Missouri'?s annual legislative session has officially come to a close.


Missouri?'s annual legislative session has officially come to a close.

Lawmakers stopped debating and passing legislation on May 18 in compliance with a constitutional deadline.

But the session officially ended Wednesday, when leaders of the House and Senate signed the bills that passed, delivered them to the governor and banged the gavel for the final time.

A total of 114 bills and proposed constitutional amendments passed the Legislature during its 2012 session.

Gov. Jay Nixon has 45 days to sign or veto legislation. But he was wasting little time acting on one bill. Nixon was signing legislation Wednesday creating a dedicated funding stream for military veterans? nursing homes. He was highlighting the legislation with an event at a veterans? nursing home in Mexico, Mo.