Friday, May 20, 2011

Measures Pass by the Senate and House Signed by Governor

JEFFERSON CITY— More than 145 Senate and House measures were delivered to the governor before the end of the 2011 legislative session. Some legislation has already been enacted into law, others have been signed by the governor and will take effect on a later date, and many more await Missouri’s top executive’s approval.

The Senate Minute for May 16 and May 17 features President Pro Tem Robert N. Mayer, R-Dexter, and Minority Floor Leader Victor Callahan, D-Independence, reflecting on the highlights of the 2011 legislation session.

Unemployment Benefits – Signed April 13

Passed by the Legislature and enacted into law in mid-April, House Bill 163, handled by Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, extends unemployment benefits for Missouri families who have reached, or are nearing, the 79-week cut-off. The legislation also reduces Missouri’s share of initial unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks for future benefit recipients.

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