Missouri lawmakers returned to Jefferson City on Wednesday, January 6 for the start of the 2021 session. The First Regular session of the 101st General Assembly, which will run through May 14, 2021, brings several new faces. There are 47 new members of the Missouri House and 11 newly-elected state senators. While the regular session began in the New Year, legislators have been filing legislation since December 1. To date, over 1,100 bills have been filed.
Missouri KidsFirst advocates for policies and statewide funding for programs that protect and prioritize the safety and wellbeing of children. Each year, we testify in public hearings and engage in meetings with lawmakers and advocacy partners. We are proud to advocate on behalf of Missouri children to improve the way our systems respond to child abuse and neglect.