Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 8, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

HOUSE

PRO LIFE

HB1472 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, revises the definition of “abortion” and requires an obstetric ultrasound to be conducted prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion.

Referred to the Special House Committee on Family Services.

HB1831 Sponsored by Representative Onder, changes the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and creates the crime of coercing an abortion. Referred to the Special Committee on Family Services.

HB1946 Sponsored by Representative Franz, modifies the requirements regarding the granting of adoption subsidies. Read for the Second Time.

HB1953 Sponsored by Representative Lembke, makes it a crime to create mixed human-animal individuals. Read for the second time.

VETERANS

HB1979 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith, establishes the Missouri National Guard and Missouri Reservists Family Education Grant. Introduced and read for the first time.

HJR64 Sponsored by Representative Chappelle-Nadal, proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all property of any state citizen who is a former POW with a total service-connected disability. Introduced and read for the first time.

CRIME

HB1505 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith, creates the crime of cyber harassment and increases the penalty for the crimes of harassment and stalking when committed by an adult against a child. Referred to committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1514 Sponsored by Representative Bruns, expands the authority of a peace officer as designated by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control to make arrests, searches, and seizures. Referred to committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1515 Sponsored by Representative Bruns, prohibits a court from granting unsupervised visitation to any parent who is required to register as a sexual offender. Referred to committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1533 Sponsored by Representative Davis, creates an affirmative defense for a person operating a motorcycle who enters or crosses an intersection controlled by a traffic signal against a red light under certain circumstances. Referred to committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1537 Sponsored by Representative Timothy Jones, prohibits any person required to register as a sexual offender from intentionally photographing a minor without the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian. Referred the committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1552 Sponsored by Representative Stevenson, changes the laws regarding the prosecution of certain traffic-related offenses to include controlled substances. Referred to the Judiciary committee.

HB1980 Sponsored by Representative Ruestman, expands the DNA profiling system by requiring any person 18 years of age or older who is arrested for a felony to provide a biological sample for the purpose of DNA profiling analysis. Introduced and read for the first time.

HB1962 Sponsored by Representative LeVota, revises the crime of murder in the first degree to include knowingly causing the death of a child when a heinous element is involved in the commission of the crime. Introduced and read for the first time.

ALCOHOL

HB1464 Sponsored by Representative Nolte, prohibits the use or possession of an alcohol beverage vaporizer. Referred to the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee.

EDUCATION

HB1351 Sponsored by representative Mike Cunningham, requires state agencies, public schools and colleges, and political subdivisions to use the traditional names of holidays. Referred to the House Local Government Committee.

HB1476 Sponsored by Representative Jane Cunningham, requires certificated teachers to submit documentation to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education every five years showing adequate scores on certain academic assessments. Referred to Special Committee on Urban Education Reform.

HB1938 Sponsored by Representative Baker, requires the state board of education to promulgate regulations requiring parental participation in three meetings each year with a child’s teacher regarding the child’s performance. Read for the second time.

ELECTIONS

HB1965 Sponsored by Representative LeVota, imposes contribution limits on all committees. Introduced and read for the first time.

IMMIGRATION

HB1521 Sponsored by Representative Franz, requires a person to be a United States citizen to become a notary public. Referred to the Judiciary committee.

HB1549 Sponsored by Representative Onder, authorizes State Highway Patrol training on federal immigration laws and requires highway patrol officers to inquire into the legal status of persons placed under arrest. Referred to the Special Committee on Immigration.

OTHER

HB1450 Sponsored by Representative Roorda, extends the expiration date for the Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Homeland Security. Passed out of committee, and referred to the Rules committee.

HB1857 Sponsored by Representative Schaaf, requires health insurers, MO HealthNet, and Medicare to pay identical benefits to licensed nonparticipating or non-preferred health care providers in the geographic region of the health benefit plan. Referred to the Special Committee on Healthcare Transformation.

HB1934 Sponsored by Representative May, removes the term limit for the executive director of the Ethics Commission. Read a second time and referred to the committee on Elections.

HB1975 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst, increases the amount of time a concealed carry endorsement is valid from three years to six years. Introduced and read for the first time.

HB1982 Sponsored by Representative Thomson, removes the six month residency requirement for qualifying for a concealed carry endorsement. Introduced and read for the first time.

HJR63 Sponsored by Representative Dethrow, proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a four-sevenths majority for voter approval of initiative petitions relating to harvesting bird, fish, wildlife, or forestry resources. Read for the second time.

