SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1863

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE AULL.

6005L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 10, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of the state historical dog.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 10, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 10.113, to read as follows:

            10.113. 1. The dog known as "Jim the Wonder Dog" is designated as the historical dog of the state of Missouri.

            2. Jim the Wonder Dog, a Llewellyn setter and champion hunting dog, amazingly carried out commands based on identifying words such as tree variety, make, color, and license number of cars, and occupation or description of persons, whether such commands were given in a foreign language, shorthand, or Morse Code. In addition, Jim the Wonder Dog accurately predicted the winner of seven Kentucky Derbies, the World Series, and the gender of unborn babies. Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not, Jim the Wonder Dog's fame spread across the United States. As the only animal buried in the Ridge Park Cemetery in the City of Marshall, the grave of Jim the Wonder Dog is the most visited grave in the cemetery and is seldom without flowers and coins left on it.