Lawmakers Vote To Override Mo. Foster Care Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation requiring an additional set of fingerprints of foster parents. (SB110)

The Senate voted 25-9 on Wednesday. The House approved the override 109-52, which is the minimum needed to override a veto.

The legislation requires people providing emergency foster care or seeking licensure as a foster parent to submit three sets of fingerprints instead of the current two sets.

The extra set of prints would be kept by a division within the Department of Social Services so that people would not have to submit new fingerprints every two years.

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