HB1942 Sponsored by Representative Schad, allows an electric supplier to trim, remove, or control trees that threaten the safe and reliable operation of electrical service. Read for the second time.

SENATE

PRO LIFE

SB 1064 Introduced by Senator Dempsey, authorizes a dependency exemption for stillborn children. Read a second time and referred to Senate Ways & Means Committee.

CRIME

SCS SB 818 & SB 795 Introduced by Senator Rupp, modifies various provisions relating to stalking and harassment, including creating the crimes of cyber harassment and cyber stalking. SCS voted do pass by Senate Judiciary, Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

PORNOGRAPHY

SB 714 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies various provisions relating to child pornography. Hearing conducted by Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

SB 758 Introduced by Senator Engler, prohibits certain sex offenders from being present in a state park without permission of the superintendent. Hearing conducted by Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

SB 899 Introduced by Senator Dempsey, allows members of the public and certain electronic and computer businesses to access online identifying information of registered sex offenders in order to use the information to protect children from online sexual predators. Hearing conducted by Senate Judiciary, Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee

SB 933 – Introduced by Senator Loudon, makes modifications to the crimes of sexual misconduct involving a child and furnishing pornographic material to a minor. Hearing conducted by Senate Judiciary, Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

EDUCATION

SB 1060 Introduced by Senator Engler alters provisions relating to teacher termination proceedings. Read a second time and referred to Senate Education Committee.

SB 1072 Introduced by Senator Rupp, allows expanded charter school operations for charters specifying certain special education students and modifies sponsors. First reading by Senate.

ELECTIONS

SCS SB 909, 954, 934 & 1003 modifies requirements pertaining to petition circulators.

Hearing conducted, bills combined and voted do pass by Senate Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

TAXES

SCS SB 711 Introduced by Senator Gibbons, modifies provisions regarding property taxation. Senate committee substitute voted do pass Senate Ways & Means Committee.

SB 748 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, requires property taxes paid by certain non-resident taxpayers to be added-back to adjusted gross income. Hearing conducted by Senate Ways & Means Committee.

OTHER

SB 917 Introduced by Senator Goodman, creates licensing requirements for prescribing psychologists. Hearing held by Senate Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

SB 1067 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, exempts persons 21 years of age or older from wearing protective headgear except when operating or riding motorcycles upon interstate highways. Read a second time and referred to Senate Transportation committee.

SB 1076 Introduced by Senator Engler, provides for immunity from civil and criminal liability on the basis of noise for owners and users of hunting preserves and firearm ranges. First reading by Senate.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

HOUSE

PRO LIFE

HB1831 Sponsored by Representative Onder, changes the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and creates the crime of coercing an abortion.

Re-referred to Committee on Health Care Policy.

HB1984 Sponsored by Representative Sander, modifies the required reporting information for abortions and creates a civil remedy for violation of the confidentiality of certain records. Introduced and read the first time.

VETERANS

HJR64 Sponsored by Representative Chappelle-Nadal, proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all property of any state citizen who is a former POW with a total service-connected disability. Read a second time.

CRIME

HB1406 Sponsored by Representative Deeken, establishes David’s Law which requires the Department of Transportation to establish and administer a drunk driving memorial sign program. Voted do pass by Transportation committee as a consent bill and referred to Rules committee.

HCS HB1468 Sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem Pratt, changes the laws regarding the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and adds a penalty for the possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor. HCS voted do pass by committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1481 Sponsored by representative Wells, expands the crime of resisting arrest to include warrants issued by a court of record or a probation or parole officer. Public hearing held by committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB1587 Sponsored by Representative Tilley, disqualifies convicted felons from jury service even if their civil rights have been restored. Public Hearing Scheduled by Judiciary committee bill not heard.

HB1594 Sponsored by Representative Lipke, increases the penalty for the crime of resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or stop from a class D felony to a class C felony. Public hearing held by committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

HB1962 Sponsored by Representative LeVota, revises the crime of murder in the first degree to include knowingly causing the death of a child when a heinous element is involved in the commission of the crime. Read a second time.

PORNOGRAPHY

HB1382 Sponsored by Representative Cox, changes the laws regarding the age of victims and offenders in various sexual offenses. Public hearing held by committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

ELECTIONS

HB1522 Sponsored by representative Franz, requires election authorities to create a form to verify the eligibility of election watchers. Public hearing completed by the committee on Elections.

HB1517 Sponsored by representative Cox, establishes the Andrew Jackson Vote Restoration Act which requires certain elections to be held even if the number of candidates filing for a position is equal to the number of positions available. Public hearing completed by the committee on Elections.

