Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 2-8, 2007

MONDAY, April 2, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

VETERANS

HB636 Sponsored by Representative David Day, authorizes an income tax credit for military retirement benefits. HCS for HB 636, 308 and 173 were heard in the Senate

Ways and Means Committee.

HJR6 Sponsored by Representative Mark Bruns, proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation the personal property of active duty military personnel. Reported do pass out of committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

EDUCATION

SB236 Sponsored by Senator Charles Shields, requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop standards for high-quality mentoring for beginning teachers and principals. Referred to the House Special Committee on Student Achievement.

GAMBLING

HB1287 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, specified range of fines to be imposed by Missouri Gaming Commission for violations by gambling boat licensees. Read for the second time in the House.

HB1296 Sponsored by Representative Ron Richard, prohibits person who has self-excluded self on gambling boats from ownership of winnings. Read the second time.

OTHER ISSUES

HCS HB182 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. The HCS was perfected on the House floor.

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 dropped from the House calendar.

HB1291 Sponsored by Representative Nathan Cooper, requires the Office of Information Technology to establish and maintain an Internet web site for posting all required public notices. Read for the second time.

SENATE

13 budget bills were referred to the Senate Appropriations committee.

TUESDAY, April 3, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PRO- LIFE

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. Sent from the House Rules Committee back to the committee of origin.

HB821 Sponsored by Representative Bob Onder, establishes the Unborn Child Pain Prevention Act relating to the capacity of an unborn child to experience pain during an abortion. Voted, and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

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. Hearing was held in the Special Committee on Rural Community Develop.

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. Third Read and passed out of the House, and reported to the Senate where it was first read.

HB1014 Sponsored by Representative Billy Pat Wright, gives a preference in all state purchasing contracts to certain disabled veterans doing business as Missouri companies when the quality of work is equal or better and the price is the same or less. Third read and passed out of the House, and reported to the Senate and where it was first read.

ALCOHOL

HB913 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, changes the laws regarding the sale of merchandise other than intoxicating beverages to retail liquor licensees. The HCS was voted do pass out of the Local Government Committee.

HB944 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, allows licensed wine manufacturers and alcohol carriers to ship or deliver intoxicating liquor to Missouri residents who are 21 years of age or older. The HCS was voted do pass out of the Local Government Committee.

CRIME

HB224 Sponsored by Representative Ward Franz, restricts the driver ‘ s license of a convicted sexual offender to no more than one year and revokes the license if the offender fails to register as required by law. Perfected on the House floor.

OTHER ISSUES

HB462 Sponsored by Representative Brian Munzlinger, changes the laws regarding concealable firearms and firearms training permits. Perfected with two amendments.

HCS HB478 Sponsored by Representative Mike Dethrow, prohibits the Department of Agriculture from participating in animal identification programs under the National Animal Identification System without specific authorization from the General Assembly. Voted, and 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 up to 24 months of age. The HCS was voted do pass out of the Special Committee on Tax Reform.

SENATE

OTHER ISSUES

SB514 Introduced by Senator Justus, requires immunizations for the human papilloma virus. Hearing held in the Senate Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee.

SB658 Introduced by Senator Stouffer, establishes the “Outside the Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Act”. Voted Do Pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee.

SB670 Introduced by Senator Loudon, provides that the Department of Health and Senior Services shall not require by rule any immunizations that are not specified under current law. Hearing was held in the Senate Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee.

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

VETERANS

HCS HB892 Sponsored by Representative Fred Kratky, creates the Medal of Freedom to be awarded to any veteran who honorably served in the armed forces at any time since 1990 under certain residency requirements. HCS was adopted and perfected.

HB1014 Sponsored by Representative Billy Pat Wright, gives a preference in all state purchasing contracts to certain disabled veterans doing business as Missouri companies when the quality of work is equal or better and the price is the same or less. Second read in the Senate, and referred to the Financial, and Elections Committee.

ALCOHOL

HB406 Sponsored by Representative Rodney Schad, changes the laws regarding operation of a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol. The HCS (HCS HB 406 & 726) was reported do pass, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

HCS HB944 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, allows licensed wine manufacturers and alcohol carriers to ship or deliver intoxicating liquor to Missouri residents who are 21 years of age or older. The HCS was reported do pass out of committee.

CRIME

HB224 Sponsored by Representative Ward Franz, restricts the driver’s license of a convicted sexual offender to no more than one year and revokes the license if the offender fails to register as required by law. Third read and passed in the House.

