Gov. Nixon has signed legislation replacing voter-approved regulations of dog breeders with a compromise his administration worked out between animal welfare organizations and agriculture groups.
The governor’s bill-signing ceremony and news conference capped a dizzying day of legislative activity. It began with the governor signing SB 113, which the legislature approved last week. After it passed, Nixon’s Agriculture Department announced it had reached an agreement between animal welfare organizations and agriculture groups. Negotiations between the Nixon Administration and legislative leaders reached agreement: Nixon would sign SB 113 and the legislature would add the compromise language to SB 161. [Read more…]