People had concerns about cat ladies and animal hoarders getting needlessly put on the list.
Haymarket answered those concerns and stated the bill does not include such persons, saying they were Mental Disorders and not under the law. The counter was that ALL Animal abuse was mental disorders and the law would cover that eventually.
People had concerned about the time on the list - that lifetime was too long.
Haymarket answered that pointing out the five year limit. The counter to that was that a 5 year data base does very little in the way of tracking potential murderers. Additionally, any list on the internet is there for perpituity, somewhere...
People were concerned about an average citizen being able to get your social security and other data.
Haymarket answered that pointing out they could not. No real counter to that.
People brought up the Craigs List/Private sales problem.
Haymarket stated we were working on that problem right now. The counter is that there is no way that it will ever be effective in this area because you cannot limit the private sales without seriously infringing on people's rights.
As to not being able to show the list will not be abused by PETA.......Haymarket also cannot disprove a claim that three inch monkeys made of blue flame play professional basketball underneath the surface of Uranus................. That one speaks for itself.
The current discussion has turned to 4th and 8th Amendment rights.
The Gorilla in the room however is it's effectiveness.
There are two counties that have enacted a similar list. No data has been shown that there has been a single time where this list was accessed and a person was turned away from buying an animal. So, if it has never shown any effectiveness, why go through the cost and trouble to pass the law, put the extra burden on people that just want a puppy, on shelters that want to rescue a puppy, and pay to employ people to track said list if it has never shown any results.
I will give Haymarket and the supporters of the bill this: The 2 counties have not reported any harrassment from PETA types after having found names that are on the list.