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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) once again died in the legislature this session. Thanks to Senators Rob Schaaf and Will Kraus for adding poison pill amendments to the House bill that made it unpalatable when it got back to the House. The proponents of the national prescription database disguised as a PDMP will be back in force next year, so we all have work to do on the 11 legislators that flipped from NO in 2016 to YES in 2017.  Click on the PDMP tab and find out why this is bad legislation.

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Gov. Greitens signed an executive order to make the PDMP a statewide program. Whether or not he can do that is still undecided. Here is the executive order. EO-17-18-PDMP-7.14.17

The Greene County Commission voted on the PDMP on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. It passed, 3-0.

The Springfield City Council had their public input session at 10:45 pm on Monday, July 10, 2017. You can view the hearing by clicking here. My testimony starts at 4:02 into the meeting. They voted on the ordinance on Monday, July 24, 2017. It passed 7-1. Councilman Fulnecky voted no and Councilman Hosmer was absent.

The City of Republic voted against the PDMP 7-1 at a Council workshop on July, 5, 2017.

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Jefferson County Council made history when it voted 4-3 against a bill to join St. Louis County’s federal grant and start a PDMP. This is the first political subdivision in the nation that voted against PDMP legislation. Unfortunately, the County Administrator ignored the Council vote and went ahead and implemented the PDMP.

There is a tab for the Locke and Smith Foundation (L&SF). You will find the results for the 2016 Locke and Smith Award ranking for the Senate and House. Click on the Scorecard and see the sea of red. The other activity I am involved in is the KTR Team. Take a look at the page.

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