By a 20-12 vote Tuesday, the Missouri Senate formally approved the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation and shipped it to the House for consideration. Senators Cindy O’Laughlin and Denny Hoskins were among the no votes. O’Laughlin says she still has concerns over the proposal that’s sponsored by Senator Holly Rehder.
Missouri is the only state without a PDMP.
We have a weekly interview with Senator Cindy O’Laughlin about 6:15 Sunday mornings on KWIX and KRES. Senator Rehder has been working on the PDMP legislation for close to a decade, dating back to her time as a State Representative. The legislative session ends May 14.