Legislation vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon that would shift oversight of deer ranches and hunting preserves has been passed by the state senate. The bill would classify captive deer as livestock rather than wildlife and would shift regulatory responsibilities from the Missouri Department of Conservation to the Agriculture Department. It would also nullify proposed regulations that ban imports of deer from other states and require double fencing for new deer ranching permits.
Also, Missouri house members have voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto a bill enacting a 72 hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. The 117 to 44 vote yesterday Wednesday sends the measure to the senate
The senate’s votes on Wednesday send the bills to the house where a similar two thirds majority is needed to complete the veto overrides.
State lawmakers have voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill creating a training program for teachers to carry guns in schools and expanding where citizens can openly carry firearms. The bill creates a special training program for schools wanting to arm employees. It also lowers the age for obtaining concealed carry permits to age 19 and allows residents with permits to openly carry firearms, even in cities that ban it.
Missouri lawmakers have voted to ban public schools from electronically tracking students. The house voted early Thursday to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the legislation while the senate approved the veto override Wednesday. The new law will bar schools from using radio frequency identification technology to monitor or track the location of students.