Other notable bills were HB1649 which provides immunity from prosecution for damages when someone breaks into a vehicle to rescue a child from the heat, HB1745 which allows us to purchase one-time permanent license plates for trailers, HB2257 which gives Title Insurers the capability of preparing land descriptions, and HB1830 which makes one liable for damages when you make a false claim about food safety. All of these bills can be accessed at house.mo.gov as well as other pending legislation.
Activity in the Senate came to a screeching halt after a vote was forced to end a 41-hour filibuster on Senator Brown’s bill to insure religious freedom. The bill provides that merchants refusing to provide services based on their religious beliefs cannot be prosecuted. It’s a pretty simple bill but it sure drew a lot of attention. It will now come to the House side for our debate.
The McDonald County Heart of Education Banquet was held Saturday night. Dr. Scott Goldstein and Mrs. Susan Davis-Goldstein were this year’s honorees. Dr. Goldstein has served on the school board for the last 17 years and is a member of the Missouri School Boards Association’s Board of Directors. It takes dedication and devotion to a school district to make it great and the Goldstein’s have certainly been leaders in McDonald County. They deserve our admiration and heartfelt thanks.