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Move Over for MoDOT and Other New State Laws

New laws passed during the 2012 Missouri legislative session become effective today. Find out what the new measures mean for driving by MoDOT vehicles, the No-Call List and childhood asthma sufferers in school.

Missourians woke up to a bevvy of new laws which went into effect August 28, 2012.

  • Among them is Senate Bill 568, which adds vehicles driven by Missouri Department of Transportation employees to provisions in the the state's "Move Over Law" which until know has applied to law enforcement vehicles. The MoDOT vehicle must display "amber or amber and white lights."
  • House Bill 1036 moves the date for Missouri's Presidential Primary from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February. It also eliminates the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February and June as dates for an election.
  • HB1188 allows a school nurse to administer asthma rescue medications under certain circumstances.
  • HB1549 Adds cell phones and fax machines to eligible particpants under the state's meant to ward off some unwanted telemarketing pitches.

For a complete list of what bills were "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed," including bills that were also vetoed by Governor Nixon, we've linked to the Missouri General Assembly's website. 

Missouri state lawmakers are scheduled to return to Jefferson City for the veto override session next month.

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