It’s always stimulating to look over the summary of the bills passed by the legislature each year. It’s a mix of legal and financial tweaks, pet projects, appropriations, memorials . . . well, here it is (some bills still await the governor’s signature):
Click Here–> Bills passed – 2008 session
Some highlights include:
SB 991 – Establishes the ice cream cone as the official state dessert
HB 1784 – Requires any American or Missouri flag flown on state property to be manufactured in the United States.
Of course, what legislative session would be complete without a bill further ghetto-izing everybody’s favorite whipping boys (and girls). That’s right, registered sex offenders. Senate Bill 714 will keep them on their toes. For example:
Henceforth, sex offenders, on Halloween, are required to:
- avoid all Halloween-related contact with children,
- remain inside their residences between 5 and 10:30 p.m. unless there is just cause to leave,
- post a sign stating, “No candy or treats at this residence”, and
- leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours.
That’s just a sample. There is LOTS more.