MO Legislative Session Winds Down
The MO HealthNet bill passed just moments away from the end of the legislative session. This means the bill will be sent to the governor's desk for signature and approval into law.
MO HealthNet wasn't the only peice of legislation to make waves this session. Here are some of the high profile issues that did pass:
- After much debate lawmakers passed a constiutional amendment that creates a licensing process for midwives and a state board that oversees them.
- House bill 1461 is legislation that ensures Missourians will not have to retreat when confronted by a violent attacker. It also says intruders cannot sue the property owner for the use of force.
- House bill 678 allows school districts in federal disaster areas to not have required make up days.
- Senate bill 389 gives final approval for a $350 million plan to finance college buildings with the sale of the studentloan agency, MOHELA.
There were also bills that didn't manage to scrapeby this session.
- Last night, senators voted against changes to a housebill that would have provided more childcare assistance for working families.
- Senators also struck down the Senior Nutrition initiative that would have allowed seniors to get more money in food stamps.
- A Mandatory sick days bill was never given a hearing.
- A bill that would have restored the 2005 Medicaid Cuts didn't pass.