Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: May 7-12, 2007

MONDAY, May 7, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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PRO LIFE

HB 821 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.Â? Taken up for perfection, but was laid back over on the calendar, with amendments pending.

HCS HB 1055 Sponsored by Representative Therese Sander , establishes the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Services Program and the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Public Awareness Program.� Includes provisions that would prevent Planed Parenthood from teaching explicit sex education classes in our children’s public schools.� The bill also requires all Missouri abortion clinics to be regulated and inspected.� Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

EDUCATION

SS#6 SCS SB 389 Introduced by Senator Nodler, modifies several provisions regarding the state’s higher education system.Â? Truly agreed to and finally passed.

VETERANS

SCS HB 1014 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.Â? Placed on the senate informal calendar.

HCS HB 654 & 938 Sponsored by Representative Rick Stream , increases from $750,000 to $1 million the amount of matching grants to be made annually for veterans’ service officers programs.Â? Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

CRIME

HB 224 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.Â? The SCS was voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

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HJR 19 Sponsored by Representative Carl Bearden, proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen’s First Amendment right to pray on public property and reaffirming a citizen’s right to choose any or no religion.Â? Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

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HCS HB 802 Sponsored by Representative Sam Page, adds the inoculation for human papilloma virus to the list of required immunizations for school attendance.Â? Taken up for perfection, and laid back over on the calendar, with several amendments pending.

HCS HB 189 & 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.Â? The SCS was voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

HB 462 Sponsored by Representative Brian Munzlinger, changes the laws regarding concealable firearms and firearms training permits.Â? Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

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.Â? Reported do pass out of the Senate Governmental Accountability and Oversight Committee.

SENATE

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VETERANS

HB 654 Sponsored by Representative Stream, increases grants for veterans’ service officer programs and establishes the Stolen Valor Act of 2007.Â? Bill was placed on the informal calendar.

TUESDAY, May 8, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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VETERANS

HCS SCS SB 75 Introduced by Senator Coleman, provides for a tuition limitation for certain combat veterans.Â? The HCS was reported do pass out of the House Committee, and sent to the Rules Committee.

CRIME

HCS HB 1108 Sponsored by Representative Bryan Pratt, changes the laws regarding the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.Â? Reported do pass out of the House rules Committee.

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HCS SS SCS SB 5 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies the laws on child pornography.Â? Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

ELECTIONS

HCS HB 845 Sponsored by Representative Bob Dixon , allows voter registration with applications for resident hunting and fishing permits.Â? Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

OTHER ISSUES

HB 245 Sponsored by Representative Neal St. Onge, requires commercial driver’s license tests to be given only in the English language, without interpreters.Â? Placed on the Senate informal calendar.

SS#2 SCS HCS HB 444, 217, 225, 239, 243, 297, 402 & 172 Sponsored by Representative Rod Jetton, authorizes an income tax deduction for any Social Security benefits received by the elderly, regardless of income.Â? Third read and passed through the Senate, and reported to the House.

HB 647 Sponsored by Representative Terry Young, allows the limited use of a dog to track a deer that is shot by a person engaged in lawful hunting.Â? Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Parks Committee.

HB 1034 Sponsored by Representative Edgar Emery, establishes the Fair Tax Act of 2007 with requires the Department of Revenue to develop methods for replacing the state income tax with a state sales tax.Â? Reported do pass out of the House Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

SCS HCR 20 Sponsored by Representative Jim Guest, prohibits the state implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 which requires uniform driver’s licenses or state identification cards.Â? The SCS was reported do pass.

HCS SCS SBs 62 & 41 Introduced by Senator Goodman, modifies the laws on the use of force.Â? The HCS was sent to a Conference Committee, to work out the differences between the House and the Senate.

HCS SB 130 Introduced by Senator Stouffer, allows the Highways and Transportation Commission to void billboard permits under certain conditions.Â? Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

SENATE

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ALCOHOL

HCS SS SCS SB 299 & 616 Introduced by Senator McKenna, loosens the laws regarding the sale of nonliquor merchandise to retail liquor licensees, greatly expanding the flow of hard liquors across Missouri .� Even allows for the creation of “Festival Districts” so groups of bars and taverns can hold street parties focused on liquor sales.� Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

ELECTIONS

HB 845 Sponsored by Representative Dixon, allows hunting and fishing permit applicants to receive a voter registration application form as part of the application for such permits.Â? Bill placed on the informal calendar.

CRIME

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SB 5 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies the laws on child pornography.Â? Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

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OTHER ISSUES

HCS SB 75 Introduced by Senator Coleman, provides for a tuition limitation for certain combat veterans.Â? The HCS was voted do pass, and referred to the House Rules Committee.

