MISSOURI Anti-Sharia Bill SB-267 passes House and Senate, on its way to Governor Nixon for signature

imagesThe Missouri State House gave final approval to legislation that targets the use of Sharia and other foreign laws in the United States, which Democrats also questioned.

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StLToday  “We’re talking about the boogey man in Sharia land,” said Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. “It’s a waste of time. There is no boogeyman out there.”

It’s unclear whether Nixon, a Democrat, will sign the bills, quietly let them pass or try to block the bills from becoming law by veto. Both were approved with slight veto-proof margins.

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CONTACT THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON AND ASK HIM TO SIGN THE ANTI-FOREIGN (SHARIA) LAW BILL

Contact the Governor Here

SB 267 Specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries
Sponsor: Nieves
LR Number: 1409S.02T Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/8/2013 – Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed Journal Page:
Title: SS SB 267 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013
House Handler: Curtman
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Current Bill Summary

 

SS/SB 267 – This act creates the Civil Liberties Defense Act. This act mandates that any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling shall be unenforceable if based on a foreign law which is repugnant or inconsistent with the Missouri and United States constitutions.

The act makes contract provisions that choose to apply a foreign law to contractual disputes or to have disputes settled in another country void and unenforceable in Missouri, if the foreign law is repugnant to or inconsistent with the Missouri and United States constitutions.

In some cases, a court may refuse to take jurisdiction over matters, where the court believes there is a more appropriate forum for the dispute. This act requires that the court hear the case in Missouri, if a state resident brings the case and if the court finds that not hearing the case in Missouri violates or would likely violate the rights of the person who brought the case.

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