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Vol. 49, No. 2, August 2013

August 2013 Fireworks

Legislative Officers; Lawyer Members of 2013 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 Second¬Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. The Digest is made available to all Missouri Bar members.

This issue contains:

1. Topical index of bills. Please be aware that many bills pertain to more than one subject and may be listed under
        numerous headings. Also, the same provisions are often included in more than one bill.

    2. Directory of legislative officers, lawyer-legislators and members of the General Assembly.

    3. Summaries of bills Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed during the 2013 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 2013 session and not vetoed by the Governor become effective August 28, 2013, 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 http://governor. 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; 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





 First Regular Session

Session Convenes January 9, 2013
Final day for floor action on bills May 17, 2013
Session adjourns sine die May 17, 2013
Final day for signing of bills by Governor July 14, 2013
Effective date of bills enacted and signed  
(without emergency clause and without specific effective date) August 28, 2013

Veto Session

First Wednesday following the second Monday  
in September September 11, 2013