Senator Don Betzold
MN State Senate - 51st District
Please join us for this inside look at the intersection of animal law and the legislative process.
Senator Betzold has been a member of the Minnesota State Senate since 1993. Past Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he currently chairs the State Government Budget Division. A lawyer in private practice since 1980, Senator Betzold is also a retired Colonel Judge Advocate in the U. S. Army Reserves.
In addition to discussing some of his past legislative initiatives, Senator Betzold will update you on the provisions and current status of the Dog and Cat Breeders Act. The bill is intended to implement Board of Animal Health regulation of so-called puppy and kitten mills by providing for, among other provisions, inspections, an investigation procedure after complaint, and penalties. In addition to learning about the details and scope of the Act, Senator Betzold will discuss the challenges currently faced in moving the bill through the legislative session.
Don't miss this chance to learn about the new Act and to join an educated discussion about the challenges and opportunities the legislative process presents for protecting animal welfare.