State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, applauds the governor for signing a wide-ranging insurance bill into law. House Bill 2168 makes several changes to state law regarding insurance, and it includes several proposals sponsored by Sen. Crawford.
The newly signed bill includes language from Senate Bill 742, sponsored by Sen. Crawford, extending the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund through 2030, in addition to other insurance measures. The omnibus insurance bill signed by the governor also includes aspects of Sen. Crawford’s Senate Bill 1042. This legislation provides that if an insurance policy is purchased through an insurer’s website, and is initially delivered to the customer by electronic means, the customer’s consent to receive future notices and information delivered electronically is presumed.
“I am thankful the governor has decided to sign this important insurance bill into law,” said Sen. Crawford. “This legislation contains several commonsense reforms to our laws that govern the state’s insurance industry, and I believe the measures outlined in House Bill 2168 will have a positive impact on every Missourian.”
Local Government Bill
State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, applauds the governor for signing House Bill 1606 into law. The legislation makes several changes to state law regarding local and county governments, and it includes several measures sponsored by Sen. Crawford.
It includes language from Senate Bill 655, sponsored by Sen. Crawford, giving counties the option of providing coverage for public safety personnel in the Local Government Employees’ Retirement System. The omnibus measure signed by the governor also includes elements of Sen. Crawford’sSenate Bill 1088 offering county salary commissions more flexibility when it comes to setting the salaries of public administrators. It includes aspects of Sen. Crawford’s Senate Bill 1128, which grants all non-charter counties the ability to authorize a pay raise for county coroners. House Bill 1606 also includes language from Senate Bill 1144. This measure allows a county collector to hold an auction for lands with delinquent property taxes through electronic media at the same time as the auction is held in-person. Finally, the bill signed by the governor includes language from Sen. Crawford’s Senate Bill 1191. This legislation changes the date by which non-charter counties are required to prepare and publish their financial data to match industry standards for reporting.
“I applaud the governor for signing HB 1606 into law,” said Sen. Crawford. “This legislation includes numerous good government measures designed to give our local and state governments more flexibility when it comes to serving the citizens of our state. I am thankful for all of my colleagues who worked on this bill, and I am hopeful it will make a positive difference in the lives of every Missourian.”
Election Integrity Bill
State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, commends the governor for signing House Bill 1878 into law. This legislation makes several changes to state law designed to safeguard and secure Missouri’s elections.
Under HB 1878, voters are required to show a valid, photo ID at the polling place in order to cast their ballot. The legislation also allows the secretary of state to audit the voter rolls of any municipality to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date. In addition, HB 1878 eliminates the use of drop boxes to collect absentee ballots; specifies paper ballots as the state’s official ballot; and implements several other important security measures. As the chair of the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee and as the Senate handler of HB 1878, Sen. Crawford believes this legislation is an important step toward protecting the integrity of our elections.
“House Bill 1878 includes several commonsense reforms designed to protect one of our most fundamental rights as Americans — the right to vote,” said Sen. Crawford. “Through this legislation, we are taking the steps necessary to ensure our elections are safe, secure and transparent.”
While these changes will not affect Missouri’s August primary election, the measures outlined in HB 1878 will be in place for Election Day on Nov. 8, 2022.
To learn more about Sen. Crawford and her legislation, please visit senate.mo.gov/Crawford.