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Bills Passed
By the 1996 Legislative Session
Status as of June 21, 1996

Note: Bill descriptions are prepared by staff of Missouri Digital News.

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Bill            Status             Sponsor

HJR 58 ON BALLOT Lumpe Create a budget stabilization fund. SJR 29 ON BALLOT Maxwell Let cities and towns issue revenue bonds for municipal sewage treatment plants. SJR 32 ON BALLOT DePasco Create a separate Department of Aging. HB 766 GOVERNOR SIGNED Clayton Makes employees of the Marion County 911 emergency phone board eligible for membership in the government retirement system. HB 773 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer For purposes of driver's license suspension or revocation, points accumulated from date of conviction. Several other changes with license points. HB 781 GOVERNOR SIGNED Stokan Require Alzheimer's disease programs disclose information about its programs. HB 791 GOVERNOR SIGNED Ross Student's parent may waive school board suspension hearing. Now, hearing is required to suspend or expel a student. HB 809 GOVERNOR SIGNED Shields Change re-licensing requirements for ambulance attendant- driver and mobile emergency medical technician. Lets Health Board set the precise course-completion requirements. HB 811 GOVERNOR SIGNED Smith Several provisions to facilitate organ donations. Coroner must undertake efforts to accommodate organ donations. HB 819 GOVERNOR VETOED Backer Multi-state compact on emergency services. Coordination of services in emergencies & disasters. HB 823 GOVERNOR SIGNED Barnett Allow sale of some Northwest State University property in New Mexico to Northwest Foundation, Inc. HB 832 GOVERNOR SIGNED Montgomery Let Veterans Commission construct and operate veterans' cemeteries around state. HB 846 GOVERNOR SIGNED Koller Exempt county party committee from financial disclosure requirements. HB 876 GOVERNOR SIGNED Bray Highway Department to regulate safety rules for the Metrolink light rail system. HB 895 GOVERNOR VETOED Ostmann Raise maximum age limit for school bus drivers. Also imposes medical and skill requirements. HB 991 GOVERNOR SIGNED Koller Restrict Highways Deptment regulation of motor carriers to only those that carry household goods or passengers. Federal law now preempts all other common carriers. HB 992 GOVERNOR SIGNED Gaw Tougher child-support enforcement powers. Provisions for multi-state enforcement. HB 904 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lakin Require health insurance cover child immunization. Define persons who can authorize immunization. HB 905 GOVERNOR SIGNED Rizzo Implement constitutional amendment (if voters approve it) to create Department of Aging with a cap on the number of employees. HB 929 GOVERNOR SIGNED Auer Exempt reinsurance contracts from arbitration law. HB 937 GOVERNOR SIGNED Marshall, T. Exempt religious, service and fraternal groups from billboard fee for outdoor advertising on smaller billboards. HB 941 GOVERNOR SIGNED Smith Allow transfer of trust to have just the name of the trust. HB 956 GOVERNOR SIGNED Van Zandt Ban K.C. adjustment board from changing land use ordinance. HB 974 GOVERNOR SIGNED Gaw Tougher penalties for repeat predatory sex offenders including life-time supervision parole supervision if released from prison. HB 979 GOVERNOR SIGNED Crump Continue easements and covenants on land sold through delinquent tax sales. HB 980 GOVERNOR SIGNED Farnen Let MU curators remove member for missing meetings. And for moving from district. Would require unanimous vote. HB 999 GOVERNOR SIGNED Treadway Regulate and license physical therapist assistants. HB 1047 GOVERNOR SIGNED Thomason Limit speeds limit on urban and two-lane roads. Allow 70 mph only on limited-access freeways. HB 1069 GOVERNOR SIGNED Kelly Insurance must provide minimum hospital stay for delivery. 