New state laws go into effect

The dome of the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City | Photo by Nicole Lunger
Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

About 130 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by Gov. Jay Nixon this year officially become law today. Owners of surface mines will have to notify more property owners before starting operations. Insurers must cover oral anti-cancer medications if they cover intravenous ones. Casinos can offer lines of credit to gamblers.

Other bills that go into effect include the reauthorization of the Missouri RX program that provide prescription-drug benefits for low-income elderly and the disabled, and several telecommunications measures that generally curb the powers of local governments to regulate the industry. Also going into effect are changes in the state’s laws governing unemployment compensation, which will make it tougher for fired workers to qualify for benefits.

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