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House committee hears about pet ban.

Date: April 17, 2012
By: Crystall Cho
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 2048, HB 2066

Intro: 
The House General Laws committee discussed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit animals in the State Capitol building.
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Wrap: Republican Versailles Representative Rodney Schad sponsored a measure to ban pets from the Capitol building.

Schad says only service animals with proper training and certifications should be allowed.

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Description: "We have public property being ruined, carpets being ruined, children that are in fear of being attacked by these animals, all of these animal things that animals do."

Two witnesses testified against the bill during the hearing.

Republican St. Charles Representative Mark Parkinson said there's no problem with having an animal as long as they're cared by responsible owners.

If passed, the bill will head to the House floor.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Crystall Cho.

Intro: 
The House General Laws committee heard a bill Tuesday that would ban animals from the State Capitol.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Republican Versailles Representative Rodney Schad sponsored a bill that sparked a debate among pet lovers at the House General Laws committee.

The bill prohibits any animal inside the State Capitol building except for service animals with proper training and certification.

Republican Smithville Senator Luann Ridgeway brings her pet dog to the Capitol everyday.

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Description: "We haven't banned smoking in the Capitol. We haven't banned alcohol in the Capitol. And I know there's far more damage that comes to human lives and property from the smoke that's in the Capitol."

If passed, the bill will head to the House floor.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Crystall Cho.


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