Dog Breeding Law
1:38 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Mo. lawmakers approve overhauling dog-breeding law

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation replacing many provisions in a dog-breeding law approved by voters in November.

The House approved the legislation 85-71 on Wednesday. It cleared the Senate last month and goes now to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill eliminates a cap on owning 50 breeding dogs and rolls back various new requirements on dogs' living conditions. Instead, breeders would need to provide appropriate space for their animals based on regulations set by the Department of Agriculture.

The bill also would allow licensing costs of up to $2,500 instead of $500, and would impose an additional $25 annual fee to finance state efforts to crack down on unlicensed dog breeders.

Here's the breakdown of who voted how on the legislation (from the Associated Press):

Voting "yes" were 77 Republicans and 8 Democrats.
Voting "no" were 26 Republicans and 45 Democrats.
Not voting were 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats.
     
     REPUBLICANS VOTING YES
     Randy Asbury, Higbee.
     Kurt Bahr, O'Fallon.
     Jay Barnes, Jefferson City.
     Mike Bernskoetter, Jefferson City.
     T.J. Berry, Kearney.
     Ellen Brandom, Sikeston.
     Rick Brattin, Harrisonville.
     Wanda Brown, Lincoln.
     Eric Burlison, Springfield.
     John Cauthorn, Mexico.
     Steve Cookson, Fairdealing.
     Stanley Cox, Sedalia.
     Sandy Crawford, Buffalo.
     Paul Curtman, Pacific.
     Charlie Davis, Webb City.
     David Day, Dixon.
     Charlie Denison, Springfield.
     Scott Dieckhaus, Washington.
     John Diehl, St. Louis.
     Tony Dugger, Hartville.
     Kevin Elmer, Nixa.
     Sue Entlicher, Bolivar.
     Barney Fisher, Richards.
     Paul Fitzwater, Potosi.
     Tom Flanigan, Carthage.
     Lyndall Fraker, Marshfield.
     Diane Franklin, Camdenton.
     Ward Franz, West Plains.
     Keith Frederick, Rolla.
     Doug Funderburk, St. Peters.
     Casey Guernsey, Bethany.
     Galen Higdon, St. Joseph.
     Dave Hinson, St. Clair.
     Denny Hoskins, Warrensburg.
     Lincoln Hough, Springfield.
     Jay Houghton, Martinsburg.
     Delus Johnson, St. Joseph.
     Caleb Jones, Clarksburg.
     Shelley Keeney, Marble Hill.
     Mike Kelley, Lamar.
     Glen Klippenstein, Maysville.
     Bart Korman, New Florence.
     Mike Lair, Chillicothe.
     Bill Lant, Joplin.
     Scott Largent, Clinton.
     Melissa Leach, Springfield.
     Donna Lichtenegger, Jackson.
     Tom Loehner, Koeltztown.
     Thomas Long, Battlefield.
     John McCaherty, High Ridge.
     Mike McGhee, Odessa.
     Bob Nance, Excelsior Springs.
     Jerry Nolte, Gladstone.
     Don Phillips, Kimberling City.
     Darrell Pollock, Lebanon.
     Craig Redmon, Canton.
     Bill Rieboldt, Neosho.
     Todd Richardson, Poplar Bluff.
     Jeanie Riddle, Mokane.
     Lyle Rowland, Cedar Creek.
     Don Ruzicka, Mount Vernon.
     David Sater, Cassville.
     Rodney Schad, Versailles.
     Dave Schatz, Sullivan.
     Shane Schoeller, Willard.
     Lindell Shumake, Hannibal.
     Jason Smith, Salem.
     Mike Thomson, Maryville.
     Noel Torpey, Independence.
     Wayne Wallingford, Cape Girardeau.
     Don Wells, Cabool.
     Ray Weter, Nixa.
     Bill White, Joplin.
     Paul Wieland, Imperial.
     Billy Pat Wright, Dexter.
     Zachary Wyatt, Green Castle.
     Steven Tilley, Perryville.
     
     DEMOCRATS VOTING YES
     Joe Aull, Marshall.
     Joe Fallert, Ste. Genevieve.
     Steve Hodges, East Prairie.
     Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis.
     Paul Quinn, Monroe City.
     Ed Schieffer, Troy.
     Tom Shively, Shelbyville.
     Terry Swinger, Caruthersville.
     
     REPUBLICANS VOTING NO
     Sue Allen, Town and Country.
     Cloria Brown, St. Louis.
     Mike Cierpiot, Lee's Summit.
     Kathie Conway, St. Charles.
     Gary Cross, Lee's Summit.
     Sally Faith, St. Charles.
     Gary Fuhr, St. Louis.
     Don Gosen, Chesterfield.
     Marsha Haefner, St. Louis.
     Kent Hampton, Malden.
     Tim Jones, Eureka.
     Andrew Koenig, Ballwin.
     Brent Lasater, Independence.
     Jeanie Lauer, Blue Springs.
     Mike Leara, St. Louis.
     Nick Marshall, Parkville.
     Cole McNary, Chesterfield.
     Chris Molendorp, Belton.
     Myron Neth, Liberty.
     Mark Parkinson, St. Charles .
     Ron Schieber, Kansas City.
     Vicki Schneider, O'Fallon.
     Ryan Silvey, Kansas City.
     Sheila Solon, Blue Springs.
     Rick Stream, Kirkwood.
     Anne Zerr, St. Charles.
     
     DEMOCRATS VOTING NO
     Ira Anders, Independence.
     Bert Atkins, Florissant.
     Susan Carlson, St. Louis.
     Chris Carter, St. Louis.
     Ron Casey, Crystal City.
     Mike Colona, St. Louis.
     Pat Conway, St. Joseph.
     Rory Ellinger, St. Louis.
     Ben Harris, Hillsboro.
     Jason Holsman, Kansas City.
     Penny Hubbard, St. Louis.
     Leonard Hughes IV, Kansas City.
     Jacob Hummel, St. Louis.
     Tishaura Jones, St. Louis.
     Jason Kander, Kansas City.
     Chris Kelly, Columbia.
     Jeanne Kirkton, St. Louis.
     Michele Kratky, St. Louis.
     Sara Lampe, Sringfield.
     Karla May, St. Louis.
     Gail McCann Beatty, Kansas City.
     Tom McDonald, Independence.
     Eileen McGeoghegan, St. Ann.
     Kevin McManus, Kansas City.
     Margo McNeil, Florissant.
     Tim Meadows, Imperial.
     Genise Montecillo, St. Louis.
     Stacey Newman, St. Louis.
     Mary Nichols, Maryland Heights.
     Jeanette Mott Oxford, St. Louis.
     Sharon Pace, St. Louis.
     Jean Peters-Baker, Kansas City.
     Tommie Pierson, St. Louis.
     John Rizzo, Kansas City.
     Jill Schupp, St. Louis.
     Scott Sifton, St. Louis.
     Clem Smith, St. Louis.
     Churie Spreng, Florissant.
     Mary Still, Columbia.
     Jay Swearingen, North Kansas City.
     Mike Talboy, Kansas City.
     Sylvester Taylor, Florissant.
     Rochelle Walton Gray, Florissant.
     Stephen Webber, Columbia.
     Jake Zimmerman, Olivette.
     
     REPUBLICANS NOT VOTING
     Chuck Gatschenberger, Lake St. Louis.
     Jeff Grisamore, Lee's Summit.
     Dwight Scharnhorst, High Ridge.
     
     DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING
     Linda Black, Bonne Terre.
     Michael Brown, Kansas City.
     Steve Webb, Florissant.

Voting information from the Associated Press added 2:07 p.m. April 13, 2011.