Legislators Begin Pre-Filing Bills For 2020 Session

Missouri legislators have begun pre-filing bills that will be considered during the upcoming session of the Missouri Legislature. The first day for filing such legislation was December 1, and more than 250 bills have already been submitted for consideration.

Some bills of interest to Missouri seniors include: HB1560 that provides that the City of St. Louis senior citizens’ services fund budget does not need to be approved by the city government; HB 1580 that requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations consistent with CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain; HB1388 which modifies provisions relating to long-term care facilities; HB1451 that modifies the offense of abuse of an elderly person, a person with disability, or a vulnerable person and the offense of financial exploitation of an elderly person or person with a disability; HJR61 that introduces constitutional provisions relating to a tax exemption for certain senior citizen property owners; and SB580 relating to long-term care savings accounts.

More legislation is expected to be pre-filed before the General Assembly convenes in January.


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