SB 303 Introduced by Senator Loudon, changes the laws regarding midwives and the practice of midwifery.Â? Taken up for third reading, but was placed back on the informal calendar.

HB 182 Sponsored by Representative 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.Â? Third read and passed in the Senate.

HCR 20 Sponsored by Representative Guest, prohibits the state implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 which requires uniform driver’s licenses or state identification cards.Â? Reported from the Rules Committee, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee to Floor with the SCS.

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WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2007

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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EDUCATION

SCS HB 213 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, establishes the Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act, which defines intellectual diversity for reporting purposes at public higher education institutions.Â? SCS was voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

CCS SS SCS HCS HB 327 Sponsored by Representative Ron Richard, changes the laws regarding the Quality Jobs Program.Â? The Senate refuses to adopt the Conference Committee Report, and requests further conference.

HCS SS SCS SB 428 Introduced by Senator Chuck Purgason, prohibits the Department of Agriculture from participating in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) without specific statutory authorization to do so.Â? The HCS was voted do pass out of the House Committee, and was referred to the House Rules Committee.

SENATE

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OTHER ISSUES

SCS HB 215 Sponsored by Representative Stevenson, changes the definition of “adult”, “child”, and “status offense” as it relates to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts.Â? Reported from the Senate Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee to Floor with the Senate Committee Sub.

THURSDAY, May 10, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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CRIME

HCS SS SCS SB 5 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies the laws on child pornography.Â? Referred to the House Fiscal Review.

VETERANS

SB 433 Introduced by Senator Callahan, changes laws relating to unemployment compensation for veterans.Â? Truly agreed to and finally passed.

OTHER ISSUES

SCS HB 215 Sponsored by Representative Bryan Stevenson, expands the jurisdiction of juvenile courts to include individuals who are 17 and 18 years of age for the sole purpose of status offenses by redefining the terms “child,” “adult,” and “status offense”.Â? Reported do pass out of the Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee.

HB 647 Sponsored by Representative Terry Young, allows the limited use of a dog to track a deer that is shot by a person engaged in lawful hunting.Â? Reported do pass out of the Senate.

SS#2 SCS HCS HB 818 Sponsored by Representative Doug Ervin, changes the laws regarding the Missouri Health Insurance Pool and establishes the Missouri Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act.Â? The SS was finally adopted in the Senate.

HCS SS#2 SCS SB 204 Introduced by Senator Stouffer, requires all diesel fuel sold in Missouri after January 1, 2009, to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel.Â? Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

SENATE

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EDUCATION

SCS HB 213 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, establishes the Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act, which defines intellectual diversity for reporting purposes at public higher education institutions.Â? The SCS was reported do pass in the Senate.

OTHER ISSUES

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HB 327 Sponsored by Representative Rod Richard, modifies provisions of certain Department of Economic Development programs.

H recedes on vote to pass CCS

H recedes on vote to adopt CCR

H concurs in SS for SCS, as amended

H Third Read & Passed – EC defeated

Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed

2008 Missouri State budget, $21,500,000,000.+ (over 21½ Billion dollars), finalized and adopted.

FRIDAY, May 11, 2007

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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VETERANS

HCS SCS SB 75 Sponsor Coleman, provides for a tuition limitation for certain combat veterans.Â? Voted, and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

OTHER ISSUES

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SS#2 SCS HCS HB 444, 217, 225, 239, 243, 297, 402 & 172 Sponsor Rod Jetton, authorizes an income tax deduction for any Social Security benefits received by the elderly, regardless of income.Â? The House adopts the SS, and passes the sub.

SS#2 SCS HCS HB 818 Sponsor Doug Ervin, changes the laws regarding the Missouri Health Insurance Pool and establishes the Missouri Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act.Â? The House concurs, and passes SS#2 as amended.

HB 1034 Sponsor Edgar Emery, establishes the Fair Tax Act of 2007 with requires the Department of Revenue to develop methods for replacing the state income tax with a state sales tax.Â? Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HCS HJR 31 Sponsor Jim Lembke, proposes a constitutional amendment repealing the nonpartisan selection of judges and replacing it with a gubernatorial appointment process for certain judges. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HCS SS SCS SB 428 Sponsor Purgason, prohibits the Department of Agriculture from participating in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) without specific statutory authorization to do so.Â? Both voted do pass, and reported out of the House Rules Committee.

SENATE

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SB 577 Introduced by Senator Shields, enacts the “Missouri Health Improvement Act of 2007”.

