MOSERS is governed by the statutes of the state of Missouri. Any changes to benefit provisions must go through the legislative process. The Missouri General Assembly is composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The regular legislative session runs from early January through mid-May.

Follow bills potentially affecting MOSERS through the legislative process with this tracking sheet.

How does legislation affect MOSERS?

  • MOSERS benefits are administered according to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo).
  • Any changes must go through the legislative process and be signed into law by the Governor. Read How a Bill Becomes a Law and view the How a Bill Becomes Law Graphic for details about the legislative process. 
  • The Governor has until mid-July to either sign or veto a bill passed by the legislature. 
  • If the Governor does not sign or veto a bill, it automatically goes into effect on August 28.
  • If a bill has an emergency clause, it could go into effect on an earlier date. 

During session, we will monitor all legislation affecting MOSERS and inform you through our website of any changes that become law. Follow the Rumor Central Blog where we provide answers to rumors about the pension, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits that we administer.

Legislative Links

Track legislation affecting public employee retirement plans in Missouri

Track the status of bills, find summaries and full text of bills

Find your legislators by entering your address

View the economic impact of state payroll and retirement benefits by legislative districts

2023 Session Major Dates

Date Session Schedule
January 4 First Day of Session
January 16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Observed No Session
February 20
 President's Day - Observed No Session
March 9-20 Spring Break No Session
April 10 Easter Break No Session
May 12 Last Day of Session
September 13Veto Session

Legislative Session Summaries