Governor Parson signs eight bills into law

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed eight bills into law Monday, July 13. The following is a brief summary of each bill.
HB 1414 – Protection of ChildrenModifies several provisions relating to child protection, including homeless youth benefits, protection of foster children, child care facility definitions and background checks, child protection for militaryfamilies, foster care reform, foster parent rights, and substance abuse treatment waivers.
SB 653 – Protection of ChildrenModifies laws related to the protection of children, including foster care case management, Children’s Division records, temporary alternative placement agreements, risk assessments for child abuse or neglect, foster parents, information exchange for child placement, and the appearance of certain children in courts.
SB 569 – Victims of Sexual OffensesModifies procedures for tracking evidentiary collection kits and establishes the Justice for Survivors Act, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, and the Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault TaskForce.
HB 1896 – Controlled SubstancesUpdates the schedule of controlled substances in Missouri to mirror the most recent updates to the schedules in the Federal Register.
HB 1467 – RetirementModifies provisions relating to public employment retirement systems,including the Local Government Employees Retirement System, state employee retirement systems, Missouri State Employees Retirement System, and Public School Retirement System.
SB 739 – Anti-Discrimination Against Israel ActCreates the Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act prohibiting public entities from entering into certain contracts with a company unless the company certifies that they will not boycott goods or services from the State of Israel.
SB 913 – Peer Review for Designed ProfessionalsRepeals the expiration of provisions relating to the peer review process for architects, landscape architects, professional land

surveyors, and professional engineers.HB 1682 – Health CareEstablishes theLong-Term Care Dignity Act and modifies provisions relating to various health care topics, including state settled opioid causes of action, breast cancer screening insurance, and COVID-19 testing.

 

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