Missouri weighs state sovereignty commission to keep eye on feds, protect liberty

Bill: SB587 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sen. Gary Nodler, SB587 calls for the creation of a state sovereignty committee in Missouri to evaluate and respond to federal laws. “This commission will refer cases to the Attorney General when the federal government takes steps that require the state or a state officer to enact or enforce a provision of federal law that lies outside Congress’s power and intrudes on the powers reserved to the states by the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The attorney general is authorized to seek appropriate relief to preserve the state’s sovereignty.”