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Union Fees, Abortion Changes Pending at Missouri Session End

May 9, 2016

Measures on union fees and changes to abortion policy are pending in the final week of Missouri's 2016 legislative session.

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Lawmakers face a May 13 deadline to pass legislation.

Proposals on the table include a bill to limit lobbyist gifts to lawmakers, which currently are unlimited.

A number of abortion measures are advancing, including a ban on the donation of fetal tissue from abortions. Another would require both parents to be notified if a minor seeks an abortion.

A bill to require public employees in unions to annually reauthorize automatic payments for dues and fees, vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon, awaits a final vote to override in the Senate.

Other measures lawmakers still have time to pass include proposals to allow fulltime employees on college campuses to carry concealed firearms.