Senate Committee Hears Bills that Would Limit Consumer Protections

budget

This week, the Senate Government Reform Committee heard several bills that would limit consumer protections on purchases of household merchandise. The bills attempt to curb lawsuit abuse, but unfortunately also add troubling language to current Missouri statutes that protect Missouri consumers from deceptive or unfair trade practices. The statutes at issue have been used by the Missouri Attorney General's office over the years to protect consumers from these harmful practices. The Missouri Catholic Conference offered written testimony in opposition to many of the proposed changes. The committee is expected to vote the bill out in the coming weeks for further debate on the Senate floor. Stay tuned for more as these bills move further along in the process.

February 22, 2019 - 2:06pm
Categories: 

Latest Posts

Missouri Denies New License to St. Louis Planned Parenthood

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has rejected the license application of the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. The decision...Read more

Judge Rules that Missouri Legislators Cannot Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

Last week, a St. Louis judge ruled that the Missouri legislature cannot cut off funding to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. Lawmakers had...Read more

Supreme Court Rules that Bladensburg Cross Can Remain on Public Land

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Bladensburg Peace Cross does not violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. The cross, which...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  •  
  • 1 of 69