This session the Missouri State Legislature approved 4 harmful bills that Governor Greitens has the power to veto. Please call his office and ask him to veto HB10, HB11, HB1194, and SB43. If he doesn’t veto them by 6/26/17, they become law.
HB10 – Action: Ask to Veto this bill.
This budget bill includes earmarks for “alternatives to abortion” programs of over 6 million dollars. In other words, as the state faces a serious budget crisis and takes money away from low-income seniors, it is choosing to use 6 million dollars to fund dangerous and harmful pregnancy crisis centers, among other faith-based programs and organizations, that attempt to deny people who can experience pregnancy their constitutional right to abortion access.
HB11 – Action: Ask to Veto this bill.
This proposal seeks to deprive thousands of Missourians from choosing women’s health care providers, including Planned Parenthood, for their health care. This bill rejects millions of federal funds, cuts funding for the Women’s Health Services Program, and recklessly and unnecessarily spends scarce state dollars just to block Medicaid patients from choosing the best health care provider for annual exams, birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment. This is another bill based on personal religious beliefs about abortion, a constitutionally protected medical procedure.
HB1194 – Action: Ask to Veto this bill.
“This bill provides that no political subdivision shall require an employer to provide an employee a minimum or living wage, or employment benefits, that exceed state law.” This bill hurts workers, undermines local government, and overturns the successful effort of the City of St. Louis to raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour.
SB43 – Action: Ask to Veto this bill.
This bill makes it harder for people who have been discriminated against by their employers to get justice. It raises the burden of proof for victims of discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, and age. “Currently, under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), a practice is unlawful when the protected trait is a contributing factor in the decision to discriminate. This act changes that standard to the motivating factor. The motivating factor is defined to mean that the employee’s protected classification actually played a role in the adverse action or decision and had a determinative influence on the adverse decision or action. The person must further prove that such action was the direct proximate cause of the claimed damages.”