The Missouri governor has now signed both bills passed in the special session in September.
That includes House Bill Two which deals with drug treatment courts throughout the state. The measure gives areas with the specialized court to transfer cases to those with a drug treatment court. It also expands state level attention to that part of the Missouri legal system.
“Treatment courts do work. It’s cost effective and it’s resonating with policymakers. And that’s the reason why you’re seeing the expansions,” says Eric Theis, Jasper County Ct. Admin.
The governor has also signed House Bill Three, which focuses in education options. That addresses computer science and STEM classes – including science, technology, engineering and math.