The bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.
Missouri’s Republican-led Senate defeated Tuesday an exemption for cases of rape or incest to the state’s mandatory waiting period between a woman’s doctor visit and a scheduled abortion.
Republican State Senator David Sater of Cassville suggests two additional days.
Under the legislation, any student who refuses to participate in the testing would not be able to enroll in classes.
Under the legislation, children between age 15 and 18 would be required to receive a visit to a community, technical or four-year college in Missouri.
The measure, which was sent to the House by a 24-9 Senate vote, was touted by its sponsor as a way to protect the rights of business owners.