As New Year’s Eve passed, news stories started running to remind us that 40,000 new Local, State, and Federal laws had gone into effect — likely 39,999 attacks on our freedoms.
I assumed some of those laws were from Missouri, so in an e-mail, I suggested to Cape Girardeau County’s Missouri State Legislators that they include the list of new Missouri Laws be included in their next weekly Capitol Report e-mails.
I got a quick lesson, compliments of Missouri Senator Jason Crowell, about the Missouri Constitution. He was kind enough to have his Legislative Assistant, Ryan Nonnemaker, provide some good information on Missouri’s new laws.
First, Missouri Laws, when enacted without an Emergency Clause, always go into effect on August 28th. That was my Constitutional lesson for the day.
Next, he provided a link to the Missouri Senate Web Site that listed all the ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX new House and Senate originated bills that were Truly Agreed and Finally Passed.
How about, in 2012, we have a NET REDUCTION of 166 laws?!?!