or after 3/13/09.
  17a. SB 250: Dogs and cats: spaying and neutering. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_250&sess=CUR&house=B&author=florez 2/25/09: May be acted upon on or after March 27. In
Senate Local Government. This is the new Mancuso proposal with Flores. This is AB 1634 in 2009.
  17b. Proposed Animal Population Law is a Bad Idea:
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20090304/OPINION01/903040302/1014/OPINION
  18. SB 318: Dogfighting forfeitures. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_318&sess=CUR&house=B&author=calderon 2/26/09: May be acted upon on or after March 28.
In Senate Public Safety.
  19. SB 475: Guide Dogs for the Blind. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_475&sess=CUR&house=B&author=padilla 2/27/09: May be acted upon on or after March 28.
  20a. Santa Barbara County: MSN proposed.
  20b. SNAP Task Force: http://www.sbcphd.org/snap/default.html
Maria: (805) 346-8400 Fax: (805) 346-8404
Email: jcenteno@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
    20c. “ Send your letters to the task force members:

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Santa Barbara SNAP Task Force Members
c/o Susan Klein-Rothschild, MSW
Asst Deputy Director, Public Health Dept
300 N. San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-681-5435 (work), 805-681-5200 (fax)
Email: susan.klein-rothschild@sbcphd.org
    Clearly state in your letter to distribute to the task force members. Please also blind copy that letter to CCKCDCC@gmail.com so
we can make sure it is distributed.
    Community input was important to the Board of Supervisors when this topic came before them in May of 2008. This is your
chance. Please if you speak before the task force during public comment please also submit your remarks to the task force in letter
form prior to the meeting so they are distributed and go into the public record. “
  20d. After the March 25, 2009 Task Force Meeting, Go Hear BILL BRUCE, Director of Animal Services & By-Laws, Calgary,
Canada , discussing Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership Program. For more information: http://carpoc.org/legislation.html
  21. Ukiah: Guardian/owner' may be pet law of future. http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_11633272
  22. San Clemente: Pet Rationing: http://headlines.ocregister.com/articles/animals_12643___article.html/ This is the same
thing as Pet Limits!
  23. Laguna Woods: First Orange County City To Have A MSN? http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/2009/02/09/mandatory-
spayneuter-may-become-law-in-laguna-woods/10552/
  24. San Marcos: Mandatory Microchipping or Not ? CETI vs. City in Final Animal Ordinance Session.
http://newstreamz.com/2009/02/07/ceti-vs-city-in-final-animal-ordinance-session
  25. Long Beach: Checking for Unlicensed Dogs. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-dogs17-
2009feb17,0,1021157,full.story
  26a. LA/LA County: Part 2 – Vahedi on Pit Bulls, pet limits, Billy the elephant & how animal activists get it wrong.
http://www.examiner.com/x-1779-LA-Pet-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m2d19-Part-2--Vahedi-on-Pit-Bulls-pet-limits-Billy-the-elephant--
how-animal-activists-get-it-wrong
  26b. New Commissioner Appointed: http://laanimalwatch.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-commissioner-appointed-ruthanne.html
  26c. Best Friends Working with Supervisor Antonovich to Eradicate Puppy Mills in Los Angeles County.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/Puppy_Mills/Best_Friends_Animal/prweb2199504.htm AND
http://network.bestfriends.org/truth/news/32553.html
  26d. Motion Against “Puppy Mills”: http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/47755.pdf
  27. Hollister: Animal Control Looking To Propose Exotic Pet Law. http://www.freelancenews.com/news/253941-animal-control-
looking-to-propose-exotic-pet-law
  28. Tracy: Sets New Rules for Pet Ownership. http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_11793919 Pet Limits.
  29. Shelter Animals From Kern County Transferred to San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter Because of Continued Higher Than
“Normal Vacancy Rates.” http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/breaking_news/story/633789.html
  30. Duroville: Getting a Leash on Duroville’s Wild Dogs. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/inland/la-me-duroville-dogs5-
2009mar05,0,3615081,full.story
  31. Sarah Sprouse, AKC Government Relations Department Manager, will hold a seminar/meeting for all interested parties on
Monday, March 30, 2009. The specific details are being worked out.
  32. Rancho Viejo: Proposal to Shoot Feral Cats has Some in an Uproar.
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/cats_47555___article.html/cat_ordinance.html

Colorado:
 1. Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs. http://www.codogfederation.org/
 2. Colorado General Assembly: http://www.leg.state.co.us/
 3. Denver: Pit Bull Ban is under Attack. AKC is fighting the battle, too.
 4. Arapahoe County: Pet Limits Considered. From an email: “Currently the consideration is to limit both dogs and cats to 4 each
meaning that you may have 4 dogs and 4 cats. This legislation would impact those parcels of property that are mostly 35+ acres. Think this doesn't impact you?
Think again. If someone living on 35 or more acres can only have 4 dogs and 4 cats what's going to happen when the commissioners turn their attention to those of
us who live in urban areas where most of the property is less than 1/4 to 1/2 an acre . “ email the following commissioners. Ask them to oppose any
limits on pet ownership.
Rod Bockenfeld: rbockenfeld@co.arapahoe.co.us
Susan Beckman: sbeckman@co.arapahoe.co.us
Jim Dyer: jdyer@co.arapahoe.co.us
Pat Noonan: pnoonan@co.arapahoe.co.us
Frank Weddig: fweddig@co.arapahoe.co.us
To email the entire board of commissioner’s use: commissioners@co.arapahoe.co.us in addition all commissioners can be

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reached at 303-795-4630.
  5. HB 09-1019: Concerning Cat Identification.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/509DBA8D5082871E87257537001A3CEB?Open&file=1019_01.pdf A cat,
four months of age and older has mandatory id on body. 02/06/2009 House Second Reading Laid Over to 06/09/2009 (HSUS
supports this bill.) The cat people do not support it.
  6. HB 09-1152: Concerning Horse Racing.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/66EEA687A4E757AB872575390073CC63?Open&file=1152_01.pdf
02/18/09: House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely.
  7. HB 09-1172: CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS UNDER 102 THE "PET ANIMAL CARE AND
FACILITIES ACT". “Puppy Mill” Bill. Will Penalize ALL breeders. http://codogfederation.org/LEGISLATIVE%20ALERT.pdf CFOD
Position: OPPOSE!
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/34F564F4E21607AA8725753C005AD103?Open&target=/clics/clics2009a/c
sl.nsf/billsummary/416377538A882831872575070076A3E5?opendocument From the CFODC: This bill was DEFEATED!
02/04/2009: House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely
  8. SB 09-118: Concerning Continuation of Pet Animal Care Regulations.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/42DA31549B93BA548725753E007B8A22?Open&file=118_01.pdf
02/20/09: Senate Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed.
  9. SB 09-167: Allows Chiropractors to Become Licensed To Treat Dogs & Horses.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/4C35F57D27F76A4D8725754C00679485?Open&file=167_01.pdf
02/12/2009 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations.
  9. SB 09-174: Horse & Greyhound Racing:
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/CC5EDAE95344026B8725753D0081DAFF?Open&file=174_01.pdf
03/06/2009 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole.
  10. (Colorado) Coalition for Living Safely With Dogs. http://www.livingsafelywithdogs.org/
  11. Telluride: Creating Tougher Dog Laws.
http://www.telluridenews.com/articles/2009/03/10/news/doc49b5e40614267180398460.txt

Connecticut: .
  1. Connecticut Dog Federation or Connecticut Federation of Dog clubs : http://www.conndogfed.com/
Ralph Slater: westhighlander10@aol.com       860-434-1925 OR Ed Lyons: lyonspride14@cox.net
  2. Connecticut General Assembly: http://www.cga.ct.gov/
  3. HB 5122: Authorizing the Creation of Trusts to Care for Domestic Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5122 1/15/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Judiciary.
  4. HB 5151: Act Concerning Posting of the Origin of Puppies Sold in Retail Establishments.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5151 1/16/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment.
  5. HB 5246: Concerning the Creation of Testamentary Trusts For Benefit of Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5246 1/15/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Judiciary.
  6. HB 5323: Concerning the Use of Animal Assisted Therapies in the Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5323 1/22/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Children.
  7. HB 5469: Concerning The Humane Sheltering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5469 1/22/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment.
  8. HB 5493: Establishing a Dog and Cat Lemon Law.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5493 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No
Report out from the hearing.
  9. HB 5708: Prohibiting Dissection in the Classrooms.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5708 1/23/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Education.
  10. HB 5737: Humane Education Act.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5737 1/23/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Education.
  11. HB 5794: Prohibiting the Use of Animals in for Emergency Medical or Resuscitation Training Exercises.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5794 1/23/09: Referred to Joint

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Committee on Environment.
  12a. HB 5798: Prohibiting “Unreasonable” Tethering and Confinement of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5798 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  12b. SB 00122: Prohibiting the Tethering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB122 1/20/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment.
  13. HB 5801: Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs Obtained from Puppy Mills.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5801 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No
report out from the hearing.
  14. HB 5804: Concerning Dogs and Cats Sold in Connecticut.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5804 1/23/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment.
  15. HB 5807: To Provide for Reporting Of Potentially Abandoned Animals in the Event of Eviction, Foreclosure or Arrest.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5807 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No
report out from the hearing.
  16. HB 5808: Act Authorizing Animal Control Officers To Obtain Rabies Vaccination Records from Veterinarians.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5808 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No
report out from the hearing.
  17. HB 6047: Concerning the Use of Large Animal Crematories.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6047 1/26/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Public Health.
  18. HB 6300: To Authorize Municipalities To Recoup Expenses Associated with Animal Adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6300 1/29/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment.
  19. HB 6565: To encourage the inclusion of principles of humane education in the curriculum of public schools.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB06565 3/09/09: Public Hearing Held.
  20. SB 00032: Act Concerning the Use of Municipal Revenue from the Sale of Animal License Fees.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB32 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Committee
on Environment.
  21. SB 00291: Act Concerning Homeowner Insurance Policies For People Who Own Dogs That Have Bitten a Person.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB291 3/03/09: (INS) Joint Favorable.
3/04/09: (LCO) Filed with Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  22. SB 00497: To reimburse municipalities for the cost of advertising regarding lost pets placed for adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00497 2/13/09: (ENV) Vote to Draft.
  23. SB 00499: Create Pet Lemon Law.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00499 2/13/09: (ENV) Vote to Draft.
  24. SB 00632: Prohibit the possession of large cats such as lions, tigers and cougars at a private residence.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00632 1/26/09: Referred to Joint
Committee on Environment
  25. SB 00650: To authorize the creation of testamentary or inter vivos trusts for the care of domestic animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00650 3/09/09: Public Hearing Held.
  26. SB 00783 Concerning the Importation of Animals for Adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB783 2/18/09: (Env) Motion Failed JFCR
PD
  27. SB 00784: Act Concerning Roaming Livestock.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB784 2/23/09: Favorable Change of
Reference, Senate to Committee on Planning and Development. AND 2/24/09: Favorable Change of Reference, House to
Committee on Planning and Development.
  28. SB 00786: Establishing a Training & Certification Program for Municipal Animal Control Officers.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB786 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  29. The leaders of the Environment Committee on Friday promised to create legislation to ban private ownership of exotic animals,
including chimps like the one that nearly killed a woman in Stamford last month. http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11854435
  30. Fairfield: Man Charges with Illegal Possession of an Ape. http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_11862901

Delaware: No Report for this week. JFC Meetings scheduled. Legislature not in session until 3/17/09.
 1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/


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District of Columbia: WASHINGTON, DC:
 1. Georgetown University: Animal Law Seminar: March 27, 2009. Helping to organize this event: HSUS.

Florida:
  1. FAKC: Florida Association of Kennel Clubs: http://www.fakc.org/
  2. NAIA Trust of Florida: http://www.naiatrust.org/Working_partnerships.html
  3. Florida Legislature: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=77324298&CFTOKEN=82734753
  4a. HB 189: Gives local Governments the Right to Have BSL. Dangerous Dog Bill.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40004&SessionId=61 To fight this:
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12468461&type=ST&show_alert=1 3/01/09: 1st Reading.
  4b. SB 922: Dangerous Dog Bill. BSL. http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40492&SessionId=61
3/03/09: Introduced, referred to Community Affairs; Agriculture; Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations
  5a. HB 273: Sexual Activities Involving Animals.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40170&SessionIndex=-
1&SessionId=61&BillText=animals&BillNumber=&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredI
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 3/03/09: 1st Reading.
  5b. SB 448: Sexual Activities Involving Animals.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=39964&SessionIndex=-
1&SessionId=61&BillText=animals&BillNumber=&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredI
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 3/05/09 S On Committee agenda-- Agriculture, 3/10/09, 10:30 am, 37-S on
Thursday, March 05, 2009.
  6a. HB 451: MSN!!!! For the entire state of Florida.
http://www.myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40352&BillText=dogs&HouseChamber=H&SessionId=61
3/03/09: 1st Reading.
  6b. SB 0992: MSN! For the entire State of Florida.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&Submenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Billnum=0992&Year=2009 3/05/09 S On
Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 3/10/09, 10:30 am, 412-K on Thursday, March 05, 2009.
  7a. HB 1249: Relating to Commercial Dog Breeding.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&Submenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Billnum=1249&Year=2009 3/05/09: 1st
Reading. HSUS backed bill.
  7b. SB 2002: Relating to Commercial Dog Breeding.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Mode=Bills&ElementID=JumpToBox&SubMenu=1&Year=2009&billnum=
2002 3/05/09 S Introduced, referred to Community Affairs; Agriculture; General Government Appropriations -SJ 00147 on
Thursday, March 05, 2009. HSUS backed bill.
  7((c)). NAIA CapWiz Alert: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12780716
   8. HB 1337: MSN! For all animals Rescued, taken from Animal Shelters, etc.
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=41718&SessionId=61 3/05/09: 1st Reading.
  9(A). SB 0288: Sale of Dogs and Cats. Like a Puppy Lemon Law.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=39837&SessionIndex=-
1&SessionId=61&BillText=animals&BillNumber=&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredI
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 3/03/09 S Introduced, referred to Agriculture; Judiciary; General Government
Appropriations -SJ 00036 on Monday, March 02, 2009.
  9(B). NAIA CapWiz: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12776841&type=ST&show_alert=1
  10. SB 0372: Damage By Dogs. http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=39907&SessionIndex=-
1&SessionId=61&BillText=dogs&BillNumber=&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredInd
ex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 3/03/09 S Introduced, referred to Community Affairs; Agriculture; Transportation
and Economic Development Appropriations; Rules -SJ 00040 on Monday, March 02, 2009.
  10. SPB 7006: Revised Animal Shelter Facilities Laws.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40070&SessionIndex=-
1&SessionId=61&BillText=animals&BillNumber=&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredI
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
  11. Florida Launches National K9 Veterans Day. http://www.thedogplace.org/Articles/Leg/0902-K9-Veterans-Day.htm March 13,
2009.
  12. Gilchrist County: Noise Ordinance. Adopted it. .
  13. Ocoee: Noise Ordinance Proposed. 3/303/09:
http://www.ordinancewatch.com/files/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernment35083.pdf
  14. Lake Worth: Noise Ordinance Proposed.

