2018 Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Bills
HB 2330 (Signed by Governor: 06/01/18) -- Designates a portion of State Highway 30 in St. Louis County as the "Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway"
This bill designates a portion of State Highway 30 in St. Louis County as the "Blake Snyder Memorial Highway." The costs of signs designating the highway shall be paid by private donations.
HB 2347 (Signed by Governor: 06/01/18) – Designates a portion of Interstate 44 in Greene County as the "Captain Aaron J Eidem Memorial Highway".
This bill designates highway names and requires the designations to be paid with private funds. In its main provisions, the bill: (1) Designates the portion of State Highway 45 Spur from State Highway 45 continuing north to State Highway 92 in Platte County as the "Deputy Edward Culver Memorial Highway;" (2) Designates the portion of State Highway 30 from State Highway 21 continuing east to State Highway P in St. Louis County as the "Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway;" (3) Designates the portion of Interstate 44, among others.
HB 2540 (Signed by Governor: 07/12/18) – Changes the laws regarding state revenues
Currently, the law provides for a reduction in the top rate of income tax over a period of years from 6% to 5.5%, with each cut becoming effective if net general revenue collections meet a certain trigger. In addition to such reductions, beginning in the calendar year 2019, this bill provides that the top rate of tax shall be reduced by 0.4%. The bill also creates a definition for "net general revenue collected," which includes all revenue deposited into the General Revenue Fund, less refunds and revenues originally deposited into the General Revenue Fund but designated by law for a specific distribution or transfer to another state fund.
HB 2562 (Vetoed by Governor: 07/13/18) – Establishes treatment courts
This bill establishes treatment court divisions, which include, but are not limited to Adult Treatment Court, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Court, Family Treatment Court, Juvenile Treatment Court, and Veterans Treatment Court. Previously, a treatment court division was called a drug court.
HCR 63 (Signed by Governor: 07/13/18) – Designates March 18th of each year as DeMolay Day
HCR 70 (Signed by Governor: 07/05/18) – Declares youth violence as a public health epidemic and declares June 7th as
"Christopher Harris Day" in Missouri
Declares youth violence as a public health epidemic and declares June 7th as "Christopher Harris Day" in Missouri. Among other provisions, the legislation calls on the General Assembly to support the establishment of statewide trauma education. It cites multiple experts, organizations, and government agencies that study the issue and offer recommendations.