Nixon Wrapping Up Action on Missouri Legislation
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is wrapping up his action on bills passed this year by state lawmakers.
Nixon was expected on Friday to approve the few remaining bills. The deadline to sign or veto legislation is Saturday.
Among legislation awaiting action from the governor, is a bill that reduces the disparity in prison sentences between people convicted of crack and powder cocaine crimes.
Two similar bills would require state agencies to review their rules every five years and eliminate those determined to be unnecessary. State regulations would need to be reviewed on a rotating schedule. The review would include an analysis of whether a rule overlaps with any others, whether there is a less restrictive alternative and whether the rule is still necessary.