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Silver Haired Legislature, Northwest Delegation





Silver Haired Legislature

SHL Legislators in Jefferson City, October 2016    VIDEO


The Silver Haired Legislature is an elected body, made up of individuals who are at least 60 years of age; and it promotes conscientious legislative

advocacy for Missouri’s older adults.


Senators and Representatives are elected from the 18-county area served by NWMOAAA.  They meet in June of each year to go through the process of

determining potential legislative bills that would benefit Northwest Missourians.


Those bills are then combined with bills that delegates from the other nine Missouri Area Agencies on Aging have determined to be beneficial for

their respective areas.


In the fall, all 30 Senators and 120 Representatives from across the state meet for two days to conduct a model legislative session. 

At that time, members are seated in the Missouri Senate and House chambers, where they debate and vote on previously-selected legislation

and resolutions.   From the docket, five bills are chosen by the Silver Haired Legislature as priority pieces of legislation to be advocated for during the regular

Missouri General Assembly.


Silver Haired Delegates can apply for mileage reimbursement and per diem meal and lodging expense in conjunction with Silver Haired Legislature functions.


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