Legislative report: Feb. 7, 2018

Greetings from your state Capitol.
Last week the House passed to the Senate the following bills:

HB 1484 allows persons who have been, for at least six months, a bona fide member of an organization licensed to conduct bingo to participate in the operation of a bingo game. The Constitution currently requires at least two years of membership prior to participation. This bill removes the statutory restrictions on the advertisement of bingo. This bill will only become effective upon the passage of a constitutional amendment.

HB 1504 requires certain counties to adopt ordinances regulating land use around National Guard training centers.

HB 1617 specifies that the Department of Social Services shall reimburse providers for services provided through telehealth if the providers can ensure that services are rendered meeting the standard of care that would be expected if the services were rendered in person. Telehealth services are the delivery of health care using technology to communicate with a health care provider who is at a different location than the patient.

HB 1665 establishes a visiting scholar’s certificate of license to teach.

HB 1769 requires that when a conveyance of real estate is executed by deed, the deed must contain the name of the person that prepared the property description for the deed or reference the recorded source document. This bill creates the offense of filing a false document.

Complete bill information can be found on the House website at www.house.mo.gov

As always, it is a privilege to represent you in state government.

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