Gov. Nixon Signs 13 Bills into Law, Abortion Bill Among Vetoes

5 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago Wednesday, July 02 2014 Jul 2, 2014 Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:18:00 PM CDT July 02, 2014 in News
By: Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon signed 13 bills Wednesday and vetoed four, including a veto on a bill that would extend the time period a woman must wait to receive an abortion.

Below is a list of Senate and House bills that Nixon has signed into effect:

  • House Bill 1085: expands library record privacy to include digital resources and materials.
  • House Bill 1298: repeals various expired, obsolete, ineffective, and sunset provisions of statutes as identified by the Joint Committee on Legislative Research.
  • House Bill 1299: a revision bill that codifies executive branch reorganizations.
  • House Bill 1303: establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act, prohibiting a school district from discriminating against a student or parent on the basis of a religious viewpoint or expression.
  • House Bill 1594: allows for volunteer labor on public works projects.
  • House Bill 2077: creates the Surplus Revenue Fund.
  • Senate Bill 504: requires state agencies to make proposed rules available to the public by providing a hyperlink on their web page including a summary, full text of the rule, and a fiscal note for each proposed rule, as well as a link to the Missouri Register and all material incorporated by reference.
  • Senate Bill 525: allows a nonprofit organization to prepare food, in a private home or other area, for distribution to the end consumer at a charitable fundraising event.
  • Senate Bill 643: regarding the publication of Missouri statutes.
  • Senate Bill 745: modifies the provisions regarding sheriffs and other law enforcement officers, weapons, and concealed carry permits.
  • Senate Bill 785: allows Missouri residents to obtain a temporary boating safety identification card.
  • Senate Bill 796: establishes a procedure for a recorder of deeds to issue a marriage license if one of the applicants is incarcerated or in the military on active duty.
  • Senate Bill 812: requires the Department of Economic Development to open an office in Israel, subject to appropriation.

In addition to the thirteen bills signed into law, Governor Nixon also vetoed four other bills:

  • House Bill 1307: regarding the wait time required before an abortion procedure.
  • Senate Bill 593: modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections.
  • House Bill 1261: changes the laws regarding audits for transportation development districts.
  • House Bill 1999: changes the laws regarding liens or encumbrances upon a motor vehicle or trailer.

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