Rep. Steve Lynch's Capitol Report
Governor Nixon signed legislation this week that will
establish the Office of Military Advocate. Located within the Missouri
Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission, the sole purpose
of the office will be to remain a positive voice by advocating for
the military in Missouri. As a co-sponsor of this legislation, I
am proud to see our Governor support Missouri's military by sign-ing
it into law.
This week has been a huge victory for both Missouri
and our military. I am committed to making sure we continue to make
the military in Missouri a top priority. The military continues
to have a positive impact on our economy and by creating this office;
we are letting our military know that they have our support now
and in the future.
Appointed by the Governor, the Office of Military
Advocate will be administered by a military advocate who will serve
a term of six years. The Department of Economic Development will
provide the administrative support and staff needed for the office.
In addition to HB 1070, I am pleased to report that
this week, Governor Jay Nixon signed several other bills that will
help or honor Missouri military veterans and those Missourians currently
serving in the armed forces.
Below is a description of each of those signed bill:
Senate Bill 34 will help ensure military and certain overseas voters
wanting to vote in Missouri elections are able to vote in state,
as well as federal, elec-tions.
Senate Bill 116 will help provide continuity to school-age
children of military members who are stationed outside Missouri
by allowing those children to remain in the school district where
they live with another family member, without having to pay non-resident
House Bill 179 will make it easier for veterans to
obtain a veteran's designation on their driver's license or ID card
by allowing them to use an alternative form of documentation, the
DD Form 2, to prove their status as a veteran. Currently, veterans
have to present another set of discharge documents, the DD Form
214, for that designation; this form can be more difficult to obtain
than the DD Form 2.
In addition Gov. Nixon signed four bills that deal
with honoring veterans and members of the military with the name
designation of highways, bridges and interchanges. The bills are
Senate Bill 156, Senate Bill 318, Senate Bill 474 and House Bill
Earlier this year, Governor Nixon signed budget bills
(House Bill 17, House Bill 18 and House Bill 19) that will help
provide funding for capital improvement projects around the state,
including more than $33 million for repair and renovation projects
at Missouri's seven veterans' homes.
I am proud to work with my colleagues in the Missouri
legislature and the Governor to ensure our veterans and active military
personnel are well taken care of. These fine men and women certainly
deserve our respect and admiration, and we must continue to recognize
their contributions to ensuring we are a nation of great freedom
and opportunity. May God bless each of them!
The USO will be CLOSED on July 4th to support the festivities on
Fort Leonard Wood!
Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled
Sunday, July 5th 12 pm -3 pm 1 Volunteer; 3 pm - 6 pm 3 Volunteers
Memorial Quilt on Display
We are honored to have a memorial quilt on display at the FLW USO!
This quilt was made my Waynesville Middle School students to honor
our fallen service members. Please stop in and check it our and
don't forget to sign the guest book!
Missouri Business Conference
Chamber members are invited to attend the annual Missouri Business
Conference hosted by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. This conference
will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. on the University of Central Missouri campus in Elliott Union
240. This conference serves as an opportunity for small business
owners and enterpreneurs to network with each other, learn more
about how to grow their businesses, and find out about business
services available to aid in their day-to-day functions.
For more information regarding the event, please visit hartzler.house.gov
or contact Austin Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholastic Book Fair
Book Fair at the Waynesville Library from July 2nd - July 10th.
Tax Holiday at Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center
The owners have done it again...when you purchase a firearm from
them one owner will pay the sales tax for you and the other will
give you a free one month membership. Hurry in this offer lasts
through July 4th. Offer excludes consignment, Blue Label, LE, and
LORA Road - Passable with Caution
Access Road (McCubbins Dr) to LORA is passable with CAUTION!
Please be aware of your surroundings during inclement weather!
Thank you and Be Safe!
Complete Collision Center is celebrating their Grand Opening on
July 10th. Food will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Everyone
is invited to come enjoy food and drinks and tour our new repair
facility at Complete Collision Center. We are located at 787 Highway
Z, St. Robert, MO next to Area 151. We hope to see you there!
Enter our drawing to win:
-50 inch HDTV
-Cleaning and X-rays at St Robert Family Dental
-A detail on your car
Drawing will be held at 2:00. Person does not need to be present