48 hours for normal delivery. HB 1076 GOVERNOR SIGNED Childers Make December 7 Peral Harbor Remembrance Day. Govt flags to be lown at half-staff. HB 1081 GOVERNOR SIGNED Carter Remove appropriation requirement for mental health earnings fund use. HB 1086 GOVERNOR SIGNED Fiebelman Lower damage amounts for level of institutional vandalism penalties. HB 1093 GOVERNOR SIGNED Foley Raise maximum fire protection district tax voters can OK. HB 1097 GOVERNOR SIGNED Hosmer Statewide first responder program for defibrillators. To be defined & setup by Health Dept. HB 1098 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goward Allow release of tobacco tax records to local government. HB 1099 GOVERNOR VETOED Williams, M. Expand license & regulation of commercial feed operations. Stronger powers by Agriculture Dept. HB 1110 GOVERNOR SIGNED Treadway Restrict when foreign licensed accountant can work in state. HB 1113 GOVERNOR VETOED Stoll College scholarships for students with high college- achievement test scores. HB 1117 GOVERNOR SIGNED Green Let Social Services lease its Youth Services facilities. HB 1123 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mays Fiscal notes to include cost impact on small business. Legislative staff estimates of cost of legislation. HB 1131 GOVERNOR SIGNED Kreider Emergency leave for state govt workers in civil air patrol. HB 1146 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer Raise number of non-merit workers agency director can have. Makes many other changes in merit system. HB 1159 GOVERNOR SIGNED Scheve Several changes in bingo licensing. Allows advertising for bingo. HB 1166 GOVERNOR SIGNED McClelland Expand minority scholarship program to junior college students planning to attend a teaching college. HB 1168 GOVERNOR SIGNED Crum Make May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day. State flags to be flown at half-staff. HB 1169 GOVERNOR SIGNED Williams, D. Zero alcohol tolerance for drivers under age 21. Driver's license suspension for 0.02% blood-alcohol content by a minor driver. HB 1171 GOVERNOR SIGNED Tate Extend life of Rural Economic Development Council to 2010. It expires in year 2000. HB 1207 GOVERNOR SIGNED Tate Tougher environmental regulation of large animal-raising plants. HB 1208 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer Require flexible benefit plan for state workers. Select various options for health, retirement, etc. HB 1217 GOVERNOR SIGNED Shear Notification requirement on COBRA insurance extension by surviving or divorced spouse. HB 1221 GOVERNOR SIGNED Farnen Remote limit on school moneys county treasurer can have in his posession. HB 1223 GOVERNOR SIGNED Marshall, B. Long-term auto lease deemed consummated at lessee's address. Affects taxes. HB 1237 GOVERNOR SIGNED Rizzo Expand enterprise zone tax breaks for business. Allows new zones to be added, since 1990 cutoff date. HB 1244 GOVERNOR SIGNED Farmer Revolving fund for Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund. HB 1248 GOVERNOR SIGNED Sheve Give U.S. concurrent police power in Grant Historic Site. HB 1259 GOVERNOR SIGNED Williams, D. Allow appointment of temporary county planning & zoning board prior to voter approval of zoning. HB 1260 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lumpe Extend 1997 expiration of water supply fee to year 2002. Used to finance support of federal Safe Drinking Water law. HB 1286 GOVERNOR SIGNED Pryor Let salary commission set 1st class county administrator's pay. HB 1295 GOVERNOR SIGNED Gunn Expand evidence search authority on a military facility. Let commanding officer conduct search. HB 1301 GOVERNOR SIGNED McLuckie School violence bill. Allow alternative schools. Establish separate crime for assaulting a teacher. HB 1304 GOVERNOR SIGNED Hosmer Crime to make a false 911 emergency service call. HB 1315 GOVERNOR SIGNED Schwab Driver's license to include county of residence. HB 1320 GOVERNOR VETOED O'Connor Impose additional requirements on abortion clinics and physicans who perform abortions. HB 1346 GOVERNOR SIGNED Van Zandt Change Kansas City area culture district compact to comply with Kansas law. HB 1355 GOVERNOR SIGNED O'Toole Tighten requirements for cost report on retirement bills. Fiscal impact estimates for legislation. HB 1359 GOVERNOR SIGNED Green Let Administration Commissioner lease any state building. HB 1361 GOVERNOR SIGNED Gibbons Effective retirement increase for some judges. Provide