SCS/HCS/HB 266 - This act creates a number of new state designations.
BATTLE OF ST. LOUIS MEMORIAL DAY (Section 9.117)
This act designates May 26 of each year as "Battle of St. Louis Memorial Day.
This provision is identical to HB 338 (2019), and a provision contained in HCB 3 (2019).
MISSOURI SLICED BREAD DAY (Section 9.240)
This act designates July 7 of each year as "Missouri Sliced Bread Day" and encourages citizens to participate in appropriate activities and events to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread in 1928 in Chillicothe, Missouri.
This provision is identical to HB 78 (2019), SS/SCS/HB 565 (2019), HCB 3 (2019), and HB 1349 (2018).
DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA AWARENESS DAY (Section 9.285)
This act designates September 9 of each year as "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day" in honor of Adleigh, a young Missourian who lost her battle with this terminal form of childhood cancer.
This provision is identical to HCB 3 (2019), and HB 841 (2019).
ECZEAMA AWARENESS MONTH (Section 9.286)
This act designates October as "Eczema Awareness Month."
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND AWARENESS COMMISSION (Section 161.700)
Under current law, as used in the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission Act, the term "holocaust" is defined as the period from 1933 through 1945 when 6 million Jews and millions of others were murdered in Nazi concentration camps as part of a structured, state-sanctioned program of genocide. This act removes "in Nazi concentration camps" from the definition of "holocaust" and adds "by Nazi Germany and its collaborators".
This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS #2/SCS/HCS/HB 604 (2019), and HCS/SB 468 (2019), and is substantially similar to SB 373 (2019).
MISSOURI HISTORICAL THEATER DESIGNATIONS (Section 185.070)
This act establishes the designation of "Missouri Historical Theater".
Under this act, the Missouri State Council on the Arts is required to administer the Missouri historical theater program as specified in the act. The Council shall determine which theaters should receive the state historical theater designation by considering whether or not the theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whether the theater produces a minimum of three shows open to the public each year, the extent to which the theater contributes to tourism in Missouri, the extent to which the theater promotes the arts in the community and the state, and whether the theater has been operational for at least 50 years.
The Council shall, each year, provide a list of theaters that have achieved such designation to the Division of Tourism.
MISSOURI SOLAR POLLINATOR HABITAT ACT (Section 261.500)
This act establishes the Missouri Solar Pollinator Habitat Act.
Under the act, the University of Missouri extension service shall publish a scorecard that sets forth criteria for making a claim that a solar site, as defined in the act, is pollinator-friendly or provides benefits to pollinators.
An owner of a solar site may follow practices at the solar site that provide native perennial vegetation and foraging habitat beneficial to pollinators. If an owner of a solar site follows such practices, the owner may claim that the site is pollinator-friendly or provides benefits to pollinators if the site and the site's vegetation management plan adhere to the criteria set forth in the scorecard created by the University of Missouri extension service.
A solar site's completed scorecard and vegetation management plan shall be made available to the public and a copy shall be provided to the University of Missouri extension service and a nonprofit solar industry trade association of the state.
This act is identical to SCS/SB 517 (2019) and is similar to HB 1209 (2019).
MISSOURI BOURBON WHISKEY (Section 311.025)
This act provides in order for a product to qualify as "Missouri Bourbon" or "Missouri Bourbon Whiskey" the product needs satisfy certain requirements. Specifically, the product shall be mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled in Missouri, as well as aged in oak barrels that were manufactured in Missouri. Also, beginning January 1, 2020, to qualify as "Missouri Bourbon" or "Missouri Bourbon Whiskey" all corn used in the mash must be grown in Missouri.
This act is identical to HCS/HB 1127 (2019), and is similar to HB 2067 (2018).