House Committee approves bill to prevent unnecessary livestock regulation
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House Committee approves bill to prevent unnecessary livestock regulation

Date: February 8, 2011
By: Alon Gilboa
State Capitol Bureau
Links: House Bill 100

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Livestock farmers have less to worry about as the House Agriculture Policy Committee upheld Missourians right to raise livestock. Alon Gilboa has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: The committee voted unanimously to pass a bill lawmakers say protects the livelihood of livestock owners, as well as the concerns of animal-rights groups.

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Description: "By a vote of 14 in favor and none against, you have due pass House Committee subsitute for House Bill 100."

The bill outlines the right of Missourians to raise livestock in a humane way without the state government imposing "undue economic burden" on owners.

A similar bill was introduced last year, but failed in the House.

From the state Capitol, I'm Alon Gilboa.

Intro: 
A House committee passed a bill affirming Missourians right to raise livestock. Alon Gilboa has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Traditional farming is what representatives on the House Agriculture Policy committee say they are trying to defend.

Lawmakers say the bill is needed so livestock owner's aren't strangled by costly regulations.

Representative Ed Schieffer of Troy says Missouri's farming culture is in danger.

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Description:  Quite frankly, we're all concerned about our way of agriculture becoming extinct if you will. We see some of the current legislation such as Prop. B, as the beginning of the end of agriculture as we know it.

The bill passed the comittee and is set to go to the House floor.

A similar bill was introduced last year, but failed to gain support in the House.

From the state Capitol, I'm Alon Gilboa.


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