Governor Greitens Signs Bills Before Leaving Office

Governor Greitens signed 77 pieces of legislation before leaving office on Friday, June 1. Among the list were several bills that the MCC advocated for during the 2018 legislative session: a bill expanding postpartum care for new mothers struggling with addiction, extension of the tax credit to organizations that provided life-saving help to children at risk of neglect or abuse, raising the age of juvenile certification from 17 to 18, and a prohibition on shackling of pregnant offenders.

Governor Greitens did not sign a reduction in the state individual tax rate or any of the budget bills that allocate funds for state government. A decision on those items will be up to new Governor Mike Parson. We will keep you up to date on the new governor’s decisions.