Governor Mike Parson, yesterday, officially put his signature on House Bill 499, also known as “Lyndon’s Law.” Under provisions of the new law, the Missouri Department of Revenue is now authorized to revoke the driver’s license of anyone hitting a highway or utility worker in a work zone or an emergency responder in an emergency zone. The new law was named after Lyndon Ebker, a 30-year employee of MoDOT, who was killed back in 2016 when he was hit by an inattentive driver in a Franklin County work zone.
He put pen to paper on no fewer than 11 new laws Tuesday. Among them, House Bill 547, which requires each judicial circuit in the state to establish a veterans’ treatment court.
Other bills signed by the Governor included:
SB 1 – allowing for expungement of additional criminal convictions from one’s record
HB 898 – creating “Back the Blue” license plates to support the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
SB 333 – authorizing certain fire districts and municipalities to use a sales tax for fire protection