Legislation - State and Federal

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* Click HERE to find out who your current Legislators are.
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* Horses Have Road Rights Pamphlet - WI State Statutes (PDF)

* WHC 2017 Economic Impact Study Results Brochure for Wisconsin (PDF)

* AHC National Results - 2017 Economic Impact Study (PDF Infographic)

* AHC Wisconsin Results - 2017 Economic Impact Study (PDF Infographic)

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Previous Study Results:

Wisconsin Equine Economic Impact Study Results Brochure 2008 (PDF)

Complete Wisconsin Equine Economic Impact Study Results 2008 (PDF)

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AHC Washington Update...

July 25, 2019

House Lawmakers Pass the PAST Act in Historic Vote!

On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve the Sen. Joseph Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2019 (H.R. 693) by a vote of 333 to 96.  Even though lawmakers have introduced the PAST Act four times since 2013, today marks the first time the House has voted on the bill, which has always received broad, bi-partisan support.  Today’s historic vote constitutes one of the most significant legislative wins for equine welfare since passage of the Horse Protection Act in the 1970s.
 
Since being introduced in January, the PAST Act has gained more than 300 co-sponsors.  Under new House rules, any legislation gaining 290 or more co-sponsors moves to a “consensus calendar,” enhancing prospects for a vote on the floor.  Thanks to continued advocacy from the horse industry, the PAST Act surpassed the 290-cosponsor threshold in June and gained a spot on the House consensus calendar.  This spring, members of the American Horse Council (AHC) sent more than 270 letters to federal lawmakers urging support for the bill and resulting in today’s passage.   
 
H.R. 693 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. AHC, along with most major national horse show organizations and state and local organizations, supports the PAST Act.  Now that House lawmakers have done their part, AHC will focus its efforts on promoting the bill in the senate.

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AHC UPDATE - ELD MANDATE & CDL REQUIREMENTS

There has been quite a bit of information going around about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate. The AHC felt that it should provide some educational content about the ELD mandate, and also what requirements are needed for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Linked below are two brochures for your information. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you!

ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE MANDATE - HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU? - (PDF)

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE - HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED ONE? - (PDF)

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House Ag Appropriations Committee Vote on Horse Slaughter Defunding

July 13, 2017

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations voted July 12 against an amendment that Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) had offered to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice

Please click on the link below to read the article in its entirety.

AHC - HOUSE AG APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE VOTE ON HORSE SLAUGHTER DEFUNDING

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Announcements and Notices

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WHC Calendar of Upcoming Events

Want to know what equine related events and activities are going on in your area? Please click on the heading above to access a list of up-coming events and a form that you can complete and send to us to have your equine related activity added to this new calendar!

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