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Horse Owners To Be Required To Register With State

Legislators are proposing to impose a state registration that will “Replace brand inspection for equines with equine ownership certificate and require owners to obtain equine ownership certificates for equines that are present in state for more than 30 consecutive days.

This proposal would be onerous enough if just horse owners had to register, but no, this requires every horse to be registered.

It further establishes requirements for trailers that are used to transport horses. Many horse owners, if this is passed, will have to special order new trailers, as the specifications are not standard.

Here’s the real shocker…..

If you are thinking this is occurring in California, you are incorrect; this is in Oregon!

Even if you do not live in Oregon, please take some time to send an email or make a call to one of the elected officials listed below. If this passes in Oregon, it is certain to repeat itself in a state near you.

SB 262 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Membership:

Jackie Dingfelder, Chair       sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us
Alan Olsen, Vice-Chair          sen.alanolsen@state.or.us
Mark Hass                            sen.markhass@state.or.us
Floyd Prozanski                    sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us
Chuck Thomsen                     sen.chuckthomsen@state.or.us

Beth Patrino                        Beth.Patrino@state.or.us
Melanie Stidham                   Melanie.Stidham@state.or.us
Sue Hampton                        Susan.hampton@state.or.us

What is next; an application for bovine, ovine or porcine ownership?

I have a proposal. For every new bill, the author should have to pay, out of their own pocket, $10,000 for state bills, $50,000 for federal and any co-signor should have to pay $5,000 and $25,000 respectively. Perhaps this would encourage elected officials to actually think about what they are proposing. Probably not, but it would at least help the deficits.

  1. January 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Well Jeff, I’ve been calling Oregon California North for years. I like your idea of making legislators pay like that, but they would find a way to use it as a deduction and pass on the cost to taxpayers.

    Laws like this are written to keep lawyers in business. During the writing of the Constitution there was actually talk of prohibiting Barristers (lawyers) from holding legislative office. Perhaps it is time to do just that. If a law cannot be written on a single page, in plain English it automatically is rejected.

  2. commonsenseagriculture
    January 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    I agree with the 1 page per bill and each bill should stand on its own.

  3. January 29, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Came to your site through Digg. You know I am signing up to your rss.

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      I appreciate that. Thank you.

  4. Marc Sayer
    January 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    I just love it when government decides they need to take more control over our lives and tell us what to do and how to do it. That’s the solution to all problems, more government, more intrusion into our lives, more oversight of everything.They can’t afford to supply the basic educational, police, and life safety services we actually want and need from them. But they add more tasks to their to do list, take away more freedoms and rights, tax us more, create more fees and charges, create more rules and regulations, and let more criminals out of jail because they can’t afford to house them. This is just getting out of hand. It is lunacy. Stop regulating everything and give us the basic services we need. Police, life safety, education and infrastructure like roads. When you can provide these critical basic services, come talk to us about new regulations. Until then, get your priorities straight.

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

      Thank you for your comments Marc. I always appreciate the additional insight. Sometimes it just makes me shake my head and wonder if legistlators ever stop and read what they propose [rhetorical question] 🙂

  5. David
    January 30, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    This bill sounds like it’s animal rights inspired. Can anyone tell me what organization wrote the bill or what organization helped what legislator to write it? Did the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) write it?

    My experience with local AR’s (and it appears this holds true with the big major AR organizations as well – like the HSUS) is that they believe that we should only have a symbiotic relationship with animals. All their other beliefs relate back to that one belief and everything they support relates to the goal of creating a society where we can only have that symbiotic relationship with animals.

    Therefore all the legislation they support seems to fit into these 3 categories:
    1 – not allowing any human interaction with animals
    2 – making it more and more expensive to own animals
    3 – making to more and more difficult to own animals

    It’s obvious that SB 262 fits into 2 and 3.

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 31, 2011 at 11:22 AM

      Thank you for contributing David. I appreciate it. I am not sure of the origin of the bill, but agree that it is likely stemming from AR group pressure.

  6. February 13, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    I’m not in Oregon, but I can feel your pain. As a horse owner in Tennessee, the government is trying to pass a lot of meaningless bills that will surely upset the equine world. I haven’t heard much about it lately, but I know they were trying to pass a bill here where we would be required to chip all our horses.

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