Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday signed a revision of the dog breeder initiative that the state’s voters had approved last November.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday signed a revision of the dog breeder initiative that the state’s voters had approved last November.


Following the governor’s signing, the Missouri House of Representatives also approved legislation that Nixon’s administration, along with animal welfare organizations and agricultural groups, had drafted as a compromise to Proposition B. The House also approved an emergency clause to the bill. The Missouri Senate took up the bill Wednesday afternoon.


The legislation provides additional requirements for dog breeders, and separate legislation would provide funding. If the Senate approves the bill and its emergency clause, the bill becomes effective immediately upon Nixon’s signature.