(KTRS) – A quick look at the action on the last day of the legislative session:
—The House sent a bill to Governor Jay Nixon that would prohibit cities, counties, and law enforcement agencies from enacting ticket quotas. Supervisors would also be barred from instructing officers to increase the number of tickets that they write. A separate proposal that would limit fines for ordinance and traffic violations passed earlier this week.
—Missouri drivers would get new license plates celebrating the state’s bicentennial under a bill headed to the Governor. The new plates would be available by 2019 for the anniversary in 2021. Missouri lawmakers did not pass any plans that would solve the state’s transportation funding shortfall.
—Lawmakers also passed new regulations on how insurance companies decide which medicine patients get. The House approved new rules for step therapy, the practice of beginning treatments with cheaper drugs before moving patients to more expensive ones.