Second Amendment Preservation Act does not pass Senate
House Bill 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, failed to win in the Senate after passing the House.
In the House, the override passed with 109-49 vote. In the Senate, however, the bill received 22 votes. It needed 23 to override.
This is one of several bills that Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed and the General Assembly voted on this week in its annual veto override session.
The Second Amendment Preservation Act, sponsored by Rep. Doug Funderburk, R-St. Charles, intended to nullify all federal gun control laws in the state of Missouri. It would have prevented local law enforcement to serve on federal task forces enforcing federal gun laws, allowed citizens to sue law enforcement that were enforcing those laws in Missouri and prevented media from publishing a gun owner’s name.
Veto of House Bill 278 overridden
House Bill 278, previously vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon, will now be enacted into law after the Senate and House voted to override the veto.
The veto override passed in the House with a 114-45 vote and in the Senate with a 24-9 vote.
HB278, sponsored by Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Cass, “Prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration or discussion of any federal holiday.”
In a letter explaining his reasons for the veto, Nixon said the bill presented a number of safety risks, especially on the Fourth of July. He also expressed concerns about 24-hour government