Legislative Actions

Legislative Session 2016

Legislation Summary

Exempts data collected by state agencies under the federal Animal Disease Traceability Program from disclosure under Missouri's sunshine law

07/08/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding audits of transportation development districts

06/29/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires a hearing to be held within 60 days if a state employee is placed on administrative leave

06/28/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Establishes additional rules and procedures for certain counties' tax increment financing commission

06/29/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies current provisions regarding sales tax refund claims

06/28/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to the Missouri local government employees' retirement system

06/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to ethics and repeals provisions of law deemed unconstitutional

07/07/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Amends laws relating to elections and political parties

07/07/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows voting machines to be used for the purpose of processing absentee ballots

07/07/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies the law relating to unemployment compensation benefits

06/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Extends the expiration date on various federal reimbursement allowances for two years

06/08/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that every child custody judgment must include a written statement notifying the parties that if a provision of the judgment is violated, the injured party may file a family access motion

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates July first as "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri in honor of a the civil rights activist and journalist

07/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the distribution of sales taxes among certain areas of St. Louis County

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Expands the crime of sexual trafficking of a child to include advertising a child participating in a commercial sexual act

06/22/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Raises the MO HealthNet asset limits for disabled persons

06/09/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows physicians to prescribe naloxone to any individual to administer, in good faith, to another individual suffering from an opiate-induced drug overdose

06/21/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes a commission on capitol security infrastructure

07/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the withholding tax filing requirements for certain small businesses

06/28/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding bullying in schools and establishes specific components that a district must include in its antibullying policy

06/03/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to proceedings against defaulting collectors

06/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes procedures for an adopted person to obtain a copy of his or her original birth certificate

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exemptions

07/07/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri Civics Education Initiative

06/22/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Rescue the Forgotten law to provide immunity from civil liability for persons who render assistance to children trapped in motor vehicles

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Exempts yoga training courses, programs, or schools from provisions of law regulating proprietary schools

06/13/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Medical Practice Freedom Act which prohibits state licensure of physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentists to be conditioned on participation in any public or private health insurance

07/05/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows certain cities, towns, or villages to consolidate when they have entered into one or more intergovernmental agreements related to municipal services, are separated by a distance of not more than one mile, and are connected by at least two publicly maintained right of ways

06/17/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide grants to organizations that provide services to deaf-blind persons

06/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Meet in Missouri Act to attract national conventions to Missouri

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires the Department of Natural Resources to provide information regarding advanced technologies to upgrade existing lagoon-based wastewater systems to meet any new or existing discharge requirements

06/28/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to water systems

06/28/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding credit union supervision so that audits are consistent with federal standards

06/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Adds vehicles owned and operated by the Civil Support Team of the Missouri National Guard when used during operations involving hazardous materials to the definition of "emergency vehicle"

07/08/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding workers' compensation large deductible policies issued by an insurer

05/17/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes provisions relating to judicial proceedings

07/13/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Adds provisions relating to the maintenance of licensure of physicians

07/05/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates the "German Heritage Corridor of Missouri"

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions relating to landlord-tenant law

07/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the Big Government Get Off My Back Act

07/01/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding the child abuse and neglect central registry and the reentry of children previously released from Children's Division custody

06/15/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Prohibits any public employee from being required to pay dues or other fees to a labor organization

03/18/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Allows sheriffs and deputies to assist in other counties throughout the state

07/08/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Excludes any fantasy contest from gambling or advance gambling activity

06/10/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding service contracts

07/01/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Imposes a six-month rule for lobbying by former members of the general assembly, by former statewide elected officials, and by former holders of an office that required senate confirmation

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that no statewide elected official or member of the General Assembly shall serve as a paid political consultant

04/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money to the Board of Fund Commissioners

05/06/2016: 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

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

04/27/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/06/2016: 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

05/06/2016: 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

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon; vetoed in part by the Governor

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

05/06/2016: 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

05/05/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

05/06/2016: 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

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Appropriates money for real property leases and related services

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

To appropriate money for supplemental purposes for the several departments and offices of state government.

04/29/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

To appropriate money for capital improvement and other purposes for the several departments of state government

06/16/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

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

06/16/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding step therapy for prescription drugs

06/08/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes a tax deduction equal to fifty percent of the capital gain resulting from the sale of employer securities to a certain Missouri stock ownership plans

06/28/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes financial institutions to offer savings promotion plans

06/13/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding sales tax on automobiles and establishes the "Missouri Task Force on Fair, Nondiscriminatory Local Taxation Concerning Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Boats, and Outboard Motors"

05/04/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Requires life insurance companies to compare policies, annuities, and accounts against a death master file for potential matches and to either pay beneficiaries or remit unclaimed benefits to state treasurer

06/14/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding insurance policy renewal so that insurers are no longer required to nonrenew when transferring a policy to an affiliate

06/23/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding campaign finance

05/06/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions of law regarding University of Missouri extension councils

07/08/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon

Changes provisions relating to judicial proceedings

07/13/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Designates memorial highways in Dent and Audrain Counties

06/24/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the Missouri State Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

06/15/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Modifies provisions of law relating to construction management

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Specifies that public schools shall screen students for dyslexia and related disorders and establishes a task force on dyslexia

06/22/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Allows owners of personal motor vehicles and owners of commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds to apply for special personalized license plates

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the laws regarding mine property

06/28/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Changes the term "guidance counselor" to "school counselor" in the laws relating to education

06/13/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Authorizes the conveyance of certain state properties

07/01/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon

Establishes the "PVT Billie G Kanell Cong Medal of Honor Memorial Highway" on a portion of State Route PP in Butler County

06/24/2016: Signed by Governor Nixon