Yesterday about 50 supporters of the new voter approved Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, rallied at the Missouri state Capitol in Jefferson City. Carrying signs like: Keep your paws off my laws, Respect the voters, and R I P Democracy, they demonstrated their support for strengthened standards on licensed dog breeders and maintaining Prop B as written and passed in November.
Both the Missouri Senate and House are considering legislation that would weaken and / or gut Prop B. The most recent action took place Tuesday in the House, when representatives took about an hour to debate a bill passed by the House Ag Policy Committee. The bill was laid over, delaying a vote, but some amendments were offered to gauge support for key provisions of a proposal already passed by the Senate [which guts Prop B]. These revisions received strong support. The House will likely hear the full Senate bill following next week's spring break and ultimately bring it to the floor for another round of debate on the issue.
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