February 11, 2009
Limiting the power of political subdivisions concerning the care and handling of livestock SB 452 HB 2151 - Oppose
The measure passed the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously on Monday, despite concerns it could cause health problems in cities and rural communities
Please call or email your State Senator and Representative stating you object to denying local livestock regulation in Oklahoma. Leaving a message with their Administrative Assistant is fine, state: "I am _________ from _________, Oklahoma, I would like the (Senator) (Representative) to vote against Senate Bill 452 and House Bill 2151 that would deny local livestock regulation in Oklahoma, thank you."
MEASURE: SB 452 / HB 2151
OAPA POSITION: Oppose
SHORT TITLE: Limiting the power of political subdivisions concerning the care and handling of livestock
AUTHOR: Senator Schultz
Sen. Mike Schulz, an Altus Republican, sponsored the legislation at the request of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. The bill gives the Legislature sole authority to regulate livestock. Cities and counties would be prohibited from adopting local laws or regulations. Livestock is defined in state law as such things as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, domesticated rabbits, chickens, turkeys, domesticated fowl and "any animal or bird in captivity." This bill is in reaction to the recent California proposition that increased regulation on raising chickens, hogs and calves.
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