Five Bills Passed In MO House Include Surrendering Babies For Adoption And Recording IEP Meetings

Mar 26, 2021

The Missouri House of Representatives had a busy morning on Wednesday when they passed five bills. 

House Bill 76 proposed by Jim Murphy would allow for parents who want to give up their babies up to 45 days old, to leave them in climate controlled safe haven boxes to allow for safe and discrete surrendering.

“We found that the embarrassment and how hard it was to give up a child sometimes it was given up to somebody else to surrender, and rather than surrender it in a safe place they ended up in dumpsters, which was tragic.”

House Bill 228, which prevents public and charter schools from prohibiting parents from recording Individualized Education Program meetings, was also passed. If this bill is passed by the Senate and signed by the governor it will go into effect immediately.