In matters of child custody, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma law focuses on the best interests of the child. Courts look at the facts of each case and consider a series of factors, including the child's relationship with each parent, the child's home situation and, if the child is old enough, the child's wishes. May 17, 2019 · JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation limiting the number of young children at in-home child-care providers. State law currently limits unlicensed child-care providers to... Missouri Standby Guardianship Law. Missouri state guardianship laws define a standby guardian as an individual who is approved by the court to temporarily assume the duties of guardian to a minor child. Accordingly, a parent of a minor may delegate to another individual, any of his or her powers regarding care or custody of the minor child,... Year Passed: 2014, 2018 Summary: House Bill 2238 permits the Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. This bill allows for the use of “hemp extract” to treat individuals with epilepsy after receiving the recommendation of a neurologist.