Bipartisan legislation aimed at increasing opioid addiction treatment will be signed into law by Missouri’s governor on Thursday morning in Jefferson City.
The governor will sign six bills today, including legislation from State Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel). His bill gives the state Department of Corrections and the Judiciary access to Missouri’s opioid addiction treatment and recovery fund to pay for treatment and law enforcement costs.
Representative Deaton’s House Bill 2162 passed the Senate 30-0 and the House 138-0. Deaton tells 939 the Eagle that he’ll join Governor Parson at this morning’s 11 o’clock ceremony in Jefferson City. He’s the House Budget Committee’s vice chairman.