HB1763 Sponsored by Representative Parson, changes the laws regarding petition circulators. Public hearing held by Special Committee on General Laws.

TAXES

HB1465 Sponsored by Representative Nolte, allows taxpayers to pay real property taxes in quarterly installments. Hearing scheduled by Special Committee on Government Affairs however bill was not heard.

IMMIGRATION

HB1317 Sponsored by Representative Davis, requires election authorities to verify United States citizenship of all voter registration applicants. Public hearing held by Elections committee.

OTHER

HB1339 Sponsored by Representative Muschany, changes the laws regarding medical malpractice by revising the definitions of “health care provider” and “health care.” Public hearing held by Judiciary committee.

HB1528 Sponsored by Representative Bruns, increases the unencumbered balance requirement before moneys in the Administrative Trust Fund administered by the Office of Administration lapse to the General Revenue Fund. Public hearing held by Special committee on Government Affairs.

HB1623 Sponsored by Representative Franz, allows counties not participating in the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan to collect a surcharge in civil cases to be used for courthouse security purposes. Public Hearing held by Judiciary committee.

HB1657 Sponsored by Representative Nance, adds as a factor in determining child custody whether a parent is co-habitating or has overnight stays with an adult person who is not a spouse, adult child, or relative of the parent. Public hearing held by Judiciary committee.

HB1975 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst, increases the amount of time a concealed carry endorsement is valid from three years to six years. Read a second time.

HB1980 Sponsored by Representative Ruestman, expands the DNA profiling system by requiring any person 18 years of age or older who is arrested for a felony to provide a biological sample for the purpose of DNA profiling analysis. Read for a second time.

HB1982 Sponsored by Representative Thomson, removes the six month residency requirement for qualifying for a concealed carry endorsement. Read for a second time.

HB1989 Sponsored by Representative Baker, modifies various provisions regarding the termination of parental rights. Introduced and read the first time.

HJR49 Sponsored by Representative Cox, proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the number of Governor-appointed citizens serving on the Appellate Judicial Commission. Public hearing continued by Special Committee on General Laws.

HJR52 Sponsored by Representative Lembke, proposes a constitutional amendment abolishing the nonpartisan Judicial Commission and establishing a bi-partisan judicial merit selection commission for each judicial entity. Public hearing continued by Special

Committee on General Laws.

SENATE

ELECTIONS

SB1082 Introduced by Senator Days, modifies the ballot requirements for elections. First read on the Senate floor.

SB1083 Introduced by Senator Coleman, modifies law relating to voter registration and election offenses. First read on the Senate floor.

EDUCATION

SB1078 Introduced by Senator Rupp, modifies provisions relating to charter schools, First read on the Senate floor.

SB1086 Introduced by Senator Smith, creates a tax credit for contributions to certain after school programs. First read on the Senate floor.

SB1087 Introduced by Senator Clemens, creates the Non-Traditional Student Educational Expense Repayment Program. First read in the Senate.

OTHER

SB741 Introduced by Senator Bray, allows small employers to obtain medical coverage through the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan. Hearing held in the Senate Health and Mental Health Committee.

SB764 Introduced by Senator Wilson, modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance. Hearing held in the Senate Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee.

SB776 Introduced by Senator Justus, modifies provisions on child care subsidies. Hearing held in the Senate Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee.

SCS SB931 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.

SB1079 Introduced by Senator Bray, enacts a state-wide smoking ban. First read on the Senate floor.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

HOUSE

PRO LIFE

HB1984 Sponsored by Representative Sander, modifies the required reporting information for abortions and creates a civil remedy for violation of the confidentiality of certain records. Read the second time.

VETERAN

HB1313 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the house Rules Committee.

PORNOGRAPHY

HB2026 Sponsored by Representative Emery, regulates sexually oriented businesses.

Introduced and first read.

GRP1 Reorganization Plan No.2, to transfer the function of processing payments for examinations for sexual assault victims from Dept of Health to Dept of Public Safety

Received from Governor’s office

GAMBLING

HB1357 Sponsored by Representative Flook, prohibits any person who commits the crime of nonsupport of a spouse or child from being admitted on an excursion gambling boat or casino until the arrearage is satisfied. Heard in the Special House Committee on Family Services.

TAXES

HJR65 Sponsored by Representative Icet, proposes a constitutional amendment capping at current amount an individual’s real property tax. Introduced and first read.

