Between 2011 and 2022, the Missouri General Assembly considered an average of 1,866 bills and passed an average of 93 bills. The General Assembly passes an average of 5.2% of considered bills each year. In 2022, the Missouri House and Senate considered an above average number of bills (2,105), but passed the lowest number of bills since 2011 (19). They passed 0.9% of considered bills during the 2022 session.
The highest number of considered bills was in 2020 (2,170). The highest number of passed bills was in 2014 (144). In 2013, the Missouri General Assembly passed the highest percentage of considered bills passing 8.4%.
In order for a bill to become law, it must pass both the House and Senate and be signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R) or the legislature overrides a veto from the governor. Parson has signed 17 bills since the end of the legislative session on May 13.
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 four-year terms and representatives are limited to four two-year terms. 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.
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