PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Missouri

The Missouri General Assembly adjourned its 2018 legislative session on May 18, 2018.

14 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 8 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 384

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 578 (Miscellaneous Offenses) of Missouri Revised Statutes by adding two new sections relating to the confiscation and disposition of neglected or abused animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 423

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 575 (Offenses Against the Administration of Justice) to further provide for the offense of assault on a law enforcement animal.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 905

Amends Title XVII (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 273 (Dogs & Cats) of Missouri Statutes by adding a new Section 195 to prohibit local breed-specific dog regulations.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1219

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 589 (Crime Prevention & Control Programs and Services) of MO Revised Statutes to establish the Missouri Animal Abuser Registration Act.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1398

Amends Title VI (County, Township & Political Subdivision Government), Chapter 67 (Political Subdivisions) of Revised Statutes of Missouri by adding a new Section 142 to prohibit villages, towns, and cities from regulating dogs in a breed-specific manner.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1945

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 578 (Miscellaneous Offenses) of Missouri Revised Statutes by adding two new sections relating to the confiscation and disposition of neglected or abused animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 331

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 578 (Miscellaneous Offenses) of Missouri Revised Statutes by adding two new sections relating to the confiscation and disposition of neglected or abused animals.

DIED ON SENATE CALENDAR

SB 817

Amends Title 38 (Crimes & Punishment), Chapter 578 (Miscellaneous Offenses) of Missouri Revised Statutes by adding two new sections relating to the confiscation and disposition of neglected or abused animals.

DIED ON SENATE CALENDAR

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