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Vol. 47, No. 1, April 2011

Index of Bills by Subject Matter 

Important Dates for the 96th General Assembly

Legislative Officers; Lawyer Members of 2011 General Assembly

Senate Roster 

House of Representatives Roster 

The Missouri Bar Protest and Dues Refund Procedure

This issue of The Missouri Bar's Legislative Digest summarizes selected bills that have been introduced in the First Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly. The Digest is made available to all Missouri Bar members.
This issue contains:

Topical index of bills.
Directory of legislative officers, lawyer-legislators and members of the General Assembly.
Digest of bills and joint resolutions of interest to attorneys, including positions taken by The Missouri Bar Executive Committee regarding bills which are determined to be within the bar's legislative scope. Positions listed herein are with respect to bills as introduced, without consideration of changes which may
later occur during the legislative process. Bar-drafted legislative proposals are designated with an asterisk. For further information about a particular bill, please contact the Senior Legislative Counsel.
Information about The Missouri Bar Protest and Dues Refund Procedure.
If you would like a copy of a particular bill, we will obtain it for you, however, we cannot furnish multiple copies of the same bill. Send your request to: Legislative Department, The Missouri Bar, P.O. Box 119, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119; telephone 573/638-2230.
To see the list of bills on which the Executive Committee of The Missouri Bar Board of Governors has taken a position of "support" or "oppose," and to see any comments shared with legislators regarding those bills, please go to our main website at, click on the "Services and Resources" link, and then click on the "Legislation" link. The Status of Selected Bills Report may be accessed from this site, in addition to many other helpful resources regarding The Missouri Bar's legislative activities.

Eric Wilson, Legislative Counsel





First Regular Session

Session Convenes January 5, 2011
Final day for floor action on bills May 13, 2011
Session adjourns sine die May 30, 2011
Final day for signing of bills by Governor July 14, 2011
Effective date of bills enacted and signed  
(without emergency clause and without specific effective date) August 28, 2011

Veto Session

First Wednesday following the second Monday  
in September September 14, 2011