Missouri lawmakers give final approval to first bill of the 2019 legislative session

House Bill 448 names a portion of St. Louis County highway in honor of the late Rep. Cloria Brown


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed to and finally passed its first bill of the 2019 legislative session.

House Bill 448, approved by the legislature on Feb. 6, commemorates the service of former state Rep. Cloria Brown by naming part of a St. Louis County highway in her honor. She is remembered for her efforts to combat human trafficking and promote the interests of women and children.

During discussion on the bill, lawmakers paid tribute to Rep. Brown’s legacy.

“We’re grateful for her contributions and think this honor is very fitting,” said Sen. Scott Sifton, a Democrat from Affton.

“It made all the sense in the world for us to do it, to do it early, and make sure that she is properly remembered for the tremendous impact that she left on the people of Missouri,” said Sen. Caleb Rowden, a Republican from Columbia and the majority floor leader.

In the coming weeks, the Missouri Senate will hold floor discussion on a wide range of legislative proposals. The 2019 legislative session concludes on Friday, May 17.

Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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