ACTION ALERT!!! -Oklahoma Breeders, It Gets Worse!

Oklahoma Breeders, It Gets Worse!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:39 | Published on Sunday, 22 January 2012 13:01

Senator Sean Burrage has introduced SB1295 to amend the Oklahoma Commercial Pet Breeders Act, as per his Executive Assistant, Donna Garlick, he was requested to do so by the Humane Society. Representative Mike Jackson has introduced HB2716, which is identical to SB1295.

It seems that Sue Ann Hamm, a Board member of the Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders and a Board member of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is busy requesting this bill be introduced, and wants the assurance of getting it introduced in both Houses. This amendment includes a private police force and removes the Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders from under the authority of the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, giving an already out of control Board no oversight whatsoever.

It also changes the definition of “facility” to “used by a commercial pet breeder or person,” which would appear to potentially include anyone who owns, keeps, houses or breeds animals. It also changes the appointment of the Executive Director from appointment by the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to the Board alone.

The proposed amendment states “Section 5007. The executive director may employ personnel necessary to carry out the functions and duties of the Board of Commercial Pet Breeders under the Commercial Pet Breeders Act and shall provide for a law enforcement division.

1. The law enforcement division shall have the responsibility for conducting investigations relating to reviewing license applications and inspecting commercial pet breeders, investigating suspected commercial pet breeders and enforcing the Commercial Pet Breeders Act. The person in charge of the law enforcement division shall be a professional law enforcement officer with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of law enforcement and a graduate of a four-year college with a degree in law enforcement administration, law, criminology or a related science, or in lieu thereof a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the field of law enforcement. The executive director may also serve as the person in charge of the law enforcement division.
2. The commissioned officers and agents of the law enforcement division of the Board, and such other employees as the person in charge of the division shall designate to perform duties in the investigation and prevention of crime and the enforcement of the criminal laws of the state, shall have and exercise all the powers and authority of peace officers.

3. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to restrict or prohibit any federal, state, or local law enforcement officer from performing any duties imposed upon the law enforcement officer by law.”

It further states that in the absence of an Executive Director, and executive officer of the Board may authorize disbursements; and to quote from Section 5026, Part D, “A commercial pet breeder or an unlicensed person who is reasonably suspected as a commercial pet breeder,…” This would allow for them to enter upon anyone’s property they choose. Remember that addition of “any person.”

These proposed changes in the Act grant unlimited power and authority to a Board that has proven time and time again to be totally out of control and acting beyond the scope of statutory authority. If this outrages you, perhaps Senator Burrage needs to be barraged by correspondence stating this is an outrage. You may contact him at:

Email address: garlick@oksenate.gov Executive Assistant Donna Garlick

Or:

Senator Sean Burrage
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 529B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5555

To read the proposed bill as introduced: Oklahoma Bill SB1295 Once you are on the page, click on the “Versions” tab, then click on “Introduced” to open the bill.
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Thought I had read some pretty BAD Bills already and now this one comes to surface in Oklahoma of all places!!!

If you are against this bill (I don’t see why anyone would like it accept maybe the gestapo themselves H$U$/PETA/ASPCA -those who enjoy doing the raids and proclaiming themselves heroes and don’t forget…’look what we have…pedigrees’ but they will all have to be spayed/neutered -GONE!!!…What BULLS**T!!!) Get those letters written immediately people…Every member of the State Senate and House needs to be notified that you are opposed to these bill…Subject line should read for the OK State Senate -I am opposed to SB1295 for the OK State House -I am opposed to HB2716. Email is just fine and if you want to send snail mail then do it!!!

The two are basically identical so your wording can be the same just don’t not mix up the two…

The problem is that it’s a well planned scheme to get it passed one way or another…The idea of the humane society…Sorry, it won’t be so easy so time to get to work!!! -I’m on it…you don’t have to be from OK to state your opinion!!!

List of OK House Representatives link: http://www.okhouse.gov/Members/Default.aspx

List of OK Senate members link-not as user friendly as the house: http://www.oksenate.gov/Senators/Default.aspx?selectedtab=0

Stay tuned and Follow this blog  Best  -B

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~ by topcatsroar on February 24, 2012.

2 Responses to “ACTION ALERT!!! -Oklahoma Breeders, It Gets Worse!”

  1. Thanks for alerting everyone that reads your blog.

    I have an update. I don’t want to list names publicly, but a neighbor of mine who has some friends in the senate and house says that although there is no way they have the votes for this right now, not to count on that because Hamm has a lot of influence. Also, I know myself they didn’t have enough votes for the bill they got passed until the last hour when they started taking personal calls from the governor’s wife on the floor. However, he also said that because they won and all of the bills failed that tried to overturn it, they taste blood in the water and if they somehow succeed in this bill that is clearly unconstitutional, their next step is agriculture. There is already a bill that has been introduced but hasn’t went anywhere.

    I feel a little better knowing they don’t have the votes, but I’m not going to count on it.

    Please everyone write or call.

  2. Here is another update. I’m being told by his executive assistant that he is no longer authoring this bill and that it has been withdrawn.

    Now I’m being told by others that it has been sent to the agriculture committee and that it hasn’t been withdrawn.

    So who do you believe? I don’t have that answer.

    I do not trust Burrage or his assistant. Here is my problem with both of them, he authored a horrible bill like this and he did at the request of Hamm and that came from his assistant. So imo Sen. Burrage has no respect for the Oklahoma constitution or the US constitution and he is not representing his constituents when he thinks it’s okay to introduce bills like this.

    Hopefully she is telling the truth and hopefully the reason is the backlash he has received and I thank you and others for getting this information out there and I thank everyone who wrote or called Sen. Burrage.

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