Legislative Actions

Legislative Session 2014

Legislation Summary

Removes references to the phrases "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from statute and replaces them with "intellectually disabled" and "intellectual disability", respectively

06/04/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding unclaimed property

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding insurance documents

06/05/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Creates the Paperless Documents and Forms Act

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Expands library record privacy to include digital resources and materials and adds a third party contracted by a library to the list of those who cannot release a library record

07/02/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows any Department of Corrections employee who has accrued overtime hours to use those hours as compensatory leave time

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the deadline for the Children's Division within the Department of Social Services to complete a child abuse or neglect investigation from 30 days to 30 business days

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows a person with a physical disability or a member of the armed forces on active duty filing a declaration of candidacy by certified mail to designate a representative for the ballot order random drawing

02/19/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million

07/09/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding elections

06/04/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires DESE to adopt a policy on high school graduation that allows certain agriculture or career and technical education courses to satisfy certain subject-specific graduation requirements

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires the Department of Transportation to issue emergency utility response permits for the transporting of equipment and materials needed following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding surface mining operations

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Removes the expiration date on the authority of certain public higher education institutions to transfer real property, except in fee simple, without General Assembly authorization

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies certain unlawful transfers or assignments of pension benefits

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies the order of preference of liens and encumbrances on a unit owners of a leasehold condominium

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to self-service storage facilities

07/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Extends allocation of income tax revenues from nonresident entertainers and athletes until December 31, 2020

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Extends the expiration date for certain court filing fees in Franklin County

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Eliminates multiple versions of certain statutes

06/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding audits for transportation development districts

07/02/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Requires specified disclosures on new credit card processing service contracts

06/27/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows a seller to advertise that the required sales tax will be assumed or absorbed into the price of the property sold or the services rendered if the amount of the tax is separately stated

06/11/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows fire protection district board of directors to meet without public notice in order to disburse funds necessary for the deployment of certain task forces

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies the Kansas City police retirement systems

06/04/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that Missourians have the right to heat their homes and businesses using wood-burning furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, and heaters

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act

07/02/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the definition of "original package" of malt liquor for liquor licensing purposes to include cans and pouches

06/27/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

07/02/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service

04/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act of 2014

07/08/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the Missouri State Capitol Commission and the Office of Administration to enter into contracts for events held at the State Capitol and the Missouri State Penitentiary historic site

07/10/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding insurance

06/19/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Prohibits protest activities at funeral services

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the law regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code

06/04/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Implementation of a state authorization reciprocity agreement for distance education

06/19/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Removes the option for a trial de novo in landlord-tenant actions

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor's use of a tanning device

06/05/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that it shall be a crime to intentionally file a fraudulent financing statement or any financing statement with the Secretary of State with the intent to harass or defraud any other person

06/27/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding utilities

06/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer

06/11/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the Innovation Campus Tax Credit

07/07/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding academic performance and learning standards in elementary and secondary education

07/14/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding tax increment financing

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes a rural regional development grants program

07/07/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the management, investment, and expenditures of endowment funds held by charitable institutions and other entities holding funds for charitable purposes

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Adds Saline County public library district to the list of library districts allowed to levy a sales tax under section 182.802

07/07/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows for volunteer labor on public works projects

07/02/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the conveyance of property owned by the State of Missouri to the City of Farmington for a bird sanctuary

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the exercise commonly known as "jumping jacks" as the official state exercise

07/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Adds dyslexia to the special needs definition for purposes of Bryce's Law

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that the Air Conservation Commission shall develop emissions standards and compliance schedules under federal law through a unit-by-unit analysis of each existing source of a designate

07/07/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows members of electric cooperatives to participate in certain meetings by mail or electronic means

06/05/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that if an anatomical gift is medically unsuitable for transplantation or therapy, the gift may be used for research, education, or pass to an appropriate procurement organization

06/04/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires a person publishing an arrest booking photograph on his or her internet website to remove such photograph upon the request of the individual whose photograph was published

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows physicians to prescribe certain investigational drugs, biological products, or devices to certain eligible terminally ill patients

07/14/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding early childhood education programs

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires all members of a public water supply district board of directors to be voters who have resided in the district for one year prior to election

06/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding unclaimed property

06/27/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows community college police officers to establish regulations to control vehicular traffic on any thoroughfare owned or maintained by the college

07/07/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri National Guard Foundation Fund and authorizes a designation of tax refunds to the fund

07/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows the Adjutant General to provide financial assistance or services from the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund to families or members of the Armed Forces of the United States or a member of the Missouri National Guard

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows for the sale of motorcycles on Sundays in Platte County and Jackson County

06/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows advanced practice registered nurses in collaborative practice arrangements to make certain decisions regarding patient restraints

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the Governor to convey specified state properties

06/19/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows a child care facility incorporated as an LLC to qualify for the exemption for related children

07/09/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that recipients of blind pension benefits with no usable vision shall be exempt from the 5-year vision re-examination requirement

06/10/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions of law relating to sales and use tax exemptions for utilities used or consumed in the preparation of food

06/11/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Designates a portion of U.S. Highway 54 in Cole County as the "Billy Dean Robinett Memorial Highway"

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding underground facility safety

06/30/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the administrative requirements of public employee retirement plans

06/20/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding health organizations and risk based capital

06/19/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding liens or encumbrances upon a motor vehicle or trailer

07/02/2014: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money to the Board of Fund Commissioners

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and Department of Transportation.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Department of Public Safety.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Conservation.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses and distributions of the departments of Economic Development; Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration; and Labor and Industrial Relations.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of statewide elected officials, the Judiciary, Office of the State Public Defender, and General Assembly.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for real property leases and related services.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Appropriates money for supplemental purposes

04/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for purposes for the several departments and offices of state government for planning and capital improvements.

06/24/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

Authorizes a sales tax exemption for replacement parts to aircraft

07/08/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows first responders to administer naloxone to patients suspected of a narcotic or opiate overdose

07/03/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Creates the Surplus Reserve Fund

07/02/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies measurement standards and tax rates for compressed and liquefied natural gas as a motor fuel

07/07/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding vehicle height and weight limits for a motor vehicle operating in the commercial zone in the City of Columbia

06/23/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows the Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes and allows the use of hemp extract to treat certain individuals with epilepsy

07/14/2014: Signed by Governor Nixon