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Thu May 23, 2019, 06:19 AM

A look at some of the little-known measures passed this session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The last few days of the regular session are a fury of activity as folks make the final push on issues with dozens of bills getting final approval — and this year was no different. In the fast-paced environment, it is easy to miss a provision added to a bill or a measure crossing the finish line.

“As legislators, we can improve the delivery of government and assistance to our constituents through how departments operate. These aren’t the headline-grabbing topics, but they are the nuts and bolts of making government better,” Sen. Lincoln Hough told The Missouri Times.

Here’s a look at some legislation that crossed the finish line before the session’s end:

Offender Mo HealthNet benefits

MO HealthNet benefits for offenders entering a correctional facility or jail will now have those benefits suspended instead of terminated. Upon release, the suspension will be lifted and the person will continue to be eligible for benefits until otherwise ineligible.

Read more: https://themissouritimes.com/61616/a-look-at-some-of-the-little-known-measures-passed-this-session/

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