My bill HB 1290 is on the calendar and should be coming to the House floor soon for discussion. This bill requires all state buildings and state parks to fly the POW/MIA flag along with the United States flag and the Missouri flag. If a state building or state park does not possess a POW/MIA flag, a flag must be requested from a local veteran’s organization. If a donated flag is unavailable or if displaying the flag under any circumstance would be inconsistent with the state policy for display of national and state flags the state building or state park must be exempt from the provisions of the bill. There would be no cost to this bill.
HB 2306 creates the “Environmental Restoration Corporation Act,” which allows for the formation of a nonprofit corporation to hold, manage, or own environmentally impaired property that is subject to an ongoing cleanup or remedial action. In addition to the powers of all nonprofit corporations, any environmental restoration corporation has certain additional powers as specified in the bill, including the ability to acquire, accept, convey, dispose, encumber, manage and own real property that is subject to certain clean up or remedial action and to enter into contracts with private or public entities to conduct, manage, oversee, and regulate activities that may