Missouri General Assembly Approves Bill Relating to Petitions for the Creation of Museum and Cultural District in Joplin

JEFFERSON CITY — During the final week of the 2019 legislative session, The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed and finally passed Senate Bill 397. This legislation extends the period of time in which a petition to create a museum and cultural district can be filed from five years after a presidential declaration establishing a disaster area, to 15 years after the declaration has been issued.

“This legislation will allow Joplin to move forward with its desire to create a museum and cultural arts district following the aftermath of the 2011 tornado,” said Sen. Bill White. “I look forward to this legislation being signed in the law.”

The bill now heads to the governor’s desk to potentially be signed into law.

Please feel free to contact Sen. Bill White in Jefferson City at (573) 751-2173 or via email at Bill.White@senate.mo.gov.