Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson signed 19 pieces of legislation into law, concluding bill signings for the 2019 legislative session.
Governor Parson opened his office to the public for this week’s ceremonial bill signing sessions.
"This year's legislative session was marked by historic progress on major issues that impact all Missourians," Governor Parson said. “I applaud the General Assembly for their hard work and leadership over the past several months. It was an honor to stand with them this week as we officially signed these milestones into law."
Among the bills signed was HB 397, which modifies laws relating to the protection of children.
Along with its many other important provisions, the bill continues Missouri’s fight against human trafficking by protecting minors from criminal prosecution if they were coerced into illicit sexual acts or abuse.
The remaining bills signed include HB 260, SB 514, HB 604, HB 266, HB 565, SB 210, SB 36, SB 167, SCR 2, SB 213, HB 831, HB 355, SB 101, HB 138, SB 174, SB 29, SB 138, and SB 87.