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http://www.ordinancewatch.com/files/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernment35094.pdf and
http://www.ordinancewatch.com/files/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernment35093.pdf
  15. Titusville: Dog Friendly Dining Program. http://www.ordinancewatch.com/files/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernment35210.pdf
and http://www.ordinancewatch.com/files/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernment35209.pdf
  16. DeBary: Weighing MSN. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-loc-debary-spay-neuter-030809,0,779681.story TO
contact the city officials and explain why MSN does not work: http://www.debary.org/citycouncil.htm
  17. Fort Pierce: DDB Founder received the key to the city for her “compassionate” work for “Doogie”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_vyZp_zR8I

Georgia:
  1. Georgia Canine Coalition (GCC): http://www.georgiacaninecoalition.org/
  2. Georgia General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/
  3. HB 234: Equine Youth Day on February 10, 2009. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/hr234.htm 2/05/09: House
Read and Adopted.
  4. HB 429: Include Family Pets in Domestic Orders of Protection. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/hb429.htm
3/04/09: House Committee Favorably Reported.
  5. HB 606: Provide for methods for euthanasia of animals; to provide for training of certain persons authorized to euthanize
animals; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Would Out Gas Chambers
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/sum/hb606.htm 3/04/09: House 2nd Readers.
  6. SB 111: Relating to Restrictions on Hunting; Hunting with Lights. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/sb111.htm
3/05/09: House Committee Favorably Reported.
  7. SB 131: Act Pertaining to Trusts. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/sb131.htm 3/05/09: House 1st Readers.
  8. Thomasville: Sheriff wants to Ban “Pit Bulls because of an attack on a child by dogs of this background.
http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=9669051 and http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=9627074&nav=5kZQ According
to an email, Commissioners are working on a proposal to address dangerous dogs without being breed specific. This remains to be
seen.
  10. Fulton County: Proposed Tethering Restrictions. http://mm1.co.fulton.ga.us/cache/00006/715/2009-0243.PDF
  11. Euharle: Pet Limits Discussions.
  12. Maxwell/Fayette County: Emotion Runs High on Tethering. http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/35236 Some good
letters about the benefits of tethering would be good for this situation. Logical, polite, etc.
  13. Gwinnett County: “The proposed changes are now tabled until the April 21st AAC meeting. I am pleased that Gwinnett's Animal Advisory
Council have listener to the many voices from pet owners though out the county with a complete overhaul on how dog barking is being handled.”
  14. Peta “recognizes: UGA Animal Rights Group. http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=12737

Hawaii:
  1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
  2. SB 30: Prohibits, with limited exceptions, tethering of dogs.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=30 3/02/09: The committee on JGO
deferred the measure.
  3. SB 73: Allows TORT Damages and Emotional Distress Damages for the Loss of a Pet.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=73 1/26/09: Referred to JGO.
  4a. SB 79: Prohibits the OWNERSHIP and Sale of “Pit Bulls”
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=79 1/26/09: Referred to JGO.
  4b. Dog Advocates Rally Against this Bill. http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20090209_dog_advocates_rally.html
  5. SB 232: Prohibits the Consumption of Companion Animals.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=232 1/28/09: Referred to JGO.
  6. SB 233: Creates the Companion Animal Protection Act.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=233 1/28/09: Referred to TIA, JGO.
  7. SB 488: Prohibits Tethering of Dogs.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=488 3/02/09: The committee on
JGO deferred the measure.
  8. SB 763: Prohibits Dog Fighting.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=763 3/06/09: Report adopted;
Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1). AND 3/06/09: 48 Hrs. Notice 03-10-09.
  9. SB 1156: Prohibits landlord-tenant agreements from having no pet clauses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1156 2/26/09: Committee(s) on CPN
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  10. SB 1157: Prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants with pets.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1157 2/26/09: Committee(s) on CPN
has deferred the matter.
  11. SB 1176: Prohibits the owner of a dangerous dog from allowing the dog to roam freely without supervision. Authorizes an
animal control officer to investigate complaints regarding dangerous dogs, to pick up freely roaming dangerous dogs, and to issue
citations. Establishes penalties for owners who fail to adequately supervise dangerous dogs. Requires owners of dangerous dogs to
obtain liability insurance if the dog is found to be inadequately supervised.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1176 2/13/09: The Committee on
JGO Deferred the Measure.
  12. SB 1188: Prohibits the unreasonable or unsafe restraint of dogs and cats.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1188 3/02/09: The committee on
JGO deferred the measure.
  13. SB 1222: Prohibits the confinement of a pet animal on public property (with certain exceptions) and amends the law on animal
hoarding. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1222 3/06/09: Report
adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1). AND 3/06/09: 48 Hrs. Notice 03-10-09.
  14. SB 1627: Requires all breeders of dogs and cats to obtain permits from the county prior to breeding, sets certain requirements
for obtaining the permit, sets penalties for violations, and sets price ceilings for mixed-breed dogs and cats.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1627 1/30/09: Referred to TI A,
JGO.
  15. HB 25: Permit restrained dogs in state parks.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=25 1/23/009: Referred to WLO, JUD.
  16. HB 48: Working Group Study on The Use of Hunting Dogs on Public Hiking Trails.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HR&billnumber=48 2/12/09: Referred to WLO, HED.
Referral Sheet 14.
  17. HB 730: Prohibits Dog Fighting.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=730 3/05/09: Passed Second
Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting no.
  18. HB 1022: To strengthen our laws related to public administration by creating a new offense that prohibits the obstruction of
criminal investigations, and by upgrading certain public administration offenses to reflect the seriousness of the offenses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1022 1/28/09: Referred to JUD,
Referral Sheet 3.
  19. HB 1321: Prohibits tethering of dogs to fixed objects. Imposes a fine for violation. Requires the Department of Agriculture to
adopt rules to implement tethering prohibition.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1321 2/03/09: Re-referred to AGR,
JUD, FIN. Referral Sheet 7.
  20. HB 1455: Establishes certain types of animal restraint as an offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1455 1/30/09: Referred to JUD,
Referral Sheet 4.
  21. HB 1456: Establishes certain types of animal restraint as an offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1456 1/30/09: Referred to JUD,
Referral Sheet 4.
  22. HB 1510: Prohibits the confinement of a pet animal on public property (with certain exceptions) and amends the law on animal
hoarding. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1510 1/30/09: Referred
to JUD, Referral Sheet 4.
  23. HB 1608: Prohibits landlord-tenant agreements from having no pet clauses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1608 1/30/09: Referred to HSG,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
  24. HB 1609: Prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants with pets.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1609 1/30/09: Referred to HSG,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
  25. HB 1610: Allows recovery for negligent infliction of serious emotional distress or disturbance by the owner of a pet for negligent
injuries to the pet, not to exceed $25,000.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1610 1/30/09: Referred to JUD,
Referral Sheet 5.
  26. HB 1791: Criminalizes the action of animal hit and run.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1791 1/30/09: Referred to JUD,
Referral Sheet 5.

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  27. HB1842: Requires pet dealers and dog breeders to provide purchasers of dogs with written statements of the dog's medical
history. Allows consumers to return dogs to a pet dealer or breeder for a refund or exchange where the dog has a pre-existing
condition. Requires pet dealers to provide purchasers of cats with written statements of the cat's medical history.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1842          1/30/09: Referred to EBM,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
  28. HCR 60: Working Group Study on The Use of Hunting Dogs on Public Hiking Trails.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=60 2/12/09: Referred to WLO,
HED. Referral Sheet 14.

Idaho:
  1. Idaho Legislature: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
  2. HB 16: Controlled Hunts. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2009/H0016PrinterFriendly.htm 1/23/09: Rpt prt -
 to Res/Con
  3. HB 125: Definition of Certified Euthanasia Technician. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2009/H0125.htm 3/06/09:
3rd rdg - PASSED - 63-0-7.
  4. HB 127: Amends existing law relating to veterinarians to add animals as a group to be safeguarded by the state and to revise
the means to accomplish policy objectives. 3/06/09: 3rd rdg - PASSED - 63-2-5.
  5. HB 138: Adds to existing law relating to actions for negligence to provide for negligence actions against certain individuals in the
event of injury or death to a person caused by a nonnative animal species or subspecies introduced into the state of Idaho by a
governmental agency. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2009/H0138.htm 2/17/09: Rpt prt - to Res/Con.
  6. Boise: AR Advocates Rally in Support of New Bills. http://www.2news.tv/news/local/39389547.html Heads Up…..Idaho.

Illinois:
    1. Responsible Dog Owners Group of Illinois: http://www.rdogi.org/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RDOGI
   2. Illinois Dog Clubs & Breeders Association, Inc. (IDCBA): http://www.idcba.org/
   3. Illinois General Assembly : http://www.ilga.gov/
   4a. Chicago: Chicago City Council Committee to Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance March 12th!
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3760
   4b. Pet Neutering Ordinance has Votes, According to one Alderman: http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1467698,chicago-
dog-cat-spay-neuter-030909.article
   4c. Chicago’s MSN Law. http://www.dancingdogblog.com/2009/03/chicagos-mandatory-spay-neuter-law/
   4d. Chicago Tribune MSN Poll: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-sterilize-pets-vote,0,7639119.poll
   5. Former Chicago Police Officer John Keene seeks to expose the HSUS' $5,000 reward as a fraud and has posted information on
this on his blog. http://www.crueltyisacrime.com/?p=44 and http://www.crueltyisacrime.com/?p=45
   6. HB 0096: Outlaws Dog Fighting .
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0069&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40053&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/05/09: Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate.
   7a. HB 0198: Dog Breeder Licensing Act. (Chloe’s Law)
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0198&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40220&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0         3/11/09: HEARING: Business /Occupational Licenses Committee. 2:00PM Stratton Building Room C-1
Springfield, IL This is an HSUS backed law. However, there are laws all ready on the books which address this problem, if the
powers that be would only use them: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/awr/9cfr2.1.txt and
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0818 and
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1375&ChapAct=225%C2%A0ILCS%C2A0605/&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PR
OFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Animal+Welfare+Act.
  7b. AKC Alert on this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3721
   7c. NAIA Capwiz is operational for this bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12533456&type=ST&show_%20alert=1
   7d. ISVMA (Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association) Has Come out Against this Bill & its Senate Counterpart, SC 0053.
   7e. SAOVA: http://saova.org/Illinois.html
   8. HB 0562: Provides that an animal control officer, Department of Agriculture investigator, or humane society investigator with
reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child is being abused or neglected or is in danger of being abused or neglected must
immediately make a written or oral report to the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that Investigation Specialists,
Intact Family Specialists, and Placement Specialists employed by the Department of Children and Family Services must immediately
report suspected animal abuse or neglect to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Welfare. Provides for immunity from
liability for persons, institutions, and agencies participating in good faith in the reporting or investigation of animal abuse or neglect.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0562&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40963&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec


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Sess=0 3/03/09: Placed on Calendar 3rd Reading - Short Debate.
  9. HB 0583: Horse Meat Act: Amends the Illinois Horse Meat Act. Restores language that exempted certain types of horse meat
from regulation under the Act. Repeals a provision that prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Amends the Animals
Intended for Food Act. Expands the definition of "animal" to include "horses, mules, or other equidae". Amends the Illinois Equine
Infectious Anemia Control Act. Allows equidae more than 12 months of age to enter the State for immediate slaughter without a
certificate of veterinary inspection.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0583&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=41004&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 2/25/09: Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  10. HB 0678: Prohibits a person from transporting, or causing or allowing to be transported, any equine animal in or upon a
trailer, conveyance, or any other vehicle with 2 or more levels stacked upon one another.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0678&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=41149&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0          3/04/09: Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  11. HB 0934: Prohibition on the possession of an unsterilized or vicious dog by a person convicted of specified felonies applies to
a person convicted of felony dog fighting.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0934&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=42507&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/04/09: Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  12. HB 1091: Anti-Terrorism: Agricultural terrorism. Amends the Terrorism Article of the Criminal Code of 1961. Includes in the
definition of "terrorist act", any act that interrupts or interferes with agricultural production, agricultural research, or agricultural
equipment for purposes of disrupting or influencing, through intimidation or other means, consumer confidence or agricultural
production methods.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1091&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=42769&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0         3/03/09: Tabled By Sponsor.
  13. HB 3888: Animal / Pet Lemon Law .
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3888&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46711&SessionID=76
3/10/09: Consumer Protection Committee Hearing Mar 10 2009 4:00PM Stratton Building Room D-1 Springfield, IL
  14. SB 0038: Humane Euthanasia : Humane Care for Animals Act.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0038&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40230&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/04/09: Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 4, 2009. No report out as of this date.
  15. SB 0053: Dog Breeder Licensing Act.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0053&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40291&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 311/09: Licensed Activities Hearing Mar 11 2009 3:01PM Capitol 409 Springfield.
  16. SB 0090: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act: Cross Reporting of
Animal & Child Abuse..
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0090&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40408&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/04/09: Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 4, 2009. No report out as of this date.
  17a. SB 0139: Animal Torture : NO Cropping of Ears/NO Docking of Tails.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0139&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40561&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/10/09: Agriculture and Conservation Hearing Mar 10 2009 1:00PM Capitol 409 Springfield. (It appears farm
animals were taken out of this bill and all that is left is the no cropping/docking of dogs.)
  17b. AKC Opposes this Bill: It is to be redrafted: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3738
  17c. Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) OPPOSES This Bill.
  18. SB 1336: NO Tail Docking of ANY Bovine.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1336&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=42448&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0        3/10/09: Agriculture and Conservation Hearing Mar 10 2009 1:00PM Capitol 409 Springfield.
  19. SB 1337: Anti-Tethering for ALL Animals: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Prohibits a person from tethering or
confining any covered animal, on a farm, for all or the majority of any day. An anti-farm bill supported by AR groups.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1337&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=42454&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 2/18/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation.
  20. SB 1835: Sets forth requirements that must be complied with if a dog is to be tethered. Specifies the types of shelter that must
be available to dogs and equines.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1835&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=44664&SessionID=76
3/10/09: Agriculture and Conservation Hearing Mar 10 2009 1:00PM Capitol 409 Springfield.
  21. SR 127: State Animal ID/Registration (NAIS):
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=127&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=SR&LegID=47245&SessionID=76
3/05/09: Referred to Assignments.
  22. McHenry County: No report about the hearing.
  23. Macon County (Decatur) Board Approves Animal Care Reform Law: http://www.herald-

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review.com/articles/2009/02/20/news/local/1039300.txt
  24. Woodlawn: Area Family Raising Awareness for Animal Rights. http://www.register-
news.com/homepage/local_story_065232408.html?keyword=leadpicturestory

Indiana:
  1. Indiana General Assembly: http://www.in.gov/legislative/
  2. HB 1202: Care of animals. Provides that a person neglects an animal for purposes of the animal cruelty statute if the person
leaves the animal outside exposed to: (1) excessive heat without providing the animal with a means of shade from the heat; or (2)
excessive cold if the animal is not provided with straw or another means of protection from the cold; regardless of whether the animal is
restrained or kept in a kennel.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1202&doctype=HB                   1/12/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.
  3a. HB 1468: Animal Cruelty: Prohibits a person on bail or parole from owning/training an animal. AND Animal cruelty and
commercial dog breeders Added a Puppy Mill Part to the bill.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1468&doctype=HB 2/23/09:
Senate: First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.
  3b. NAIA Has a Capwiz set up to Oppose this bill:
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12679656&type=ST&show_alert=1
  3c. What does this bill mean? “you are not considered to be a "rescuer" until you meet the number requirements as defined in this bill. What
it does mean however is that your "fosters" will be counted with the number of dogs which you personally own, and this could push you into
the category of "commercial pet dealer" if you move five or more dogs through your property in a years time even if they are rescues being fostered.
Adoption fees will be counted as "sale price." Or it could just push you over local animal limit numbers, and you could be forced to "get rid of" some
of your dogs…… Further, the first part of this bill is attached to SEX OFFENDER PAROLE legislation! ARE DOG BREEDERS THE EQUIVALENT
OF SEX OFFENDERS IN YOUR STATE? “
  3d. AKC Opposes this bill & is on top of the legislation: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3736
  4. HB 1603: Service Dogs: Right of Entry.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1603&doctype=HB 3/03/09:
Senate: First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation.
  5. HB 1710: Friends of animal trust License Plate.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1710&doctype=HB 1/22/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
  6. SB 0023: Animal Fighting Penalties/Illegal.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0023&doctype=SB#latest_info
1/07/09: First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
  7. SB 0222: Killing Domestic Animal is a Class D Felony.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0222&doctype=SB 3/02/09:
House: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary.
  8. SB 0238: Crimes Against Animals.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0238&doctype=SB 3/02/09:
House: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary.
  9. SB 0271: Animal disease diagnostic laboratory: Increase Funding.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0271&doctype=SB 2/25/09: In
House: First reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Iowa:
  1. Iowa General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/index.html
  2. Iowa Alliance For Responsible Dog Ownership: http://www.freewebs.com/ammitnme/
  3. Iowa Federation of Animal Owners, Inc. (IFED)
  4. Castalia: BSL (pit bulls): http://www.decorahnewspapers.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=18983
Send your polite letters explaining why BSLs do not work to:
Castalia City Hall
1518 Centennial Road
Castalia, Iowa 52161-8004
  5. Logan: BSL Approved.
  6. HF 12: Prohibits the Use of Lights during Hunting. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF12 1/16/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  7a. HF 13: Act Entailing the Killing of a Dog when it Presents a Public Threat and Providing Penalties.

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http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF13 1/15/09: Referred
to Agriculture.
  7b. HF 33: Rules for Killing of Dogs Which Present a Clear & Present Danger. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF33 1/16/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  6c. SF 23: Act Entailing the Killing of a Dog when it Presents a Public Threat and Providing Penalties.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF23 1/20/09: Referred
to Agriculture.
* 8a. HF 30: Act Providing the Regulation of Places Which House Animals. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF30 (This is their “puppy mill” Bill.) 1/26/09: Referred to
Public Safety.
 * 8b. SF 69: Act Providing the Regulation of Places Which House Animals. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF69 1/28/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  9a. HF 32: Domestic Protective Orders To Include Animals in the Home. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF32 1/16/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  9b. SF 70: Domestic Protective Orders To Include Animals in the Home. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF70 1/28/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  10. HF 41: Bobcat Hunting. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=DspHistory&var=HF&key=0048C&GA=83 1/27/09: In Subcommittee: Natural
Resources.
  11. HF 106: Service Animals Are Medical Expense. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF106 2/02/09: In Subcomittee: Human Resources.
* 12a. HF 486: Regulation of Kennels and Breeders. “puppy mill” bill: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=83&hbill=HF486 NOTE: This is the successor to HF 30.
3/02/009: Introduced and referred to Agriculture.
   12((a1)). Backers: “puppy mill bill” in Danger:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200903070405/NEWS10/903070332
* 12b. SF 265: Regulation of Kennels and Breeders by DALS. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF265 3/09/09: Senate: Referred to Agriculture. This
bill CHANGED its Title to reflect that within the last week or so.          This was the original title: “A bill for an act providing for the
regulation of commercial establishments that house animals by the department of agriculture and land stewardship.”
  13. SF 25: Season for Mourning Doves. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF25 1/22/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  14. SF 41: Allowing A Dog to Hunt a Wounded Deer and Penalties: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF41 1/26/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  15. SF 119: Domestic Protective Orders to Include Animals Owned by Petitioner. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=Billbook&ga=83&hbill=SF119 2/09/09: Committee Report Approving Bill.
  16. SF 247: Person Helping a Disabled Person with a Service Animal Be Permitted to Accompany the Disabled Person and
Service Animal . http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF247
2/25/09: Introduced & Referred to State Government.

