JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Legislation designed to help identify the owners of lost military medals is awaiting approval from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill would let the state treasurer’s office publicize photos of the medals and information about how they were earned in hope of returning them to their owners. The treasurer’s office is in charge of managing the state’s unclaimed property.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel says his office currently holds over 80 unclaimed military medals but has returned over 40 since he took office in January 2009.

Legislators approved the measure earlier this month before ending the annual session May 17.

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