Gov. Parson signs bill honoring young girl killed in tornado
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KAIT) – A young Pemiscot County girl killed in last December’s deadly tornadoes will now be honored in a special way.
On Friday, July 1, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 1738, with one of the items declaring Oct. 1 as “Biliary Atresia Awareness Day”.
The legislation was introduced by District 150 Representative Andrew McDaniel in Jan. 2022 in honor of Annistyn Rackley.
Rackley, who was killed when a tornado hit her family’s home in Braggadocio, was diagnosed with biliary atresia in 2012.
The bill will also designate a portion of State Highway J in Pemiscot County as the “Annistyn Kate Rackley Memorial Highway”.
Rackley lived in a home along the highway where the tornado struck. Her sisters and mother were hurt during the storm.
Additionally, HB 1738 also declared Juneteenth as a state holiday to be celebrated every June 19 in Missouri.
You can view more about HB 1738 by clicking here.
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