From State Rep. Reedy

House Approves Bill to Require Adequate Training for County Coroners (HB 1435)
Legislation approved by the Missouri House would ensure county coroners receive adequate training to properly perform their job duties. The bill would establish a Coroner Standards and Training Commission to establish training standards for the office of county coroner.
Known as the “Jayke Minor Act,” the bill is named in honor of a young man whose death in 2011 was initially ruled to be the result of a drug overdose with no autopsy conducted. Toxicology results later ruled out a drug overdose and the coroner changed his findings. Minor’s father has worked to get the bill passed to ensure county coroners have adequate training and to make sure what happened to his family doesn’t happen to others.
The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
House Gives Initial Approval to PDMP Bill (HB 1693)
The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a statewide monitoring program that supporters say will help combat prescription drug abuse.
Missouri is the only state in the nation without a statewide program, though a program started by St. Louis County encompasses roughly 87 percent of the state’s population. House Bill 1693 would replace St. Louis County’s program with one that covers all of Missouri and puts additional protections in place for those whose data would be in the monitoring program.
House Approves Gives First-Round Approval to Bill to Increase Local Government Transparency (HB 1933)
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would create a database that allows taxpayers to search expenditures and payments received and made by counties and municipalities. The bill would create the Missouri Local Government Expenditure Database, which would be an easy to use, downloadable database housed on the Missouri Accountability Portal.
The bill is meant to improve transparency by providing public access to local government expenditure data. The database would be maintained by the Office of Administration and would include extensive information about a given municipality’s or county’s expenditures and the vendors to whom payments were made.
The bill needs another vote in the House before moving to the Senate for consideration.
Rep. Rodger Reedy
District 57