JEFFERSON CITY — Several measures filed during the 2011 legislative session and approved by the governor have reached the finish line — Aug. 28 marked the date that several bills took effect in Missouri.
The governor had until July 14 — 45 days past the constitutional last day of session (May 30) — to take action on bills approved by the Missouri Legislature. If a bill received neither a “yes” nor “no” from the governor, it automatically becomes law on its effective date. More than 120 bills received a stamp of approval by the governor.
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