OTHER ISSUES

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. Hearing was held in the Senate Transportation Committee, Voted do pass.

HCS HB182 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. Third read and passed in the House.

HB462 Sponsored by Representative Brian Munzlinger, changes the laws regarding concealable firearms and firearms training permits. Third read and passed on the House floor.

SCS SB46 Introduced by Senator Mayer, creates the “Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act”. Heard in the Special Committee on Family Services, and voted do pass.

SB257 Introduced by Senator Engler, modifies the treatment of firearms during state emergencies. Voted do pass out of the House Special Committee on General Laws, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

SENATE

EDUCATION

SB236 Introduced by Senator Shields, requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop standards for high-quality mentoring for beginning teachers and principals. Heard in the House Special Committee on Student Achievement Committee.

HB620 Introduced by Representative Muschany, requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop monitoring standards for beginning teachers and principals and creates an alternative mechanism for teacher certification. Hearing held in the Senate Education Committee.

VETERANS

HB1014 Introduced by Representative Wright, gives a preference in all state purchasing contracts to certain disabled veterans doing business as Missouri companies when the quality of work is equal or better and the price is the same or less. Second read and referred to the Senate Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

ALCOHOL

SB616 Introduced by Senator McKenna, changes the laws regarding the sale of nonliquor merchandise to retail liquor licensees. The SCS was voted do pass out of the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee.

SB644 Introduced by Senator Griesheimer, establishes new requirements for direct wine sales. Voted do pass out of the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

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

Hearing held in the Special Committee on Family Services Committee.

SB84 Introduced by Senator Champion, modifies provisions of criminal background checks for emergency child placements. The HCS was voted do pass out of the House Special Committee on Family Services Committee.

SB257 Introduced by Senator Engler, modifies the treatment of firearms during state emergencies. Hearing was held in the House Special Committee on General Laws Committee, and was voted do pass; and referred to Rules Committee.

HB155 Introduced by Representative Dusenberg, exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. The public hearing was held in the Senate Transportation Committee, where it was voted do pass.

THURSDAY, April 5, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

VETERANS

HB612 Sponsored by Representative Sam Komo, expands the Vietnam Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program to include Vietnam veterans who are 100% disabled as a result of injuries sustained while serving in the military during the Vietnam War. Referred to the House Special Committee on Veterans.

CRIME

HB224 Sponsored by Representative Ward Franz, restricts the driver’s license of a convicted sexual offender to no more than one year and revokes the license if the offender fails to register as required by law. Reported to the Senate where it was first read.

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, and placed on Third Read Consent Calendar in the Senate.

HB85 Sponsored by Representative Will Kraus, creates the felony crime of employing an illegal alien. HCS was voted, and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

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 Senate.

HCS HB182 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.

Reported to the Senate and first read.

HB462 Sponsored by Representative Brian Munzlinger, changes the laws regarding concealable firearms and firearms training permits. Reported to the Senate and first read.

HB1250 Sponsored by Representative Sam Komo, prohibits foreclosure on a mortgage loan for up to eighteen months for a veteran not on active duty and who has made a good faith claim for disability benefits. Referred to the House Special Committee on Veterans.

SENATE

ALCOHOL

SB616 Introduced by Senator McKenna, changes the laws regarding the sale of nonliquor merchandise to retail liquor licensees. Reported from the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee to Floor w/SCS.

SB644 Introduced by Senator Griesheimer, establishes new requirements for direct wine sales. Reported from the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee to Floor.

CRIME

HB224 Introduced by Representative Franz, restricts the driver’s license of a convicted sexual offender to no more than one year and revokes the license if the offender fails to register as required by law. First read in the Senate.

OTHER ISSUES

SB62 Introduced by Senator Goodman, modifies the laws on the use of force.

Hearing Scheduled in the House Special Committee on General Laws.

HB62 Introduced by Representative Ruestman, designates the Department of Agriculture’s building at 1616 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City as the ” George Washington Carver Building “. Reported from the Senate Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee to Floor, as a consent bill.

HB155 Introduced by Representative Dusenberg, exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Reported from the Senate Transportation Committee to Floor.

HB462 Introduced by Representative Munzlinger, changes the laws regarding concealable firearms and firearms training permits. First read in the Senate.

HB851 Introduced by Representative Onder, designates members of the State Highway Patrol for training in enforcement of federal immigration laws on the federal highways in Missouri . First read in the Senate.