Health care for those with developmental disabilities, supporting a system that uses DNA to solve crimes and helping veterans get law enforcement jobs are among the priorities listed by area lawmakers as the 2019 legislative season officially launches this week.
Several hundred bills were pre-filed by state representatives and senators on Monday, the first day in what is a long process in getting proposed legislation before the Missouri House and Senate.
Most of the legislation won’t become law. This past year, more than 2,200 pieces of legislation were filed and fewer than 150 were adopted.
Only a few bills were pre-filed Monday by local lawmakers, but more are coming in the next few weeks. The bills are considered to be “pre-filed” because the legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 9.
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