Since April 19, one resolution was adopted in the Missouri State Senate and two were adopted in the Missouri House of Representatives. There were no bills to pass both the House and Senate and be signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R). So far in the 2022 session, nine bills and resolutions have been passed. The following arethe resolutions that have passed since April 19:
House Resolution 3279 encourages the U.S. to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Derek Grier (R) and was adopted on April 26.
HR 3886 recognizes the achievements of former University of Missourifootball coach Gary Pinkel, who was elected to the college football hall of fame in 2022. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Kurtis Gregory (R) and was adopted on April 27.
SR 702 also recognizes the achievements of Pinkel. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Caleb Rowden (R) and was adopted on April 27.
The Missouri General Assembly is the state legislature of Missouri. It is a bicameral legislature composed of a 34-member Senate and a 163-member House of Representatives. Senators are term limited to two terms and representatives are limited to four. The Missouri General Assembly is a part-time legislature. The 2022 session convened on Jan. 5 and will adjourn May 13.
Missouri is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas in the U.S. The Republican Party controls the office of governor and both chambers of the General Assembly. There is a 24-10 Republican majority in the Senate and a 108-49 majority in the House. The Republicans have a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers. In the event of a veto issued by Gov. Parson, the Republican majority is large enough to override the veto without any votes from members of the Democratic party.