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Vol. 48, No. 2, August 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 all bills passed during the Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly. Appropriations bills have been omitted. The Digest is published twice during each regular session of the Missouri General Assembly and made available to all members of The Missouri Bar.

This issue contains:

  1. Topical index of bills.
  2. Directory of legislative officers, lavvyer-Iegislators and members of the General Assembly.
  3. Summaries of bills Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed during the 2012 session. Bar-drafted legislative proposals are designated with an asterisk.
  4. Information about The Missouri Bar Protest and Dues Refund Procedure.

The Governor's action is indicated after the summary of each bill. All bills enacted by the 2012 session and not vetoed by the Governor become effective August 28, 2012, except those having emergency clauses which become effective when signed by the Governor, and those having specific operative dates.

To access a summary of the Governor's actions, including veto letters, connect via the Internet to and select the desired information.

To view the text or summary of a particular bill, connect via the Internet to the Missouri General Assembly home page at and select Joint Bill Tracking. Then search for the bill number, select Full Bill Text, and then select the Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed version.

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; or 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 information about bar-drafted legislation, the online version of the Legislative Digest and other helpful resources regarding The Missouri Bar's legislative activities.

Catherine J. Barrie, Senior Legislative Counsel





 Second Regular Session


Veto Session

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