No Overrides during Today’s Veto Session in Missouri

(Jefferson City) All six of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s vetoes have been sustained.

State lawmakers gaveled-in for the constitutionally-required veto session today.

While there were no override attempts in the Senate, State Representative Deb Lavender, a Democrat from Kirkwood, unsuccessfully called on the House to override a veto on a health care bill.

Lavender says several rural hospitals in Missouri have closed in the last few years.

The two most high-profile bills that were vetoed involve allowing outdoor cremations and allowing motorcyclists to ride without a helmet.