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LEGISLATIVE REPORT
May 27, 2005

Legislative session ended on May 13. The bills contained in this report were all passed by the legislature.

Weekly update on Missouri legislation. If you want to follow any particular bill, the legislature's website is: www.moga.state.mo.us.

SB 420 (Mayer, R – Dexter) & SB 344 (Wheeler, D-K.C.) Provides that the service of summons in an unlawful detainer action shall be delivered by ordinary, rather than certified, mail. If the officer assigned to execute the summons returns to the court with information that the defendant cannot be found and with proof by affidavit that the summons was mailed, then the judge shall proceed to hear the matter as if personal service had been made. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

HB 58 (Johnson, R – Lee’s Summit.) Would amend Sec. 82.1025 to allow neighborhood associations to sue owners of nuisance property for decline of property values. (At present time, only other property owners can sue.) Associations could also sue to enjoin nuisances. PASSED. Delivered to Governor on May 26.

HB 393 (Byrd, R-Kirkwood) contains “tort reform” measures. PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. Signed by Governor on March 29.

HB 576 (Flook, R-Liberty) would strengthen the state law regarding fairness in regulating small business. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

HB 972 (Jetton, R-Marble Hill). Among other provisions, it will be a Class A misdemeanor for a property owner to allow a minor to drink or possess alcohol on the owner’s property. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

HB 174 (Woods, R – Kimberling City). Prohibits certain felons from having real estate licenses. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

HB 353 (Lipke, R-Jackson). Makes changes in various criminal laws. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

SB 1 (Loudon, R – St. Louis County). Makes various changes to workers comp laws including changing the definition of “injury,” "accident", "occupational disease", "arising out of", and "in the course of the employment,” “employer,” employee,” and "owner". PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. Signed by Governor on March 30.

HB 116 (Deeken, R – Jeff City) Specifies rights of persons using service animals. PASSED. Delivered to Governor, May 26.

Report prepared by Robert J. Wise

 



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