31 proposed Missouri laws for the new year
The following are proposed laws for 2017.
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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
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
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
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
House Bill 62: Changes the laws regarding marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union
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
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
House Bill 167: Increases the state minimum wage to $15 per hour
House Bill 184: Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration