The provision is backed by the captive deer industry, who says regulations adopted recently that would ban importation of white-tailed deer and other cervids from other states, and enact tougher fencing requirements, could cause operators to shut down.
Proponents of the regulations say they are necessary to fight chronic wasting disease (CWD). The Conservation Department says CWD is not a threat to humans, but threatens the state’s deer herd, and the hunting industry tied to it.
The sponsors of those to agriculture bills, Representative Casey Guernsey (R-Bethany) and Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) say they believe the governor’s vetoes can be overturned.
The bills are Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 1326.
(Mike Lear, Missourinet)
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