PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Missouri

16 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021 legislative session, 6 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 5/14/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 222

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 276

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 365

Amends Title VI (County, Township & Political Subdivision Government), Chapter 67 (Political Subdivisions; Miscellaneous Powers) by adding a new section to prohibit villages, towns, and cities from regulating dogs in a breed-specific manner.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 561

"Ruby's Law" amends Title XVII (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 266 (Seeds, Fertilizers & Feeds) of Missouri Statutes by adding a new section requiring a warning label on pet food or specialty pet food containing ingredients produced in or imported from a foreign nation.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 574

Amends Title XVII (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 261 (Department of Agriculture) of Missouri Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 261.099 to prohibit the inspection of certain grounds or facilities in Missouri to enforce the laws of a state other than Missouri.

ENACTED

SB 107

Amends Title XXII (Public Health & Welfare), Chapter 209 (Disabilities Assistance) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to provide for the crime of knowingly misrepresenting a dog as a service dog or any animal as an assistance animal.

DIED ON SENATE CALENDAR

 

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