General Assembly Passes 11 Measures Supported By MBA

The Missouri General Assembly 2018 regular session adjourned at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18. Lawmakers passed and sent to the governor 124 of the 2,046 policy bills filed. MBA worked successfully in support of a number of measures throughout the legislative process, including the modernization of Missouri’s public funds statute, updates to trust law and tax reform.

MBA Legislative Update

Published each Friday during the state legislative session, this e-newsletter provides a summary of the latest news and actions of proposed state legislation that affects the banking industry. To receive this e-newsletter, contact us or click "MBA Legislative Update" under the "E-Newsletter Groups" of your online MBA profile.

Target Banker Program

2016 Young Bankers Day at the CapitolThe Target Banker Program is MBA’s chief grassroots lobbying activity in which bankers discuss issues directly with state representatives and senators. Target Banker visits are scheduled throughout February, March and April during the state legislative session. These visits begin at MBA’s office, where bankers receive a short briefing from MBA staff on the “issue of the day,” including background and talking points when necessary. MBA staff then accompanies bankers to the Capitol to meet their representatives and senators.

Through these Target Banker visits, MBA has a continuous presence at the Capitol throughout the session. Legislators hear directly from you, their constituents, about how issues important to the banking industry affect their districts. The Target Banker Program is a great opportunity for bankers to get to know their legislators and build strong relationships for the future. Any bank employee is eligible to participate in the Target Banker program.

MBA GovGuide App

MBA is excited to share its new app — MBA GovGuide. This easy-to-use app replaces the printed MBA legislative directories. With MBA GovGuide, users can find their state and federal legislators, view their bios and committee assignments, and more. Download the free app on your smart phone or tablet and save it the home screen of your device. MBA GovGuide is a great resource for Target Banker and Washington, D.C., visits.