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.
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.
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2023 Session Major Dates
|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 13||Veto Session|
Legislative Session Summaries
|2022 Legislative Summary 2022 Legislative Summary||151 KB|
|2021 Legislative Summary 2021 Legislative Summary||150 KB|
|2020 Legislative Summary 2020 Legislative Summary||145 KB|