House Bill 1451
The American Kennel Club wishes to extend profound thanks to
Representative David Simpson for his help in removing House Bill
1451 from the Local, Consent and Resolutions Calendar. House
Bill 1451 is now on the Major State Calendar for Tuesday, April
26th. This means that legislators will cast individual votes on
the bill. It is VITAL that responsible dog owners and breeders
continue to communicate their opposition to this legislation to
Click here and type in your address to find the name and contact
information for your State Representative.
Read AKC's previous Legislative Alerts on this bill for more
information and talking points.
AKC also asks that concerned dog owners take a moment to thank
Representative Simpson for his actions on our behalf. His e-mail
Please use "Thank you for your efforts on HB 1451" as the
subject line to enable his staff to easily identify his
supporters. In the body of the email please include your full
name and mailing address, especially if you are a constituent.
AKC Government Relations Manager Sarah Sprouse will be in Austin
on Tuesday, April 26th to conduct a Lobby Day and provide you
with the tools you need to communicate effectively with your
legislators. We believe it is vital that legislators hear
directly from their constituents about the negative consequences
of House Bill 1451. For more information about attending this
event, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Government Relations Department
AKC will continue to monitor the situation and update you as
this bill progresses.