LEGISLATIVE REPORT April 25 , 2018

The issues at the Capitol continued this week with additional major events. First, the House and Senate leadership called for Governor Greitens’ resignation. Second, Attorney General Hawley sent evidence to the St. Louis prosecutor that Greitens probably broke the law on campaign issues. Third, the governor requested an injunction against Hawley. Fourth, the St. Louis judge did not grant the request for dismissal of the charges pending against the governor.
It seems that something new comes out each day on this unfolding series of events.
The House continued with committee meetings, floor debates and the passing of the following legislation to the Senate:
HB 1249 modifies provisions relating to municipal courts.
HB 1261 relating to professional registration and a waiver of occupational fees for certain individuals.
HB 1264 allows evidence of failure to wear a seatbelt to prove comparative negligence or to mitigate damages.
HB 1542 prohibits certain actions by pharmacy benefits managers.
HB 1591 modifies provisions relating to the operation of watercraft.
HB 1611 provides that a person who is injured by a product has 10 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages.
HB 1915 modifies provisions relating to the no-call list.
HB 2117 modifies provisions relating to eye drops for newborn infants.
HB 2119 modifies provisions relating to punitive damages.
HB 2129 requires 30 minutes of instruction regarding decisions on organ donation during high school.
HB 2140 modifies provisions for public contracts for purchasing supplies.
HB 2155 allows wholesalers to employ persons 18 years of age to unload delivery vehicles and transfer liquor into retail premises with supervision.
HB 2286 modifies the definition of local log truck and local log truck tractor.
HB 2336 prohibits children from being placed in the custody of individuals who have been found guilty of the offense of sexual trafficking of a child in the first degree.
HB 2360 changes the laws regarding public safety officers who are eligible for a survivor’s and disabled employee’s educational grant.
HBs 2523 & 2524 modifies provisions for the sunshine law and creates the transparency division within the attorney general’s office  to monitor sunshine law violations by state agencies.
HB 2540 changes the laws regarding state revenues.
Complete bill information can be found on the House website at house.mo.gov.
As always, it is a privilege to represent you in state government.

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