The 2022 Missouri Legislative Session is in full swing and several bills supported by AKC are currently under consideration. Tomorrow, (Wednesday, March 2), a Senate committee will consider legislation that would prohibit localities from passing breed-specific laws.
Senate Bill 697 is the Senate companion bill to legislation mentioned in a previous alert that would prohibit localities from passing breed-specific laws.
Legislation to prohibit breed specific laws have been introduced in the past several sessions but have traditionally stalled in the Senate. This hearing tomorrow is a crucial step in these important protections finally becoming law in the state.
For more talking points on why the state should prohibit local breed-specific laws, visit www.akcgr.org/akc/bsl.
What You Can Do:
AKC asks all dog owners in Missouri to contact the members of the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee TODAY and urge them to support Senate Bill 697. Contact information for members of the Senate Local Government and Elections committee can be found below.
AKC Government Relations and the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed) continue to closely monitor these and all legislative bills in Missouri impacting dog owners. For more information, contact AKC GR at firstname.lastname@example.org.