COLA to start at earlier rather than later option. HB 1362 GOVERNOR SIGNED Evans Exempt some long-term care facilities from provisions of the law requiring state approval for expansion. Exempts facilities for homeless, the mentally ill and a religious facility. HB 1368 GOVERNOR SIGNED May Several changes in unemployment compensation program. Allow electronic filing of claims, provide probationary employment period, etc. HB 1369 GOVERNOR SIGNED Thomason Require yield right of way to state water patrol vehicle. Adds water patrol vehicles to emergency vehicle definition. HB 1376 GOVERNOR SIGNED McClelland Provides mediation procedures to handle conflict between school and parents on a child's special education needs. HB 1379 GOVERNOR VETOED Gross Ban state agencies from disclosing Social Security number. HB 1400 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lumpe Let Highway & Conservation Depts. get out of health plan for state employees. Other changes. HB 1404 GOVERNOR SIGNED O'Toole Extend age children get St. Louis Fireman retirement death benefits. HB 1419 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer Allow sale of some state property in Callaway County. HB 1431 GOVERNOR SIGNED Shields Let state sell some land in Buchanan County to United Cerebral Palsy. HB 1432 GOVERNOR SIGNED Leake Several change in state bank regulation. HB 1440 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer Let phone company have directors by geographic district. HB 1441 GOVERNOR SIGNED Ross Let Patrol check FBI for school bus driver license app. HB 1460 GOVERNOR SIGNED Wiggins Allow 911 emergency service district tax for bond issues upon voter approval. HB 1466 GOVERNOR SIGNED Rizzo Expand sales tax exemption for manufacturing equipment. Include firebrick and slagging materials. HB 1469 GOVERNOR SIGNED Skaggs Person delinquent cannot bid on his tax foreclosure sale. HB 1473 GOVERNOR SIGNED Shear Ease provisions licensing foreign doctors. HB 1477 GOVERNOR SIGNED Days Restrict law which provides for no election if only 1 candidate filed for the party committee to counties where no filing fee is charged. HB 1504 GOVERNOR SIGNED Schwab Let Cape Cirardeau County keep a coroner or have appointed medical examiner. HB 1523 GOVERNOR VETOED Linton Require privacy for student academic records. HB 1541 GOVERNOR SIGNED Hagan-Harrell Retirement increase for patrolman who retires early. Only if retires prior to 1996 and paid until reaches 65. HB 1554 GOVERNOR SIGNED Richardson Raise limit on small claims court suits can file in year from 6 to 8. HB 1557 GOVERNOR SIGNED Days Change deadline for political party to notify state of its presidential candidate (so Bill Clinton can appear on Missouri's ballot). Changes several other deadlines involving elections. Original bill was to eliminate some days when elections can be held. HB 1566 GOVERNOR SIGNED Richardson Let non-Mo. dental hygienists perform free service for 14 days per year as long as they are graduates of accredited hygiene school. Clarifies existing law. HB 1598 GOVERNOR SIGNED Hosmer Make Sec. of State investor education fund revolving fund. HB 1601 GOVERNOR SIGNED Backer Give part of Fulton Mental Health Hospital to Fulton city. HB 1604 GOVERNOR SIGNED Burton Sell or give away Webb City National Guard armory. HB 1610 GOVERNOR SIGNED Farnen Extend liability lawsuit protection for venison donation. Add frozen vension to ground vension currently protected. HB 1619 GOVERNOR SIGNED McClelland Expand role of family court commissioners. SB 484 GOVERNOR SIGNED Melton Allow at-large commission election for hospital districts. SB 491 GOVERNOR SIGNED Scott Expand animal abuse law to include non-mammals. Cover torture or mutilation. Now, must be both. SB 494 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey Several changes in probate process. SB 497 GOVERNOR SIGNED Russell Allow district zoning around Lake of the Ozarks. SB 489 GOVERNOR SIGNED Banks Authorize boot-camp type programs for juvenile offenders. SB 500 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mathewson Clarify how taxes refunded under the Hancock revenue limit imposed on state government by the constitution. SB 