October 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved a bill that creates
several amendments regarding field trials and dog training areas in the
state. This bill was assigned today to the House Game and Fisheries
Senate Bill 1068 creates a number of new provisions, including:
Making it unlawful for anyone to “willfully, negligently or
maliciously” kill, injure or interfere with a dog engaged in training or
field trials within a designated dog training area, or to “negligently
and maliciously” interfere with a person training dogs, participating in
field trial events, lawfully hunting or trapping in a dog training area.
Changing the minimum area for dog training areas to 50 acres
(Current law requires dog training areas to be between 100 and 250
acres. The maximum area is not changed in this bill).
AKC Government Relations will continue to monitor this legislation and
provide information as this bill advances. For the latest status,
contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@....
You can also visit our Legislative Tracking Page to find the latest
information on bills we are following in your state and around the country.