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Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 12 appointments to various boards and commissions.

Senator Lauren Arthur, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.

Today, Governor Mike Parson took action on all remaining legislation approved by the Missouri General Assembly during the 2024 Legislative Session. Governor Parson signed House Bill (HB) 1909, Senate Bill (SB) 748, and SB 1296 and will allow SB 751 to become law without his signature.

Bills Signed:

This morning, during a bill signing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill (HB) 1495 and Senate Bill (SB) 912. Together, the legislation provides additional support to Missouri veterans and military members and requires the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) to review current practices and recommend additional efforts to prevent veteran suicide. Governor Parson signed five additional bills during the public signing ceremony: HB 2111, SB 1453, SB 1111, SB 802, and SB 1359.

This afternoon, during a bill signing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed five bills into law: House Bill (HB) 1912, Senate Bill (SB) 872, HB 2134/1956, HB 2062, and SB 895.

About the Governor

Official Portrait of Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson

Michael L. Parson

57th Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson is a veteran who served six years in the U.S. Army. He served more than 22 years in law enforcement as the sheriff of Polk County. He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005-2011, in the Missouri Senate from 2011-2017, and as Lieutenant Governor in 2017-2018.

Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa live in Bolivar. Together they have two grown children and six grandchildren. He was raised on a farm in Hickory County and graduated from Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Missouri. He is a small business owner and a third generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near their hometown of Bolivar. Governor Parson has a passion for sports, agriculture, Christ, and people.

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