Kansas:
 1. Kansas State Legislature: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do
 2a. Wichita: PASSED BSL!!!! http://www.kansas.com/news/breaking/story/728141.html
 2b. Annual Vet Exams: MANDATED Annual Vet Exams. The district advisory board here is going to have meetings on dog issues
at the first of March. They are planning to allow each vet to decide what to do on frequency of giving rabies shots. They are also considering
mandated annual vet exams for dogs. I am sure this is to give vets business. If people don't email or call the city council and email
Animalcode2009@wichita.gov and let them know they are against mandated annual vet exams, they will most likely pass it. “
  3. HB 2255: Act Providing for “I’m Pet Friendly” License Plate. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-billtrack/searchBills.do
02/05/2009: Referred to Transportation
  4. HCR 5004: Concurrent Resolution urging The US Congress to Oppose Federal Regulations That Interfere with the State’s
Ability to Direct the Transport of Processing of Horses. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-
billSubj/filenameSearch.do?filename=/2010/5004.html 2/17/09: CR: Be adptd as am. by Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kentucky:
  1. Kentucky State Legislature: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/
  2. Louisville: Animal Services to get Aggressive on “Illicit Breeding” and Sales: http://www.courier-
journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200901040430/PETS/901040484 Gestapo Tactics which was voted to be legal. Word is that

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ACOs are posing as prospective buyers and if a home/breeder is not complying with the law, dogs and puppies are taken to be spayed
and neutered.
  3. HB 23: Relating to Horse Racing. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB23.htm 1/07/09: Licensing & Occupations
Committee.
  4. HB 91: Relating to Agroterrorism http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/09RS/HB91.htm (this would help prosecute members of
groups like the ELF and ALF.) 1/07/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  5. HB 137: Cruelty to animals: requiring shade and shelter for dogs. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/09RS/HB137.htm 1/08/09:
Referred to Judiciary.
  6. HB 182: Add Bittering Agent to Antifreeze. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB182.htm 2/27/09: House Judiciary.
  7. HB 240: Requiring Spay/Neuter of Dogs and Cats Prior to Release from a “Releasing Agency.”
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB240.htm 2/26/09: Senate: in Agriculture Committee.
  8. HB 301: Prohibit the Unlawful Removal of Domesticated Animal’s Identification or Tracking Devise, establishes penalties.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB301.htm 3/06/09: Senate: 1st Reading & Agriculture Committee.
  9. HB 331: AN ACT relating to agisters. Provide that persons providing care or maintenance of animals may, under certain circumstances and
with notice to the owner, elect to sell the animal to recover their costs in lieu of taking a lien against the animal.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB331.htm 3/06/09: Senate: 2nd Reading, to Rules, floor amendment filed.
  10. HB 358: Relating to Ferrets. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB358.htm 3/05/09: Senate: Agriculture Committee.
  11. HB 428: Specify responsibility for the care of animals seized as a result of violations of the state's animal cruelty statutes.
2/12/09: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB428.htm 2/23/09: In the House Judiciary.
  12. HCR 121: Urge the Department of Education to consider the introduction of instruction on the humane treatment and protection
of animals into public school systems. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HC121.htm 3/03/09: Senate: Education Committee.
  13. SB 151: By describing the circumstances under which veterinarians shall release records of patients.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/SB151.htm 3/05/09: House: Agriculture & Small Business Committee..
  14. Kenton County: Woman whose dog was seized by the Sheriff’s office, turned over to Animal Control and euthanized because
she could not afford the seizure bond has decided to file a Federal Civil Lawsuit against the County Executive, County Attorney, County
Sheriff and County Animal Control Director in Both their official capabilities and as individuals.

Louisiana:
  1. Louisiana State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.la.us/ Convenes April 27, 2009.
  2. Bastrop: Dangerous Dog/Possible BSL. http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/x1592479687/City-Council-adds-10-to-city-
court-costs Next city council meeting is 3/12/09. To contact the city and explain why BSLs are not a good idea and give
examples of responsible dangerous dog ordinances:
Mayor Clarence W. Hawkins
P.O. Box 431
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
Office Phone: (318) 283-3301
Fax Number:            (318) 281-5783
E-mail:               mayor@cityofbastrop.com
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City Hall
202 East Jefferson Avenue
First Floor, Room 115
Bastrop, Louisiana 71220
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 431
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221-0431
Telephone: 318-283-0250
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City Clerk Sandra Goleman
sgoleman@cityofbastrop.comsgoleman(_AT_)cityofbastrop.com
Assistant City Clerk Patrice Smith
patrices@cityofbastrop.compatrices(_AT_)cityofbastrop.com
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  3. Opelousas: Farm Animal Limits Considered. http://www.dailyworld.com/article/20090310/NEWS01/903100304/1002

Maine:
 1. Maine State Legislature: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/
 2. Maine Federation of Dog Clubs: http://www.fedmedogclubs.org/
 3. Responsible Animal Owners of Maine: http://www.rao-of-me.com/

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  4. HP0117 (LB 138) : Placement of Bait to Attract Wild Birds or for Hunting:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030560 1/15/09: Referred to Commission on Inland Fisheries
& Wildlife.
  5. HP 151 (LD 186): Possession of Animal Fighting Paraphernalia:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030613 1/21/09: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice &
Public Safety.
  6. HP 362 (LD 517): Authorize the Employment of Animal Control Officers by Animal Shelters
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031124 02/17/2009 - Referred to the Committee on
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
  7b. HP 398 (LD 560): Act To Ban the Hunting of Animals in Enclosed Areas.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031248 2/17/09: Referred to House Committee on
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. .
  7b. Hunting Bill May Focus Discussion on Animal Rights. http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/letters/5987616.html
  8. SP 57 (LD 171): Extend the Season for Training Hunting Dogs.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030587 1/21/09: Referred to Committee on Fisheries &
Wildlife.
  9. SP 73 (LD 223): An Act To Ensure That the Money Received from the Surcharge on Registration of Pet Food Is Used for the
Sterilization of Animals. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030661 1/27/09: Referred to
Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
  10. SP 156 (LD 412): Creation of an Animal Welfare Trailer License Plate:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030950 2/10/09: Referred to Committee on Transportation.
  11. SP 161 (LD 458): Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Recommendations
for Licensing Equine Boarding Facilities. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031000 02/10/2009 -
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
  12. SP 327 (LD 829): Act To Allow Licensed Kennel Owners To Vaccinate Their Own Dogs.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/billtextsearch.asp 3/05/09: Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
suggested and ordered printed. On motion by Senator Nutting of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
  13. Bangor: HUSSON Symposium on Religious, Ethical, and Economic Perspectives on the Humane Treatment of Other Animals.
Thursday, April 16th. http://www.husson.edu/index.php?cat_id=1342 From reading this, one can tell this will be an AR meeting
based in the religious realm.

Maryland:
  1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
  1. Maryland Dog Federation: http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/
  2. Loudon County: Trial set for Pit Bulls. http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/news/2009/jan/22/put-bulls-have-their-day-court/
This is to combat the BSL in this county.
  3. HB 149: Estates & Trusts for the care of Animals: http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0149.htm 2/27/09: Senate: First
Reading Judicial Proceedings.
  4a. HB 208: Labeling Requirements for all Animal Fur. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0208.htm This is an AR backed
bill. 2/05/08: First reading was scheduled in Economic Matters. No Report out as of this date.
  4b. SB 342: Labeling Requirements for all Animal Fur. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0342.htm This is an AR backed
bill. 3/18/09: Hearing Scheduled for 1:00pm.
  5. HB 216: Calvert County: Animal Control Ordinance Fees. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0216.htm 3/05/09:
Hearing Scheduled Environmental Matters. Hearing held on 3/05, but no report out as of this report.
  6a. HB 495: Prohibiting a person from owning, possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 50 breeding dogs
over the age of 4 months at any time; establishing enclosure size and exercise requirements to be met by a person owning,
possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 10 breeding dogs over the age of 4 months; establishing a penalty
for a violation of the Act; and exempting specified facilities from the requirements of the Act.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0495.htm 2/12/09: 1st hearing held. No report out. . This is the “puppy mill” bill for this
state.
  6b. SB 318: Limitations on Possession of Breeding Dogs. Also: establishes enclosure size, exercise requirements.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0318.htm Maryland Dog Federation OPPOSES this bill. 3/02/09: Unfavorable Report by
Judicial Proceedings Withdrawn. Dead.
  7. HB 546: Prohibiting a person from transporting pets in or on a truck or trailer on a highway unless the truck or trailer is enclosed
on the sides and the top in a manner that safely prevents the pet from falling, jumping, or otherwise exiting the truck or trailer or unless
the pet is confined by a device designed to safely prevent the pet from falling, jumping, or otherwise exiting the truck or trailer; providing

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that a violation of the Act is not a moving violation for specified purposes; defining "pet"; etc.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0546.htm 2/23/09: Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn. Dead.
  8. HB 855: Altering the Definition of a Public Body in the Context of the Open Meeting Acts to INCLUDE The Governing Body of A
Humane Society or other entity Dedicated to Animal Control of Protection If a County Provides Funding To the Entity & Has Delegated
the Authority to carry out Animal Control Or Protection to the Entity, etc. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0855.htm 3/04/09:
Hearing Scheduled. No report out of committee as of this update.
  9a. HB 901: Domestic Violence Protection Order to Include Pets and Service Animals.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0901.htm 2/19/09: Hearing to be held in Judiciary. No Report out as of this week.
  9b. SB 736: Domestic Violence Protection Order to Include Pets and Service Animals.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0736.htm 3/12/09: Hearing Scheduled..
  10. HB 1045: Cecil County: Regulations of Disturbance of Domestic Animals. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1045.htm
3/19/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  11. HB 1177: Pet Access to Maryland State Parks. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1177.htm 3/13/09: Hearing
Scheduled.
  12. HB 1208: Increasing the compensatory damages for tortious death of, or injury to, a pet that may be awarded to an owner of
the pet. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1208.htm 3/18/09: Hearing Scheduled..
  13. HB 1218: Prohibiting a person from killing a dog found pursuing a deer in Washington County.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1218.htm 3/12/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  14. HB 1299: Requiring the owner or custodian of an animal who is removed from a place because of mistreatment to complete an
administrative remedy offered by a local animal control agency or humane society officer or the officer may petition the District Court for
a specified disposition of the animal; authorizing the seizure and removal of an animal from specified property or impoundment on the
property if there is probable cause to believe the animal is being mistreated; etc. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1299.htm
3/12/09: Hearing Scheduled...
  15. SB 110: Regulations for the Transporting of Pets & Animals in Vehicles. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0110.htm
2/17/09: Favorable Report Rejected (17-30). Second Reading FAILED.
  16. Md. State Sen. Stone and Delegates Malone and Cardin Receive Humane Legislator (HSUS) Awards.
http://files.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/maryland_humane_legislator_awards_021309.html
  17. Laurel: Maryland Dog Federation Meeting. 3/29/09. Fidos for Freedom Conference Room. For more info:
marylanddogfederation@yahoo.com

Massachusetts:
  1. Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners : http://www.massfeddogs.org/ AND
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20Bills%20To%20Watch.pdf
  2a. Legislative Tracking form: http://www.mass.gov/legis/ltsform.htm
  2b. General Court of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/
  3. Reinstein Wants Vote on Reversing Dog Racing Ban.
http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2008/11/11/updates/doc491b45db206c4943531519.txt
  4. Lowell: BSL. To contact officials to voice your opposition: http://www.egovlink.com/lowell/action.asp?actionid=5593
  5. MSPCA Reacts to Sagging Economy: Closes Adoption Centers in Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard & Springfield:
http://www.mspca.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=13511
  6. HD 253: Relative to the Control of Coyotes. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  7. HD 533: Requiring pet shop owners to provide basic pet care information to consumers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  8. HD 586: Relative to protective orders. (Think this is protection of home animals, too, but am not sure at this time.)
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  9. HD 653: Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs & Cats. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/ActProhibitingDevocalization.pdf
MASSFED OPPOSES! Talking points on opposing this bill:
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20HD653%20(Harkins).pdf
  9b. Debarking: AN ALL out ATTACK by the AR to end this practice and end your right to have this procedure performed on your
dogs: http://www.wickedlocal.com/chatham/homepage/x1363805718/Dog-proposal-gets-Beacon-Hill-s-attention
  9c. This is the misinformation the AR side is espousing about Debarking: http://www.worcester-arl.org/devoc.html ;
http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31661.html ; http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31596.html ;
http://mspca.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=aboutus_State_Belief_Devocalize_Animals
 10. HD 932: Act to prevent animal cruelty. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  11. HD 947: Act safeguarding our natural resources. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  12. HD 962: Act relative to dog training areas in the Commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm


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  13. HD 1062: Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  14. HD 1063: Act concerning the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to dogs harbored upon the insured
property. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  15. HD 1152: Act to protect farm viability. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  16. HD 1353: Act relative to the penalty for killing maiming or poisoning of animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  17. HD 1393: Act enhance the management of problem wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  18. HD 1432: Act To Provide For The Safe Care And Treatment Of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  19. HD 1479: Act Regulating Livery Vehicles. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  20. HD 1508: Act relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  21. HD 1553: Act to Include Animals in Abuse Prevention Orders. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  22. HD 1559: Act relative to the regulation of livery drivers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  23. HD 1846: Act relative to the annual observance of greyhound adoption month.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  24. HD 1850: Act relative to the greyhound adoption trust fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  25. HD 2526: Act relative to the retirement rights of animal control officers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  26. HD 2599: Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  27. HD 2710: Act relative to at risk dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  28. HD 2782: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  29. HD 3006: Act relative to the spaying and neutering of cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  30. HD 3253: Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  31. HD 3393: Act relative to animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  32. HD 3465: Act relative to the sale of dogfighting paraphernalia. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  33. HD 3473: Act Relative to trusts for the care of animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  34. HD 3511: Act relative to deer hunting. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  35. SD 235: Act relative to farm protection. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  36. SD 241: Act amending the equine laws. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  37. SD 243: Act relative to dog training areas in the commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  38. SD 375: Act relative to the feeding of wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  39. SD 559: Act to Protect Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  40. SD 671: Act updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  41. SD 1303: Act relative to Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  42. SD 1352: Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm
  43. SD 1448: Act Relative to Puppy Mills. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm MassFed and AKC
Opposes. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20SD1448%20(Hedlund).pdf                    This is the Massachusetts “puppy
mill” bill.
  44. SD 1641: An Act Relative to Greyhound Racing. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  45. SD 1796: Act creating animal trusts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  46a. High Salaries for MSPCA Questioned:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/02/20/top_salaries_at_mspca_questioned/
  46b. Massachusetts “Humane” Lobby Day: https://community.hsus.org/humane/events/lobbyday_BostonMA_April14/details.tcl
(MSPCA is working hand-in-hand with HSUS.)
  47. Boston “Pit Bull” Ordinance : http://www.examiner.com/x-3118-Boston-Dog-Laws-Examiner~y2009m2d28-Boston-pit-bull-
ordinance-balance-between-dogownership-rights-and-public-safety

Michigan:
  1, Michigan State Legislature: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uijb1h45pnkdaw55kllc1v55))/mileg.aspx?page=home
  2. Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs (MAPBD): http://www.mapbd.org/
  4. Michigan “Human Lobby” Day (pushed by HSUS):
https://community.hsus.org/humane/events/lobbyday_LansingMI_March31/details.tcl March 31, 2009.
  5a. HB 4167: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4167&query=on
2/05/09: Read & Referred to Committee on Transportation.


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  5b. SB 0135: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0135&query=on
1/29/09: Read & Referred to Committee on Transportation.
  6. HB 4263: Methods of Use for Euthanasia; Clarify & Amend.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-4263 2/17/09:
Read for the first time & Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
  7. HB 4324: Proof of vaccination upon license application process; modify.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4324&query=on
2/18/09: Introduced & Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
  8. HB 4465: Animals; other; dog, cat, or ferret temporarily transferred to a person; provide for waiver of good faith deposit.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(hpuylcqrdx3j2l45nc2bma45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4465&query=on
2/25/09: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Agriculture.
  9. SB 0316: Dangerous animal; expand definition to include an animal that bites or attacks a domestic animal.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5eirx055hcdswfjrkfrrng45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0316&query=on
3/03/09: Senate Committee on Judiciary.
  10. Royal Oak: BSL. http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20090220/NEWS18/90220009 To contact the city commissioners and
explain why BSLs do not work: http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/clerk/commish.html
  11. UM Ending Animal Testing. (according to AR group PCRM):
http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm?ID=1057
  12. Westland: Repeals BSL. http://www.journalgroup.com/Westland/9290/council-oks-new-vicious-dog-ordinance.html
  13. Royal Oak: “It is imperative for anyone in the area to attend the next few city council meetings. According to a media report, the question of
whether certain breeds of dogs should be deemed as vicious, and therefore banned from either the entire city is one that City Commissioner Terry
Drinkwine thinks should be explored. Anyone who can attend the meetings is encouraged to do so in an effort to follow this issue. City council
meetings are held the first and third Mondays at City Hall located at 211 Williams Street and begin at 7:30 p.m.” Next Meeting is 3/16/09.


