JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, pre-filed three important pieces of legislation that deal with homelessness and public safety for the 2017 Legislative Session.
“I am eager to start working with my colleagues in the upcoming session,” Sen. Nasheed said. “These bills are only the beginning to improving the quality of life for Missourians throughout the state.”
Senate Bill 217 would allow individuals, firms and corporations, which donated food or gave monetary donations to St. Louis soup kitchens, the opportunity to receive tax credits.
Senate Bill 218 would create the Missouri Emergency Solutions Grants Program. This program will receive funding for the purpose of addressing the crisis of homelessness in Missouri.
Senate Bill 181 would require that, upon discovering the loss or theft of a firearm, the owner report the crime. The firearm owner would be required to report the crime within 72 hours of the discovery to the local law-enforcement agency in the municipality or county in which the loss or theft occurred. “This bill is a concern for citizens’ safety,” Said Sen. Nasheed.
“These bills remind us that we are all Missourians,” Sen. Nasheed said. “We must work tirelessly and continuously to find meaningful ways to strengthen the protection and well-being of all of our citizens.”