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HB43 - Filed by Rep. Burnett 

Increases the penalties for the offense of animal abuse for first time offenders and in cases of torture and mutilation from the lowest class misdemeanor to the lowest class felony. 

HB59 - Filed by Rep. Bangert 

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

HB 107 - Filed by Rep. Sommer 

Brings service dogs in line with ADA definitions and standards.

HB111 - Filed by Rep. Sommer 

Allows judges to order psych. evaluations for animal abusers.

HB 260 - Filed by Rep. Taylor

Imposes civil penalties for poaching certain animals.

HB297 - Filed by Rep. Hicks

Ends breed specific legislation (BSL) statewide.

HB370 - Filed by Rep. Gregory

Extends protection orders to pets.

HB 828 - Filed by Rep. Bayse

Increase in animal abuse penalties for second time offenders.

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HB204 - Filed by Rep. Anderson 

Force law enforcement officers to leave animals in the hands of their abusers, eliminate the ability of animal control officers under public health departments to apply for warrants (placing a financial burden on our cities and counties to do so), and shorten the disposition hearing process from 30 days to 10 days.

HB559 - Filed by Rep. Spencer

Ban regulations and ordinances working animals that would prohibit cities and counties from adopting regulations on pet store sales, exotic animal acts, horse carriages, puppy mills, and farm animals.

HJR20 - Filed by Rep. Dinkins

Proposes a constitutional amendment to assert the right of Missourians to hunt and fish, eliminating local wildlife protection ordinances, and possibly preventing ballot measures to restrict hunting and trapping activities.

SB 115 - Filed by Senator Crawford

Force law enforcement officers to leave animals in the hands of their abusers, eliminate the ability of animal control officers under public health departments to apply for warrants (placing a financial burden on our cities and counties to do so), and shorten the disposition hearing process from 30 days to 10 days.

HJR 4, HJR 6, HJR 7, HJR 10, HJR 11, HJR 12, HJR 13, HJR 20, SB 5

Modifies and creates several new provisions relating to initiative and referendum process. These bills would make it more difficult to collect signatures and pass initiative petitions on any issue in our state - not just animal welfare. The bills vary in their new requirements, from requiring 60% of the vote (instead of a simple majority) to high filing fees and signature collection requirements.

How can you help support or oppose these measures? Check out our Animal Advocate Guide on how you can contact your legislators to voice your opinion!