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 Establishes Missouri Animal Abuse Registry

FAILED:

HB 1424                    

Sponsor: Representative Burnett             

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Enhances the penalty for animal abuse. NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 1679.

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HB 1797                  

Sponsor: Representative Hicks         

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

This bill prohibits a public or private institution of higher education from carrying out medically unnecessary scientific or medical research on dogs or cats that would cause significant pain or distress. The bill prohibits state funds from being used on this type of research and includes a penalty provision of up to $50,000 for each violation.

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 Eliminates Disposition Process for Abused and Neglected Animals

SB 979              

Sponsor: Senator  Wallingford       

Alliance Position: OPPOSES

This legislation would allow numerous abusive practices to be inflicted upon working animals and permit cruel animal activities such as "horse tripping".  It would deny proper housing and care of working animals and animals used in entertainment. While this bill is intended to allow carriage horse operators to operate without any oversight it also eliminates regulations on all working animals if such regulations are considered a "financial hardship" by the animal user. (NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 1752)

Establishes Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

SB 959             

Sponsor: Senator  Sifton       

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

This bill would afford protection for animals in domestic abuse cases. Household pets often become pawns in the game of power and control that batterers use to coerce, control and intimidate their victims. In a nationwide study, 76% of battered women reported that their abusers had harmed, killed or threatened  their animals.

HB 1752              

Sponsor: Representative  Spencer       

Alliance Position: OPPOSES

This legislation would allow numerous abusive practices to be inflicted upon working animals and permit cruel animal activities such as "horse tripping".  It would deny proper housing and care of working animals and animals used in entertainment. While this bill is intended to allow carriage horse operators to operate without any oversight it also eliminates regulations on all working animals if such regulations are considered a "financial hardship" by the animal user. (NOTE: This bill is identical to SB 979)

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 Increases Penalty for Animal Abuse

 Establishes Missouri Animal Abuse Registry  & Increases Penalty for Animal Abuse

 Protects Animals in Hot Cars

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HB  1269                  

Sponsor: Representative Bangert            

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Provides immunity from civil liability for persons who render assistance to animals trapped in motor vehicles.

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 Prohibits Municipalities From Banning Cruel Animal Events and From Regulating Working Animals

HB 2111                   

Sponsor: Representative Anderson           

Alliance Position: OPPOSES

This bill would effectively eliminate the disposition process for abused and neglected animals and allow the animals to remain in the hands of their abusers until the conclusion of a criminal trial. It also eliminates the authority of animal control officers from rescuing abused and neglected animals. NOTE: This bill is identical to SB 816.

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 Increases Penalty for Animal Abuse 

HB 1425              

Sponsor: Representative  Burnett         

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Enhances the penalty for animal abuse and requires the Missouri State Highway Patrol to post a public-accessible list on its website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense. 

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HB 1759              

Sponsor: Representative Hannegan          

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Requires the Missouri State Highway Patrol to post a public-accessible list on its website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense. NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 1689.

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Provides Treatment for Animal Abusers

 Prohibits Municipalities From Banning Cruel Animal Events and From Regulating Working Animals

 Establishes Missouri Animal Abuse Registry

HB 1679        

Sponsor: Representative  Basye         

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Enhances the penalty for animal abuse. NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 1424

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DEFEATED:

HB  1325               

Sponsor: Representative Sommer          

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Designates the first full week in November each year as Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.

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 Restricts the Use of Animals in Research

HB  1320               

Sponsor: Representative Sommer          

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

This bill allows the Court to order psychological or psychiatric evaluation and treatment for individuals who abuse animals. It also provides immunity to any person, including a veterinarian, teacher and school personnel, who reports animal abuse to a law enforcement agency.

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 Eliminates Disposition Process for Abused and Neglected Animals

 Allows Animals to be Placed on Domestic Orders of Protection

HB 1689               

Sponsor: Representative Burnett          

Alliance Position: SUPPORTS

Requires the Missouri State Highway Patrol to post a public-accessible list on its website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense. NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 1759.

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2020 Legislation

SB 816                  

Sponsor: Senator Crawford           

Alliance Position: OPPOSES

This bill would effectively eliminate the disposition process for abused and neglected animals and allow the animals to remain in the hands of their abusers until the conclusion of a criminal trial. It also eliminates the authority of animal control officers from rescuing abused and neglected animals. NOTE: This bill is identical to HB 2111.