Major Dates for the 2017
February 24-26 – Lincoln Days, University Plaza Hotel, Springfield MO
March 1 – Last day to file senate bills
March 4-5 – Demo Days, Hannibal Inn & Conference Center, Hannibal, MO
March 11 – F.E.W. Seminar, Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
March 17-26 – Spring Break
March 27 – Session reconvenes
April 13 – Last day to place House Consent Bills on the Senate Calendar
April 17 – Easter holiday
April 18 – Senate Memorial Service
May 2 – M.A.Y. Rally, Memorial Park, Jefferson City, MO 2017 M.A.Y. Rally
May 5 – Appropriation bills must be truly agreed & finally passed.
May 12 – Session ends
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HB 535 – Specifies that only motorcycle riders under the age of eighteen operating with a motorcycle training permit shall wear a helmet and requires all other riders who wish to ride without a helmet to show proof of health insurance
HB 576 – Exempts motorcyclists 21 years of age or older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle if they have the appropriate health insurance coverage
HB 312 – Restricts the use of handheld communications devices while driving unless the device is equipped for hands-free operation and is being used in that manner.
SB 323 – To repeal section 302.020, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the operation of motorcycles or motortricycles, with penalty provisions.
Unless otherwise provided for by law, it shall be unlawful for any person, except those expressly exempted by section 302.080, to: (1) Operate any vehicle upon any highway in this state unless the person has a valid license; (2) Operate a motorcycle or motortricycle upon any highway of this state unless such person has a valid license that shows the person has successfully passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle as prescribed by the director. The director may indicate such upon a valid license issued to such person, or shall issue a license restricting the applicant to the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle if the actual demonstration, required by section 302.173, is conducted on such vehicle; (3) Authorize or knowingly permit a motorcycle or motortricycle owned by such person or under such person’s control to be driven upon any highway by any person whose license does not indicate that the person has passed the examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle or has been issued an instruction permit therefor; (4) Operate a motor vehicle with an instruction permit or license issued to another person.