Ready to get back to work in Capitol

BY STATE REP. BRUCE SASSMANN, MISSOURI’S 62ND DISTRICT
Posted 1/12/22

We returned to the State Capitol Build- ing this past week for the start of the 2022 legislative session, which is officially the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly.

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Ready to get back to work in Capitol

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We returned to the State Capitol Build- ing this past week for the start of the 2022 legislative session, which is officially the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly.

Leading up to the start of the session, my colleagues and I have pre-filed bills at a near-record pace. Pre-filing began Dec. 1, 2021, and ended Jan. 4. In that period of time House members pre-filed 770 pieces of legislation.

That number is significantly more than the 688 pre-filed bills for the 2021 session, and just six bills short of the pre-filing record of 776 that was set in 2020.

We begin the session with a number of pressing issues on the table.

We will need to move quickly to approve new congressional district maps based on the latest U.S. Census data. The maps have to be approved and signed into law in time for the Aug. 2 primary. We will also work expeditiously to approve a supplemental budget bill proposed by Gov. Parson. The governor has asked the House and Senate to have the legislation approved by Feb. 1. I’ve personally filed legislation to remove burdensome regulations, support public safety, and secure our elections. As the 2022 legislative session progresses, we will also focus on a number of other important issues including the protection of unborn life, safeguards against Critical Race Theory in our schools, and protections against burdensome mandates.

We’ve got a lot to accomplish during the next seventeen weeks.

I’m glad to be back, and I’m ready to get to work!

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