JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KDKZ-TV) Missouri senators spend time on Senate Bill 786.
Senator Jill Schupp of Creve Coeur sponsors the measure.
She tells her colleagues her proposal seeks to make changes to “whistle-blower’s” protection for public employees.
“It takes courage for our public employee’s in a political governmental body to step up and stand forward,” says Schupp.
The measure is a reaction to last year’s Senate Bill 43, which became law in August.
Senator Gary Romine of Farmington sponsored that proposal.
He says this bill, originally, could have simply added to existing law.
“I was prepared to not have any resistance to this bill at all, but now we are having conversations about new language that has been added as far as in penalties and loss wages,” says Romine.
Senate Bill 786 has been set aside for future discussion.