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New Missouri laws take effect this weekend

More than 100 bills passed by the legislature will take effect Sunday, Aug. 28.

Some of the most controversial include drug testing for welfare recipients, additional requirements for an abortion of a potentially viable fetus and restrictions on nuisance lawsuits against property owners.

Also passed by the Legislature were measures imposing restrictions on when a public school athlete can resume play after suffering a concussion, expanding the crime of human trafficking and phasing out the corporate franchise tax.

On Friday, a Cole County circuit court blocked implementation of one provision of a broad bill dealing with requirements on public schools for handling allegations of sexual misconduct by a school employee.

The provision would impose restrictions on teachers from using social media like Facebook to communicate with their students. Effectively it would require any social-media communication with a student be public.

The Cole County judge ruled that provision would have a chilling effect on free speech. The governor also put the issue before the legislature’s special session that begins Sept. 6.

– Missouri Digital News

    New Missouri laws take effect this weekend

    More than 100 bills passed by the legislature will take effect Sunday, Aug. 28.

    Some of the most controversial include drug testing for welfare recipients, additional requirements for an abortion of a potentially viable fetus and restrictions on nuisance lawsuits against property owners.

    Also passed by the Legislature were measures imposing restrictions on when a public school athlete can resume play after suffering a concussion, expanding the crime of human trafficking and phasing out the corporate franchise tax.

    On Friday, a Cole County circuit court blocked implementation of one provision of a broad bill dealing with requirements on public schools for handling allegations of sexual misconduct by a school employee.

    The provision would impose restrictions on teachers from using social media like Facebook to communicate with their students. Effectively it would require any social-media communication with a student be public.

    The Cole County judge ruled that provision would have a chilling effect on free speech. The governor also put the issue before the legislature’s special session that begins Sept. 6.

    – Missouri Digital News

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      New Missouri laws take effect this weekend