Nixon signs military tuition, yoga, and more bills into law

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed into law more bills passed by the legislature before its session ended a month ago.

Among the bills signed is SB 968, that allows certain military members lower in-state resident tuition rates at Missouri colleges and universities. Backers say the law will make education more accessible to veterans.

Nixon also signed HB 1681, that exempts yoga teacher training programs from state sales tax. The legislature estimates the exemption will stop the state collection of about $2,500 in certification fees, annually.

Also signed was HB 2125, which allows federally chartered and insured banks and financial institutions to offer savings promotion programs; HB 2428, which replaces the term “guidance counselor” with “school counselor” in state education law; and SB 620 and SB 582, which create a new technical education certificate that high school students can earn alongside their diploma.

Lawmakers and others are still awaiting the governor’s action on some key pieces of legislation, including a bill that would broaden gun rights for Missourians.

Read more: Missourinet, Missouri Times

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