Bill repealing parts of Prop B gets first round in House
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Bill repealing parts of Prop B gets first round in House

Date: March 8, 2011
By: Emily Kissee
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri's Senate gave first round approval to undo the decision of the voters.
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Wrap: Months after Missourians voted to place restrictions on dog breeders, Missouri's Senate is trying to overturn that vote.

Southwest Republican Senator Mike Parson, is sponsoring the bill.

He says Prop B has the potential to shut down good businesses.

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Description: "If you had 50 of those medium sized dogs under proposition B, and those dogs each had 5 pups which is very likely they could in a year's time you would need a facility of 11,000 square feet."

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

It needs one more vote in the Senate.

From the state Capitol I'm Emily Kissee.

Intro: 
Missouri's Senate gave first round approval to undo the decision of the voters.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Just 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.

Greene County Republican Senator Bob Dixon says lawmakers need to do what is right and not popular.

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Description: "Although Prop B did pass by almost 51 percent in my district, I do, as I said, have some concerns with it. But I respect the will and I respect the intent of the people. I also recognize that we don't live in a democracy, we live in a representative democracy, and there is a big difference."

The bill needs one more vote in the Senate.

From the state Capitol I'm Emily Kissee.

Intro: 
Months after propositon B passed, Missouri lawmakers are trying to reapeal parts of it.
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Wrap: Missouri's Senate gave first round approval to the bill that would lift restrictions of Prop B.

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

Southwest Republican Senator Mike Parson, is sponsoring the bill.

He says Prop B was an attack on a selective group and was loosing popularity before it was voted on.

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Description: "As the year went on, and more and more people understood what was all in Proposition, it passed in the state by less that 1.6 percent."

The bill needs one more vote in the Senate.

From the state Capitol I'm Emily Kissee.


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