501 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mathewson Let Ethics Commission hire lawyers to enforce ethics laws. SB 506 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lybyer Extend MU engineering special funding law another ten years. Extend expiration date from June 1997 to June 2007. SB 507 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Major changes in regulation of telephone rates. Numerous changes. Establish state telecommunications office. SB 521 GOVERNOR SIGNED Johnson Expand investment powers of co-ops. SB 522 GOVERNOR VETOED Rohrbach Repeal 70-years-old age limit for school bus drivers. SB 524 GOVERNOR SIGNED Clay State tax on the broadcast or cablecast of professional boxing, wrestling & karate contests. Prohibit combat- fighting type matches. SB 525 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley PSC to develop a statewide phone service system for the deaf and other disabled. SB 526 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Licensing and regulation of agents for college athletes. SB 530 GOVERNOR SIGNED McKenna Allow out-state record check of ambulance license applicant. SB 532 GOVERNOR SIGNED McKenna Allow emergency service board election be on municipal election date, rather than just general election date. SB 540 GOVERNOR SIGNED Westfall Transfer Mt.Vernon rehabilitation center to MU. SB 560 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Several changes in laws governing towing vehicles. Generally, strengthens powers to tow abandoned vehicles. SB 572 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Repeal assessment law for early kindergarten enrollment. SB 575 GOVERNOR SIGNED McKenna Extend nursing home deadline for certificate of need. Deadline for Aging Div. licensed home to start building. SB 578 GOVERNOR SIGNED Maxwell Remove legal limit on size of the Highway Patrol. Allow as many patrolmen as provided in appropriation. SB 582 GOVERNOR SIGNED Sims Ban job discrimination against persons using guide dogs. SB 589 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Extend PSC gas pipeline rules to high pressure pipelines. SB 598 GOVERNOR SIGNED McKenna Clarify process for water district voting by mail. Put it under jurisdiction of county clerk. SB 604 GOVERNOR SIGNED Howard Require government agency pschologists to be licensed. SB 605 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey Raise school construction cost limits that requires bidding. From more than $2,500 to more than $12,000. SB 630 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lybyer Continue exemption of telephone co-ops from PSC regulation. Current law puts co-ops under PSC regulation Sept. 1996. SB 640 GOVERNOR SIGNED Scott Extend jet fuel sales tax exemption to 2001. Tax exemption for TWA expires Dec. 1996. SB 657 GOVERNOR SIGNED Westfall Makes livestock theft a felony crime. SB 661 GOVERNOR SIGNED Howard Allow Conservation Department staff to detain violators of wildlife and forestry regulations. SB 662 GOVERNOR SIGNED Howard Repeal sunset of landfill fees for economic development. Set to expire July 1998. SB 664 GOVERNOR SIGNED Klarich Require real estate settlement agents use certified funds such as a cashier's check. SB 665 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey Allow 2nd class county sewer district to be appointed rather than elected. Allow part of district outside county. SB 668 GOVERNOR VETOED Melton Stop sending SIS traffic violations to state. No record sent if suspended imposition of sentence. SB 670 GOVERNOR SIGNED Melton Create state fund to finance preservation of state records. Subject to whatever the legislature appropriates. SB 671 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mathewson Extend levee district borrowing power to cover 1995 floods. Original law allowing borrowing was for 1993 floods. SB 676 GOVERNOR SIGNED Quick Let some county & city hospitals operate outside boundaries. SB 677 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey Limit oversize farm loads on highway to nighttime. SB 683 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mueller Raise limit on late payment fee for installment contracts. SB 687 