Poverty Law

HB 1187 – TANF purchases. Requires all purchases made with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits by a Missouri recipient to be limited to only in-state purchases.

HB 1406 – Credit scores. Changes the laws regarding the use of credit information when underwriting insurance contracts and prohibits insurers from taking adverse actions based on a person’s credit report or insurance score.

HB 1434 – Termination of water and sewer services. Changes the laws regarding the termination of water and sewer service due to delinquency of payment. Not in scope.

HB 1611/SB 670 – Nonjudicial foreclosure. Allows a debtor facing nonjudicial foreclosure of real estate under a power of sale to elect to participate in dispute resolution or convert to judicial foreclosure. Oppose the concept of mandated mediation.

HB 1882/SB 855 – TANF eligibility for immigrants.Modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamps assistance as it relates to ineligible immigrants.

SB 474 – Photo ID for food stamp program.Requires the Department of Social Services to take steps to mandate the use of photo identification for the food stamp program.

SB 522 – Eligibility for food stamp program.Modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance.

SB 538
– Kosher foods under WIC. Requires,subject to appropriations, an expansion of the variety of kosher foods approved under the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Food Program.

SB 753 – Eligibility for energy efficiency programs. Modifies eligibility criteria for energy efficiency incentive programs offered by electric companiesto low-income customers.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

Administrative Law/Licensing 
Agricultural & Animal Law 
Business Law 
Commercial Law 
Construction Law 
Criminal Law 
Education Law 
Elder Law 
Environmental & Energy Law 
Family & Juvenile Law 
Health & Hospital Law 
Immigration Law 
Insurance Law 
Judicial Administration 
Labor Law 
Local Law 
Media Law 
Military Law 
Poverty Law 
Probate & Trust Law 
Property Law 
Sports Law 
State Government
Taxation Law 
Tort Law
Transportation Law 
Workers' Compensation Law