The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, emergency workers, sexual offenses, child abuse and neglect, and firearms. Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause, which went into effect upon the signing; others will go into effect August 28, 2013. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of several of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education. To read a bill in its entirety, click on the bill's number and a link will take you to the legislation.