Governor Parson signs four bills into law at State Capitol

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During a bill signing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed four bills into law: House Bill (HB) 2057, Senate Bill (SB) 894, SB 756, and SB 754.

“We are proud to sign these bills today, demonstrating the General Assembly’s and Governor’s Office’s commitment to good governance,” Governor Parson said. “We are especially proud to finally get Blair’s Law across the finish line once and for all. Unrelated provisions forced our hand in preventing passage last year, but this year, we celebrate a yearslong effort by Blair’s family and friends to help ensure such a tragedy doesn’t happen again.”

The four bills Governor Parson signed into law are as follows:

HB 2057 – Municipal Franchise Fees for Video Service Providers

  • Exempts streaming providers (e.g., Netflix) from paying separate local use fees in addition to those already levied on video service providers.

SB 894 – Promotion of Business Development

  • Establishes the Right to Start Act, Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act, Office of Entrepreneurship, and Regulatory Sandbox Act.

SB 756 – Clarification for Political Subdivisions

  • Clarifies the language of SB 190 (passed last year) for political subdivisions when providing property tax relief to seniors.

SB 754 – Public Safety Legislation

  • Establishes Blair’s Law, Max’s Law, and Valentine’s Law.
  • Ensures matching punishment under the law for drug trafficking of crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
  • Creates stricter punishments for armed criminal action, repeat offenders, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful firearm possession.

For additional provisions and more information on the legislation signed into law, visit senate.mo.gov or house.mo.gov.


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