Mo. Governor Nixes 22 Bills; Might Be Overturned in Veto Session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri’s most vetoed governor might be turned down again this week during the Missouri legislature’s veto session.

Among the 22 bills Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed, he says some would have been wrong for consumers.

The 22 vetoed bills encompass everything from remote-controlled tractor trailers to voter IDs.

Nixon says the proposed remote-controlled tractor trailers aren’t ready for Missouri roads. “I don’t want Missouri to be, and our highways to be, the guinea pigs of what’s safe,” he says. “If we’re going to let folks on our highways we need to make sure they’re following safety rules and having 18-wheeler hooked together by some sort of headset is not there yet.”

Nixon also vetoed a bill that would take away the right consumers now have to cancel a vehicle maintenance contract within 20 days, a bill that raises the cost of getting a driver’s license and a bill that requires a photo ID to vote

Another bill that would give everybody the right to carry a concealed gun was vetoed because Nixon says it was too broad.

“People know I have been a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, personally I hunt and whatnot, but having no training for a conceal and carry permit and taking away from sheriffs the ability to deny those permits when there are situations of domestic violence or other things. I don’t think it will make the state safer,” he says.

Despite the governor’s decisions, the Missouri legislature could overturn Nixon during the upcoming week’s veto session.

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  1. CXR says:

    Wow! Does this really pass for news around St Louis? Virtually no details or analysis (as in this article)? Practically just an extended headline?

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