 Minnesota:
  1. Minnesota Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (also known as Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs): http://www.minncdc.org/
  2. Minnesota State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
  3a. HF 0115: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database
required. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0115&ssn=0&y=2009
2/10/09: Referred by Chair to Crime Victims. Criminal Records Division.
  3b. SF 0309: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database
required. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0309&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86
1/29/09: Referred to Agriculture & Veterans Committee.
  4. HF 0140: Certain pet sales exempted from sales taxes.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0140&ssn=0&y=2009 1/15/09:
Referred to Committee on Taxes.
  5a. HF 0253: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0253&ssn=0&y=2009 1/22/09:
Referred to Public Safety Policy & Oversight.
  5b. SF 0007: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0007&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 1/08/09:
Referred to Agriculture & Veterans Committee.
  5c. AKC Alert on These Two Bills: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3713
  6. HF 0297: Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF297&ssn=0&y=2009 3/03/09:
Division action, to pass as amended and return to State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and
Elections.
  7a. HF 0573: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act; Dog and cat breeder required permit created.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0573&ssn=0&y=2009 2/10/09:
Referred by Chair to Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division.
  7b. SF 0500: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0500&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/09/09:
Referred to Agriculture & Veterans.
  8. HF 0436: Deer hunting season extended.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0436&ssn=0&y=2009 2/03/09:

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Referred by Chair to the Committee on Environmental Policy & Oversight.
  9. HF 0559: Artificial lights used to locate animals provisions modified.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0559&ssn=0&y=2009 2/05/09:
Referred to Environmental Policy & Oversight.
  10a. HF 0630: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0630&ssn=0&y=2009
2/12/09: State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology & Elections.
  10b. SF 0655: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0655&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Referred to Taxes.
  11a. HF 0728: Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0728&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Motion to Recall & Re-refer to Committee Public Safety Policy & Oversight.
  11b. SF 0800: Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0800&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/19/09:
Senate Judiciary Committee.
  12. SF 0201: Dog and Cat Breeders Act.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0201&ssn=0&y=2009 Referred
to Agriculture and Veterans Committee on 1/22/09.
  13a. West St. Paul: Define Dangerous Dog Rules.
http://www.southwestreviewnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=62&SubSectionID=275&ArticleID=3750&TM=45053.57
  AND http://www.southwestreviewnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=62&SubSectionID=275&ArticleID=3935&TM=47705.25

Mississippi:
 1. Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc. http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/legislation
 2. Mississippi State Legislature ( for bills): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/
 3. Ridgeland: BSL Proposal. Will be on the Agenda for 3/17/09.
Telephone: (601) 856-7113 (City Hall) Mayor.McGee@ridgelandms.org
Alderman Steen
Telephone: (601) 856-3645 (Home)
(601) 856-3005, ext. 17 (Work)
gsteen@sprintmart.com
Alderman Heard
Telephone: (601) 856-7727 (Home)
(601) 815-3427 (Work)
(601)-201-7392 (cell)
kheard@shrp.umsmed.edu
Alderman Gautier
Telephone: (601) 856-1291 (Home)
(601) 957-3162 (Work)
(601) 506-5913 (Cell)
chuck.gautier@ridgelandms.org
Alderman Holder
Telephone: (601) 856-1950 (Home)
(601) 957-7493 (Work)
kevin.holder@ridgelandms.org
Alderman Roberts
Telephone: (601) 856-4320 (Home)
(601) 540-8443 (Cell)
larry.roberts@ridgelandms.org
Alderman Jones
Telephone: (601) 206-5416 (Home)
scojones@bellsouth.net
Alderman Davis
Telephone: (601) 856-2106 (Home)
(601) 605-0722 (Work)
(601) 672-0258 (Cell)
linda.davis@ridgelandms.org
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF297&ssn=0&y=2009

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  4. HB 372: Prohibit Hunting of wild bird or animal with bait, electronic sound and lights.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0372.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
   5. HB 500: Unclaimed Deer Venison Will Be Donated to Charities.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0500.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  6. HB 655: Prohibit the Sale of Animals on Public Roadways. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0655.xml
02/03/09 Died In Committee
  7. HB 693: Prohibit the Ownership of Dangerous Dogs Unless Certain Conditions Are Met:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0693.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  8. HB 941: To Amend the Criminal Offenses of Animal Cruelty from Misdemeanors to Felonies.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0941.xml      02/03/09 Died In Committee
  9. HB 984: Prohibit Closed Seasons on the Running With Dogs In Fox, Rabbit, Raccoon and Turkey Seasons.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0984.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  10a. HB 1215: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1215.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  10b. SB 2916: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2916.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  11. HB 1216: Prohibit Animal Fighting . http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1216.xml 02/03/09 Died In
Committee
  12. HB 1217: Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1217.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  13. HB 1218: Penalties of Animal Cruelty and Differing Levels of Crime of Animal Cruelty:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1218.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  14a. HB 1344: State Courts May Order the Seizure of Animals If the Animals Are Being Neglected or Abused or Mistreated.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1344.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
 14b. SB 2906: State Courts May Order the Seizure of Animals If the Animals Are Being Neglected or Abused or Mistreated.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2906.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  15. HB 1345: Revise of Crime of Animal Cruelty Between Misdemeanors and Felonies:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1345.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  16. HB 1496: The Wild Animals Classifications: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1496.xml 3/03/09: Died in
Committee.
  17. HB 1589: Clause Protects Pets from Those Who Stalk Humans in the Home.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1589.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  18. SB 2153: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2153.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  19. SB 2154: Establishes the Laws of Cruelty Against Dogs and Cats.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2154.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  20. SB 2357: Establishes Laws of Cruelty Against Dogs and Cats. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2357.xml
02/12/09: Died On Calendar.
  21. SB 2467: Nuisance Laws: Barking is Included. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2467.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  22. SB 2609: Allows the Taking of Deer with Bait. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2609.xml 02/03/09 Died
In Committee
  23. SB 2917: Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2917.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  24. SB 2943: Revise Dates of Deer Season. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2943.xml 02/03/09 Died In
Committee
  25. SB 3012: Theft of Livestock is a Crime: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB3012.xml 3/03/09: Died in
Committee.
  26. SB 3178: Pet LEMON LAW! http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB3178.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  27. Jackson: “A proposed ordinance to amend Article IV, Section 18-101 (dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs) is currently pending
before the Planning Committee. According to the council agenda, the ordinance would “ban breeds of dogs from the City of Jackson,” as well as limit
the number of dogs per household. The ordinance has been before the Planning Committee since early November, and repeated attempts to
contact each of the committee members, the city clerk and the mayor have all been ignored. “

Missouri:
 1. Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed): http://www.mofed.org/
 2a. Missouri Joint Bill Tracking: http://www.house.mo.gov/billcentral.aspx

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  2b. Missouri General Assembly: http://www.moga.mo.gov/
  3. HB 420: Changes the laws regarding the impoundment of an animal suspected of being neglected or abused.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb420.htm 01/27/2009 - Read Second Time
  4. HB 617: Requires all owners of domesticated dogs and cats to keep them current on their rabies vaccinations.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb617.htm 3/10/09: SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEE ON EMERGING
ISSUES IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
  5. SB 63: Prohibits Dog Fighting. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=512742
2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled BUT not Heard . S General Laws Committee
  6. SB 184: Creates penalties for owners of dogs that cause injury and creates an absolute defense against civil liability or
prosecution for killing or injuring certain threatening dogs
http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552512 2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled BUT not
Heard. S General Laws Committee
  7. SB 186: Creates the Healthy Pet Act. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552514
1/26/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee
  8. SB 227: Modifies Provisions Relating to Wild and Dangerous Animals and Registration of them.
http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=597907 2/10/2009 - Hearing Completed. S General
Laws Committee
  9. HCR 4: Encourages dog training programs and kennel clubs to provide training and education for community pet owners that
result in dogs being "Canine Good Citizens" http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/bills/hcr4.htm 03/03/2009 - Rules Voted
Do Pass (H)
  10. Pilot Grove: BSL: One Step Closer to Vicious Dog Ban: http://www.boonvilledailynews.com/news/x512375608/Pilot-Grove-
one-step-closer-to-vicious-dog-ban
  11. Spike in “Dog Rescues” Difficult to Pin Down. http://www.news-leader.com/article/2009903010345 (AR groups need for
publicity?)

Montana:
 1. Montana State Legislature: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
 2. HB 191: BSL for Entire State.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=191&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= DEFEATED! 1/22/09:
Tabled in Committee.
  3. HB 349: Revise animal cruelty laws.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC0512&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/10/09: Tabled in Committee.
  4. HB 431: Revise Dog Bite Laws.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=431&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/02/09: In Senate
Judiciary Committee.
  5. HB 548: Require inspection for dog breeding facilities.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC1693&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/05/09: House: Committee Vote
Failed; Remains in Committee – Judiciary.
6. LC 0623 (SB 346): Increased Penalties for Animal Abuse.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=623&P_C
HPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/10/09: Tabled in
Committee.
  7. LC 0986 (SB 336): Authorizes the Use of Dogs to Track Wounded Animals.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=986&P_C
HPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/17/09: Hearing in
House Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
  8. LC 1593: Regulating Facilities for the Breeding of Dogs to Sell “Puppy Mill Bill “
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=1593&P_
CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 12/06/08: Draft on
Hold.
 9. SB 167: Increase penalties for equine abandonment.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC1368&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/12/09: House HEARING in

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Agriculture.
 10. SB 221: Cruelty Charges for “Animal Hoarding”
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=221&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/19/09: House
HEARING in Judiciary.
  11. SB 289: Include killing poultry as basis for killing dog.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC2151&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/09/09: Second Reading
Indefinitely Postponed.
  12. SB 336: Act to Use Trained, Controlled Dogs for the Hunting of Wounded Deer.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=336&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/17/09: Hearing in
House Fish, Game & Wildlife Committee.
  13. SB 346: Increase Penalties for Cruelty to Animals. Allow Civil Proceeding for Recovery of Cost Incurred for Caring for Animals:
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=346&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=                                   2/16/09: Tabled in
Judiciary Committee.
  14. SB 402: Clarify property rights for which just compensation is due when taken.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC2179&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/11/09: Hearing Senate Finance &
Claims Committee. No Report out of the committee as of this update.
  15. SB 476: Increase monetary amount threshold for felony of animals.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws09/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=&P_BILL_NO=&P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC2306&
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 3/05/09: House: 1st Reading.
  16. Billings: Canine Custody Hearing Cancelled : http://billingsgazette.net/articles/2009/03/02/news/local/28-kapsa.txt Found
guilty before a trial & the county wants board and keep.

Nebraska:
  1. Nebraska State Legislature: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/
  2. LB 71: Require Animal Care Professionals to Report Suspected Animal Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment to Appropriate
Investigation Agency: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6360 2/03/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  2. LB 83: To provide for the Care and Protection of Domestic Animals Under the Order of Protections for Humans in the Home:
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6378 2/20/09: Failed to advance to Enrollment and Review
Initial.
  3. LB 241: Act Relating to Dog and Cat Breeders. Licensing, Breeding, Inspections, etc.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6354 3/03/09: Agriculture AM428 filed. The Amendment:
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/AM/AM428.pdf
  4. LB 252: Illegal to Possess Animal Fighting Paraphernalia and Penalties.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6849 2/11/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  5. LB 347: Dogs Are Considered Personal Property & Owners shall be Responsible for Their Dogs’ Actions.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6457 2/11/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  6. LB 409: Act Relating to Offenses Against Arson Dogs .
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6150 2/11/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  7. LB 463: Animal Therapist, Requirements, Licensing, etc.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6686 2/20/09: Hearing was Scheduled in House Health &
Human Services Committee. No further info.
  8. LB 494: Dangerous Dogs. http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6590 2/11/09: Hearing
Scheduled. No further info.
  9. LB 588: Adopt the Dog and Cat Purchase Protection Act: (basically a Puppy Lemon Law):
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6938 2/03/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  10. LB 677: Change the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6957 2/20/09: Indefinitely postponed.
  11. Farm Bureau Wary of Potential Pet/Livestock Linkage:
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2009/02/22/news/politics/doc499c98ab9fd84027587156.txt

Nevada:
  1. Nevada Animal Owners and Sportsmen - Voting Alliance. http://www.naos-va.com/

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  2. Nevada Legislature: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/
  3. AB 15: Revises provisions governing notice of sterilization requirements for dogs and cats.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=43 3/09/009: Hearing: Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture,
and Mining.
  4. AB77: Revises provisions governing the unlawful killing or possession of wildlife.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=176 2/03/009: Read first time & to committee.
  5a. AB 199: Prohibiting a person from possessing an animal with the intent to use the animal in a fight with another animal or to
engage in certain other prohibited acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?billname=AB199 3/09/09: Hearing Scheduled in Committee on Natural
Resources, Agriculture & Mining.
  5b. SB 133: Prohibiting a person from possessing an animal with the intent to use the animal in a fight with another animal or to
engage in certain other prohibited acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=340        3/12/09: Hearing Scheduled in Senate Natural Resources.
  6. SB 57: Makes various changes relating to veterinary medicine. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=118
2/03/009: Heard in Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor. No Action.
  7. SB 132: Anti-Tethering & Combines with Emergency Evacuation Plan for Animals.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=339 3/12/09: Hearing Scheduled in Senate Natural Resources.
  8. Animal Enthusiasts Challenge Humane Society Agenda. http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2009/Feb-18-Wed-
2009/news/26972439.html

New Hampshire:
  1. Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) : Point of Contact: Elin Phinizy black.north@gmail.com or the
DOGS Website: http://nh-animal-law.blogspot.com/
  2a. New Hampshire Legislative/Bill Status Update: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/
  2c. New Hampshire General Court: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
  3. HB 34: Act Relative to Rules of the Road. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0034.html ** Any person
operates a motor vehicle while holding a live animal upon his or her lap shall be guilty of a violation.** 1/07/09: In Transportation.
Due out of Committee on 3/19/09.
  4. HB 59: Act requiring employers of employees with service dogs to place signs prohibiting animals other than service dogs.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0059.html 2/12/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  5. HB 0148: Relating to the Sale and Vaccination of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0148.html
DOGS Concerns: This bill raises questions about how a certificate can be evidence of a transfer if obtained prior to sale. In addition, it is unclear
whether the bill applies to foster care.
Bill Status: During the public hearing, the State Vet clarified that the bill does not apply to those that are not transferring dogs or cats as a business
(such as animal rescue or breeding your own pet). He also is willing to modify the health certificate to provide a place to signify that the transfer has
occurred) 2/05/09: In Environment & Agriculture Committee. Due out 3/19/09.
  6. HB 0220: An Act Relative to the Forfeiture of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0220.html This is
ignoring the right to be innocent until proven guilty. DOGS OPPOSES. Talking Points: DOGS is opposed to HB 220. Our concerns
include:
-      For this new civil case, the owner has only 14 days to prepare their defense.
-      If the owner is found guilty in the civil case, the animal(s) could be put out for adoption or euthanized prior to the criminal case being decided.
-      The level of proof of a violation in a civil case is less than a criminal case. Meaning that it is easier to be found guilty in the civil case.
-      Owners could be required to post a $2,000 bond for each animal for both the civil and the criminal cases (doubling the current requirement).
-      In Vermont, a similar law resulted in an owner being found innocent in the animal cruelty criminal case but because they were found guilty in
the previous civil proceeding their animals had been adopted and unable to be returned.
-      The supporters of HB 220 believe that having this civil proceeding will allow the municipality and the shelters a more efficient way to recoup
the costs of caring for the animal(s). But, they are creating more cost to the municipality to bring another case. Furthermore, the charitable mission of
the shelters, that allows them to collect donations, is to maintain the facility and animal care programs. 1/21/09: In Criminal Justice & Public
Safety. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  7. HB 0247: Act relative to the assistance of the state veterinarian with the investigation and enforcement of animal abuse laws.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0247.html Bill Status: At the public hearing on 1/29, the State Vet explained that his
office is not equipped to be the first responder for cruelty complaints. The local law enforcement (including the state police and county sheriff) are
better equipped. The State Vet will still retain authority to participate in an investigation. The committee's subcommittee is developing an amendment
that will clarify the role of the State Vet in all animal cruelty investigations. DOGS supports the work of the subcommittee to amend the bill.
1/29/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  8. HB 0278: Relative to the Penalty for Mistreating Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0278.html
1/29/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  9. HB 0337: Act permitting the issue of temporary licenses for certain sellers of animals.

