JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Rep. Rusty Black's bill to have July 7th declared as Missouri Sliced Bread Day received support during its first hearing Wednesday evening.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Rep. Rusty Black’s bill to have July 7th declared as Missouri Sliced Bread Day received support during its first hearing Wednesday evening. The Special Committee on Tourism heard the bill as presented by Black (R-Chillicothe), along with testimony from Pam Clingerman, curator of the Grand River Historical Society Museum, and Catherine Ripley, news editor of the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune. After hearing testimony, the committee unanimously voted the proposal out of committee as a consent bill. Wednesday’s action is the first of several steps the bill will need to take before reaching the governor’s desk, Black stated. The next hearing on this bill is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30, before the Consent and House Procedure Committee. The bill, HB 1349, is co-sponsored by Nate Walker (R-Kirksville.)