Senate gives Prop B repeal bill first round approval

Missouri’s Senate gave first round approval to undo the decisions of voters.

Just four months after 52 percent of Missourians voted to place restrictions on dog breeders, Missouri’s Senate is trying to overturn that vote.

The changes to Prop B include lifting the 50 dog limit, increasing licensing fees, and clarifying what a domesticated animal is.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, said Prop B has the potential to shut down good businesses.

“If you had 50 of those medium sized dogs, under Proposition B, and those dogs each had five pups, which is very likely they could, in a year’s time you would need a facility of 11,000 square feet,” he said.

Parson’s bill got voice-vote approval, which was after senators defeated a plan to put the restrictions back on this year’s ballot.

No senators spoke in opposition of the bill. The bill needs one more vote in the Senate.

– Missouri Digital News