Nixon Signs Veteran’s Court Legislation

It’s been three years since I sponsored the first veteran’s courts bill in Missouri – and it has finally passed and been signed into law by Gov. Nixon. Missourinet’s Mike Lear reports:

Representative Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) has sponsored similar bills for three sessions.  He says the idea is to put people into programs that can help them.

“With a lot of folks who are running into drug and alcohol problems, and particularly veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the smart thing to do is to get them the treatment they need to get them out of trouble and get their lives back on track and that’s exactly what this bill aims to do.”