Governor to sign bill allowing tractor parades

Friday, May 29, 2009 | 12:12 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon plans to sign legislation that would allow tractor parades to plow ahead.

Nixon is scheduled to sign the bill on Friday afternoon next to an antique John Deere tractor on the south lawn of the Capitol. The measure will take effect when it's signed. And that's just in time for a tractor parade scheduled Sunday in Vichy, about 50 miles south of the capital.

Groups hold tractor parades to raise money. But under current law, farm tractors are only allowed on state highways when traveling between fields. The legislation would let the Missouri State Highway Patrol approve of tractor parades during daylight hours by licensed drivers.


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