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http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0337.html DOGS OPPOSES. 3/04/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  10. HB 345: Allowing Physical Therapists to Practice on Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0345.html
Bill Status: At the public hearing on 2/5, concerns were raised by the naturopathic practitioners who thought it would ban them from practicing. The
bill is pending before the House Environment and Agriculture Committee.
DOGS Concerns: After consulting with animal physical therapists that our members use, DOGS understands that the bill resolves a medical liability
problem for both parties, will encourage Vet's to refer to PT's and is good consumer protection. Those who are not licensed PT's certified to work on
animals can still practice but cannot refer to themselves as "physical therapists". 2/05/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out
of Committee 2/19/09. No info as of this week.
  11. HB 0427: Act Relative to Equine Licenses. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0427.html (carriage horse bill)
1/27/09: WITHDRAWN. Inexpedient to Legislate .
  12. HB 0653: Relating to Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0653.html 2/19/09: Committee
Recommended Inexpedient to Legislate.
  13. SB 0013: An act declaring the Chinook the state dog of New Hampshire.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0013.html 2/19/09: Passed. Adopted.
  14. SB 19: A relative to government immunity from lawsuits for municipal dog parks.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0019.html 2/19/09: Passed. Adopted.
  15. SB 0137: Act establishing a special motor vehicle license plate and associated fees to support the New Hampshire companion
animal neutering fund. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0137.html DOGS Concerns: The introduction to the bill stated
several misleading facts regarding reasons that dogs and cats are euthanized and the cost of such to the shelters.
Bill Status: At the public hearing, Sen. Roberge, the bill's sponsor, agreed to remove the introductory statement that DOGS objected to. 2/18/09:
Laid on the Table.
  16. SB 0140: Relative to the Practice of Animal Chiropractic Care. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0140.html
3/06/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  17. SB 0156: Relative to the commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0156.html 1/27/09: Executive Departments & Administration.
  18. WMUR: HSUS & a Breeder with the Usual Spin:
http://www.wmur.com/video/18784894/index.html?treets=man&tml=man_12pm&ts=T&tmi=man_12pm_1_11000102252009
  19. Anglers/Hunters: Current Policy is Best. (Bill pertain to AR):
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20090222&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=902220345&SectionCat=&Templat
e=printart

New Jersey:
 New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs (NJFDC): http://www.njfederationofdogclubs.org/
  1. NJ Bill Tracking: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
  2. Rutgers University: Offering Certificate in Animal, Community and the Law. http://www.ncpp.us/certcourses.php “nice” AR
courses guaranteed to brainwash anyone.
  3. A 449: Permits the rabies inoculation of dogs at pounds or shelters under the direction of certain veterinarians.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A0500/449_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4a. A 820: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/820_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4b S 1045: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1045_I1.HTM 2/14/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  5a. A 899: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/899_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  5b. S 358: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/358_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  6a. A 902: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING
MEASURE. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/902_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture
and Natural Resources Committee
  6b. S 835: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEASURE.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1000/835_I1.HTM 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  7. A 1173: Requires dogs licensed out of state that are brought into NJ to be licensed in NJ within 60 days, and raises penalties for

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violations of law requiring licensing of dogs and of kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1173_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  8. A 1381: Establishes notification system for operation of petting zoos and certain animal or agricultural exhibitions; establishes
sanitation requirement for human contact with animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1381_I1.HTM 1/8/2008
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  9. A 1403: Permits court to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1403_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  10. A 1414: Requires public schools to include instruction on humane treatment of animals as part of the Core Curriculum Content
Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1414_I1.HTM 1/8/2008
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
  11. A 1418: Prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs, or hearing
assistance dogs harbored on the insured property. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1418_I1.HTM
2/7/2008 Passed by the Assembly (74-2-0)
2/14/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
  12. A 1419: Authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  13a. A 1591: Prohibits certain breeding and sales practices; requires persons selling cats or dogs to provide certain information;
and provides penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1591_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
   13b. NJ Commercial Dog Breeder Will be Anyone Who Sells More Than Dogs, Puppies, Cats, Dogs.
http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/03/nj-commercial-breeder-will-be-anyone.html
  14. A 1593: Prohibits purchase and resale of certain animals for experimentation.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1593_I1.HTM Withdrawn from the Files
  15a. A 1951: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1951_I1.HTM
5/19/2008 Passed by the A5/19/2008 Passed by the Assembly (77-3-0)
5/19/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
  15b. S 1275: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1275_I1.HTM 6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
   16. A 2005: Concerns responsibilities and liabilities of individuals involved in equine animals activities.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2005_I1.HTM 1/28/1/28/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  17a. A 2346: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has
dissolved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2346_I1.HTM
2/26/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  17b. S 1590: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has
dissolved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1590_S1.HTM
5/22/2008 Passed by the Senate (33-3)
5/22/2008 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18a. A 2417: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2417_I1.HTM 3/3/2008 Introduced, Referred to
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18b S 1592: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1592_I1.HTM 4/7/2008 Introduced in the
Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  19. A 2663: Provides that court shall make order respecting custody of domestic companion animals in divorce upon request.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2663_I1.HTM 5/12/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  20a. A 2983: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals,
increases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2983_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  20b. S 1992: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals,
increases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1992_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
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  21a. A 3052: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3052_R1.HTM        11/17/2008 Passed by the Assembly (76-2-0)
11/24/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  21b. S 2028: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2028_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  22. A 3335: Requires animal cruelty training for selected assistant county prosecutors and tracking of animal cruelty cases in State
uniform crime reporting system; directs AG to issue prosecutor guidelines for animal cruelty cases.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3335_I1.HTM 10/23/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety
Committee
  23a. A 3539: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3539_I1.HTM
12/15/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
  23b. S 2510: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S3000/2510_I1.HTM
1/26/2009 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.
  24. A 3552: Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish
and maintain website list of such persons. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3552_I1.HTM 9/15/2008 Introduced,
Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
  25. A 3574: Creates Feral Cat Health Commission. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3574_I1.HTM 1/13/2009
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  26. A 3575: Authorizes creation of local animal health and population control commissions.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3575_I1.HTM 1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee.
   27. A 3655: Establishes voluntary gross income tax check-off donation for State low-income and shelter-adoption spaying and
neutering programs; establishes veterinarian continuing education credits for certain services to certain cats or dogs provided free of
charge. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3655_I1.HTM 1/15/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee.
  28. S 364: Directs DHSS to adopt regulations prohibiting overcrowding of animals in kennels, pet shops and other retail
establishments; establishes penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/364_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the
Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  29. S 971: Increases sterilization and animal control programs; establishes dog license surcharge.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth
Committee.
  30. S 1434: Concerns NJ Transit's treatment of people with guide or service dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1434_I1.HTM 3/06/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate
Transportation Committee.
  31. S 1694: Requires all cats and dogs released from shelters and pounds be sterilized with certain exceptions, and establishes
penalty for noncompliance. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1694_I1.HTM 5/05/2008 Introduced in the Senate,
Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.
  32. S 1845: Creates crime of threatening the life of certain animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1845_S1.HTM
11/24/2008 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
  33. S 2335: Authorizes hunting of game animals every day of the week during hunting season.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2335_I1.HTM 10/27/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate
Environment Committee
  31. NE Rabies Challenge Fund Seminar & Benefit: March 14, 2009, Trayes Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 Dr. W. Jean Dodds will be presenting:
“Clinical Approaches to Managing and Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions”
Dr. Ronald D. Schultz will be presenting:
"What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Canine Vaccines and Vaccination Programs"
http://www.freewebs.com/rcfbenefit2009/theseminar.htm
  32. Armed for boar, hunters decimate the ranks of state's porky pests. http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-
12/1235885115134710.xml&coll=1

New Mexico:
  1. HB 82: Intentionally Starving Animals To Death. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0082.html
2/04/09: In House Judiciary Committee
  2. HB 125: Socorro Spay/Neuter Program. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0125.html 2/04/09:


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In House Appropriations & Finance Committee
   3. HB 159: Expand Cruelty to Animals. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0159.html 2/10/09:
Passed House. In Senate : Conservation Committee.
   4. HB 204: Extend Horse Racing Act To 2015. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0204.html
3/06/09: Senate Do Pass and referred to Judiciary Committee.
   5. HB 265: No Gas Chambers for Animal Euthanasia. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0265.html
3/05/09: Senate Do Pass and referred to Judiciary Committee
   6a. HB 302: Espanola Animal Shelter.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=302&year=09 2/11/09: House Appropriations &
Finance Committee – Report Out.
   6b. SB 358: Espanola Animal Shelter Services.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=358&year=09 1/29/09: Introduced & Referred to
Senate Finance Committee.
   7. HB 593: Animal Euthanasia Requirements.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=593&year=09 3/06/09: House Do Pass and referred
to Judiciary Committee.
   8a. HB 667: Dangerous Dogs Definitions & Prosecution. BSL!
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=667&year=09 2/28/09: Recommended Passing from
House & Consumer Affairs Committee Substitute for 667. While it is not listed on the website, this bill was pulled from the
legislature.
   8b. Dogged Lawmaker Changes his Mind. http://www.cnjonline.com/news/lawmaker_32555___article.html/heaton_state.html
   9. HB 781: Equine Protection Fund. http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=781&year=09
2/14/09: Introduced & House Agriculture Committee.
   10. HB 892: Animal Shelter Euthanasia Requirements.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=892&year=09 2/28/09: Recommended Do Pass from
Committee.
   11. HM 49: Spay Day Espanola. http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=M&legno=%20%2049&year=09
2/19/09: Introduced.
   8. SB 127: Custody & Care of Mistreated Animals. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0127.html
This is what they are calling the “Animal Indemnification Bill," and would require those accused of animal cruelty to pay for their
animal's food and shelter while the animals are in state custody. Finding them guilty before a trial. 2/25/09: Senate: Final Vote 40-
1.
   9. SB 185: Pet License Plate Fees to Animal Care Fund.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0185.html 2/25/09: Do Pass from Senate Committee.
   10. SB 313: Cruelty to Animals Includes Abandonment:
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=313&year=09 3/07/09: Senate: Final Vote 37-0.
   11. SB 504: Feral Hog Control. http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20504&year=09
3/09/09: Senate: Final Vote 36-0
   12. SB 560: Farmer Protection Act. http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20560&year=09
2/11/09: Senate Introduction.
   13. By the way: ," Under current New Mexico statute, any owner of a dog deemed to be "dangerous" must be spayed or neutered,
microchipped and registered each year. Under House Bill 667, the definition of "dangerous dog" is expanded to include any dog that "is identifiable
as or known as a pit bull or Rottweiler." Boy, I'll bet that owners of those dangerous dogs in NM aren't eager to be spayed, neutered, and
microchipped.
 14. Animals Need Welfare, not Rights. http://www.emtelegraph.com/index.php/opinion/979-Animals-Need-Welfare,-Not-Rights.html

New York: .
 1a. Dog Federation of New York: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
 1b Responsible Dog Owners of New York: Point of Contact: Ann Lettis lettis@webtv.net
  2a. New York Bill Search/Status: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/
  2b. New York State Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/
  3. New Rochelle Dog Owners Successful in Lawsuit Against City: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
  4a. New York City: AR groups are Targeting Carriage Horses. Want to outlaw the Practice.
  4b. The Group Spearheading the effort to end carriage horses: http://www.banhdc.org/
  4c. This is still a BIG issue & the AR groups are STILL Fighting to End this practice. They continue to email the NYC politicos and
hand out incorrect info about carriages and the horses.
  5. A 00188: Allows persons 62 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction

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of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does
not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00188          01/07/2009 referred to housing
   6. A 00239: Provides for an increase in criminal penalties for acts of cruelty to animals making cruelty a class A misdemeanor or
an E felony based on level of intent; and aggravated cruelty a class D felony. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00239
01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   7. A 00255: Requires the micro-chipping of all dogs, excluding temporarily kept dogs; creates a state registry to maintain the
identification and contact information on all micro-chipped dogs; provides that such registry shall be made available to veterinarians,
shelters and kennels for the purposes of identification. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00255 01/07/2009 referred to
agriculture
   8. A 00406: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; relates to the better protection of lost and strayed animals and to
securing the rights of owners thereof; relates to licensing of dogs in certain cities; establishes an animal population control fund.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00406 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   9. A 00427: Relates to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane
treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals,
school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00427 01/07/2009 referred
to education
   10. A 00600: Allows the release of any dog or cat to another pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly
incorporated humane society, or duly incorporated animal protective association for the sole purpose of placing such dog or cat in an
adoptive home, when such action is reasonably believed to improve the opportunity for adoption.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00600 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   11. A 00825: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be
under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00825 01/07/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   12. A 00991: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; authorizes other entities to issue licenses; increases license fees.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00991 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   13. A 00992: Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00992 01/07/2009 referred to ways and means
   14. A 00999: Provides for humane destruction or disposition of certain animals; euthanasia of animals shall be accomplished by an
injection of sodium pentobarbital administered by a technician while the animal is heavily sedated or in the case of an emergency, a
gunshot is permissible in the case where an animal that is posing an imminent threat of serious physical injury; provides that chambers
used to induce hypoxia by means of lethal gas shall be dismantled, rendered inoperable and beyond repair, and removed from the
premises. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00999 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   15. A 01089: Relates to attacks on service dogs; provides for a penalty of $1000 for the attack on a service dog or user of such
service dog, a fine of $2000 for an attack on both dog and user; also provides that if the attacking dog has previously been found to be
a dangerous dog, then such fines shall be $2000 and $4000 respectively, and such may also be punishable with 90 days
imprisonment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01089 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   16. A 01377: Relates to the definition of pet dealer; in addition to the sale, includes the offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit to the public or to any broker, wholesaler, medical facility or pet dealer; requires pet dealers who offer animals for
sale to the public, brokers, wholesalers and medical facilities to be licensed. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01377 01/07/2009
referred to agriculture
   17. A 01540: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01540 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   18. A 02105: Bans dangerous dogs from dwellings where children under 12 years reside; provides penalties including fines/jail
time for multiple violations within 5 years. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02105 01/15/2009 referred to agriculture
   19. A 02564: Provides that no person 62 years of age or older shall be denied occupancy in multiple dwellings, nor shall such
tenant be evicted from a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she owns or keeps a common household pet or pets, the
harboring of which is not prohibited by the multiple dwelling law or other applicable law, unless the pet causes damage to the subject
premises, creates a nuisance or interferes substantially with the health, safety or welfare of other tenants or occupants of the same or
adjacent building or structure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02564 01/20/2009 referred to housing
   20. A 02671: Excludes dogs, cats and any other domesticated animals from the definition of "wildlife"; defines the term feral dog or
cat. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02671 01/21/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   21. A 02768: Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made
when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has
also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also
file a report of suspected animal abuse or maltreatment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02768 01/21/2009 referred to social
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  22. A 03022: Provides for a prohibition on trapping animals for sport. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03022 02/06/2009
enacting clause stricken
  23. A 03168: Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations
caring for such animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03168 02/24/2009 referred to codes.
  24. A 03241: Makes various provisions relating to cruelty of animals; requires person adopting a dog or cat to receive a packet of
information on care and treatment of such animal which shall be provided by the pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal protection association; imposes additional penalties for animal
abuse and cruelty to animals; requires those who are required to report child abuse to report animal abuse.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03241 01/23/2009 referred to agriculture
  25. A 3467: Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or
activities and experimental studies. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03467 01/27/2009 referred to education
  26. A 3567: Requires operators of petting zoos to maintain hand washing or hand cleansing facilities for persons attending such
petting zoos; prohibits the sale of prepared foods within fifty feet of the petting zoo area; and requires other public establishments
featuring animals that patrons may reasonably come in contact with to provide hand washing or hand cleansing facilities.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03576 01/27/2009 referred to health
  27. A 3765: Authorizes the district attorney bringing animal abuse charges to petition for the posting of security for the care of the
abused animal on behalf of the impounding organization; authorizes all such petitions to be filed at or after the arraignment on animal
abuse charges. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A3765 3/09/09: Senate: Referred to Agriculture.
    28. A 4318: Creates the rescued animals spray and neuter fund; authorizes the department of taxation and finance to place a
check-off box on income tax returns for taxpayers to contribute money to the fund. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04318
02/03/2009 referred to ways and means
  29a. A 5507: Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by animal facilities under inhumane conditions; regulates the operation of
commercial kennels used for breeding dogs. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05507 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  29b. AKC Has Issued an Alert for this bill (Would Classify more Residents as Pet Dealers.) :
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3758
  30. S 00082: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be
under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00082 01/07/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
  31. S 00422: Provides strict liability for medical costs resulting from a dog bite or bites; allows exemptions for police work dogs,
hearing dogs and service dogs; allows additional recovery where it can be proved that the dog had dangerous or vicious propensities
and the owner had knowledge of such propensities. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00422 01/07/2009 Referred to Judiciary.
  32. S 00518: Provides that pet dealers or other persons shall not sell dogs purchased or received from a puppy mill.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00518 01/07/2009 Referred to Consumer Protection
  33. S 00911: Prohibits individuals, firms, corporations or associations from engaging in the killing or injuring of confined animals for
the purpose of entertainment, contest or any other reason; prohibits a premises from being licensed as a "shooting preserve" for the
purpose of such practice, commonly referred to as "canned hunting" or "domestic safaris"; subjects violators to civil penalties of not less
than five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars for each violation. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00911
01/21/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
  34. S 1496: Makes the commission of cruelty to 10 or more animals during the same criminal transaction, a class E felony.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S01496 02/02/2009 Referred to Agriculture
  35. S 2211: Mandatory Microchipping of ALL Dogs & Cats. Creates a State Registry For ALL Chips.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02211 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  36. S 2219: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02219 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  37. (here’s a new twist on the AR movement): The Latest in Nutrition" by Michael Greger, M.D., director of public health and animal
agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Long Island, New York, on March 22. “Scientific studies have shown that we
don't need to eat animals to be healthy. In fact the longest-living people in the world don't eat any animals at all. The population with the longest life
expectancy isn't the Okinawa Japanese or the Mediterranean Sardinians, but California Adventist vegetarians. They live 10 years longer than the
general population and enjoy lower rates of many of the chronic diseases that plague Americans, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity,
and certain cancers.” When: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Green Melody Chinese Vegetarian Restaurant, 519 N. Broadway (next to Whole Foods Market), Jericho, NY 11753
Please RSVP (seating limited): (631) 421-5591 or diningout@healthy-planet.org
  38. HSUS “Lobby Day”: March 30th. Go and support our side and show the ARAs we can lobby, too.
  39. From the North Shore Animal League: Diary of a “puppy mill” dog. http://www.nsalamerica.org/endcruelty/diary-of-a-puppy-
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North Carolina: .
  1. North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (NCRAOA): http://www.ncraoa.com/
  2. Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership Information for NC: http://www.rexano.org/StatePages/NorthCarolinaFrame.htm
  3. North Carolina General Assembly: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
  4a. HB 6: Davie's Law/Humane Euthanasia in Shelters.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h6 Anti-gassing, anti-heartstick. 3/04/09:
Hearing held.
  4a((1a)). NCVMA is OPPOSED to this bill.
  4b. SB 199: Davie's Law/Humane Euthanasia in Shelters.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s199 2/18/09: Senate: Ref To Com On
Judiciary.
  4b((1a)). NCVMA is OPPOSED to this bill.
  5a. HB 27: Regulate Euthanasia of Animals.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h27 2/12/09: Ref to the Com on
Agriculture, if favorable, Judiciary II
  5b. NCVMA is OPPOSED to this bill.
  6a. HB 208: Spay/Neuter Program Transfer/Funds.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h208 2/18/09: Passed 1st Reading &
Referred to the Com on State Government/State Personnel, if favorable, Agriculture.
  6b. SB 470: Spay/Neuter Program Transfer/Funds.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s470&submitButton=Go 3/09/09: Ref To
Com On Finance
  7a. HB 424: Certified Technicians for Animal Euthanasia.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h424&submitButton=Go 3/05/09: Ref to the
Com on Agriculture, if favorable, Health, if favorable, Judiciary II.
  7. SB 473: Certified Technicians for Animal Euthanasia.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s473 3/09/09: Filed.
  8a. HB 460: Commercial Dog Breeders.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h460&submitButton=Go 3/09/09: Ref To
Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. This is NC’s Version of the HSUS “puppy mill” bill. OPPOSED!!!!
  8b. SB 460: Commercial Dog Breeders.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=S460 3/09/09: Ref to Commerce. If fav, re-
ref to Finance. This is NC’s Version of the HSUS “puppy mill” bill. OPPOSED!!!!
  8((c)) From AKC: NC Bills Aim to Regulate Breeders. http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3759
  9. SB 7: Allow Hunting on Sunday. http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s7
1/29/09: Ref To Com On Judiciary II.
  10. SB 307: Regulates Ownership & Use of Certain Reptiles. Exotic Pet Bill for Reptiles.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=S307 2/25/09: Senate: Referred to
Committee on Judiciary II.
  11. SB 329: Right to Hunt.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s329&submitButton=Go 2/26/09: Ref to
Committee on Ways & Means.
  12. SB 467: Disposal of Unclaimed Animals.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s467&submitButton=Go 3/09/09: Ref To
Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
  13. Gaston County: Commissioners Consider MSN. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/18443281/detail.html and
http://www.ncraoa.com/alerts.html       To contact the Gaston County Commissioners:
http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/CountyCommission/CommissionersPictures.htm
  14. Raleigh : Passed Ignorant Tethering Ordinance. http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/4662009/
  15. McDowell County: Proposed Animal Ordinance Has Bite. This may be a problem.
http://www2.mcdowellnews.com/content/2009/jan/27/proposed-animal-ordinance-has-bite/news-local/ To offer prudent suggestions to
the council and other members: http://www.mcdowellgov.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8D745BD4-3EC7-4410-91B5-
E20D347000F6}
  16a. Wayne County: Substandard Mass Commercial Breeder Busted: (According to the ACO investigation was for a year….So
what took so long?):
http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2009/02/06/rescued_300_small_breed_dogs_seized_from_alleged_puppy_mill/ ,
http://www.wcti12.com/News12.asp , http://www.witn.com/

