SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1513

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES FRANZ (Sponsor), LOEHNER AND SCHAD (Co-sponsors).

4940H.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 1, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to animal rights.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 1, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 1.195, to read as follows:

            1.195. The laws of this state shall not confer upon any animal a right, privilege, or legal status that is equivalent or that exceeds a right, privilege, or legal status as that which this state confers by law upon a human being. This provision shall not be construed as limiting laws that protect the welfare of animals in the state.