The Governor backed a compromise to Proposition B headlined by weaker regulations and more than one million dollars added to its budget.
Wrap: Nixon said in a press release the proposed legislation is a compromise among voters, animal rights groups, and Missouri's agricultural industry.
The agreement would add one point one million dollars to the budget and also allow breeders to own more than 50 dogs, a reversal of the original regulations.
Senator Mike Parson sponsored the original bill.
He agrees with the compromise, but says he's worried with the interference from the United States Humane Society.
|Description: That's a disappointing fact that people from out of the state of Missouri don't even want to compromise when all the animal rights groups in Missouri are agreeing to this.|
The US Humane Society opposes the revised proposition.
Parson also says he is unsure if the compromise will have time to pass through both legislative houses by the end of the session.
From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Pepoon.
Animal rights and agricultural groups came together with Governor Nixon to propose another set of dog breeding regulations in response to prop B.
Wrap: Last week, the Missouri House passed a bill which would overhaul some provisions of proposition B.
Now, Governor Nixon has proposed a compromise to that legislation. It keeps the elimination of the 50 dog limit, but also adds 1.1. million dollars to the budget for enforcement.
Executive Director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation Bob Baker says he is pleased with the compromise.
|Description: It gives the dogs much more space and room, it will entitle them to much better access. It will prohibit wire in the flooring, it will provide that they have a veterinary exam compared to veterinary inspection.|