In Governor Parson's 2019 State of the State, he spoke about the importance of tort reform, and today, he signed four pieces of tort reform legislation into law.
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The Department of Social Services and Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick have partnered to launch a newly automated process that uses unclaimed property held by the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office to pay past-due child support.
On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson signed SCR 4, a resolution designating the Kansas City Chiefs as the official NFL team of Missouri.
“For over 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs have played an important role in the city and the state,” Governor Parson said. “Sports are a big part of Missouri’s heritage, and we are proud to have the Chiefs represent our great state in the NFL.”
The Chiefs have had a longstanding presence in Missouri since 1963 when founder Lamar Hunt brought the franchise to Kansas City from Dallas.
In addition to SCR 4, Governor Parson signed HB 677, which modifies provisions relating to certain tourism infrastructure facilities.
The bill authorizes funding for renovations to the Enterprise Center, home of the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, and extends existing funding for Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums.
Governor Parson also signed five other pieces of legislation relating to transportation, courts, and local government:
SB 203 - Nuisance - Modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties.
SB 297 - Jury Service for Persons Over 75 - Allows individuals 75 years of age or older to be excused from jury duty.
HB 926 - Use of Dealer Plates - Modifies provisions relating to dealer license plates.
HB 499 - Omnibus Transportation - Modifies provisions relating to transportation.
SB 368 - Omnibus Transportation - Enacts provisions relating to transportation.
For more information on a bill, visit the Missouri House or Missouri Senate website. Pictures from today’s signings will be available on the Governor’s Flickr page.
More than 350 Boy Scouts of America will gather at State Technical College of Missouri on Saturday, July 27, 2019 for the Boy Scouts Merit Badge University.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed 11 pieces of legislation into law, including two major criminal justice reform bills.