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Create board to oversee the St. Louis Special School District board. SB 693 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Bigger coroner pay cut for not completing continuing ed. Raise salary loss from $500 to $1000. SB 694 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Clarify powers of MU police, with full police powers and covered by police-training requirements. SB 702 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lybyer Joint Committee on Capital Improvement to review leases by state government. SB 703 GOVERNOR SIGNED Wiggins Require insurance cover clinical social worker services. SB 708 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey State regulation of above-ground storage tanks. State now regulates & charges fees for underground ones. SB 715 GOVERNOR SIGNED Flotron Add four legislators to Mississippi River Parkway Comm. SB 719 GOVERNOR SIGNED Staples Add county public administrator to the county salary commission. Also raise minimum fees collected by the public administrator below which the county can provide a set salary. SB 720 GOVERNOR SIGNED Staples Allow lawsuit against agency before all administrative remedies are exhausted, under limited circumstances. SB 721 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Parole Board determine parole for those in drug treatment rather than the sentencing court. SB 722 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Zero alcohol tolerance for drivers under age 21. Driver's license suspension for 0.02% blood-alcohol content by a minor driver. SB 723 GOVERNOR VETOED House Prohibit common law liens. Couple of changes involving county salary commissions and several other changes involving county government. SB 728 GOVERNOR SIGNED Ehlmann Change St. Charles community mental health board membership. Make like St. Louis, same as children's services board. SB 735 GOVERNOR SIGNED Flotron Let annexed area residents vote in fire district elections. SB 740 GOVERNOR SIGNED Maxwell Multi-state compact to handle emergencies and disasters. SB 757 GOVERNOR VETOED Maxwell Limit storm-water bonds to first class counties. Also implement proposed constitutional amendment authorizing joint utility commissions to provide sewer services. SB 758 GOVERNOR SIGNED Singleton Limit when Patrol certifies mobile home sales registration. Certify location of lot only for initial registration. SB 759 GOVERNOR SIGNED Lybyer Exand insurance firms under risk-based capital regulations. SB 766 GOVERNOR SIGNED Caskey Make animal lab fee fund a revolving account. So excess funds at year's end not go to general revenue. SB 768 GOVERNOR SIGNED Howard Prohibit same-sex marriages. Also Several changes in family trust provisions. Let probate judge put disabled child's inheritance or award directly into the Family Trust Fund. SB 769 GOVERNOR SIGNED Quick Several change in crime-victim assistance fund. Extend time for filing, change distribution of funds and impose some additional court costs for the fund. SB 777 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Exempt domestic violence victim prosecuting cases from paying court costs. Required by federal law. SB 780 GOVERNOR SIGNED Staples Number of changes in common carrier regulation, many to comply with federal law. Restrict motor carrier law to household goods and passengers. SB 781 GOVERNOR SIGNED Banks Raise state payment to counties for housing state inmates to $37.50, subject to appropriations. SB 787 GOVERNOR SIGNED DePasco Let Veterans' Commission volunteers be reimbursed for expenses and provide them with legal defense coverage for liability lawsuits. SB 792 GOVERNOR SIGNED Westfall Expand truck weight exempted from showing owner's name and address on the truck. From 12,000 to 24,000 pounds. SB 795 GOVERNOR SIGNED Maxwell Let school districts keep utility and railroad taxes that was scheduled to be diverted to the state for distribution to all schools under the state school funding program. SB 805 GOVERNOR SIGNED Curls College scholarship in environment or minority students subject to legislative funding. SB 806 GOVERNOR SIGNED Kinder Let any new 1st class county keep old