2016 Interim Report
Of the 148 bills that were Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed during the 2016 legislative session, the Governor vetoed twenty of them. For a vetoed bill to become law, it must receive a vote of two-thirds of both the House and Senate. One bill, SB 586 was overridden during the session, prior to adjournment in May. A brief summary of the remaining nineteen vetoed bills is noted below.
Veto session will be held September 14, 2016. Please contact me if you would like any additional information regarding any legislation from the 2016 session.
HB 1414 – Agricultural Data Collection. Exempts data collected by state agencies under federal Animal Disease Traceability Program from disclosure under state sunshine law. Link to Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1414vl.pdf
HB 1432 – Administrative Leave for State Employees. Requires a hearing to be held within 60 days if a state employee is placed on administrative leave. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1432vl.pdf
HB 1631 – Voter Identification – Requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification to vote. Also requires the state to pay for individuals to obtain a valid ID if they do not have one. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1631vl.pdf
HB 1713 –Lagoon-based wastewater systems. Requires DNR to provide information regarding advanced technologies to upgrade existing lagoon-based wastewater systems to meet any new or existing discharge requirements. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1713vl.pdf
HB 1733 – Regulation of Vehicles. Modifies regulations pertaining to tractor trailers and semitrailers, school bus driver endorsements, autocycles, emergency vehicles, connected vehicle technology, bus length, work zone vehicles, and leaving the scene of an accident. Governor’s veto letter – http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1733vl.pdf
HB 1763 – Changes to Workers’ Compensation. Changes the laws regarding worker’s compensation large deductible policies issued by an insurer. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1763vl.pdf
HB 1870 – “Big Government Get Off My Back Act.” Extends tax relief to certain small businesses that create full-time jobs. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1870vl.pdf
HB 1976 – Motor Vehicle Service Contracts. Expands the definition of a “motor vehicle extended service contract” to include a contract or agreement for a repair of certain road hazard damages, replacement of a vehicle key/key fob or other approved services. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB1976vl.pdf
HB 2008 – Department of Public Safety Budget bill – partial veto. Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds and distribution of the Dept. of Public Safety. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB2008vl.pdf
HB 2011 – Department of Social Services Budget bill – partial veto. Appropriates money for the expenses, grants and distributions of the Dept. of Social Services. Governor’s veto letter - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/rpt/HB2011vl.pdf
HB 2030 – Stock Ownership Plans. Authorizes a tax deduction equal to 50% of the capital gain resulting from the sales of employer securities to certain Missouri stock ownership plans.
SB 591 – Expert Witness Act. Modifies provisions relating to expert witnesses and improves the reliability of expert evidence presented to juries in Missouri state courts.
SB 608 – “Health Care Cost Reduction and Transparency Act.” Modifies several provisions relating to health care.
SB 641 – Deduction for Agricultural Disaster. Creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from Disaster or emergencies.
SB 656 – Concealed Carry. Allows any person to carry a concealed firearm anywhere that isn’t prohibited by law without a permit; “Stand Your Ground” – Removes the requirement that a person who is any place they are legally allowed to be can use force without retreating first.
SB 844 – Livestock Trespass. Modifies provisions relating to livestock trespass liability.
SB 847 – Collateral Source Rule. Parties may introduce evidence of actual cost, rather than value, of the medical care rendered.
SB 994 – MO Wine & Grape Board. Allows the board to oversee and provide any professional or legal services on the distribution of wine.
SB 1025 – Exempts instructional classes from sales tax.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!