Mo. Senate votes to repeal some dog-breeding rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has voted 20-14 to repeal several mandates in a dog-breeding law approved by voters in November.

Thursday’s vote sends the bill to the House. Most of the support came from Republicans in districts outside the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

The law was approved by 52 percent of voters in last year’s election.

The Senate bill removes the cap of 50 breeding dogs per breeder and rolls back requirements for the dogs’ living conditions. It also removes the possibility of criminal penalties except for repeat violators.

The legislation would allow officials to seek a court order against violators and a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation.

Proponents said the voter-passed law could wipe out Missouri’s dog-breeding industry. Critics say voters’ decision should be respected.

Voting “yes” were 19 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

Voting “no” were 7 Republicans and 7 Democrats.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Dan Brown, Rolla.

Jason Crowell, Cape Girardeau.

Bob Dixon, Springfield.

Kevin Engler, Farmington.

Jack Goodman, Mount Vernon.

Mike Kehoe, Jefferson City.

Brad Lager, Savannah.

Rob Mayer, Dexter.

Brian Munzlinger, Williamstown.

Brian Nieves, Washington.

Mike Parson, Bolivar.

David Pearce, Warrensburg.

Chuck Purgason, Caulfield.

Ron Richard, Joplin.

Scott Rupp, Wentzville.

Rob Schaaf, St. Joseph.

Kurt Schaefer, Columbia.

Bill Stouffer, Napton.

Jay Wasson, Nixa.

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Jane Cunningham, Chesterfield.

Tom Dempsey, St. Charles.

Will Kraus, Lee’s Summit.

John Lamping, St. Louis.

Jim Lembke, St. Louis.

Luann Ridgeway, Smithville.

Eric Schmitt, Glendale.

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Victor Callahan, Independence.

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis.

Kiki Curls, Kansas City.

Tim Green, St. Louis.

Jolie Justus, Kansas City.

Joe Keaveny, St. Louis.

Ryan McKenna, Crystal City.

Robin Wright-Jones, St. Louis.

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Dog breeding is SB113

Online:

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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