SB 78 - This act modifies various provisions relating to state employees.
PAYMENT OF STATE EMPLOYEES
Current law requires the salaries of all elective and appointive officers and employees of the state shall be paid out of the state treasury, in semimonthly or monthly installments as designated by the commissioner of administration. This act allows salaries to additionally be paid out in biweekly installments.
This provision is identical to SB 316 (2021) and a provision in HCS/HBs 846 & 407 (2021).
HIRING PREFERENCE FOR MILITARY MEMBERS
(Sections 36.221 and 105.1204)
The act creates new provisions establishing hiring preferences for current or former members of the Missouri National Guard for purposes of state employment. Specifically, in filling any position of state employment in a state agency, the appointing authority or employing agency shall offer an interview to every applicant who is an active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, or is or was a member of the Missouri National Guard and meets other specified criteria.
This provision is substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/SB 120 (2021), HB 659 (2021), and HB 1491 (2020).
Current law prohibits former Missouri Gaming Commission members and employees, members of the General Assembly, and elected or appointed officials of the state and certain other cities and counties from entering into a contractual relationship related to direct gaming activity during such employment and for two years after termination of such employment. This act provides that, in the case of employees of the Commission, the State Highway Patrol, and the State Attorney General's office, the two-year prohibition shall only apply in cases in which the employee's termination was either voluntary or was due to misconduct of such employee related to such employee's direct regulatory authority related to excursion gambling boats or any other aspect related to the gaming industry.
This provision is substantially similar to SB 431 (2021).