The House bill passed the Senate last week, and the House rejected the Senate’s version and requested a conference. The Senate has not yet accepted conference, but may do so next week. We have worked with the sponsor to rewrite the bill, but those will cause opposition in the Senate again. There is no reason to pass a watered down statewide bill that will override the county programs, as those are beginning to fill in the map of Missouri. A big thank you to Senator Schatz and Representative Rehder for getting it this far and not accepting a bad bill just to claim a victory.