Hailey’s Law and others go into effect today
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Hailey’s Law and others go into effect today


HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. HOTTER WEATHER WILL FOLLOW ON TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE TAKES OVER. SKIES WILL BE SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. A FRONT WILL TRY TO SETTLE SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA ON WEDNESAY. JEN OVER 40 BILLS WERE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR MIKE PARSON THIS YEAR AND AS OF TODAY, MANY OF THOSE NEW LAWS.. HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT. GOOD EVENING I’M JENIFER ABREU. DAVID AND I’M DAVID OLIVER — THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT AT TEN. OUR MADISON HEVER IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH SOME CLARITY ON WHAT THOSE BILLS ARE …. MADISON? MADISON WE SAT DOWN WITH MISSOURI HOUSE SPEAKER ELIJAH HAAHR WHO’S A REPUBLICAN AND HOUSE MINORITY LEADER CRYSTAL QUADE WHO’S A DEMOCRAT. THEY BOTH REPRESENT SPRINGFIELD AND WHILE THEYRE ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE AISLE, THEY BOTH SAID THEY THOUGHT THE SESSION WAS PRODUCTIVE AND THEY BOTH WERE ESPECIALLY PROUD OF ONE NEW LAW. (Elijah Haahr/MO House Speaker(R)) “I think the biggest pieces of legislation that we passed this year, we passed three different pieces of legislation on workforce development, we passed a significant piece on the infrastructure and bonding act, we also passed house bill 126 which is the prolife bill, we passed haileys law. there’s a variety of smaller pieces of legislation but i would say those I would say took up the most time and print as they say.” WHILE MINORITY LEADER CRYSTAL QUADE HAS SOME DIFFERING OPINIONS THAN REPUBLICAN SPEAKER ELIJAH HAAHR, THEY BOTH SAY THEY’RE PROUD OF SOME OF THE LAWS THAT ARE NOW IN EFFECT. (Crystal Quade/MO House Minority Floor Leader(D)) “there are a handful of bills that got a lot of bipartisan support. we saw some around human and sex trafficking that was sponsored by both sides of the aisle” THEY BOTH WERE SUPPORTIVE OF HAILEY’S LAW. IT UPDATES THE AMBER ALERT SYSTEM – REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO SEND OUT AN ALERT, AND IT REQUIRES THE BOARD TO MEET ONCE A YEAR TO DISCUSS CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM. (Elijah Haahr/MO House Speaker(R)) “obviously the story of hailey is something that had been deeply impactful to everyone in the springfield community because of what happened, some members of our local delegation have been attempting to update the amber alert system.” THAT’S REPRESENTATIVE CURTIS TRENT WHO ALSO REPRESENTS SPRINGFIELD AND QUADE. THE LEGISLATION TOOK FIVE YEARS TO BECOME LAW AFTER HAILEY OWENS, A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM SPRINGFIELD, WAS ABDUCTED AND MURDERED. QUADE SAYS OFTEN BILLS LIKE THESE DON’T GET PASSED FOR SEVERAL YEARS DUE TO LEGISLATORS AGENDAS THEY HAVE WITH THEIR OWN CONSTITUENTS. (Crystal Quade/MO House Minority Floor Leader(D)) “often times even if its an issue that both sides agree apon it does take time to just go through the process. There are 163 legislators and all have different priorities so it’s not uncommon for something to take 2 or three years for it to actually make it across the finish line” HAILEY’S LAW WAS ADDED AS PART OF AN OMNIBUS BILL THAT REQUIRES A PHYSICIAN TO COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS OF A MINOR PATIENT BEFORE PLACING A DO NOT RECUSITATE ORDER ON A CHILD. MADISON IN ADDITION TO HAILEY’S LAW, THERE WERE MANY OTHER IMPORTANT LAWS THAT WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY. THOSE INCLUDE THE LAW THAT REDUCES PRISON SENTENCES FOR NONVIOLENT CRIMES. THE LAW THAT WILL ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REVOKE YOUR LICENCE IF IT’S DETERMINED YOU WERE NEGLIGENT IN HITTING A WORKER IN A WORK ZONE OR A FIRST RESPONDER. AND SOME LICENSING FEES INCREASED FOR DRIVER’S LICENSES, OPERATOR’S LICENSES AND VEHICLE TITLE TRANSFERS. MADISON THERE ARE A COUPLE OF LAWS THAT DID NOT GO INTO EFFECT TODAY BECAUSE OF ONGOING COURT CASES. THOSE INCLUDE THE BAN ON ABORTIONS AT OR AFTER 8 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY AND THE LAW THAT WOULD LIMIT LOCAL GOVERMENT FROM MAKING THEIR OWN RULES AGAINST BIG INDUSTRIAL FARMS. DAVID

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