Voted Do Pass H Fiscal Review

Reported Do Pass H Fiscal Review Committee

HA 1 to HCS H offered (Schaaf)–(2227L07.03F)

HA 1 to HA 1 to HCS H offered & adopted (Tilley)–(2227L07.13F)

HA 1 to HCS, as amended, H adopted

HA 2 to HCS H offered & adopted ( Hobbs )–(2227L07.09L)

HA 3 to HCS H offered (Portwood)–(2227L07.17F)

Part I of HA 3 to HCS H adopted

Part II of HA 3 to HCS H defeated

Part III of HA 3 to HCS H adopted

HA 4 to HCS H offered & adopted (Bearden)–(2227L07.78H)

HA 5 to HCS H offered & adopted (Bearden)–(2227L07.24H)

HA 6 to HCS H offered (Kraus)–(2227L07.40H)

HA 1 to HA 6 to HCS H offered & adopted (Schaaf)–(2227L07.20F)

HA 2 to HA 6 to HCS H offered Ruled out of order (Page)–(2227L07.21F)

HA 6 to HCS, as amended, H adopted

HA 7 to HCS H offered & adopted (Pratt)–(2227L07.02F)

HA 8 to HCS H offered & adopted (Sater)–(2227L07.14F)

HA 9 to HCS H offered & adopted (Cooper-158)–(2227L07.30H)

HA 10 to HCS H offered & adopted (Onder)–(2227L07.07)

HA 11 to HCS H offered & adopted (Sater)–(2227L07.57H)

HA 12 to HCS H offered & adopted (Schaaf)–(2227L07.74H)

HA 13 to HCS H offered (Wilson-13)–(2227L07.19H)

HA 1 to HA 13 to HCS H offered & adopted (Schoeller)–(2227L07.22F)

HA 13 to HCS, as amended, H defeated

HA 14 to HCS H offered & defeated (Burnett)–(2227L07.01F)

HA 15 to HCS H offered (McClanahan)–(2227L07.07F)

HA 1 to HA 15 to HCS H offered & withdrawn (Robb)–(2227L07.80H)

HA 15 to HCS H defeated

HA 16 to HCS H offered & adopted (Storch)–(2227L07.43H)

HA 17 to HCS H offered & adopted (Sater)–(2227L07.56H)

HA 18 to HCS H offered & defeated (Zweifel)–(2227L07.02L)

HA 19 to HCS H offered & adopted (Zweifel)–(2227L07.05L)

HA 20 to HCS H offered (Holsman)–(2227L07.06H)

HSA 1 for HA 20 to HCS H offered & Ruled out of order (Page)–(2227L07.23H)

HA 20 to HCS H adopted

HA 21 to HCS H offered & adopted (Donnelly)–(2227L07.08F)

HA 22 to HCS H offered & defeated (Fallert)–(2227L07.16H)

HA 23 to HCS H offered & defeated (Chappelle-Nadal)–(2227L07.01L)

HA 24 to HCS H offered (LeVota)–(2227L07.04F)

HA 1 to HA 24 to HCS H offered & Ruled out of order (Skaggs)–(2227L07.24F)

HA 24 to HCS H defeated

HA 25 to HCS H offered & adopted (Talboy)–(2227L07.10F)

HA 26 to HCS H offered & adopted ( Oxford )–(2227L07.05F)

HA 27 to HCS H offered (Bowman)–(2227L07.52H)

HA 1 to HA 27 to HCS H offered & withdrawn (Yates)–(2227L07.81H)

HA 27 to HCS H defeated

HA 28 to HCS H offered (Nasheed)–(2227L07.10H)

HA 1 to HA 28 to HCS H offered & adopted (Avery)–(2227L07.25F)

HA 2 to HA 28 to HCS H offered & Ruled out of order (Skaggs)–(2227L07.26F)

HA 28 to HCS, as amended, H defeated

HA 29 to HCS H offered & defeated (Burnett)–(2227L07.09F)

HCS, as amended, H adopted

H Third Read and Passed – EC adopted

HB 444 Sponsored by Representative Rod Jetton, exempts Social Security benefits from income taxation.Â? The House concurs, and third reads and finally passes SS#2 for the SS.

HB 818 Sponsored by Representative Doug Ervin, establishes the Missouri Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and changes the laws regarding the Missouri Health Insurance Pool and small employer insurance availability.Â? Includes protective provisions for health care sharing ministries, allowing tax deductions for payments and exempting ministries from insurance regulations.Â? The House concurs with the Senate, and third reads and passes the SS#2 for SCS , as amended.