MISSOURI (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson signed his first bills as the Governor of Missouri on Friday, June 22.
He signed HB 1831, HB 2101, SB 593, SB 594 and SB 782 into law.
Those bills were for:
- HB 1831 - Changes to laws regarding the sales tax holiday that occurs in early August by adding an exemption for disposable diapers
- HB 2101 - Specifies that guardian ad litem fees shall not be automatically waived in certain civil actions
- SB 593 - Enacts provisions relating to financial solvency of insurance companies
- SB 594 - Exempts certain types of commercial insurance lines from filing requirements with respect to rates, rate plans, modifications and manuals
- SB 782 - Modifies provisions relating to the Department of Natural Resources
Rep. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) said the changes made by SB 594 will update and modernize the state's regulations that impact larger premium, highly complex insurance policies.
"I want to thank my colleagues for their support and the governor for signing this change into law," said Engler. "This is a much-needed change that will allow commercial property and casualty insurance contracts to be overseen by these competent parties who are more than capable of looking after their own interests. With this we can ensure our state regulators have the time to focus their efforts on areas that will protect Missouri consumers."
Parson said the top objective is to move Missouri forward and by signing the bills into law, they are headed in the right direction. He called it a very productive session.