Governor Greitens Takes Action on Pending Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On July 11, Governor Eric Greitens signed nine bills into law.

SB 503, sponsored by Senator Munzlinger, enhances public safety across the state by giving regional EMS directors the authority to create protocols that allow a local EMT or paramedic to contact a physician for instruction in treating patients with rare conditions.

SB 64, sponsored by Senator Schatz, names a number of highways and bridges in the State.  Among these designations is the Lyndon Ebker Bridge in Franklin County. Mr. Ebker, who spent over 30 years with MoDOT, lost his life while cleaning a bridge. This designation will help acknowledge and remember his service to the state.

SB 111, a bill sponsored by Senator Hegeman, contains several provisions related to local govern-ments. Those provisions touch on qualifications to run for office and requirements for public adminis-trators, among others.   SB 112, a bill sponsored by Senator Schatz, also contained several provisions related to local governments.

SB 283, sponsored by Senator Hegeman, gives local counties more autonomy to fill vacant county positions and improves election pro-cess for Kansas City School Board.

SB 329, sponsored by Senator Kehoe, modifies the Motor Vehicle Franchise Practice Act.

SB 486, also sponsored by Senator Kehoe, conveys 31 acres of the old Missouri State Penitentiary property to the City of Jefferson.  The City has plans to develop this land into a convention center. Currently, a portion of the property operates as a museum and visitors can tour the historic site.

HB 115, sponsored by Represen-tative Shull, makes a number of changes to Missouri liquor laws.

HB 292, sponsored by Represen-tative Crawford, updates a number of provisions relating to banking.

On July 10, Governor Greitens signed SB 35, SB 49, and SB 50.

SB 35, sponsored by Senator Cunningham, adds additional pre-purchase notification requirements that state agencies must follow before purchasing more than 60 acres of land.

SB 49, sponsored by Senator Walsh, authorizes St. Louis City and County to ask voters if they would like to increase taxes to support the St. Louis Zoo.

SB 50, also sponsored by Senator Walsh, establishes a registry for advanced health care directives that will help professionals honor a patient’s wishes pertaining to medical care.

The Governor’s actions on bills passed by the legislature can be followed here: https://governor.mo.gov/news/legislative-actions