Governor Signs Several Bills Impacting the Judiciary, Justice System
House Bill 148, which prevents a military parent's deployment or potential future deployment from being the sole factor to support a permanent modification of an existing child custody or visitation order.
House Bill 374, which modifies several areas of law regarding the justice system, including establishing a system for reorganization of the state's judicial circuits.
House Bill 432, which provides explicit statutory authority for the Public Service Commission (PSC) to intervene in federal administrative, regulatory, and judicial hearings on behalf of the state before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Senate Bill 327, which authorizes county commissions to cover the costs of providing electronic monitoring to certain criminal defendants.
Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 129, which would have given volunteer health professionals immunity from civil liability, leaving Missourians injured by medical malpractice with no legal recourse.
House Bill 215, which modifies several areas of law regarding the criminal justice system, including strengthening laws related to domestic violence and sexually violent offenses; and
Senate Bill 100, which modifies several areas of law relating to judicial procedures, including streamlining the adoption process.