Most of the new laws passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year officially took effect over the weekend, on August 28.
They include the controversial ban on late-term abortions that Governor Jay Nixon (D) allowed to become law without his signature.
For the second time this week, the Missouri House has taken a day off from floor action.
And once again, it’s tied to the struggle between the House and Senate over congressional redistricting.
The GOP-controlled Missouri General Assembly has sent a few controversial bills to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon early enough for any veto to be overridden during the regular session.
They include the rollback on dog breeding regulations in Proposition B, and a bill that makes discrimination a “motivating factor," rather than a “contributing factor” in wrongful termination lawsuits.
The Missouri House has passed legislation to ban so-called “late term” abortions in the Show-Me State.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother.
The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
The proposed constitutional amendment was passed without debate along party lines, with all seven Democrats voting "no" and all Republicans present voting "yes."
The Missouri House has passed a bill that would place diseases contracted on the job under the state's workers' compensation system.
Currently, workers who've contracted illnesses such as Black Lung disease and Mesothelioma are ineligible to receive workers' comp benefits, but they can can sue their employers in circuit court.
A Missouri House committee heard testimony today on a bill that would make it illegal to abort a fetus deemed capable of living outside the womb.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or constitutes a medical threat to the mother.
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