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Vol. 48, No. 1, May 2012


Legislative Officers; Lawyer Members of 2012 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.

This is a 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.

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 "For Lawyers" link, and then click on the "Legislative Agenda and Resources" link. The "Weekly Legislative Status Report for 2012" may be accessed from this site, in addition to many other helpful resources regarding The Missouri Bar's legislative activities.

Eric Wilson, Legislative Counsel





Second Regular Session

Session Convenes January 4, 2012
Final day for floor action on bills May 18, 2012
Session adjourns sine die May 30, 2012
Final day for signing of bills by Governor July 14, 2012
Effective date of bills enacted and signed  
(without emergency clause and without specific effective date) August 28, 2012

Veto Session

First Wednesday following the second Monday  
in September September 12, 2012