Here’s video of Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler speaking at a St. Louis City press conference Tuesday morning about changes to the state’s dog breeding laws.
Notably, Hagler talks about embracing someone from the Humane Society of Missouri after a memorial service in Joplin. Hagler remarked that was the first time such a sign of affection has occurred between the Department of Agriculture and the animal welfare entity.
Attorney General Chris Koster joined Gov. Jay Nixon at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis.
Legislation signed into law by Nixon earlier this year provides Koster’s office with new powers to prosecute illegal dog breeders. Click on the video to see more.
The above video features Gov. Jay Nixon talking about legislation altering dog breeding regulations at a Missouri Humane Society in St. Louis City. The legislature altered aspects of Proposition B, a ballot item approved last year that tightened regulations on dog breeders.
Legislative efforts to change those regulations were controversial to the say the least. In the end, Nixon ended up signing legislation that altered the proposition.
One of the big points of contention during the debate over legislation overhauling Proposition B was the so-called “emergency clause.”
If a piece of legislation has an emergency clause, it goes into effect right when the governor signs it. And it also appears that any bill with an emergency clause cannot be put up for a referendum.
House Minority Leader Mike Talboy, D-Kansas City, talked about this development at a Thursday press availability. Click on the video to see more.
The above video features House Majority Leader Tim Jones, R-Eureka, discussing the hectic legislative action of the past week. The House and Senate quickly passed legislation on Wednesday reconfiguring Proposition B and redrawing the state’s congressional districts.
Click on the video to see Jones’ remarks.
It’s been an extremely busy day, to say the least.
First of all, Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation this morning making significant changes to Proposition B. By the end of the day, the legislature had passed even more changes to the measure in pretty rapid succession.
The governor ended up signing the so-called compromise into law. The next few videos features Nixon answering questions about the dog breeding issue. Click on the first video to hear Nixon answering a quesiton about whether his decision effectively rescinded the will of the voters.
And here’s video of Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, addressing a crowd opposed to Proposition B, the ballot item aimed at regulating dog breeders. Parson is the sponsor of a bill that would significantly alter the voter-approved measure.