New Missouri law expands foreclosure protections
Friday, July 10, 2009 | 4:49 p.m. CDT;
updated 5:25 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 10, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed
legislation requiring the new owners of foreclosed homes to give
tenants notice before evicting them.
The new law was prompted by
cases in which renters were unaware that landlords had failed to pay
their mortgages and got hit with sudden eviction notices on the
foreclosed homes. The law requires new owners of foreclosed properties
to give renters at least 10 days notice to move out.
signed legislation Friday requiring by 2011 that cigarettes sold in
Missouri be self-extinguishing. The cigarettes essentially are designed
to burn out when someone stops puffing on them, reducing the risk of
Another newly signed bill would provide free college
tuition to certain foster children beginning in fall 2010, subject to
funding in the state budget.
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