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HB 260 – Use of credit information in underwriting. 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 302 / SB 189 – Failure to vacate leased premises. Creates the crime of the failure to vacate leased premises in a rent and possession case. Once a landlord recovers possession of premises rented or leased through an evic­tion, and after 10 days from the date of the judgment, the judgment is not set aside or an application for trial de novo has not been filed, if a tenant willfully refuses to vacate and surrender possession of the premises to the landlord or the landlord’s agent, the tenant is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. In scope. Oppose.

HB 360 – Mental health care for victims of abuse and neglect. Prohibits the denial of mental health care and treatment for children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect and requires guardians ad litem to have training in child abuse and neglect or in mental health.

HB 717 – Age limit for foster care. Increases the age limit for when a youth may reenter foster care from 18 to 21 years of age.

HB 718 – Age limit for foster care. Extends foster care until age twenty-one for certain children.

HB 749 – Landlord-tenant actions. Changes the laws regarding landlord-tenant actions. In addition to other provisions, this legislation allows a landlord to contact animal control to have an unauthorized pet removed from the tenant’s property or may terminate a lease agreement; shortens the time for setting of a court date in an unlawful detainer action from 21 days from the date the summons is issued to 14 days from the date the summons was issued; states that if a tenant does not appear at the hearing and has judgment rendered against him or her, his or her right to appeal is forfeited and the landlord shall be entitled to claim immediate possession of the property.

SB 245 – Waiver of court expenses for law school clinics. Adds law school clinics to the list of organizations who may waive court expenses without filing a motion. In scope. Support.


Index of Bills by Subject Matter

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  • HB - House Bill
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  • HS - House Substitute
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  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

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