HB 1825 -- STATE EMBLEM
CO-SPONSORS: Klindt, Tudor, Barnett, Hilgemann
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs by a vote of 17 to 0.
This bill names the Menfro soil, scientifically designated as
fine-silty, mixed, mesic Typic Hapludalfs, as the official soil
of the state of Missouri.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that Menfro silt loam is an
excellent representative of soil type and vegetation growth
common to Missouri. The soils are located in counties bordering
rivers from Kansas City to St. Louis and from Hannibal to Cape
Girardeau. The State Capitol is located on Menfro silt loam.
About 1 million acres of Menfro silt loam have been mapped in
Testifying for the bill were Representatives Klindt and Naeger;
and Bill Pauls, soils scientist.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Robert Triplett, Legislative Analyst