MO Golf Course Legislative Bills – FYI

From MGA and MO GOLF Alliance Lobbyist  Mike Winter.

Good afternoon members of the Missouri Golf Alliance.

During the session we watch for bills being filed which could possibly impact country club, golf courses and your operations.   We have identified a couple of bills we felt you need to be aware of so you could review them for any potential impact.

SB 301 and HB 369 are identical bills dealing with prescribed burns.  The bill provides some liability protections for those who become certified by the Department of Conservation to perform prescribed burns.  If you do any native grass burning or other burning you will want to review the bill.  Both bills have had hearings and are waiting to be voted out of committee.  0855H.01I.pdf (  SB301.pdf (


The other bill is HB 1125 dealing with certifications needed to spray pesticides.  The bill was filed recently and has been referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee.  It has not been posted for a hearing as of today.  Due to the length of the bill I have attached a link to a summary of the bill as well as the bill itself.  HB1125I.pdf (    2346H.01I.pdf (


If there are legislative issues you become aware of or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott or me.

Mike is attached to this email if you want to contact him.

Until I see you on the first tee!!

Scott Hovis, MGA Executive Director
2415 Hyde Park
Jefferson City, MO 65110

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