Legislative Actions

Legislative Session 2015

Legislation Summary

Appropriates money to the Board of Fund Commissioners

05/08/2015: 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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for real property leases and related services

05/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for supplemental purposes

04/27/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for supplemental purposes

03/19/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for capital improvement and other purposes as provided in Article IV, Section 28

06/05/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for capital improvement projects involving the maintenance, repair, replacement, and improvement of state buildings and facilities

06/05/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for capital improvements

06/05/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Removes portions of the school funding formula that are no longer relevant due to the passage of time

07/14/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes a system of school accreditation by building rather than by district and establishes standards for student transfers

06/26/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the requirements for disclosure of information regarding insurance holding companies

06/03/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Exempts certain political races from provisions specifying how candidates must be nominated

04/03/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon
04/08/2015: General Assembly voted to override veto

Designates July 3 of each year as "Organ Donor Recognition Day"

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the definition of "waters of the state"

07/14/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding sales tax on used manufactured homes

06/22/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Prohibits an employer from requiring a person to become a member of a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment

06/04/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that the directors of any industrial development corporation formed by a municipality in St. Francois County may be taxpayers and registered voters in the county

06/30/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding competitive bidding for a contract license office

07/14/2015: Allowed to go into effect pursuant to Article 3, Section 31 of the Missouri Constitution

Modifies the duration of unemployment compensation, the method to pay federal advances, and raises the fund trigger causing contribution rate reductions

05/05/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows a retired military member to provide a Veterans' Identification Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in order to receive a veteran designation on his or her drivers license.

06/25/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2015

04/10/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires motorboats to carry two B1 type fire extinguishers, one B2 fire extinguisher, or a fixed fire extinguisher and one B1 type fire extinguisher

06/24/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that each defined benefit pension plan must establish a board member education program

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Establishes a committee to assess the continuation of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program in order to help disabled or aging individuals transition from nursing facilities to community settings

06/19/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the third week of February as "Engineer Awareness Week" in Missouri

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes a period of tax amnesty

04/27/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Defines "correspondence" with regard to real estate brokers

06/03/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the notice requirements for automobile insurance cancellations or refusals

06/03/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the month of November each year as "Epilepsy Awareness Month"

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the first full week before Memorial Day as "Safe Boating Week"

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates Missouri as a Purple Heart State

07/13/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the week in which May 15 falls as "Missouri's Peace Officers Memorial Week"

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires course materials relating to sexual education to contain information regarding sexual predators, online predators, and the consequences of inappropriate text messaging

07/14/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Adds a provision relating to annexation of property approved by a majority of the property owners

06/30/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing

06/22/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the Police Retirement System of St. Louis

07/13/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that mandatory gratuities imposed at restaurants are not subject to sales tax

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the "Billy Yates Highway" on a portion of Highway 160 in Ripley County

06/25/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to adopt rules and regulations allowing specified motor vehicle or trailer lienholders to electronically release a lien

06/30/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires liquid nicotine products to be sold in child-safe packaging

07/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates December 4 as "Alpha Phi Alpha Day" in Missouri in honor of the first black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to licensing fees paid by entities and persons licensed under the Missouri Sale of Checks Law, credit service organizations, and consumer credit lenders

06/22/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating the collection of delinquent real estate taxes

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the assessment of property taxes

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the disposition of human remains

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding public retirement systems

07/07/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows auxiliary lighting on motorcycles, with certain restrictions

06/12/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to junking certificates for motor vehicles

06/24/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration to issue bulletins and no-action letters addressing the business of insurance in the state

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows all merchants to provide customers with a choice between paper and plastic bags

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows for direct primary health care services to be provided through a medical retainer agreement between the physician and patient

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the 22nd week of each year as 22q awareness week

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Moves the 12th Division of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court from the City of Kansas City to the City of Independence

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Designates April 15 of each year as "Jackie Robinson Day" in Missouri

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the first full week in March as "Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week"

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors

06/30/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates October 16th as "Walt Disney - A Day to Dream' Day" in Missouri

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that the Department of Public Safety must have the authority to commission corporate security advisors and establishes procedures to do so

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the conveyance of various state properties

07/10/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes a return of premiums paid by insureds

07/10/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to land surveyors

06/03/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Creates the office of military advocate to advocate for military services and military bases in Missouri

06/25/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding trust companies

07/07/2015: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Designates May 7th as "ROHHAD Awareness Day" in Missouri

07/02/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the second Monday in April as "Missouri Lineworker Appreciation Day"

07/06/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions related to the Division of Youth Services

07/08/2015: Signed by Governor Nixon