Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: Feb 26-March 1, 2007

MONDAY, February 26, 2007

House of Representatives

PRO LIFE

HJR23 Sponsored by Representative Jim Lembke, proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting human cloning. Second read in the House.

HB990 Sponsored by Representative Cynthia Davis, prohibits abortions in this state, other than to save the life of the mother. Introduced and read first time in the House.


VETERANS

HCS HB135 Sponsored by Representative David Pearce, changes the laws regarding military facilities and personnel.

HCS HB608 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith, exempts real and personal property owned by veterans’ organizations from property taxes. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee as a consent bill.

EDUCATION

HB489 Sponsored by Representative Brian Baker, requires school districts to establish special programs or services for students who are identified as academically gifted.

Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee as a consent bill.

ELECTIONS

HB166 Sponsored by Representative Theodore Hoskins, requires anyone filing a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for election to a municipal office to meet certain deadlines and other requirements. Reported do pass out of the Rules Committee.

ALCOHOL

HB972 Sponsored by Representative Bill Deeken, allows persons who have been convicted more than twice of driving while intoxicated to obtain an ignition interlock restricted license for a one-year period if the person meets certain requirements. Introduced and read first time in the House.

HB974 Sponsored by Representative Ryan Silvey, prohibits any person under the age of twenty-one who are not underage entertainers from being present in a drinking establishment. Introduced and read for the first time.

HB944 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, allows licensed wine manufacturers and alcohol carriers to ship or deliver intoxicating liquor to Missouri residents who are twenty-one years of age or older. Read for the second time.

HB982 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, provides for enhanced penalties for BAC levels of .16 or higher when convicted of an intoxication-related traffic offense.

Introduced and read first time.

HB984 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, allows the court to order a person’s vehicle impounded for up to one year as part of a penalty for driving while intoxicated.

Introduced and read first time.

CRIME

HB960 Sponsored by Representative Stanley Cox, modifies provisions relating to the investigation of Internet sex crimes against children. Read the second time.

HB961 Sponsored by Representative Stanley Cox, modifies the laws on child pornography. Read the second time.

HB962 Sponsored by Representative Cynthia Davis, revises criteria for eligibility to receive a permit to acquire a concealable firearm. Read for the second time.

HB981 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, modifies the elements of the crime of enticement of a child to include enticement of an individual the person knows or believes to be less than eighteen years of age. Introduced and read first time.

OTHER ISSUES

HCS HB669 Sponsored by Representative David Pearce, prohibits the state or any political subdivision from restricting the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms during an emergency. HCS was reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HB802 Sponsored by Representative Sam Page, adds the inoculation for human papilloma virus to the list of required immunizations for school attendance. Referred to the Special Committee on Health Insurance.

SENATE

PRO LIFE

SB375 (Koster) Establishes the ” Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Services Program” and the ” Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Public Awareness Program”.

SB432 (Nodler) Modifies provisions on the presentation of information in public schools relating to contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.

SB370 Introduced by Senator Scott, modifies definitions of ambulatory surgical centers to include certain abortion clinics.

The Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee rolled all three bills into a SCS, (titled SCS SB’s 370, 375, & 432) and voted it due pass out of committee.

SB285 Introduced by Senator Crowell, protects the conscience rights of pharmaceutical professionals. Hearing held in the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee

VETERANS

SB583 Introduced by Senator McKenna, creates an income tax credit for contributions made to provide military personnel with armored protection. First read in the Senate.

SB253 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, exempts real and personal property of veterans’ organizations from taxation. Hearing was held in the Ways and Means Committee.

SB287 Introduced by Senator Crowell, allows the veterans’ commission to issue $1 million annually in matching grants for veterans’ service officer programs. Bill Placed on Informal Calendar

CRIME

SCS SB5 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies the laws on child pornography. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

SB46 Introduced by Senator Mayer, creates the “Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act”. Reported truly perfected in the Senate Rules Committee.

SB138 Introduced by Senator Bray, modifies paperwork requirements in the formation of a new political party. Hearing was held in the Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

SB161 Introduced by Senator Shields, creates a quality rating system for child care facilities. Reported as truly perfected out of the Senate Rules Committee.

SCS SB457 & 217 Introduced by Senator Purgason, modifies provisions relating to the transfer of concealable weapons and removes the permitting requirements for such weapons. SCS voted due pass out of the Judiciary Committee.

SB565 Introduced by Senator Smith, adopts an agreement to elect the President by national popular vote. Second read and referred to the Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

SB588 Introduced by Senator Bray, restricts firearm possession for individuals involved in domestic violence. First read in the Senate.

