31 proposed Missouri laws for the new year

31 proposed Missouri laws for the new year (MGN Online)

The following are proposed laws for 2017.

To see the full list of new laws, click here.

  • Months/Days

House Bill 28: Designates the month of November as "Diabetes Awareness Month"

House Bill 49: Designates the month of April as "Parliamentary Law Month"

House Bill 180: Designates the week beginning on the second Saturday in June as "Law Enforcement Recognition Week"

House Bill 183: Designates June 7th as "St. Louis Youth Violence Prevention Day"

HJR 5: Proposes a constitutional amendment that ends the recognition of daylight saving time after 2020

  • Drugs

House Bill 29: Specifies that "intoxicating liquor" includes powdered alcohol

House Bill 107: Establishes "Toby's Law," which requires any person who has pled guilty to or been found guilty of driving while intoxicated to complete a victim impact program approved by the court

House Bill 115: Modifies provisions relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor at the St. Louis International Airport

House Bill 252: Provides that a person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree if she knowingly uses a narcotic drug without a prescription while pregnant

Senate Bill 56: Allows marijuana to be produced, distributed, and consumed for medicinal purposes

Senate Bill 101: Increases penalties for knowingly allowing a minor to drink or possess alcohol or failing to stop a minor from drinking or possessing alcohol

  • Taxes

House Bill 31: Authorizes a tax deduction for the full amount of federal taxes paid

House Bill 55: Authorizes a tax credit for donations to a homeless shelter

House Bill 82: Authorizes a sales tax exemption for utilities used for commercial food preparation

  • Law Enforcement

House Bill 37: Allows law enforcement officers to establish police lines or barricades when certain emergency situations may cause the congregation of persons in public areas

House Bill 39: Requires a crime inquiry and inspection report for every towing where a law enforcement officer is involved, regardless of whether the towing is initiated by a law enforcement officer or requested by another party

House Bill 40: Requires the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to adopt criteria to expand the Amber Alert System to provide peace officer safety alerts

House Bill 86: Adds to the list of hate crimes certain offenses committed against law enforcement officers and first responders when the offenses are committed because the person is a law enforcement officer or first responder

  • Hunting

House Bill 46: Imposes civil penalties for poaching certain animals

House Bill 176: Changes the laws regarding the crime of animal trespass

House Bill 177: Changes the laws regarding feral swine

House Bill 250: Imposes civil penalties for poaching certain animals

  • Court

House Bill 62: Changes the laws regarding marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union

  • Education

House Bill 63: Authorizes a tax credit for student loan payments resulting from STEM degrees

Senate Bill 33: Requires the State Board of Education to develop a simplified annual school report card for each school attendance center

  • Transportation

House Bill 85: Adds public utility vehicles to the list of vehicles covered under the "Move Over Law"

House Bill 178: Creates a new penalty for persons who leave the scene of an accident when a death has occurred

House Bill 235: Specifies that only motorcycle riders under the age of eighteen operating with a motorcycle training permit shall wear a helmet and requires all other riders who wish to ride without a helmet to show proof of health insurance

House Bill 284: Prohibits anyone from using a hand-held electronic wireless communication device while driving unless the device is equipped for hands-free operation and is being used in that manner

  • Jobs

House Bill 167: Increases the state minimum wage to $15 per hour

  • Voting

House Bill 184: Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration

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