LIST: New laws in Missouri for 2013

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has signed dozens of bills into law this year.

New laws general go into effect in Missouri on Aug. 28, 2013. The exceptions are in some cases, emergency clauses were enacted to make them laws immediately. In others, some bills have wording that make them laws on other specific dates, but those are rare, according to the governor's office.

Here is a look at the bills that Nixon has signed into law. The descriptions were provided by his office.

Senate Bill 69, which authorizes Department of Social Services hearing officers to correct or vacate administrative child support decisions and orders.

Senate Bill 188, which allows local law enforcement in the county where a Sexually Violent Predator facility is located, upon their request, to be granted access by Department of Corrections to GPS monitoring of any Sexually Violent Predator granted conditional release into the county where the facility is located.

Senate Bill 248 and House Bill 175, which amend the procedures for establishing neighborhood improvement districts and for the collecting of the districts' special assessments. These two pieces of legislation also strengthen existing laws protecting property owners from predatory lenders.

Senate Bill 252, which, among its many provisions, prohibits the scanning and retaining of certain source documents involved in the issuance of a driver or nondriver license.

House Bill 117, which modifies the initiative and referendum petition process by making the review and certification process more efficient and by increasing public awareness of initiatives.

House Bill 510, which modifies the law related to limited liability companies.

House Bill 307, which, among other provisions, sets forth the conditions necessary for a city to remove a non-elected police chief.

Senate Bill 47, which is designed to help more neglected and abused children move out of foster care by allowing specified relatives and close non-related guardians to receive the same adoption subsidies offered to adoptive parents.

Senate Bill 159, which limits co-pays for prescribed physical therapy treatment to not more than what is charged for a visit to a primary care physician.

Senate Bill 229, which clarifies the criminal offenses that disqualify a person from working at the Department of Mental Health.

Senate Bill 257, which clarifies and streamlines the process of establishing a Port Improvement District (PID) and eliminates a provision prohibiting the establishment of such districts in Clay County.

House Bill 58, which deals with requirements on vendors selling portable electronic insurance coverage.

House Bill 212, which changes the laws regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.

House Bill 498, which eliminates certain requirements for corporate dividends paid from paid-in surplus.

House Bill 715, which authorizes motorcycles to be equipped with brake lights that blink with varying brightness for not more than five seconds when the brakes are applied

House Bill 428, which modifies the procedure insurers must undertake to purchase a vehicle through the claims process when they are unable to obtain negotiable title, among other provisions. House Bill 428 also authorizes motor vehicle dealers to provide a public school or college with a new or used vehicle as a courtesy or driver training vehicle.

Senate Bill 148, which also deals with salvage titling. The bill authorizes an applicant to obtain a temporary salvage permit for purposes of transporting a salvage vehicle to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) inspection station.

Senate Bill 157, which strengthens the regulation of scrap metal purchases to prevent and combat the criminal trade in scrap metal. The bill also adds catalytic converters to the types of scrap metal items requiring documentation.

House Bill 418, which modifies the Kansas City Police Employee Retirement Systems to improve funded ratios and lower overall plan costs by creating a Tier II retirement benefit structure for officers and civilians hired on or after August 28, 2013.

House Bill 336, which protects Kansas City police officers and other police department employees' First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform.
House Bill 722, which modifies the retirement system for the St. Louis Police Department by reducing the minimum years of service for officers to be eligible for disability retirement pension under certain circumstances and creating a three member medical board to review applications for disability retirement.

House Bill 404, which adds police officers to the list of workers who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for medical conditions that are shown to have been directly caused by job-induced psychological stress.

House Bill 451, which allows a county governing body to amend its budget up to twice during the year if there is an unanticipated decline in revenues of two percent or more during the fiscal year.

Senate Bill 282, which, among other provisions, adds emergency medical technicians (EMT) to the list of those persons who may submit a report to the Director of the Department of Revenue regarding a person's competency to operate a motor vehicle.

House Bill 316, which extends the sunset on the funding formula for the Division of Tourism Supplemental Revenue Fund from June 2015 to June 2020.

Senate Bill 126, which codifies in state law the rights of Missouri pharmacy owners to opt not to carry or maintain certain devices or pharmaceuticals within their particular pharmacy.

House Bill 349, which allows an individual licensing a vehicle for 12,000 pounds or greater to request a second license plate.

Senate Bill 58, which clarifies land annexation guidelines for communities and authorizes certain nuisance abatement practices.

Senate Bill 357, which simplifies the process for perfection of a mechanics lien for rented machinery and equipment and increases the period of time the lien claimant has to file the notice of lien from 5 to 15 days after commencement of use of the rented machinery and equipment.

Senate Bill 35, which authorizes a check-off box on the Missouri tax forms for contributions to the newly created Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund.

Senate Bill 216, which contains similar language to legislation already signed by the Governor to protect law enforcement officers' and first responders' First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform.

House Bill 478, which revises statutory language related to credit union to more closely follow similar statutory language related to banks.

Senate Bill 36, which enables juvenile courts to retain jurisdiction over future cases involving juveniles who are tried as adults, but found not guilty of the offense.

Senate Bill 72, which designates May as "Motorcycle Awareness Day" and Dec. 4 as "PKS Day."

Senate Bill 121, which deals with liquor laws, including creating a temporary liquor permit for festivals and making it easier for beer brewed at home for personal or family use to be taken to competition and other judging events;

House Bill 133, which changes state laws regarding the accreditation requirements for reinsurance companies in order to comply with a 2010 federal law; and

House Bill 656, which combines the parking enforcement division and the parking meter division in the City of St. Louis into the parking division.
House Bill 256, which reinstates important public safety exemptions to Missouri's Sunshine Law.

Senate Bill 59, which provides additional protection to consumers who have insurance claims on policies issued by companies that become insolvent.

Senate Bill 234, which strengthens licensure requirements for marital and family therapists in Missouri.

Senate Bill 235, which streamlines reporting requirements for certain financial institutions.

Senate Bill 237, which would increase competition among companies providing local telephone service.

Senate Bill 80, which allows the Department of Health and Senior Services to use electronic means to notify nursing home administrators of license renewal. Current law requires that the notification be done by mail.

Senate Bill 191, which allows the Public Service Commission to produce its publications in electronic format. The current list of publication methods includes only pamphlets or books.

Senate Bill 287, which is intended to help lower the overhead costs for mid-sized businesses in Missouri that self-insure through captive insurance companies, and to encourage more captive insurance companies to locate in the state.

Senate Bill 306, which expands the inspection authority of the State Board of Pharmacy to include testing of pharmaceutical inventory, in an effort to prevent unsafe and ineffective medications from being administered to Missouri patients.

Senate Bill 324, which modifies the regulation of the sale of travel insurance.

Senate Bill 376, which clarifies the ability of hospital districts to allow any higher education institution to use hospital facilities to offer education or training.

House Bill 163, which addresses several election-related issues.

Senate Bill 16 allows children under the age of 16 to do agriculture work on a farm owned and operated by a close relative.

Senate Bill 329 expands the definition of eggs from only chicken eggs in the shell to also include turkey, duck, goose and guinea eggs in the shell that are intended for human consumption.

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