A lake-area state representative refers to piece of legislation he has pre-filed as common sense knowing opponents will take a stance against it.
Representative Rocky Miller (R-124) has pre-filed a bill in the legislature that would expand the notification process for minors terminating a pregnancy.
Miller said House Bill 1192 is a common sense bill.
Currently in Missouri, custodial parents have to be notified of all medical appointments and procedures with the exception of an abortion performed on a minor child.
"Currently in Missouri, it takes one parent's permission and no notification to have an abortion performed on a minor child. I just want to have all custodial parents to be given notice when a minor child is about to have a very serious medical procedure, with the exception of parents convicted of sexual or physical abuse on the child," Miller said. "I foresee this bill becoming scrutinized by members of the pro-abortion coalition, however I would hope they would realize this only makes sense to keep everyone informed on the welfare of their children."
Miller has also pre-filed HB1045. The proposed legislation is based on a suggestion from a constituent.
Miller said it is a good law with unintended consequences. Currently in Missouri, during the pendency of a divorce or legal separation, the payer of health insurance can not stop or change payment on said insurance.
"What happens is a person finds out that the best deal for the family is for them to pay all the health insurance for everyone, but have very little take home pay. A divorce gets filed and that person is left paying for the health insurance and not having enough money left over to live on," he said."This bill will allow a judge to make changes to the payment of health insurance in these cases.
The Missouri legislature convenes this week in Jefferson City for the 2014 session.