Legislative Update: April 20, 2018

Posted in Updates by on April 25th, 2018

Weekly Update

It was another great week in Jefferson City as ASUM’s legislative priorities continue to move! With only a few weeks left of the legislative session, we’re moving quickly in hopes of passing important legislation benefitting UM System students. With most of our legislation in the Senate, we are extremely optimistic about these bill’s chances of passing!

Platform Updates

Mental health, HB 1419 sponsored by Representative Haefner’s (R-St. Louis County), will be heard on Monday in the Professional Registration Committee.

Our STEM initiative, HB2255, sponsored by Representative Bart Korman (R-Montgomery) and carried by Senator Jay Wasson (R- Christian and Greene), will be heard in the Senate Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

Our consent education legislation, HB 2234, sponsored by Representative Holly Rehder (R-Scott), has been placed on the House calendar to be perfected in the coming weeks. We are optimistic this legislation will move quickly through the House and into the Senate.