To Pass or Veto: Which bills still await Greitens’ signature?

  

The 2017 legislative session officially wrapped up on May 22, nearly one month ago, and Governor Eric Greitens has officially signed 10 bills into law. But more than 60 bills still await action from the freshman executive office holder. As of Monday, June 19, the governor has not vetoed any bills, despite calls for him to do so, especially in regard to the controversial SB 43. Greitens also has not signed off on the core bills dealing with the state’s budget. The Governor has 45 days from the end of session in which he may act, which places the deadline on July 15.

The Governor has four options:

  1. Sign the bill.
  2. Not sign the bill. If the governor does not sign the bills, they head to the Secretary of State, who then enrolls the bill as an authentic act, which puts it into law without any action from the governor.
  3. Veto the bill. (The General Assembly may override this veto by a two-thirds majority of both houses.)
  4. Veto line-items in an appropriation bill. (This applies to appropriation bills only – the Governor may choose to veto selected items within the bill, but it is still subject to veto overrides.)

Here’s a breakdown of what has been passed, and what’s still on the Governor’s desk:

Signed into law by Gov. Eric Greitens

HB 14
To appropriate money for supplemental purposes for the several departments and offices of state government

HB 34
Changes the laws regarding the Uniform Commercial Code to adopt the current version of Articles 1 and 7

HB 130
Enacts provisions relating to transportation network companies

HB 151
Requires the department of revenue to issue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses unless the applicant requests a license that is not compliant with the REAL ID Act

HB 153
Modifies provisions relating to expert witnesses

HB 662
Changes the laws regarding the misuse of herbicides

SB 19
Creates new provisions of law relating to labor organizations

SB 108
Grants reemployment rights to members of the military

SB 182
Modifies provisions of law relating to project labor agreements

SB 279
Adds certain forms to the list of documents sufficient to demonstrate eligibility for a veteran designation on an applicant’s driver’s license or non-driver identification card

Still awaiting signatures from Gov. Eric Greitens

HB 2
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 3
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education

HB 4
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and Department of Transportation

HB 5
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Department of Public Safety

HB 6
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Conservation

HB 7
Appropriates money for the departments of Economic Development; Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration; and Labor and Industrial Relations

HB 8
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety

HB 9
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections

HB 10
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services

HB 11
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services

HB 12
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of statewide elected officials, the Judiciary, Office of the State Public Defender, and General Assembly

HB 13
Appropriates money for real property leases and related services

HB 17
To appropriate money for capital improvement and other purposes for the several departments of state government

HB 18
To appropriate money for purposes for the several departments and offices of state government; for projects involving the maintenance, repair, replacement, and improvement of state buildings and facilities

HB 50
Changes division designations for circuit and associate courts in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

HB 51
Authorizes county commissions that oversee cemetery funds to utilize investment managers

HB 93
Changes the laws regarding job training

HB 115
Modifies provisions relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor in airports

HB 190
Allows community college police officers to establish regulations to control vehicular traffic on any thoroughfare owned or maintained by the college

HB 292
Changes the laws regarding powers of banks

HB 336
Provides that riders, endorsements, and amendments to life insurance policies may contain suicide exclusions or limitations

HB 339
Modifies provisions relating to tort claims

HB 451
Specifies that a change in population shall not remove a city, county, or political subdivision from the operation of a law

HB 452
Modifies definitions of “employee” and “physician employee” in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death

HB 850
Changes the law regarding military complaints against a commanding officer in the National Guard

HB 1194
Prohibits political subdivisions from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the requirements of state law

HCB 3
Modifies provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens

HCR 19
Authorizes the issuance of public bonds for half of the financing of a new conservatory building at UMKC

SB 8
Modifies the law relating to flashing lights on motor vehicles and equipment

SB 16
Exempts delivery charges from sales and use taxes

SB 31
Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered

SB 34
Modifies and creates new provisions relating to criminal offenses

SB 35
Modifies public notice and hearing requirements for certain land purchases made by the Department of Natural Resources or the Commissioner of Administration on behalf of state departments

SB 43
Modifies the law relating to unlawful discrimination

SB 49
Modifies several provisions relating to local sales taxes

SB 50
Modifies several provisions relating to health care

SB 52
Creates several provisions relating to suicide awareness and prevention

SB 62
Modifies provisions regarding various pension systems and forfeiture of a pension benefit due to a felony conviction

SB 64
Gives designation to certain infrastructure

SB 65
Exempts vessels propelled by outboard jet motors and vessels not originally manufactured with adequate guards or railing from the provisions prohibiting passengers from riding in certain areas of a boat

SB 66
Modifies provisions of law relating to workers’ compensation

SB 88
Establishes a two-year statute of limitation for claims of malpractice or negligence against veterinarians

SB 95
Extends the expiration dates on certain provisions relating to public funds

SB 111
Modifies various provisions regarding bonds issued by a political subdivision, qualifications for candidates of public office, limited liability companies who own property in certain cities, public administrators, and guardianships

SB 112
Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions

SB 128
Modifies various provisions regarding criminal offenses, the Attorney General, the Department of Revenue, child support and custody, trusts and estates, guardianships, judges, court surcharges, court reporter fees, and victim’s of crime

SB 139
Modifies provisions relating to health care

SB 160
Modifies provisions relating to child protection

SB 161
Establishes the Ozark Exploration Bicentennial Commission

SB 222
Modifies provisions relating to vehicle lighting equipment

SB 225
Modifies provisions relating to transportation

SB 240
Creates a statewide license for electrical contractors

SB 248
Repeals the expiration date for tax refund contributions to the Organ Donor Program Fund

SB 283
Enacts provisions relating to political subdivisions

SB 322
Designates certain memorial infrastructure

SB 329
Modifies provisions relating to motor vehicle franchise practices

SB 376
Designates “Old Drum” as the historical dog of the state of Missouri and “Jim the Wonder Dog” as Missouri’s wonder dog

SB 395
Modifies provisions relating to the practice of public accounting

SB 421
Modifies provisions relating to the conveyance of state property

SB 486
Authorizes the conveyance of a certain state property located in Cole County to the City of Jefferson

SB 501
Modifies provisions relating to health care

SB 503
Requires the Committee for 911 Oversight to designate a state 911 coordinator

Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email benjamin@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.