Senator Mike Bernskoetter's Legislative Column for Feb. 16, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024

Senator Mike Bernskoetter

6th Senatorial District


For Immediate Release: 

Feb. 16, 2024


Capitol Building, Room 416

Jefferson City, MO 65101


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Go Chiefs!

I hope you have had a good week, celebrating the holiday as well as the Chief’s Super Bowl win. I know I am proud of our Kansas City Chiefs for bringing home the Lombardi Trophy this last weekend. It was a great game with a great win in overtime. Go Chiefs!


On the Senate floor, we spent two days discussing initiative petition (IP) reform. This will protect our state constitution from being manipulated too easily by requiring not just the majority of the population be in favor of an initiative petition, but also the majority of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. This ensures rural voices are not lost in the noise when voting on important issues. There are still amendments being offered and assessed to ensure this bill is the best it can be before it is voted on by the General Assembly and sent to the ballots.


I will keep you updated on the different bills heard in committee and on the progress of legislation through the Senate. As always, feel free to contact my offices to ask questions or voice your concerns. 


Please feel free to contact my office at 573-751-2076. For information about my committee assignments or sponsored legislation, please visit my official Missouri Senate website at