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  16b. HSUS and PetSmart Charities Are involved (& so close to the HSUS Lobby Day , too…. Coincidence? Probably not.)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/petsmart-charitiesr-sends-emergency-relief,708055.shtml
  16c. Dogs “Given” to HSUS (which is kind of difficult since they have no animal shelters): http://www.news-
record.com/content/2009/02/10/article/judge_300_dogs_wont_be_returned_to_kennel
  16d. HSUS Will Adopt Dogs Out (now, these dogs were supposedly in horrendous condition. They must have magically gotten
better to be eligible for adoption so quickly.): http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/feb/11/humane-society-seized-dogs-will-be-
adopted-out/ AND http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29256849/
  16e. A TV News Station Allows HSUS to Write Their News in the HSUS Way:
http://www.wnct.com/nct/news/local/article/dogs_rescued_from_overcrowded_facility/32603/
  17. Pender County: BSL Talk! http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090218/ARTICLES/902180253?Title=Pit-bull-attack-
prompts-Pender-County-to-review-animal-control-laws          To contact the county commissioners and explain why BSLs do not work:
http://www.pender-county.com/departments/commissioners/index.shtml
  18. The owner of this website: http://www.freewebs.com/howtohelpanimals/ has created a group for NC residents to stop Gas
Chambers and Heartsticks. “Yahoogroups - NC_legislation is the group - PLS join if you are in NC or if you want to help but don't live there.”
  19. Lenoir County (Kinston): (HSUS is at it again): Fifty Dogs Removed from Dog Breeder.
http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/40380307.html Wonder what/how/why they said/did/coerced this woman into releasing these
dogs for “adoption.” Couldn’t have been into bad a shape since they could be adopted out right away. All of this is coinciding with the
introduction of an AR backed, HSUS bill on the AR term “puppy mill.”
  20. Durham “crusader” is Dog’s (not so) Best Friend (story on Amanda Arrington):
http://www.newsobserver.com/166/story/1423944.html
  21. Dare County/Manteo: “City Attorney Bobby Outten is looking into two types of breed-specific ordinances that have passed legal muster
elsewhere. One would allow people to own dog breeds such as pit bulls only under certain restrictions; the other would outright ban them. The
proposals will likely be presented to the board in April. Please send letters of opposition to the Dare County officials listed below. Please also offer
educational materials as Dare County’s director of animal control is advising the county commissioners that pit bulls have locking jaws and other
outdated myths about the breed. Next Meeting is March 16, 2009.
County of Dare
PO Box 1000
Manteo NC 27954
(252) 475-5000
Board of Commissioners
Richardj@darenc.com
jshea@darenc.com
maxd@darenc.com
mikej@darenc.com
allenb@darenc.com
warrenj@darenc.com
vtillett@darenc.com
County Attorney, Robert L. Outten
outten@darenc.com
County Administration Building
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
PO Box 1000
Manteo NC 27954
Executive Assistant, Janice Williams
janicew@darenc.com
Phone: (252) 475-5803
Fax: (252) 473-1817
County Manager, Terry Wheeler
comgr@darenc.com
County Administration Building
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
PO Box 1000
Manteo NC 27954
Phone: (252) 475-5800
Fax: (252) 473-1817
  22. Topsail Island: Topsail Humane Society Ends Contract with Pender County Animal Control.
http://carolinacoastonline.com/articles/2009/03/07/topsail_voice/news/doc49ae923b97e19113897499.txt

North Dakota:
 1. North Dakota State Legislature: http://www.legis.nd.gov/

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  2. HB 1125: Control of predatory animals, destructive birds, and injurious field rodents. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba1125.html 3/09/09: Passed Senate & Returned to House.
  3. HB 1386: Rabies Determinations. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-actions/ba1386.html 3/13/09: Senate:
HEARING in Agriculture.
  4a. HB 1496: To have the Department of Commerce set up a Feasibility Study for an Equine Processing Plant:
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-actions/ba1496.html 3/05/09: HEARING. Was held In Senate Natural Resources.
  4b. Approved Study: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/230304/
  5. HB 1499: Gun Dog Training. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-actions/ba1499.html 3/05/09: HEARING. Was
held In Senate Natural Resources.
  6. SB: 2210: Relating to the Killing or Injury of a Law Enforcement Support Animal. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba2210.html 3/11/09: HEARING. House Judiciary.
  8. SB 2211: Related to Killing or Injuring a Service Animal; Providing Penalties. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-
actions/ba2211.html 3/11/09: HEARING. House Judiciary.
  9. SB 2271: Relating to child abuse investigations and required reports of animal abuse. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba2271.html 2/16/09: Senate: Failed to Pass Second Hearing.

Ohio:
   1. Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc. www.ovdo.org
  2. Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. http://www.ofodc.org/index.htm
  3. Ohio Association of Animal Owners, Inc (OAAO): http://www.oaao.us/
  4. Ohio General Assembly: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/
  5. A statewide anti-tethering measure is coming to Ohio. According to an AR email: “The newly-elected State Representative of
the 79th District is laying the foundation for the introduction of an anti-chaining statewide legislation as has been passed in other states
such as California, Connecticut, etc. He is asking for our help. He has asked that all Ohio residents contact their legislators and ask
for a statewide anti-chaining legislation protecting dogs from enduring a life of misery at the end of a chain and being left out in the cold
in this frigid weather….. Perla Kinne      Unchain Ohio Campaign.”
  6. Gallipolis: BSL Passed.
  7. Ohio Farm Bureau Meeting With HSUS. http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=5CFF61D1-5056-B82A-
D06E8C420A3FAD83
  8. HB 55: Cruelty to Animals: Penalties. Protection Orders-Apply to Pets.
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou128.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0055?OpenDocument 3/03/09: Introduced & Referred to Criminal
Justice.
  9. SB 22: Theft Penalties :theft includes stealing animals. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_SB_22_I_N.html
2/10/09: Referred to Criminal Justice & Judiciary.
  10. Ohio Woman Sues Animal Care Group:
http://www.nbc4i.com/cmh/news/local/article/ohio_woman_sues_animal_care_group/13102/ Take a note from this story. It can
happen to all of us.
  11. Animal Advocates May Push for Ban on Dog Auctions.
http://dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/02/28/new_puppy.html?sid=101
  12. Avon Lake: Reworking “Pit Bull” Law. http://www.cleveland.com/sunsentinel/news/index.ssf?/base/news-
0/1235659365272110.xml&coll=4 May do away with BSL.

Oklahoma:
  1. Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance (OAIA): http://www.oaiaonline.com/
  2. Oklahoma Legislative Informational Services: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html
  3. HB 1045: Regulating Dogs Running At Large. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx
2/24/09: Senate: 1st Reading.
  4a. HB 1332: Creating the Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act: Basically a combination of “Puppy mill”, breeder, licensing,
fee oriented bill guaranteed to run those who do things right out of business:
http://kwtv.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/pdf/0109/hb1332.pdf 3/05/09: Senate: 1st Reading.
  4b. AKC is OPPOSING HB 1332: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3737
  4c. Language Analysis of HB 1332: http://dogplay.com/Articles/MyArticles/OK_HB1332/OK_HB1332_12Feb09.htm
  5. HB 1453: Dog kennel restrictions - modifying exceptions .
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to ECON.
  6. HB 1465: Extend the Deadline for Hunting or Taking of a Furbearer.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/25/09: Senate: 1st Reading.
  7. HB 1641: Trusts for Pets Act of 2009. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 3/04/09:

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Senate: 1st Reading.
  8. HB 1665: Exotic Pet Act: Restrictions! http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  9. HB 1886: Use of unclaimed animals for scientific investigation and education
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Public Health.
  10. HB 2007: Open season dates and methods for hunting.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  11. HB 2084: Modifying Cody’s Law. This is a Dangerous Dog bill.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  12. HB 2209: Pet Protection Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Judiciary.
  13. SB 619: Animals-Clarify language : All Domestic Animals Shall Be Restrained by the Owners and if the animals run at large,
the owners are liable for any damages. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Rules.
  14. SB 637: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  15. SB 639: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  16. Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Position on Bills: http://capwiz.com/okvma/issues/

Oregon:
  1. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA): http://www.naiaonline.org/
  2. Oregon State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.or.us/
  3. North Plains: BSL. This is about the BSL and how all BSLs are not for the best of the public.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/argus/index.ssf?/base/news/1231528837101920.xml&coll=6
  4. HB 2223: Increases or establishes certain fees related to hunting, angling and commercial fishing. Extends and increases
certain surcharges. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2223.intro.html 1/21/09: Referred to Agriculture,
Natural Resources and Rural Communities with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
  5. HB 2286: Relating to Damages Awarded for Damages out of Civil Liability.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2286.intro.html 1/12/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  6. HB 2313: Animals are Property. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2313.intro.html 1/27/09: Public
Hearing Held in Judiciary].
  7. HB 2323: Crime of Theft for Stealing Animals. Modifies property offenses by increasing value threshold of property.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2323.intro.html 3/05/09: Signed by President of Senate. 3/04/09:
Signed by Speaker of the House.
  8. HB 2344: Sexual Relations Between Human and Animal is Illegal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2344.intro.html 3/09/09: Work Session Scheduled. .
  9a. HB 2470: Breeder Law, Pet Seller Law : Prohibits owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of more than 25 sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes conditions for owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of 10 or more sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes requirements and prohibitions on pet dealers selling, bartering or exchanging dogs.
hereditary defects. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2470.intro.html 2/23/09: Public Hearing Held.
  9b. NAIA CapWiz to Fight This bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12552026
  9c. AKC Info for the fight on this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3742
  10. HB 2496: Authorizes property tax exemptions for qualified welfare programs that benefit animals. Permits qualified welfare
programs to apply for refund or abatement of property taxes. Applies to tax years beginning on and after July 1, 2002.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2496.intro.html 2/24/09: Public Hearing Held. No report out.
  11. HB 2529: Modifies procedures related to seizure and forfeiture of criminally mistreated animals. Requires person who commits
sexual assault of animal to report as sex offender. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2529.intro.html
3/04/09: Public Hearing held.
  12. SB 99: Persons on Probation not permitted to own an animal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0001.dir/sb0099.intro.html 2/20/09: In House: Judiciary Committee.
  13. SB 280: Makes it Illegal to Participate in Animal Fighting.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0280.intro.html 3/03/09: Work Session Held.
  14. SB 297: Persons Convicted of a Felony or Misdemeanor may not Possess a Domestic Animal for five years.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0297.intro.html 2/11/09: Public Hearing. No report out.
  15. SB 298: Prohibits court and animal care agency from placing forfeited animal in same household as person from who animal
was forfeited. Requires animal's new owner to execute acknowledgment of ownership.

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http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0298.intro.html 3/12/09: Work Session Scheduled.
  16. SB 303: Relating to Humane Special Investigators. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0303.intro.html
1/23/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  17 SB 304: Abandon Animals: Requires mortgagor taking possession of real property to provide minimum care for domestic
animal or livestock abandoned at property & animal control to take custody and provide care.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0304.intro.html 2/10/09: Public Hearing Held. No report out.
  18. SB 371: Setting Up Trusts for Pets. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0371.intro.html 3/12/09:
Work Session Scheduled.
  19. SB 391: Exotic Animal Bill. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0391.intro.html        3/05/09: In Senate,
Public Hearing held.
  20. SB 398: Modifies crime of animal abandonment to include abandonment of equines.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0398.intro.html 3/03/09: In Senate, Work Session held.
  21. LC 2571: Draft: Statewide BSL Against “Pit Bulls.” http://media.katu.com/documents/090227_pit_bull_bill.pdf
  22. Albany: Pet Limits! http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/01/24/news/local/2aaa02_doglimit.txt Two Dogs per home.
To contact the city council and explain why pet limits do not work: http://www.cityofalbany.net/council/index-2009.php The Mayor is
Asking to Drop Dog Limits. http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/02/02/news/local/7aaa03_doglimit.txt
  23. Portlander’s Against BSL. http://www.meetup.com/Portlanders-Against-Breed-Bans/
  24. Responsible Dog Owner Day. Monday, 3/30/09. Patti Strand, NAIA. 9:30am in room 50 which is in the basement
of the Capitol building in Salem for a Responsible Dog Owner lobby day.

Pennsylvania:
  1. Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs (PFDC): http://home.paonline.com/pfdc/ .
  2. Pennsylvania Legislature/General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
  3a. HB 39: Cropping and Docking and Debarking Can Only be Done by a Veterinarian.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0039 3/05/09: Senate:
Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
  3b. RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS:
CHAPTER 11 DOG SHOW ENTRIES, CONDITIONS OF DOGS AFFECTING ELIGIBILITY
SECTION 8-D. Any dog whose ears have been cropped or cut in any way shall be ineligible to compete at any show in any state where
the laws prohibit the same except subject to the provisions of such laws. http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/RREGS3.pdf
  3c. NAIA CapWiz for this Bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12699186&type=ST&show_alert=1
  4. HB 97: Hunting Rules and Regulations.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0097
  5. HB 123: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0123 1/30/09:
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
  6. HB 369: Act Amending the “Dog Law” , further providing for fees; and providing for county dog shelter restricted accounts.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0369 2/13/09: Referred to
Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
  7. HB 593: Providing for immunity of humane society police officers.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0593 2/24/09: House Judiciary
Committee.
  8. HB 613: Referred to as the Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law, further providing for prohibited means of destruction
of animals, for methods of destruction of animals and for exclusions; and repealing provisions relating to use of carbon monoxide
systems. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0613 2/24/09: House
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.
  9. HB 614: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for seizure and detention of dogs, costs and destruction of dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0614 2/24/09: House
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.
  10. HB 671: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for construction of article relating to dangerous dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0671 2/27/09: House Agriculture
& Rural Affairs Committee.
  11. SB 50: A Puppy Lemon Law/Buyer Protection Law.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0050 1/20/09: Referred to
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensing.
  12. SB 112: Convicted Individuals, On Parole, Probation, Bail: Limited Pet Ownership:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0112 3/09/09: Re-referred to
Appropriations. .

