[Nfbmo] Nixon signs Missouri disability legislation (From The Springfield News Leader)

Horchem Gary horchemg at gary-springfield-mo.net
Tue Jul 12 16:45:34 UTC 2011

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation
addressing several physical and mental disability issues.
The governor held a signing ceremony Tuesday at Paraquad Independent
Living Center in St. Louis.

The legislation provides in part that a disability or disease doesn't
automatically diminish an adult's parental rights or disqualify someone
from being an adoptive or foster parent.

Another section requires that parking spaces at least 96 inches wide be
set aside in new parking lots or lots that are being restriped.

The measure also replaces the term "mental retardation" in state law
with "intellectual disability" or "developmental disability."


Disability legislation is HB555 and HB648


Nixon: http://www.gov.mo.gov

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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