The + Four Impact
There are a few legislative targets in the coming session which might trigger the governor’s veto pen. Last session both passed the Senate with veto-proof majorities, and passed the House without enough votes to override.
The changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act – HB 1219 – only passed the House with 89 votes. Thus despite the new supermajority Republicans will still be challenged to override this. To do so, they’ll have to make concessions to pull some wayward caucus members back into their fold on this issue. See the governor veto letter here.
Republicans who dissented were Reps. Randy Asbury (replaced by new Republican), Jay Barnes, TJ Berry, Rick Brattin, Brent Lasaster (replaced by Dem), Melissa Leach (replaced by Dem), Nick Marshall, Myron Neth, Ron Schieber, Ryan Silvey (to Senate), Sheila Solon, Noel Torpey, and Zach Wyatt (replaced by Republican).
The other issue recently mentioned was changes to the occupational disease portion of workers compensation. SB 572 passed with 87 votes in the House, again making it necessary for Republicans to lure back some members if they want a veto-proof voting bloc. See the governor’s veto letter here.
Republican who dissented were Reps. Randy Asbury (replaced by new Republican), Jay Barnes, Jeff Grisamore, Galen Higdon, Brent Lasaster (replaced by Dem), Melissa Leach (replaced by Dem), Nick Marshall, Chris Molendorp, Myron Neth, Ron Schieber, Ryan Silvey (to Senate), Chrissy Sommer, Ray Weter (appointed to Christian Commission), Anne Zerr.
Originally in November 29 MOScout.