SB 267 Prohibits use by state courts of foreign or international law. Veto overridden in Senate 23-10 (23 required). Veto not overridden in House 108-53 (109 required).
Redistricting: Authorizes starting in 2020 Judicial Conference of the State of Missouri to alter the geographical boundaries and territorial jurisdiction of the judicial circuits by means of a circuit realignment plan as the administration of justice may require subject to state constitutional requirements.
Weighted caseload studies: Provides the Missouri Supreme Court must, by January 1, 2015, recommend the guidelines appropriate for use by the General Assembly in determining the need for additional judicial personnel or the reallocation of existing personnel and recommend appropriate guidelines for the evaluation of judicial performance. The guidelines must be filed with the chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary committees for distribution to the members of the General Assembly, and the court must annually file a report measuring and assessing judicial performance in the state appellate and circuit courts including a judicial weighted workload model and a clerical weighted workload model.
Creation of new judgeship: Provides when the Office of the State Courts Administrator indicates in an annual weighted workload model for three consecutive years or more the need for four or more full-time judicial positions in any judicial circuit having a population of 100,000 or more, there must be one additional associate circuit judge position in the circuit for every four full-time judicial positions needed as indicated in the model. In a multicounty circuit, the additional positions must be apportioned among the counties in the circuit as specified based on the basis of population.
Veterans treatment courts: Authorizes a circuit court or a combination of circuit courts to establish a veterans treatment court upon the agreement of the presiding judges of the courts to provide an alternative to dispose of cases which stem from substance abuse or mental illness of current or former military personnel.
Securing personal information of judges: Repeals the requirement that a member of the judiciary notify the Department of Revenue when the member’s status changes and he or she and his or her immediate family do not qualify for the exemption from the release of specified personal information contained in the department’s motor vehicle or driver registration records and the departments’ records to be revised.
Judicial Personnel Training Fund: Provides any moneys received by or on behalf of the State Courts Administrator from fees, grants, or any other sources in connection with providing training to judicial personnel must be deposited into the Judicial Personnel Training Fund but any moneys collected in connection with a particular purpose must be segregated fees and not disbursed for any other purpose.
HB 533 Forbids judiciary from prohibiting a employee from keeping a firearm in his or her vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.
SB 118 Authorizes circuit courts or a combination of circuits to create veterans treatment courts.