JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several new state laws went into effect on Friday. The laws are the result of the Legislature overriding several vetoes of Gov. Jay Nixon at its session in September.
Concealing information of farmers (HB 1414): This protects information of farmers who voluntarily share information with state agencies. Specifically, it exempts data collected by any state agency under the Animal Disease Traceability Program, or any data collected for the purpose of animal health or environmental protection, from being disclosed under Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The governor vetoed it because he said it reduces government transparency.