July 14 was the last date that the Governor could act on the legislation Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed by the Missouri General Assembly this past session. Governor Nixon has approved and signed 97 bills (excluding the various budget bills) and allowed three bills to become effective without his approval (bills which are neither signed nor vetoed become law under the Missouri Constitution).
The Governor vetoed 22 bills, including two bills which were vetoed during the legislative session. On one of those bills, SB 586, the Senate and House each voted to override the veto, while the other bill, HB 1891, failed to obtain sufficient votes to override the veto.
The General Assembly reconvenes on September 14, for veto session at which any of the remaining 20 vetoed bills may be reconsidered. An override requires a two-thirds vote by each body (109 votes in the House and 23 in the Senate), but with 116 Republicans in the House and 23 Republicans in the Senate, it is likely that a number of the vetoes will be overridden.
Click here for a list of all non-budget bills submitted to the Governor together with his action on each one. You should be able to click on the bill number and link to the web page for that bill which will provide access to the bill text, a summary of the bill and other information about the bill, including the Governor’s Veto Letter if the bill has been vetoed.