Missouri Legislature Still Not Sure On Fate Of Senior Programs

The Missouri Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, September 13 for the annual “veto” session that allows lawmakers to reconsider legislation passed during the regular session, but vetoed by the Governor upon presentation. The veto session, however, does not allow for new bills to be considered. The legislature may, however, consider new bills in “special” sessions, and this year, the Missouri Legislature is considering holding the two sessions simultaneously.

Although no final decision has been made, HCB3, a bill that would provide funding for several senior service programs, could be reconsidered under either “veto” or “special” session rules. If more than 3/4 of both the Missouri House and Senate agree to meet, a special session can be called, and most likely the topics for that session would be funding for senior programs and disciplinary action against members who have made inflammatory public remarks through social media. A story examining this issue and other relevant legislation can be found at the following link.


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