Government
11:14 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Hands Up, Missouri! The High-Five May Soon Be The Official State Greeting

A new bill in the House could designate the high-five as the official greeting in the state of Missouri.
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A freshman state representative from the St. Louis area has introduced a bill in the House that would make the high-five the official greeting in the state of Missouri.

Democratic Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, of Berkeley, introduced House Bill 1624 earlier this week.

Curtis told Fox 4 he regularly gives high-fives on the House floor to "promote a friendly environment." He also said he sees it as a way to reduce tensions and feel connected so legislators can do the work of the state.

There are no hearings currently scheduled on the bill.