One week remains in the Missouri legislative session and there has been one bill passed by both the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R). House Bill 3014 is an appropriations bill signed on Feb. 24, 2022. There have been a total of 11 resolutions adopted between the two chambers. The most recent resolutions were adopted on April 27.
According to PR Newswire, next to Alaska, the Missouri state legislature passed the fewest number of bills in 2021, passing 58 bills. By the first week of May in 2021, there had been four bills to pass both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly and be signed by Parson. Texas passed the highest number of bills in 2021, enacting 3,849 in total.
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.