Override success—Fixes coming for workplace regulations, unemployment benefits

Missouri Chamber

Thanks to supermajority support, the Missouri General Assembly has overridden vetoes of two important business bills. With this success, the state’s employer community can look forward to more consist workforce regulations and added stability within the state’s unemployment benefits system.

The override vote on House Bill 722 addresses a concerning trend in Missouri where a growing number of municipalities are seeking to pass city-wide business regulations. Both Kansas City and St. Louis have sought to punish their local employers by mandating higher wages inside their city limits. Missouri municipalities have also discussed passing paid leave ordinances and bans on plastic bags. The passage of House Bill 722, sponsored by Rep. Dan Shaul, a Republican from Imperial, will ensure these issues are handled at the state level. The House voted 114-46 in to override the veto, the Senate voted 23-9.

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