SB596 Introduced by Senator Scott, modifies voter identification requirements. First read in the Senate

TUESDAY, February 27, 2007

House of Representatives

PRO LIFE

HB990 Sonsored by Representative Cynthia Davis, prohibits abortions in this state, other than to save the life of the mother. Read the second time.

VETERANS

HCS HB135 Sponsored by Representative David Pearce, changes the laws regarding military facilities and personnel. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee as a consent bill.

HCS HB608 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith, exempts real and personal property owned by veterans’ organizations from property taxes. Reported do pass out of the House rules Committee as a consent bill.

HCS HB620 Sponsored by Representative Scott Muschany, requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to create mentoring standards for beginning teachers and principals. Taken up for perfection, but laid back over on the calendar.

HCS HB 636, 308 & 173 Sponsored by Representative David Day, authorizes an income tax credit for military retirement benefits. HCS was perfected on the House floor, with several amendments.

EDUCATION

HB994 Sponsored by Representative Jamilah Nasheed, repeals the statute authorizing the creation of the transitional school district in the city of St. Louis . Introduced and read for the first time.

ALCOHOL

HCS HB81 Sponsored by Representative Tom Loehner, allows for on and off the premises tasting of liquor. Voted out of Local Government Committee in executive session.

HB972 Sponsored by Representative Bill Deeken, allows persons who have been convicted more than twice of driving while intoxicated to obtain an ignition interlock restricted license for a one-year period if the person meets certain requirements. Read for the second time in the House.

HB974 Sponsored by Representative Ryan Silvey, prohibits any person under the age of twenty-one who are not underage entertainers from being present in a drinking establishment. Read for the second time in the House.

HB982 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, provides for enhanced penalties for BAC levels of .16 or higher when convicted of an intoxication-related traffic offense. Read for the second time in the House.

HB984 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, allows the court to order a person’s vehicle impounded for up to one year as part of a penalty for driving while intoxicated. Read for the second time in the House.

CRIME

HB981 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, modifies the elements of the crime of enticement of a child to include enticement of an individual the person knows or believes to be less than eighteen years of age. Read the second time.

HB983 Sponsored by Representative Jeff Harris, increases the penalty for endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree when shaking a child less than five years of age.

Read the second time.

OTHER ISSUES

HJR7 Sponsored by Representative Brian Nieves, proposes a constitutional amendment establishing English as the language for all official proceedings in Missouri . Third read and passed, and reported to the Senate where it was first read.

HJR24 Sponsored by Representative Kevin Threlkeld, proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all property, both real and personal, of Missouri-domiciled individuals. Read for the second time.

SENATE

VETERANS

SB599 Introduced by Senator Engler, creates a military medal of freedom for certain veterans who served in a Middle East war or conflict after 1990. First read in the Senate.

SB75 Introduced by Senator Coleman, provides for a tuition limitation for certain combat veterans. Bill Placed on Informal Calendar.

EDUCATION

SB244 Introduced by Senator Mayer, extends the termination date for certain alternative retirement provisions in the teacher and school employee retirement systems. Bill Placed on Informal Calendar.

OTHER ISSUES

SB161 Introduced by Senator Shields, creates a quality rating system for child care facilities. Referred to the Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee.

SCS SB28 Introduced by Senator Purgason, prohibits the Department of Agriculture from participating in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) without specific statutory authorization to do so. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources Committee.

SB600 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue cease and desist orders for violations of environmental laws. First read in the Senate.

HJR7 Introduced by Senator Nieves, proposes a constitutional amendment establishing English as the language for all official proceedings in Missouri . First read in the Senate.

WEDNESDAY, February 28, 2007

House of Representatives

PRO LIFE

HCS HB 182 Sponsored by Representative Mark Bruns, establishes the Outside the Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Act to permit the execution of do-not-resuscitate orders for use by emergency medical providers for patients receiving treatment outside a hospital. Voted do pass out of the Health Care Policy, and referred to the Rules Committee.

HB412 Sponsored by Representative Edgar Emery, specifies that pharmacies will be immune from liability for refusal to perform, assist, recommend, refer to, or participate in any act or service in connection with any drug or device that causes an abortion. Hearing held in the Special Committee on Small Business.

HB716 Sponsored by Representative Cynthia Davis, requires course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases to be presented in a manner consistent with federal abstinence education law. Voted do pass out of the Special Committee on Family Services.

VETERANS

HCS HB636, 308 & 173 Sponsored by Representative David Day, authorizes an income tax credit for military retirement benefits. Referred to the Fiscal Review Committee.

