2021 Legislative Session
Last year, members of the Missouri General Assembly filed over 2,000 bills. Of those bills, 32 were Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed (TAFP) and sent to the governor’s desk. Out of the 32 TAFP bills, two were vetoed by the governor. In total, only 18 bills passed were health-related.
To help community partners navigate the state policymaking process, MFH offers polling and surveys, health-related legislative updates and analysis, informational resources, and advocacy training. This page provides nonpartisan information and data on the issues being address by the policymaking process in Missouri.
The first regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly begins January 6, 2021, through May 14 with appropriation bills completed by May 7. MFH will identify health-related legislation and provide key information about each – such as a summary, sponsor information, and where the bill is in the legislative process.
Health-Related Legislation Under Consideration by the Missouri General Assembly in 2021:
General Updates on Health-Related Legislation
We will share biweekly email updates during the legislative session. Subscribe by filling out our mailing list form and checking the “Legislative Updates” box.
Further information will be provided regarding specific legislation, gubernatorial action, and the General Assembly veto session as needed. If you have questions about this resource please contact, please contact Alexandra Rankin for details.
Tracking Legislative Activity Online
The Missouri House media page now includes livestreams for all committee hearings and floor debate. The Missouri Senate floor debate audio can be found here (committee hearings in the Senate are not currently broadcast).
Social media can also be a useful tool to track legislative activity. MFH provides updates through @MFHpolicy on Twitter. The hashtag #moleg is used broadly to categorize tweets related to Missouri legislative activity. Additionally, @MFHpolicy maintains a list of Twitter accounts for members of the General Assembly.
Tools and Guides
In addition to our Advocacy Training and Technical Assistance materials, all of MFH’s informational tools to help community health organizations better understand the legislative process are available to any Missouri nonprofit.