Missouri lawmakers close some farm records
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Latest on Missouri's legislative session to consider overriding gubernatorial vetoes
Missouri lawmakers have enacted a measure that will close some types of farm data from the state's open records laws.
The GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the measure.
The House voted 111-46, and the Senate voted 23-7.
The measure will require state agencies to keep confidential the information collected for voluntary agricultural programs. That includes registration data for animal disease tracking programs.
Republican Sen. Brian Munzlinger says a goal is to encourage farmers to participate in state programs.
Opponents argued that those records should be open to the public to promote accountability.