HB933 Sponsored by Representative Jason Grill, allows an application for a driver’s license for a person deployed with the United States armed forces to be signed by a person who holds general power of attorney for the applicant. Referred to the Special Committee on Veterans.

HB1014 Sponsored by Representative Billy Pat Wright, creates a preference in all state purchasing contracts for veterans businesses. Introduced and read for the first time in the House.

EDUCATION

HB493 Sponsored by Representative Brian Baker, repeals the child support obligation requirement for a child 18 years of age or older who is enrolled in and attends a post-secondary school program. Hearing held in the Special Committee on Family Services.

HCS HB771 Sponsored by Representative Carl Bearden, establishes the Superintendent Targeted Achievement Record (STAR) Program and requires the total compensation package of school administrators to be reported and made available to the public. HCS was referred to the House Rules Committee.

HB994 Sponsored by Representative Jamilah Nasheed, repeals the statute authorizing the creation of the transitional school district in the city of St. Louis . Read for the second time.

OTHER ISSUES

HB62 Sponsored by Representative Marilyn Ruestman, designates the Department of Agriculture’s building at 1616 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City as the ” George Washington Carver Building “. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee as a consent bill.

HB155 Sponsored by Representative Gary Dusenberg, requires only operators or riders of motorcycles and motortricycles who are younger than 21 years of age to wear protective headgear. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HB269 Sponsored by Representative Jerry Nolte, prohibits the admission of unlawfully present aliens to public institutions of higher education. Perfected in the House.

HCS HB669 Sponsored by Representative David Pearce, prohibits the state or any political subdivision from restricting the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms during an emergency. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HCS HB 820 Sponsored by Representative Danielle Moore, requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to select an execution team and creates the crime of knowingly disclosing the identity of an execution team member. HCS was reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HB932 Sponsored by Representative Jason Grill, authorizes the Motherhood/Fatherhood Stay-at-home tax credit for a parent who stays at home to provide care for a child younger than three years of age. Referred to the Special Committee on Tax Reform.

SCS SB46 Sponsored by Senator Mayer, creates the “Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act”. Reported over to the House and first read.

SENATE

PRO LIFE

SB651 Introduced by Senator Loudon, relating to human embryos. First read in the Senate.

VETERANS

SB433 Introduced by Senator Callahan, changes laws relating to unemployment compensation for veterans. Voted do pass out of the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB583 Introduced by Senator McKenna, creates an income tax credit for contributions made to provide military personnel with armored protection. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

SB633 Introduced by Senator Loudon, exempts military pensions and retirement incomes from income taxation. First read in the Senate.

SB599 Introduced by Senator Engler, creates a military medal of freedom for certain veterans who served in a Middle East war or conflict after 1990. Second read and referred to the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

ALCOHOL

SB616 Introduced by Senator McKenna, changes the laws regarding the sale of nonliquor merchandise to retail liquor licensees. First read in the Senate.

CRIME

SB636 Introduced by Senator Loudon, creates the crime of aggravated child kidnapping punishable by death or life imprisonment without probation, parole, or release. First read in the Senate.

EDUCATION

SCS SB160 Introduced by Senator Rupp, alters provisions regarding higher education scholarships. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee.

SB243 Introduced by Senator Mayer, increases the compulsory school attendance age for all children in Missouri to seventeen years of age. Hearing was scheduled but not heard in the Education Committee.

SB618 Introduced by Senator Rupp, establishes the “Milton Friedman ‘Put Parents in Charge’ Education Program”. First read in the Senate.

GAMBLING

SB430 Introduced by Senator Shields, creates the “Smart Start Scholarship Program”. – Bill placed on the informal calendar.

OTHER ISSUES

SCS SB62 Introduced by Senator Goodman, Modifies the laws on the use of force. Perfected in the Senate.

SB129 Introduced by Senator Stouffer, modifies how local governments can regulate outdoor advertising and modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented billboards.

Third read and passed, and first read in the House.

SB252 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Voted do pass out of the Transportation Committee.

SB303 Introduced by Senator Loudon, changes the laws regarding midwives and the practice of midwifery. Voted do pass out of the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB534 Introduced by Senator Nodler, modifies the law relating to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and the penalties for offenses perpetrated by these operations. Hearing was scheduled in the Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources Committee.

SB588 Introduced by Senator Bray, restricts firearm possession for individuals involved in domestic violence. Second read and referred to the Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

SB626 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, enacts various provisions affecting illegal aliens. First read in the Senate.

SCR15 Introduced by Senator Barnitz, urges Congress to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any other multilateral activity which seeks to advance the creation of the North America Union. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee.

