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2018 Missouri Legislative Information – COMING SOON

The Advocacy Committee will be releasing the 2018 watchlist in the coming weeks. Please look back for updates.


2018 Calendar

Jan. 3               2018 Legislative Session begins at noon

March 27         Conservation Day at the Capitol

May 18            2018 Legislative Session ends

How a Bill Becomes a Law

  • Introduction – introduced by members
  • First and Second Readings – number and title read
  • Assigned to Committee – votes and makes reccommendations
  • Public Hearing – presented to public, opponents and proponents speak
  • Committee Executive Session – votes and makes reccommendations
  • Perfection of a Bill – debated on floor and make amendments
  • Third Reading and Final Passage – debated on floor, no amendments, vote to pass
  • Signing by the Governor – the governor can sign, veto, not sign or veto line-items
  • Effective Date of Laws – enacted 90 days after the end of session (August 28)

For more information about how a bill becomes a law, click here.