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   July 2007

Canine Legislation Department Welcomes Summer Intern
The American Kennel Club Canine Legislation Department welcomes Ashley Currence a member of the 2007 internship program. Below Ashley shares her experiences about working in the legislation department and “re-opening a closed door.”

I was never one to profess a working knowledge of legislative issues or even an extended interest in governmental discussion. My liberal arts education, although at times overly encompassing, has rendered the completion of just two government courses. English seemed more compelling both for the intense study of rhetoric and the indulgence of classical literature by those of the caliber of Shakespeare, Austen, and Spenser. I closed the door to my prior aspirations of Political Science -- I was uninspired . . . or so I thought. Read more.

Around the Nation: Legislation That Affects You
CALIFORNIA - California AB 1634, which would have required that anyone who owns an intact animal qualify for and purchase an intact animal permit (in addition to the license already required by state law), died in the Senate Local Government Committee. The bill may be brought up again in 2008, although it is unlikely to come back without significant amendments. To find out more about the status of this legislation please see our Legislative Alert.

See news from other states.

Walter R. Bebout, Director
Sarah Sprouse, Manager
Phil Guidry, Legislative Analyst
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