Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Greitens signs four bills into law
Governor Eric Greitens signed four bills into law relating to enforcing public safety, growing tourism, decreasing burdensome regulations, and supporting Missouri’s Organ Donation Fund.
HB 190 sponsored by Rep. Kathie Conway gives community college police officers jurisdiction to enforce speed limits and issue tickets to those who break the law. This bill will help to keep our students and public safe while they are on Missouri’s community college campuses.
SB 161 establishes the Ozark Exploration Bicentennial Commission, which is tasked with celebrating the exploration of Missouri’s Ozarks. This celebration is intended to increase tourism to Missouri’s Ozarks and highlight Missouri’s natural beauty. SB 161 was sponsored by Senator David Sater and supported by Rep. Lyle Rowland.
County commissioners have struggled to keep up with maintenance and other costs associated with public cemeteries, due to restrictive government regulation. HB 51 removes these restrictions by expanding the investment tools county commissioners can use to raise funds. This will help maintain the beauty and dignity of our public cemeteries. Representative Allen Andrews and Senator Dan Hegeman were instrumental in passing this legislation.
SB 248 repeals the sunset date for tax refund contributions to the Organ Donor Program Fund allowing the fund to continue to accept donations in support of a program that has helped many Missourians. This bill was sponsored by Senator Will Kraus and guided through the House by Representatives Warren Love and Steve Cookson.