coroner system. Rather than having to go to medical examiner. SB 811 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Require village ordinances be read twice prior to adoption. SB 818 GOVERNOR SIGNED Wiggins Limit K.C. Cultural District vote to primary or general election. SB 826 GOVERNOR SIGNED Treppler Merge two sections of the earthquake safety building law. SB 830 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Clarify tougher penalty covers only repeat drug offenders in state drug law. SB 834 GOVERNOR SIGNED Graves Felony to sell native American remains or burial items. SB 835 GOVERNOR SIGNED Klarich Several minor changes in stock company laws. Add shareholder proxy provisions. SB 837 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mathewson Give legislature responsibility to publish its journals. Now, that's the job of the Secretary of State. SB 845 GOVERNOR SIGNED Klarich Change St. Louis County levee district assessment provisions and how much voting weight property owners have. SB 846 GOVERNOR SIGNED Treppler Require Tourism Commission members be Missouri residents. Seat vacated if commission member moves from the state. SB 850 GOVERNOR SIGNED DePasco Let non-Missouri police pursue drunken driver into Missouri. SB 854 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Accept Ohio changes for Midwest Radioactive Waste Compact. States will share in cleanup costs and liabilities. SB 855 GOVERNOR SIGNED Clay Implement fed law requiring witholding of unemployement comp payments. Notification provisions. SB 857 GOVERNOR SIGNED Johnson Technical change in teacher retirement provision. Medical benefits not used as reason to adjust contributions. SB 858 GOVERNOR SIGNED Banks Expand definition of HIV AIDS test to include non-blood sample. SB 860 GOVERNOR SIGNED Johnson Change purchase of prior credit into teacher retirement system. Several changes. SB 869 GOVERNOR SIGNED Schneider Supreme Court set court fees and court costs. SB 870 GOVERNOR SIGNED Staples Let Highways Department sell some land in Shannon County. SB 874 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Make Missouri Fire Education fund a revolving account. So will not automatically revert to General Revenue. SB 876 GOVERNOR SIGNED Treppler All boards named by governor must be Missouri residents. SB 883 GOVERNOR SIGNED Bentley Open enrollment for disabled in Medicare supplemental insurance. Disclosure requirements. SB 884 GOVERNOR SIGNED Moseley Expand mental health commitment law and allow mental health commitment to non-residential, out-based treatment facilities. SB 896 GOVERNOR SIGNED Curls Lower standing of debts owed US gov't in dissolved insurer. SB 898 GOVERNOR SIGNED Flotron Repeal limits on retail time and retail charge contract rates. SB 914 GOVERNOR SIGNED Quick Prohibit delinquent owner from bidding on tax sale of his own land. Let delinquent-tax sales be held somewhere other than the courthouse. SB 916 GOVERNOR SIGNED Bentley Allow sliding fee scale for hospice care. SB 926 GOVERNOR SIGNED Melton «MDNM» Publish school financial statement only in year not audited. Now must publish a financial statement every year. SB 929 GOVERNOR VETOED McKenna Ban possession of ephedrine to manufacture metaphetamine. SB 930 GOVERNOR SIGNED McKenna Change who is exempt from cosmetologist exam prior to 1997. From class A cosmetologist to class CH or CA. SB 933 GOVERNOR SIGNED Flotron Remove several marketing restrictions on liquor wholesalers. Original bill was to allow auctioneers to sell vintage wine collections. SB 940 GOVERNOR SIGNED Clay Call sale of St. Louis Mental Health Hospital to YMCA. SB 945 GOVERNOR SIGNED Westfall Enforces Green County & Springfield tax distribution plan. Just provides that agreement remains in force. SB 947 GOVERNOR SIGNED Staples Sell some land in St. Francois County to American Legion Post. SB 952 GOVERNOR SIGNED Mathewson Extend nursing home reimbursement allowance to 1996. Expires in 1996. Allows state get more Medicaid money. SB 981 GOVERNOR SIGNED Goode Let local governments seek voter approval to re-impose the local use tax on out-state purchases. The previous use tax had been struck down by the courts.