Fri. Mar 31st, 2023
Governor Parson is signing eight new bills into law today (Monday), and one of them aims to address anti-Semitism.
The Anti-Discrimination Against Isreal Act will make it illegal to sign contracts with a company unless it certifies it will not boycott goods or services from the State of Isreal.
Other bills address the protection of children, victims of sexual offenses, controlled substances, retirement and health care.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed nine pieces of legislation into law, concluding bill signings for the 2020 legislative session.
“This year’s legislative session was very challenging for obvious reasons,” Governor Parson said. “However, the General Assembly pushed through these challenges and continued to work for the people of Missouri. We appreciate their efforts to get several important pieces of legislation across the finish line despite the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19.”
The remaining bills signed include HB 1963, HB 1386, HB 1387, SB 644, SB 656, HB 1330, SB 676, SB 551, and HB 1711.
HB 1414 – Protection of Children
Modifies several provisions relating to child protection, including homeless youth benefits, protection of foster children, child care facility definitions and background checks, child protection for military families, foster care reform, foster parent rights, and substance abuse treatment waivers.
SB 653 – Protection of Children
Modifies laws related to the protection of children, including foster care case management, Children’s Division records, temporary alternative placement agreements, risk assessments for child abuse or neglect, foster parents, information exchange for child placement, and the appearance of certain children in courts.
SB 569 – Victims of Sexual Offenses
Modifies procedures for tracking evidentiary collection kits and establishes the Justice for Survivors Act, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, and the Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force.
HB 1896 – Controlled Substances
Updates the schedule of controlled substances in Missouri to mirror the most recent updates to the schedules in the Federal Register.
HB 1467 – Retirement
Modifies provisions relating to public employment retirement systems, including the Local Government Employees Retirement System, state employee retirement systems, Missouri State Employees Retirement System, and Public School Retirement System.
SB 739 – Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act
Creates the Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act prohibiting public entities from entering into certain contracts with a company unless the company certifies that they will not boycott goods or services from the State of Israel.
SB 913 – Peer Review for Designed Professionals
Repeals the expiration of provisions relating to the peer review process for architects, landscape architects, professional land surveyors, and professional engineers.
HB 1682 – Health Care
Establishes the Long-Term Care Dignity Act and modifies provisions relating to various health care topics, including state settled opioid causes of action, breast cancer screening insurance, and COVID-19 testing.