JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has approved additional changes to the state's dog breeding regulations in a deal with Gov. Jay Nixon to sign separate legislation repealing key parts of last year's voter-approved law.
House members endorsed the new bill Wednesday shortly after Nixon signed another bill rolling back parts requirements in the voter-backed law.
The new legislation would give breeders more time to comply with expanded housing requirements for their dogs. It also addresses veterinary care requirements.
Nixon's administration brokered a deal over breeding regulations with state-based agriculture and animal welfare groups.
The House voted 108-42 to approve legislation needed for that agreement. The measure was added by the House to a separate Senate bill, meaning the Senate must decide whether to accept the changes or request negotiations.