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Legislation We're Following

showA number of legislative bills have been filed in Maine that could ultimately impact the state's dog breeders and owners. While some may prove beneficial to responsible dog breeders and owners, other may prove troublesome. The American Kennel Club (AKC) urges all concerned residents of Maine to learn about the bills detailed below and to express their points of view with the appropriate state legislators.



Nancy Daniels and Sharon St. John recently attended a public hearing and gave testimony on LD1023, An Act to Revise the Animal Welfare Laws. They spoke in favor of the bill. Here is a link to the letter that the Federation sent to the Committee On Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.


Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Senator Peter E. Edgecomb (R-Aroostook), Chair
Senator Thomas B. Saviello (R-Franklin)
Senator James F. Dill (D-Penobscot)
Representative Craig V. Hickman (D-Winthrop), Chair
Representative William F. Noon (D-Sanford)
Representative Robert J. Saucier (D-Presque Isle)
Representative Ralph Chapman (D-Brooksville)
Representative Michelle Ann Dunphy (D-Old Town)
Representative Russell J. Black (R-Wilton)*
Representative Donald G. Marean (R-Hollis)
Representative Carol A. McElwee (R-Caribou)
Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb (R-Fort Fairfield)
Representative MaryAnne Kinney (R-Knox)


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Use this site to track status of bills: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/search.asp

This link is for tracking bills in committee:

This link is for tracking bills in the chamber:

Find your Representative by town:

Find your Senator by town:

AKC Legislative Tracking for the US


all photos compliments of Tracey Benson

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