legislation

Legislation

MOSERS is governed by the statutes of the state of Missouri. Any changes to benefit provisions must go through the legislative process. The Missouri General Assembly is composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The regular legislative session runs from early January through mid-May.

Follow bills potentially affecting MOSERS through the legislative process with this tracking sheet.

How does legislation affect MOSERS?

  • MOSERS benefits are administered according to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo).
  • Any changes must go through the legislative process and be signed into law by the Governor. Read How a Bill Becomes a Law and view the How a Bill Becomes Law Graphic for details about the legislative process. 
  • The Governor has until mid-July to either sign or veto a bill passed by the legislature. 
  • If the Governor does not sign or veto a bill, it automatically goes into effect on August 28.
  • If a bill has an emergency clause, it could go into effect on an earlier date. 

During session, we will monitor all legislation affecting MOSERS and inform you through our website of any changes that become law. Follow the Rumor Central Blog where we provide answers to rumors about the retirement, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits that we administer.


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2020 Session Major Dates

January 8  First Day of Session
January 20 
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No Session
February 27  Last Day to Introduce Bills
March 23-27  Spring Break No Session
April 13  Easter Break No Session
May 15  Last Day of Session
September 16  Veto Session


Legislative Session Summaries