Proposition B: dog breeding
Many of the emails urge Gov. Jay Nixon to veto the legislation that would change Proposition B, while others ask him to sign the legislation because the puppy breeding business creates jobs.
Gov. Jay Nixon is close to a compromise to amend the new dog-breeding law that was passed in November.
Gov. Jay Nixon met with the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday about an agreement that would repeal some of the dog-breeding restrictions passed last November.
The new agreement removes the 50-dog limit like the Senate bill the Missouri legislature passed last week and also adds $1.1 million for dog breeding regulation and enforcement.
Some provisions of Missouri's dog-breeding law passed by voters in November will be revised or eliminated by Missouri lawmakers in a new bill that has yet to be passed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri Senate Bill 113 and House Bill 131 would strip Proposition B of the protections it offers to dogs in breeding facilities.
Missouri senators should have to endure some of the uncomfortable conditions that were banned by voters four months ago.
On March 10, the Senate endorsed a bill that would lift the 50-dog restriction and larger cage requirements imposed by Proposition B.
Proposition B, a recently passed piece of legislation regulating dog breeding and puppy mills, is currently under debate.
The Senate bill removes the cap of 50 breeding dogs per breeder and rolls back requirements for the dogs' living conditions.
The bill would lift a limit of 50 dogs per breeder, which is scheduled to take effect later this year with the rest of Proposition B.
Proposition B was legally passed by the majority of Missouri voters and because of that, we need to give it a chance to work without repealing it right away.
The legislature's potential plans to modify or repeal the "puppy mill initiative" have raised debate via comments and letters to editors statewide.
Members of the House Agriculture Policy Committee advanced a bill eliminating much of Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act that narrowly passed in a statewide vote last year.
The Missouri GOP is pushing back against voter-approved laws.
Both sides of the Proposition B debate can find common ground in a need to address the problem of unlicensed breeders in Missouri.
Opponents of new regulations for dog breeding hope to convince legislators to amend or repeal the proposition passed in November.
A bill by House Republican Tony Dugger calls for the repeal of Proposition B, which was approved by Missouri voters in November 2010. The law is scheduled to take effect later this year.
Proposition B passed in November, but the debate around the legislation is far from over.
Rep. Chris Kelly recently called for a review to discuss changes to Proposition B, but his reasons for doing so are off the mark.