THURSDAY, March 1, 2007

House of Representatives

VETERANS

HB363 Sponsored by Representative Larry Wilson, eliminates the requirement that certain veterans must pay a fee to obtain a Missouri deer or turkey hunting license or permit. Referred to the Special Committee on Rural Community Develop.

EDUCATION

HB264 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, allows the State Board of Education greater flexibility in investing funds deposited in the State Public School Fund. The consent bill was perfected.

HB306 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith, exempts property owned and used by veterans’ organizations from taxation. Referred to the Special Committee on Veterans.

HCS HB417 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, changes the laws regarding teacher certification in mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and certain other areas and establishes guidelines regarding students transferring into a district. HCS was reported do pass, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

HB438 Sponsored by Representative Rachel Storch, establishes the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program. Referred to the Higher Education Committee.

HB532 Sponsored by Representative Nathan Cooper, requires students entering public higher education institutions to take American history and American literature courses in order to graduate. Referred to the Higher Education Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

HCS HB85 Sponsored by Representative Will Kraus, Creates the felony crime of employing an illegal alien. HCS was reported do pass out of committee, and referred to the House rules Committee.

HCS HB 180, 396 & 615 Sponsored by Representative David Day, allows police or sheriffs’ departments to sell or trade certain confiscated firearms to a licensed firearms dealer. Reported do pass, and sent over to Rules Committee.

HCS HB189 & 60 Sponsored by Representative Kenny Jones, creates a presumption in certain circumstances that a person using deadly force has a reasonable fear of death or harm and allows that person immunity in certain circumstances for use of defensive force. Second read, and referred to Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

HB269 Sponsored by Representative Jerry Nolte, prohibits the admission of unlawfully present aliens to public institutions of higher education. Third read and finally passed, reported to the Senate where it was first read.

SENATE

PRO LIFE

SB370 Introduced by Senator Scott, modifies definitions of ambulatory surgical centers to include certain abortion clinics. Reported from the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to Floor w/SCS.

SB651 Introduced by Senator Loudon, criminalizes selecting a human embryo for implantation through in vitro fertilization based on the gender of such embryo and genetic engineering of humans. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

ALCOHOL

SB616 Introduced by Senator McKenna , changes the laws regarding the sale of nonliquor merchandise to retail liquor licensees. Second read and referred to the Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee.

EDUCATION

SB160 Introduced by Senator Rupp, alters provisions regarding higher education scholarships. Reported from the Senate Education Committee to the Floor w/SCS.

SB618 Introduced by Senator Rupp, establishes the “Milton Friedman ‘Put Parents in Charge’ Education Program”. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

SB698 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, establishes the Betty L. Thompson Scholarship Program. First read in the Senate.

VETERANS

SB633 Introduced by Senator Loudon, exempts military pensions and retirement incomes from income taxation. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

SB636 Introduced by Senator Loudon, creates the crime of aggravated child kidnapping punishable by death or life imprisonment without probation, parole, or release. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

SB663 Introduced by Senator Barnitz, requires the board of education to promulgate a rule to allow spouses of military members to receive a provisional teacher’s license. First read in the Senate.

OTHER ISSUES

SB46 Introduced by Senator Mayer, creates the “Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act”. Second read in the House.

SB62 Introduced by Senator Goodman, modifies the laws on the use of force. Reported as truly perfected from the Senate Rules Committee.

SB129 Introduced by Senator Stouffer, modifies how local governments can regulate outdoor advertising and modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented billboards. Second read in the House.

SB303 Introduced by Senator Loudon, changes the laws regarding midwives and the practice of midwifery. Reported from the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee to Floor.

SB626 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, enacts various provisions affecting illegal aliens. Second read and referred to the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB669 & SJR25Introduced by Senator Loudon, requires the official dating standard in the state to be A.D., or Anno Domini, and B.C., or Before Christ. First read in the Senate.

HB189 Sponsored by Representative Jones, modifies the provisions relating to the use of defensive use of force. Second read and referred to the Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

HB269 Sponsored by Representative Nolte, bars illegal immigrants from attending public universities. First read in the Senate.

HB444 Sponsored by Representative Jetton, exempts Social Security benefits from income. Second read and referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

HB453 Sponsored by Representative Jetton, creates an income tax credit for contributions to food pantries. Second read and referred to the Ways & Means Committee.

HJR1 Sponsored by Representative Cunningham, proposes a constitutional amendment to restrict state court jurisdiction in areas of taxation, spending, and budgeting. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

HJR7 Sponsored by Representative Nieves, proposes a constitutional amendment establishing English as the language for all official proceedings in Missouri . Second read and referred to the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.