Gov. Nixon signs 22 bills into law, vetoes seven bills

July 8, 2011
Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Jay Nixon today signed into law 22 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly, and vetoed seven others.

The Governor signed:

  • House Bill 45, which changes the laws regarding the Big Government Get Off My Back Act which provides an income tax deduction for certain small businesses that create new full-time jobs. View House Bill 45.
  • House Bill 101, which changes the laws regarding liquor control. View House Bill 101.
  • House Bill 111, which changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. View House Bill 111.
  • House Bill 142, which changes the laws regarding political subdivisions. View House Bill 142.
  • House Bill 183, which changes the laws regarding the Police Retirement System of Kansas City and the Civilian Employees' Retirement System of the Police Department of Kansas City. View House Bill 183.
  • House Bill 197, which  requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to post on its web site resources relating to umbilical cord blood. View House Bill 197.
  • House Bill 217, which allows an election authority to use an electronic voter identification system or electronic signature pad to verify voter identification information at any polling place. View House Bill 217.
  • House Bill 282, which changes the laws regarding public employee retirement. View House Bill 282.
  • House Bill 294, which changes the laws regarding firearms, ammunition, and concealed carry endorsements. View House Bill 294.
  • House Bill 307, which would allow the Department of Revenue to issue specified special license plates for any vehicle except an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle in excess of 18,000 pounds gross weight. View House Bill 307.
  • House Bill 338, which specifies that a telecommunications company may elect to be exempt from certain rules if giving written notice to the Missouri Public Service Commission. View House Bill 338.
  • House Bill 464, which eliminates, combines, and revises certain provisions regarding state boards, commissions, committees, and councils. View House Bill 464.
  • House Bill 578, which allows the state or any political subdivision or agency of the state to transfer ownership of used tires, scrap tires, or tire shred to a private entity for disposal or recycling under certain conditions. View House Bill 578.
  • House Bill 591, which authorizes the Missouri Dental Board to issue a limited teaching license to a dentist employed as an instructor in an accredited dental school located in this state. View House Bill 191.
  • House Bill 661, which changes the laws regarding debt adjusters. View House Bill 661.
  • Senate Bill 57, which requires courts to transfer certain cases upon the request of the public administrator. View Senate Bill 57.
  • Senate Bill 59, which modifies the Uniform Trust Code. View Senate Bill 59.
  • Senate Bill 77, which expands the types of directional signs which may be erected and maintained within highway right-of-ways. View Senate Bill 77.
  • Senate Bill 96, which conveys certain state property in St. Francois County and the City of Cape Girardeau. View Senate Bill 96.
  • Senate Bill 97, which conveys certain property owned by the state. View Senate Bill 97.
  • Senate Bill 165, which extends the sunset on the Basic Civil Legal Services Fund. View Senate Bill 165.
  • Senate Bill 237, which requires that the September 1996 Supreme Court standards for representation by guardians ad litem be updated. View Senate Bill 237.

The Governor vetoed:

  • House Bill 184, which would have diminished government transparency of public meetings, records and votes, contrary to the public policy of Missouri. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • House Bill 256, which was identical to Senate Bill 165, which the Governor signed today. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • House Bill 430, which would have severely restricted the authority of local communities to regulate billboards. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • House Bill 484, which contained language entirely contained within Senate Bill 173, which the Governor signed into law on July 7. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • House Bill 1008, which could allow third parties to finance state road and bridge construction projects, and be repaid through the use of tolls. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • Senate Bill 220, which would have provided immunity to architects, landscape architects, land surveyors and professional engineers through a nebulous process that is ripe for manipulation, lacking transparency, and potentially creating conflicts of interest. View the Governor's veto letter.
  • Senate Bill 282, which would have eliminated provisions for write-in candidates for municipal elections and which would have imposed unnecessary costs for taxpayers to hold special elections. View the Governor's veto letter.