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  13. York: Anti-Tethering ARAs are on the move in this city, according to an AR email within DDB (Dogs Deserve Better).
  14. Statewide: PA Appeals Court Says Owners can shoot Dogs and Cats (law is ambiguous):
http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20090130_ap_paappealscourtsaysownerscanshootdogscats.html
  15a. Canine Health Board Proposal: Statement of Policy: Temporary Guidelines Standards for Commercial Kennels.
http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol39/39-3/39_3_sop.pdf
  15b. Please be advised that the Dog Law Advisory Board meetings this year will be held at the Department of Agriculture
building, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA, in Conference Room 309, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., on the following dates:
March 25, 2009
June 24, 2009
September 30, 2009
  16. Best Friends & University of Pennsylvania Are Doing a Study on “Puppy Mill” Dogs according to the AR email. The title of the
study is: Best Friends Canine Demeanor Appraisal. http://vetapps.vet.upenn.edu/cbarq/bestfriends/ The ID is 9093. Wanna bet this
study will be one-sided?
  17. Professional Dog Breeders File Federal Lawsuit: Allege New Dog Law Violates Rights. “ROYERSFORD (PA) – The
Professional Dog Breeders Advisory Council, Inc., along with Clymer & Musser Law Firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, announced today
the filing of a federal civil action against Dennis Wolff, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.” (email came in on
2/09/09)
  18. Laws won't stop with pet animals. http://www.thecountrytoday.com/story-news.asp?id=BJ9E5HVQIIP
  19. Fayette County: Temporary SPCA Officer Can’t Issue Citations.
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_615125.html

Rhode Island:
  1a. Rhode Island Legislative Information: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/genmenu/
  1b. Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/
  2. H 5188: Recognizes AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and Supporting Its Efforts to Promote Responsible Pet Ownership.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5188.pdf House Read and Passed: 1/27/09.
  3a. H 5372: Cruelty to Animals: Overwork them, have them riding in a vehicle in an incorrect manner, gives them any medication
or anything to cause pain: guilty of cruelty. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5372.pdf 2/10/09: Introduced & Sent
to Judiciary.
  3b. S 454: Cruelty to Animals Expanded to Include Those who Drive to Work in a Dangerous or Reckless Manner Which could be
Considered Cruel or Inhumane while having Animals onboard shall be charged with Cruelty to Animals.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us//BillText09/SenateText09/S0454.pdf 02/25/2009 Introduced, referred to Senate Constitutional and
Regulatory Issues.
  3c. S 719: Cruelty to Animals Expanded to Include Those who Drive to Work in a Dangerous or Reckless Manner Which could be
Considered Cruel or Inhumane while having Animals onboard shall be charged with Cruelty to Animals.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us//BillText09/SenateText09/S0719.pdf 02/26/2009 Introduced, referred to Senate Constitutional and
Regulatory Issues.
  4. H 5374: Vicious Dogs and Penalties. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5374.pdf 2/10/09: Introduced & Sent
to Judiciary.
  5. H 5725: Euthanasia Only By Lethal Injection (bans gas chambers & all other methods. AR backed bill):
  6a. S 0023: Relating To Animals and Animal Husbandry. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/senatetext09/s0023.pdf 1/14/09:
Referred To: Senate Constitutional & Regulatory Issues
  5b. Will Prohibit Keeping Dogs Outdoors. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1839&srctid=1&erid=2136031
  7. S 0024: Relating to Dangerous Dogs. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/senatetext09/s0024.pdf 1/14/09: Senate
Constitutional & Regulatory Issues.

South Carolina:
   1. South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs : Point of Contact: Peggy Wilson: djwilson@bellsouth.net
  2. South Carolina Legislature: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/
  3. Fountain Inn: Animal Rights Group (Peta) Wants FI to end Carriage Rides:
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20081231/TRIBUNETIMES01/812310306/1072/YOURUPSTATE01
  4. H. 3013: Animal Enclosures: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3013.htm Penalties for destroying fences
or enclosures of animals. 1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  5. H. 3117: Pets. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3117.htm Orders of Protection to Include Pets.
1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  6. H. 3137: Animal Control Officers have the same Rights and Responsibilities as Litter Control Officers:

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http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3137.htm 2/19/09: Senate Referred to Subcommittee on Judiciary.
  7. H. 3227: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3227.htm 1/13/09:
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  8a. H. 3265: Ill Treatment of Animals http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3265.htm Practice of Veterinary
Medicine. 1/14/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
  8b. S. 0102: RELATING TO THE ILL-TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION
DO NOT APPLY TO THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCEPTED VETERINARY
STANDARDS. 1/13/09: Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  9. H. 3319:       Dangerous Animal Definitions. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/web_bh10.exe 1/27/09: Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
  12. S. 223: Provisions for the Cost of Animal Care Act. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/223.htm If a person
is arrested or has animals taken away, without protection of the “innocent before guilty” mantra, the person would be responsible for
paying for the care of the animals. 1/13/09: Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  13. S 328: Relating to Inoculating Pets Against Rabies. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-
bin/query.exe?first=DOC&querytext=animals&category=Legislation&session=118&conid=4404481&result_pos=10&keyval=1180328
1/28/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural
  14a. Scranton(in Florence County): BSL!
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/article/scranton_resident_asks_council_for_pit_bull_ban/31149/ To contact the city and politely
educate them about BSLs:
City of Scranton
1818 US Highway 52
P. O. Box 279
Scranton, SC 29591
Telephone: 843-389-2222
Fax: 843-389-0636
  14b. Council Hear Arguments on BSL.
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/council_to_hear_arguments_on_breed-specific_legislation/36486/
  14c. The initiator of this meeting has requested to change the date from 3/5/09 to the next meeting on 4/2/09.
  14d. Students to Present Opposition to BSL.
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/students_to_present_opposition_to_breed-
specific_bills_to_florence_county_c/36345/
  15. Beaufort: Chain Free Beaufort is at it again. http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/letters/story/750801.html Second letters
and comments to the Beaufort County Commissioners: http://www.bcgov.net/Council/council.php Remind them of last time and the
realities about tethering and DDB. Remember, DDB doesn’t just want to outlaw chaining, they want to end caging and dogs being left
in basements and in garages, too. Many people, for one reason or another cannot have a fence.
  16. Union County: Heads Up. From an email: A woman wants to get on the county commissioner agenda to bring up MSN for
the county. *From:* deanna threadgill <caring4animals @ yahoo.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:22:02 PM
*Subject:* Union SC I need you help finding breeding/ spay neuter ordinances
I plan on getting myself on the agenda of our next county council meeting and I want ti start introducing breeding spay
neuter ordinances that have worked for other county's. At the present time any and every one in our city and county can
breed and have as many animals as they want, in my very own back yard, there's a man breeding and selling pit bulls but I
can't pull a pit bull from our shelter to adopt or rescue, they kill them all!!! That's simply not fair!! I recently went to a home to
retrieve puppies from a lady ( she couldn't sell them) that breeds chis, jack Russell's, min pins, poms, you name it, she had
over 40 dogs her her very small very filthy house, I pulled out of the drive way and called our chief of police, it was
disgusting, he said there is no reason for him to go inside and no ordinance against her having so many. PLEASE help me,
advice is welcomed. I have been approached by a council man that is willing to hear me. I need copies of ordinances that
have worked. Thank you all for what you do…..”
  17. Prized Hound Dies in Shelter Dispute. http://www.thestate.com/local/story/693487.html
  18. Marion County: From an email sent to DDB Yahoogroup: “We took over the county animal shelter (Marion, SC) on October 1st. This
is a very poor, rural area and the shelter is an old tobacco barn and there is no heat, but we are raising money for infrared heaters and although
slowly, positive changes are taking place. We saved our third dog from a chain this weekend - a young cocker mix chained out in the pouring rain
and wrapped so tightly that he couldn't even reach his dog house. We had to "buy" him, but I guess that is sorta normal....? (We're still new to this!)
Before, the shelter provided no vetting or applicant screening, and I am happy to say that we will not adopt to people that plan on chaining or already
have chained dogs. That is the norm here, so we have a lot of work ahead of us. Jen Nall, Executive Director


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                                                   Watch for Anti-tethering measures!
Paws to the Rescue / Animal Shelter of Marion County”
  19. Hilton Head: New Rules May be Unleashed for Those Who Walk Pets on Beach.
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/778059.html

South Dakota:
   1. South Dakota Legislature: http://legis.state.sd.us/
   2. HB 1065: provide for voluntary ownership inspections of horses and mules and to authorize a fee for those inspections.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1065 2/03/09: Agriculture and Natural Resources Deferred to the 41st
legislative day, Passed,
   3. HB 1078: prohibit acts of terrorism against persons engaged in a state university activity involving live animals.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1078 1/21/09: State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day.
   4. HB 1146: prohibit the torture of animals and to provide certain penalties therefor.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1146 2/18/09: Judiciary Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed.
   5. HB 1249: revise certain provisions related to the use of artificial light to spot big game animals.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1249 2/05/09: Agriculture and Natural Resources Deferred to the 41st
legislative day, Passed.
   6. HCR 1015: Stating South Dakota's policy on animal identification programs.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=HCR1015 3/03/09: Introduced. 3/09/09: Has Passed both House and
Senate.
  7b. H.J. 289: Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia
facilities. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=SCR2 2/05/09: House of Representatives Concurred in
Resolution, Passed.
   7a. SCR 2: Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia
facilities. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=SCR2 2/03/09: Senate Adopt Resolution, Passed.
   8. SB 44: repeal certain sales and use tax exemptions concerning the sale of feed for certain animals and the sale of certain
animals, and to repeal the classification of fur-bearing animals. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=44 1/23/09:
Taxation Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed
   9. SB 75: allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=75 .
2/04/09: Senate Do Pass Amended, Failed.
   10. SCR 10: Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the
United States. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=SCR10 3/09/09: Introduced. SJ 681.

Tennessee:
  1. Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee. Point of Contact: Donna Malone raotinc@aol.com AND http://www.rdog-tn.org/
  2. Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs. Contact: Jon Cole.
  3. Tennessee Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
  4a. HB 0113: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0113 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  4b. SB 0041: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0041 3/10/09: Placed on S. C,L&A Comm. cal.
  5a. HB 0385: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0385 2/17/09: Assigned to s/c Criminal Practice and
Procedure of JUD.
  5b. SB 0182: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0182 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
  6a. HB 0386: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0386     2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  6b. SB 0258: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0258 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  (((6c))). Talking points for These bills: http://www.saova.org/Tennessee.html
  7a. HB 0413: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market
obtain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0413 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  7b. SB 0538: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market
obtain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0538
2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

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   8a. HB 0422: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0422 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
   8b. SB 0435: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0435 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  9a. HB 0539: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of
being used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0539 2/12/09: Intro., P1C.
   9b. SB 0675: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of
being used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0675 3/09/09: Engrossed; ready for transmission to House.
   10a. HB 0544: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0544 2/17/09: Assigned to s/c Civil Practice and Procedure of
JUD.
   10b. SB 0410: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0410 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   11a. HB 0626: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for
expense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0626 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm. NO Presumption
of Innocence before Guilty Verdict.
   11b. SB 0391: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for
expense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0391 3/11/09: Placed on s/c cal Criminal Practice and
Procedure of JUD for 03/11/2009.
   12a. HB 1602: Authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permitting process
that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1602        3/03/09: Assigned to s/c Public Health and Family
Assistance of HHR.
   12b. SB 0604: Authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permitting process
that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0604 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.
   13a. HB 1603: As introduced, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and
permitting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1603 3/03/09: Assigned to s/c Public Health and Family
Assistance of HHR.
   13b. SB 0605: As introduced, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and
permitting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0605 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.
   14a. HB 1433: Creates Class B fine only offenses of selling live animals on public streets, parks and for business to offer live
animal as prize or for promotional purposes; places safeguards on sale of animals at flea markets.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1433 2/18/09: Intro., P1C.
   14b. SB 1322: Class B fine only offenses of selling live animals on public streets, parks and for business to offer live animal as
prize or for promotional purposes; places safeguards on sale of animals at flea markets.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1322 2/18/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
   15a. HB 1884: : Landlords and mortgage holders to notify animal control entity or animal shelter if vacated property contains
abandoned animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1884 2/25/09: Intro., P1C.
   15b. SB 1481: Landlords and mortgage holders to notify animal control entity or animal shelter if vacated property contains
abandoned animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1481 2/18/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   16. Greene County/Greeneville: Proposed MSN, similar to the one in Buncombe County, NC.
http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/301476 (updated story) To contact the county and explain why MSNs do not work: Chairman
Jan Kiker
Fax number at the courthouse, please put to her attention: 423-798-1771
Phone number at courthouse to leave a message, this is the Mayor, Alan Broyles' office: 423-798-1766
Ms Kiker's email address: kikerj@greenek12.org

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  17a. Mass Dog Breeding Operation Raided. http://spartaexpositor.com/articles/2009/02/12/news/doc4993275c1f6b8789629348.txt
This time by not only the HSUS, but by the ASPCA, too. All of this is appears to be coordinated around the HSUS Lobby Days. AND
http://www.charleston.net/news/2009/feb/17/society_aids_puppy_mill_raid71948/
  17b. For dogs purported to be in such horrible condition, it is amazing they are so ready to “take Manhattan” and be ready for
adoption. (can you say something smells fishy?)
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977600957&nav=Groupspace&grpId=3659174697245068
  17c. However, with this type of punitive assault on people, in essence being found guilty before a trial, what chance do people
have?: “DAVIDSON COUNTY has an ordinance pending to increase Animal Control fee to $18.00 per day for the first offense and $28.00 per day
for subsequent offenses.? There also is an impound fee of $50.00 per day.??”
  18. Bristol: 3/03/09: Petition will be presented to at the city council meeting to Ban all Tethering. The lady petitioning the
tethering ban is Liza Conway her email is banchaining@aol.com To email the city council and explain the merits of tethering:
http://www.bristoltn.org/groupcouncil.cfm

Texas:
   1. Responsible Pet Owners Alliance: http://www.responsiblepetowners.org/
   2. Teas Legislature: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
   3. HB 205: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements affecting the restraint of certain dogs on annexed or otherwise
acquired property used for agricultural operations. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB205
3/10/09: Scheduled for Public Hearing.
   4. HB 243: Relating to equipping each K-9 law enforcement vehicle with a heat alarm system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB243 2/17/09: Referred to Public Safety.
   5. HB 405: Authorizes an ACO to Carry A Bite Prevention Stick in the Performance of Duties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB405 2/18/09: Referred to State Affairs.
   6. HB 435: Penalties for the Theft of a Pet. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB435
3/03/09: Withdrawn from Schedule.
   7. HB 458: Pet Limits: Relating to limitations on the number of dogs at a residence in certain counties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB458 2/18/09: Referred to County Affairs.
   8. HB 589: Tax Exemptions by Certain Charitable Organizations (read HSUS and other AR groups):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB589 2/18/09: Referred to Ways & Means.
   9. HB 738: Fines for Inattentive Driving (this includes interacting with a pet while driving):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB738 3/10/09: Scheduled for Public Hearing.
   10. HB 853: Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB853 2/23/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence.
   11. HB 895: Relating to the time in which a person must abate an animal carcass nuisance.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB895 3/03/09: Left Pending in Committee.
   12. HB 925: BSL - Statewide: Pit Bulls: Relating to the handling of or caring for a pit bull breed of dog by certain minors; providing
penalties. . http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB925 2/23/09: Referred to State Affairs.
   13. HB 1046: Owner Has the Right of Appeal If Divested of Animals. Must File an Appeal Bond.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1046 2/23/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence.
   14a. HB 1147: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of committing
that offense. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1147 3/04/09: Referred directly to
subcommittee by chair            / 2/25/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence.
   14b. SB 554: Dog Fighting: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences
of committing that offense. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB554 2/23/09: Referred to
Criminal Justice.
   15. HB 1320: Relating to the creation of offenses relating to cockfighting and to the forfeiture of cockfighting equipment.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1320 3/04/09: Referred directly to subcommittee by
chair / 2/26/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
   16. HB 1395: Relating to the offenses of cruelty to livestock animals and cruelty to non-livestock animals.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1395 3/04/09: Referred directly to subcommittee
by chair / 3/02/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
   17. HB 1472: Relating to the offense of cruelty to non-livestock animals.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1472 3/04/09: Referred directly to subcommittee by
chair / 3/02/09: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  18a. HB 2001: Relating to Unlawful Restraint of a Dog. No Tethering!
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB2001 3/04/09: Referred to County Affairs.
   18b. SB 634: Relating to Unlawful Restraint of a Dog. No Tethering!

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http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB634 2/23/09: Referred to Criminal Justice.
   19. SB 423: Street Gangs & Dogs. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB423 2/17/09:
Referred to Transportation and Homeland Security.
   20. SB 682: Relating to participation in an animal identification system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB682 2/23/09: Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
   21. McAllen: Mulls MSN FOR ALL pets in the town. Meeting will be on 3/09/09.
http://www.themonitor.com/articles/mcallen_22536___article.html/law_mulls.ht To contact city officials and explain why this will not
work: http://www.mcallen.net/officials/commission.aspx
   22. Victoria: Possible BSL. To write city officials and explain why BSLs do not work:
http://www.victoriatx.org/council/members.asp
   23. Plano (Collin County): New Animal Ordinance Passes, BUT MSN TABLED! http://www.examiner.com/x-2924-Dallas-Pet-
Laws-Examiner~y2009m2d18-New-Plano-animal-ordinance-passes-mandatory-spayneuter-provisions-put-on-hold
   24. Killeen: Wants Anti-Tethering Ordinance. http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=31412 To contact the city council
members and explain why tethering does work, give examples, etc.: http://www.ci.killeen.tx.us/index.php?section=14#mod_149
   25a. Dallas: It’s Time to Ban Selling/Breeding “Pit Bulls.”
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/jfloyd/stories/DN-
floyd_27met.ART.State.Edition1.4a72442.html
   25b. Dallas=Ft. Worth Dog Breeders’ Bark Grow Louder on Ordinances.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/plano/stories/030209dnmetdogbreeders.3bce840.html
   26. Fort Worth: Warrant Roundup Going After Pet Owners. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29487348/
   27. San Marcos: Revisits Mandatory Microchipping. Thanks to those who protests, wrote letters, etc.

