JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an agriculture measure.
The legislation includes changes to Missouri's animal abuse and neglect law and a longer maximum prison sentence for stealing livestock. It also would replace a prohibition on foreign ownership of farmland with a 1 percent cap.
Nixon had objected to the provisions on foreign ownership and animal abuse and neglect.
The Senate voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111-50 to override.
Proponents of the bill contend changes to the animal abuse and neglect law are needed and that tougher punishment for stealing livestock could help combat cattle rustling.
Agriculture bill is SB9.
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