Key Missouri bills awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon before deadline

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has taken action on 89 of 149 measures passed this year by the Missouri Legislature. He has until July 15 to veto or sign any remaining bills or let them become law without his action.

Some of the key measures awaiting a decision include:

  • SB 590: would change Missouri’s sentencing laws for juveniles guilty of first-degree murder.
  • SB 607: would let the state hire a company to confirm that people getting Medicaid are actually eligible for it.
  • HB 1631: would require the state to pay for a photo ID and supporting documentation, like a birth certificate, for anyone that doesn’t have a photo ID to vote.
  • SB 588: would allow those convicted of certain crimes in Missouri to have their records sealed seven years after completing their sentence for a felony or three years for a misdemeanor.

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