Legislator wants to make high-five Missouri's official greeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Spanish and the French may greet each other with a kiss, but legislation under consideration in Missouri would give Missourians their own official greeting.

Suburban St. Louis Representative Courtney Allen Curtis recently proposed HB 1624 that would make the "hive five" the state's official greeting.

Curtis hopes the greeting might help quell tensions among the state's legislators.

"Both Republicans and Democrats are passionate about their issues, and sometimes that passion can cause our legislators to be on edge," Curtis said in a release. "An official state greeting could help to break up the monotony of the day-to-day work and promote a friendlier environment between both sides of the aisle."

Curtis is hopeful the high-fives get Missouri children interested in the political process.

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