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Vol. 51, No. 2, August 2015

Missouri State Capitol
Photo by Lee DeBroeck


Missouri Senate Officers

Missouri House Officers

Lawyer Members of 2015 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 were truly agreed to and finally passed in the first regular session of the 98th 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, similar 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 2015 session. Bar-drafted legislative proposals are designated with an asterisk. These summaries are prepared by the Research Staff of the Missouri House of Representatives and are used by permission.
  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 2015 session and not vetoed by the Governor become effective August 28, 2015, 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 Bill Search. 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 "Lawyer Resources" link, and then click on the "Legislation" link. The Bar Impact on Selected Bills 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.

Eric Wilson, Legislative Counsel





 First Regular Session

Session Convenes January 7, 2015
Final day for floor action on bills May 15, 2015
Session adjourns sine die May 30, 2015
Final day for signing of bills by Governor July 14, 2015
Effective date of bills enacted and signed  
(without emergency clause and without specific effective date) August 28, 2015

Veto Session

First Wednesday following the second Monday in September September 16, 2015