Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rep. Grill's persistance and bipartisan approach leads to passage of his HB 933 language

Jefferson City-Rep. Grill's sponsored House Bill 933, might have met its end in the Senate because of the partisanship of the Mohela debate, however the pertinant language of this legislation will become law.

Rep. Jason Grill, D-Parkville, worked with House handler of Senate Bill 82 and General Laws Committee Chairman, Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, to get language that will help those in the miliary and their families. Rep. Grill offered House Amendment 12 to Senate Bill 82 on the House Floor. This amendment states that an application for a driver’s license or renewal would be sufficient when signed by person who holds a general power of attorney executed by the currently deployed member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Rep. Grill's sponsored language stayed in the Senate Bill through the House/Senate Conference Committee and on May 25th, the bill was signed by the President of the Senate.

"I am very excited that HB 933 language will become law in Missouri," said Rep. Grill. "I appreciate the General Laws Committee Chairman for working across the aisle to do the right thing to help the brave men and women who are serving our country overseas.”