Utah:
  1. Utah State Legislature: http://www.le.state.ut.us/
  2. HJR 007: Joint Resolution of the Legislature Urging U. S. Congress to Oppose Federal Legislation That would Interfere with a
State’s Authority to direct the Transport or Processing of horses. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hjr007.htm 2/17/09:
House/ to Lieutenant Governor
  3. SB 0173: Emotional Support Animals and Psychiatric Therapy Animals. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0173.htm
3/05/09: House – Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared.
  4. SB 0175: Signage Requirements Relating to Children and Animals in Parked Cars.
http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0175.htm        2/18/09: Senate/ comm rpt sent to Rules Committee.

Vermont:
   1. Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs:       Ed Peterson:    nipmuc02@aol.com
  2. Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/database2.cfm
  3. H 62: Exemption from Municipal Dog Control Ordinances for Working Dog Farms. (farms that use dogs are part of the job)
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0062&Session=2010 2/27/09: Read Third time and Passed.
  4. H 96: Prohibiting a Person from Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Animal on Her / His Lap.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0096&Session=2010 1/29/09: Read First Time / Referred to
Transportation Committee.
  5. H 115: Prohibiting the Training of Dogs on Posted Land.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0115&Session=2010 2/03/09: Read First Time and Referred to
the Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources.
  6. H 381: Regulating the Sale of Domestic Animals With Hereditary or Congenital Defects.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0381&Session=2010 3/09/09: Filed.

Virginia:
  2009 Regular Session adjourned sine die Saturday, February 28, 2009. The Reconvened Session will convene on
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 12 noon.
  1. Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders: http://www.vfdcb.org/
  2. Virginia General Assembly: http://legis.state.va.us/
  3. SB 897: County or city pounds; confinement and disposition of animals; affiliation with foster care providers; penalties; injunctive
relief. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb897&Submit2=Go Allows Shelters to give additional
medication and care to animals in their facility. VFDC&B Recommends Supporting this bill WITH CHANGES. 2/25/09: Vote for
Approval with Amendment in House. Senate Voted to Approve House Amendment & Emergency Clause Added.
  4. SB 931: Each animal control officer, humane investigator or State Veterinarian's representative shall interfere to prevent the


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perpetration of any act of cruelty upon any animal in his presence and shall enjoy the protection of the Commonwealth's sovereign
immunity for those actions taken in good faith and with reasonable cause. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb931&Submit2=Go ***” In other words, you can't sue an animal control officer, humane
investigator, or state vet's representative, no matter what he does.
Considering what we know about animal control in this state (which is that some are good and some are very, very unprofessional, incompetent, and
even corrupt), this is not a good bill. It is extending the protection of the state to LOCAL officers who may or may not have had any training and may
or may not even know what the law is.” 2/11/09: Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. (Laid on the Table.)
 5. SB 950: Control of Dangerous & Vicious Dogs with Penalties for Not Controlling Them. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb950&Submit2=Go        ****[:Any other person who has reason to believe that a canine or canine
crossbreed is a dangerous dog or vicious dog may apply to a magistrate for the issuance of such a summons.]* We have a problem in this state with
animal control officers who do not respond to complaints about dogs. This law would allow anyone to go to a magistrate to ask for a dangerous dog
ruling. The trouble with that is:
1) It would give neighbors who have a grudge against a dog owner the power to cause some major trouble with very little or no evidence
2) It would open the door to everyone who misinterprets a dog's barking as "vicious" to report it as such to a magistrate and, again, cause a lot of
headache and heartache for little or no cause, and
3) You don't solve a problem of laws not being enforced by passing more laws. You see to it that the original law is enforced.” This bill was
opposed by not only by the Federation, but by the Virginia Animal Control Association and the Association of Commonwealth
Attorneys, and 1/19/09: DEFEATED in the committee hearing.
  6. SB 1151: Sterilization of Adopted Dogs and Cats. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb1151&Submit2=Go Every new owner of a dog or cat adopted from a releasing agency and
any owner reclaiming his dog or cat from a releasing agency after more than one impoundment of that same animal shall cause to be
sterilized the dog or cat pursuant to the agreement required by subdivision 2 of subsection B of this article. VFDC&B Recommends
Opposing this bill. 1/27/09: Bill DEFEATED.
  7 HB 1951: Enact a Dangerous Dog Registry. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb1951&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Is Remaining NEUTRAL. 2/24/09: Signed by House
Speaker. 2/25/09: Signed by Senate President.
  8. HB 2097: Similar to SB897: Allows Shelters to give additional medication and care to animals in their facilities.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2097&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Support. 2/25/09:
Signed by House Speaker. 2/26/09: Signed by Senate President.
  9. HB 2220: Local Municipalities May Set/Raise Their Own Fees. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2220&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural
Resources. (Laid on the Table)
  10. HB 2241: Detector Canine Handler and Examiner, Department of Criminal Justice to Provide Partial Exemption.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2241&Submit2=Go . 2/28/09: Signed by House Speaker.
2/28/09: Signed by Senate President.
  11. HB 2290: Income Tax , State; Animal Control Adoption Fee Tax Credit. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2290&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Finance. (Laid on the Table)
  12. HB 2263: Definitions. Moves Animal Control from Oversight and Governance to Department of Criminal Justice.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2263&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture,
Chesapeake and Natural Resources. (Laid on the Table)
  13. HB 2321: Control of dangerous or vicious dogs; penalties: Medical costs resulting from injury by dangerous dog.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2321&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Supporting this
bill. 1/28/09: House: Incorporated by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (HB2364-Gilbert) by voice vote.
  14. HB 2364: Control of dangerous or vicious dogs; penalties: [The court, upon finding the animal to be a dangerous or vicious dog, may
order the owner, custodian, or harborer thereof to pay restitution for damages to any person injured by the animal or whose companion animal was
injured or killed by the animal.] http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2364&Submit2=Go VFDC&B
Recommends Supporting this bill. 2/24/09: Signed by House Speaker. 2/25/09: Signed by Senate President.
  15. HB 2377: Definitions and Stopping animals from being Given As Prizes http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2377&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural
Resources. (Laid on the Table)
  16. HB 2381: Pets Are Included in Orders of Protection. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2381&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Support. 2/23/09: Senate: Passed by
indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N)
  17. HB 2393: Animal control officers deemed law-enforcement officers. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2393&Submit2=Go 2/25/09: Senate: Read & Passed 3rd time.
  18. HB 2669: Humane Investigators. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2669&Submit2=Go
VFDC&B Recommends Opposing this bill 2/03/09. House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (LAID


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ON THE TABLE. )
  19. HJ 661: Feral Cats. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hj661&Submit2=Go Complete a study
on feral cats in VA. CFA and VFDC&B Opposing this bill. bill 2/03/09. House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and
Natural Resources (LAID ON THE TABLE. )
  20. Fairfax City: Police Are Going Door-To-Door Checking for Rabies Certificates, according to an email.

Washington:
  1. Washington State Legislature: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature
  2. Vancouver: Anti-Tethering is on the move. This is what the AR side is espousing about Tethering.
http://www.unchainyourdog.org/Facts.htm
  3. HB 1148: Protection of Animals From Domestic Violence. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1148&year=2009
2/23/09: Passed 3rd Reading.
  4b. HB 1406: Creating A Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1406&year=2009 2/06/09: Public hearing in the House Committee on
Agriculture & Natural Resources
  4a. SB 5329: Creating A Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5329&year=2009 1/27/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on
Agriculture & Rural Economic Development
  5a. HB 1936: Providing humanitarian requirements for certain dog breeding practices.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1936&year=2009        2/03/09: 1st Reading & in Judiciary.
  5b. SB 5651: Dog Breeding Limits (MSN!): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5651&year=2009 3/09/09:
Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules.
  5b((1)). NAIA Capwiz against this bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12561101&queueid=%5bcapwiz:queue_id
  5b((2)): AKC Alert: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3746
  6. HB 2202: Ensuring minimum proper veterinarian care standards for certain dogs.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2202&year=2009 ( Identifying the minimum proper veterinarian care standard for a
dog under twelve months of age necessary to maximize the health of a dog under twelve months of age or minimize the spread of
diseases. )        2/12/09: House 1st Reading & Referred to Judiciary.
  7. HB 5095: Banning Lead Shot (not the protection of condors and other wildlife)
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5095&year=2009 1/26/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural
Resources and Ocean & Recreation
  8. SB 5103: Concerning Service Animals in Training. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5103&year=2009
2/10/09: Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
  9. SB 5192: Allowing Dogs in Bars. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5192&year=2009 1/16/09: First
reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Consumer
  10. SB 5200: Concerning Marauding Dogs. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5200&year=2009 This is a
Dangerous Dog Bill. 3/02/09: 3rd Reading Passed.
  11. SB 5336: Allowing Dogs in Designated Outside Areas of Bars and Coffee Shops.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5336&year=2009 2/09/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor
and Commerce & Consumer Protection.
  12. SB 5790: Prohibiting Persons Convicted of Animal Cruelty From Owning or Caring for Similar Animals for a Certain Period of
Time. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5790&year=2009 2/02/09: First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  13. SB 5870: Concerning Dogs Running At Large. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5870&year=2009 2/20/09:
Public Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee. No Report out.
  14. King County (Seattle): Anti-Tethering Study Completed by the King County Animal Control. Anti-Tethering Measure is in sight.
http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/AnimalServices/DogTetheringStudy.aspx
  15. Cruelty Laws Apply to Livestock, Lawsuit Says. (AR Group Seeks More Specific Oversight.)
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/400950_slaughter21.html

West Virginia:
  1. West Virginia Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/
  2. HB 2061: Prohibiting abusive behavior towards elephants by an owner or manager.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=2061&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In House
Agriculture.
  3. HB 2145: Increasing penalties for the illegal killing, taking, or possessing of certain wildlife.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=2145&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: House


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Natural Resources Committee.
  4. HB 2183: Agriculture, Animal Disease Control.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=RS 2/19/09: In House Judiciary. (Exotic Pet
Owners are sending up warning signs for this bill since it can easily become an exotic pet ban.)
  5. HB 2343: Captive Cervid Farming Act.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=RS&i=2343 2/13/09: Introduced & to House
Natural Resources.
  6. HB 2388: Dog and Horse Racing Regulations.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=RS 2/13/09: House Government Organization.
  7. HB 2533: Updating the law governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=rs&btype=bill 2/27/09: House Government
Organization.
  8. HB 2699: Establishing breeding restrictions for aggressive or vicious dogs.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=rs&btype=bill 2/20/09: House Agriculture
Committee Looks Like it could easily turn into a BSL.
  9. HB 2721: Dangerous Dog Act. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=rs&btype=bill
2/20/09: House Agriculture. While this bill does not have BSL in it, some of the requirements are concerning. One is the definition
of what makes a dog dangerous. In looking at this bill, the kennel requirements are unreasonable and could force many people to
either euthanize or turn over to an animal shelter, a dog deemed “Dangerous.” Finally, there is an MSN for any dog deemed
dangerous, for whatever the reason.
  10a. HB 2843: Relating to commercial dog breeding operations.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=2843&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/26/09: House
Introduction & sent to Agriculture Committee.
  10b. SB 447: Relating to commercial dog breeding operations.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_History.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=RS&houseorig=s&billtype=b&input=447&btype=bill
3/04/09: Senate Agriculture.
  11. SB 6: Regulating feral cat care and management.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=6&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In Senate
Agriculture.
  12. SB 83: Providing certain animal cruelty protections. Anti-Tethering / Restricting Tethering.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=83&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In Senate
Judiciary.
  13. SB 143: Increasing certain criminal trespassing penalties.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=rs&btype=bill 2/11/09: Senate Judiciary.
  14. SB 292: Creating tax credit for spaying or neutering pets.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=rs&btype=bill 2/20/09: Senate Finance.
  15. Hunters: Get Your Heads Out Of The Sand. http://theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/516158.html

Wisconsin:
  1. Dog Federation of Wisconsin (DFOW): http://www.dfow.org/
  2. Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
  3. Milwaukee: City Struggles Over Dangerous Dog Laws. Many want it to be a BSL. http://news.aol.com/article/pit-bull-and-
dangerous-dog-laws/317421
  4. Final ELF Members Are Sentenced: Justice System Works.
http://newsofthenorth.net/article/Government/State_and_national/Final_ELF_members_are_sentenced_Justice_system_works_says_r
esearch_facility_director/24660

Wyoming:
  1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
  2. HB 0011: Dogs Chasing Wildlife. Penalties for Threatening/killing wildlife.
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0011.htm 3/03/09: President of Senate & Speaker of the House Signed. Governor
Signed. 3/05/09: Chapter # Assigned.
  3. HB 0206: Care of Animals After Domestic Violence. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0206.htm 1/29/09: H Placed
on General File; Did Not Consider in CoW (Inactive File)
 4. HB 0207: Ban Internet Hunting. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0207.htm 2/26/09 and 2/27/09: President of
Senate & Speaker of the House Signed. Governor Signed. 3/02/09: Chapter # Assigned.


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  5. HB 0312: Cruelty to Animals – Minimal Care: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0312.htm 3/04/09: Died in
Committee.
 6. HJ 0008: Equine Resources. Transporting & Processing of Horses. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HJ0008.htm
2/26/09 and 2/27/09: President of Senate & Speaker of the House Signed.
  7. HJ 0014: NAIS - National Animal Identification System. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HJ0014.htm 2/05/09: HO5
Recommends Do Pass.
  8. SF 0114: Animal Control. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/SF0114.htm 2/05/09: In House. Referred to H05;
  9. SF 0133: Pet Care and Facilities Act. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/SF0133.htm Many Definitions and it seems they
are targeting what the AR consider “puppy mills.” 3/03/09: Died in Committee.


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                                                    INTERNATIONAL (For Those DCA Members Who Live in Other Countries)
                                                           See What Rights are being lost by humans in other counties.


Canada:
   1. Ontario: Ontario’s Animal Protection Law Best in Canada:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/02/c4870.html
   2. Nova Scotia: Bill 186 is the new Animal Protection Law which has become effective. IT was passed during the Fall Legislative
session.
   3. Vancouver: ARAs Want Vancouver Aquarium to Release Porpoise. http://www.straight.com/article-204018/animal-rights-group-
wants-vancouver-aquarium-release-porpoise
England/UK:
  1. Our Dogs: http://www.ourdogs.co.uk/
   2. Size Zero Reaches Dog Shows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/petshealth/4741811/Size-Zero-row-reaches-dog-shows.html
Talking about show dogs being malnourished. What next????
   3. New Kennel Club and Animal Health Trust Partnership Starting At Crufts 2009.
http://www.siwsc.co.uk/data/Image/Crufts%20Gundog%20Breed%20Club%20Invitation_AHT_2009.pdf
   4. Hunt Supporter Killed by Gyrocopter After Confronting Animal Rights Activists.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4968610/Hunt-supporter-killed-by-gyrocopter-after-confronting-animal-rights-activists.html
   5. Leading Animal Rights Activist Defects to Countryside Alliance – Says Hunting with Dogs Beneficial.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1148923/Leading-animal-rights-activist-defects-Countryside-Alliance--says-hunting-dogs-
beneficial.html?ITO=1490
   6. A British Fight Over Dog Breeding Ethics Gets Pug Ugly. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-britain-
dogshow5-2009mar05,0,1056851.story
   7 Nothing’s Breedin’ Changed at Crufts, Mate. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5864228.ece
   8. Terrier Wins At Crufts. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/7931691.stm
European Union (EU):
   1. EVANA: European Vegetarian and Animal New Alliance: http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=41034&lang=en
   2. EU Panel Approves Ban on Import of Seal Products. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/03/02/business/EU-EU-Seal-
Products.php
Italy:
   1. Turin: Birds in Private Zoo Die As Arson was Committed Animal Rights Activists:
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1461500.php/Birds_die_as_animal_rights_activists_claim_torching_of_z
oo_in_Italy_ AND http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/28/arts/design/28anim.html?_r=2
   2. Rome: Bans Horse Drawn Carriages After AR Campaign:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5805022.ece
Netherlands:
   1. Dutch Minister to Deal with Animal Rights Activists. http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/local_news/Dutch-minister-to-deal-with-
animal-rights-activists_49816.html
New Zealand:
   1. Silencing the Lambs: Scientists Target Sheep Belching to Cut Methane.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123561039911777481.html?mod=yahoo_free
   2. 'Think before you breed' message to horse breeders. http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2009/03/015.shtml

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Portugal:
 1. Lisbon: Landmark Bullfighting Bill: http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2479298,00.html



My thanks goes out to all those who have emailed, called, written, faxed, visited in an effort to defeat AR legislation. It’s a fight which
can be won if we all stick together and work together. Thanks to everyone who passed on information to me.

Permission is Granted to forward this weekly alert and thank you for helping others to be aware of the legislative issues within our
cities, states, and countries. Kitty




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