BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Just one week after Missouri voters approved Proposition B, a new state senator already wants to change to the new law. Because Prop B is a statutory change, not a constitutional amendment, it can be amended by the state Legislature, just like any other legislation. Senator-elect and current Missouri House Rep. Mike Parson wants to do just that.
Dog breeders say the passage of Prop B could cost them their livelihoods after it goes into effect next November.
"Cut us back to 50 dogs; we'll probably go out of business," said Doyle Dismang.
The Humane Society of the United States says it will help end Missouri's puppy mill problem.
"We have all sorts of rogue puppy mill operations moving into Missouri because the laws are weak, the enforcement is poor," said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.
At least one state legislator says the voter-approved legislation needs a second look.