OTHER

HCS HJR55 Sponsored by Representative McGhee, 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee.

HCS HB1393 Sponsored by Representative Dusenberg, requires only persons younger than 21 years of age to wear protective headgear when operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or motortricycle. Voted do pass out of the Special House Committee on Homeland Security.

HB1572 Sponsored by Representative Franz, defines “unknown father” as it relates to adoption, guardian termination of parental rights and specifies that written consent is not required from an unknown father to terminate parental rights. Heard in the Special House Committee on Family Services.

HB1640 Sponsored by Representative Schoeller, establishes the Debbi Daniel Law which disallows court-ordered adoption decrees or a adoptive parents’ or adoptee’s request for a new birth certificate changing the name of a birth parent in an adoption. Heard in the Special House Committee on Family Services.

HB1989 Sponsored by Representative Brian Baker, modifies various provisions regarding the termination of parental rights. Read for the second time.

HB1993 Sponsored by Representative Talboy, prohibits insurers from acting in concert on certain insurance issues. Read for the second time.

HB1994 Sponsored by Representative Bivins, changes the requirements for registering reservoirs, dams, and lagoons and obtaining operating and construction permits for these structures. Read for the second time.

HB2030 Sponsored by Representative Lowe, changes the laws regarding public employee labor organizations. Introduced and first read.

Senate

CRIME

SB 1095 Introduced by Senator Loudon, creates the crime of aggravated child kidnapping. First read on the Senate floor.

ALCOHOL

SB 1001 Introduced by Senator Justus, allows a Kansas City festival district’s promotional association to obtain a license to sell alcohol for consumption. Hearing scheduled in the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government Committee.

EDUCATION

SB 1087 Introduced by Senator Clemens, creates the Non-Traditional Student Educational Expense Repayment Program. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

ELECTIONS

SB 1083 Introduced by Senator Coleman, modifies law relating to voter registration and election offenses. Second read and referred to the Senate Financial, Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee.

OTHER

SB 870 Introduced by Senator Loudon, modifies a provision of law relating to the practice of midwifery. Hearing held in the Senate Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB 991 Introduced by Senator Loudon, establishes the ice cream cone as the official state dessert. Hearing held in the Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB 1021 Introduced by Senator Loudon, changes the laws regarding midwives and the practice of midwifery. Hearing held in the Senate Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SB 1079 Introduced by Senator Bray, enacts a state-wide smoking ban. Read for the second time, and referred to the Senate Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

SCR 30 Introduced by Senator Bray, relating to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. First read on the Senate floor.

 

Thursday, February 7, 2008

House

 

 

PRO LIFE

HB1946 Sponsored by Representative Franz, modifies the requirements regarding the granting of adoption subsidies. Referred to the Special Housel Committee on Family Services.

CRIME

HB2069 Sponsored by Representative Casey, establishes a statewide curfew for minors. Introduced and first read on the House floor.

HB2053 Sponsored by Representative Kenny Jones, revises the law on the use of physical force to defend oneself or another by changing the language regarding not having a duty to retreat.

Introduced and first read.

HB2033 Sponsored by Representative Page, establishes a drug monitoring program and modifies existing record keeping for controlled substances and pseudoephedrine products. Second read on the House floor.

PORNOGRAPHY

HB2026 Sponsored by Representative Emery, regulates sexually oriented businesses. Read for the second time.

HB1649 Sponsored by Representative Franz, restricts the driver’s license of a registered sexual offender to no more than one year and revokes the license if the offender fails to register as required by law. Referred to the Special Committee on Family Services.

HB2074 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore, allows grant money distributed by the Department of Public Safety to investigate internet sex crimes against children to be used to fund training for prosecuting and circuit attorneys. Introduced and Read for the first time.

HB1703 Sponsored by Representative Bruns, revises the laws regarding prior, persistent, aggravated, and chronic intoxication-related traffic offenders and requires continuous alcohol monitoring as a condition of parole or probation for some offenders. Referred to House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee.

HB2073 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore, allows members of the public and certain electronic and computer businesses to access online identifying information of registered sex offenders in order to use the information to protect children. Introduced and read for the first time.

HB2070 Sponsored by Representative Casey, prohibits certain sexual offenders from entering school property or attending school activities without the consent of the principal or administrator.

Introduced and read for the first time.

ALCOHOL

HB2063 Sponsored by Representative Walton, allows certain organizations who sell intoxicating liquor by the drink on the premises to obtain a special license to remain open until 3:00 a.m. and to open on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Introduced and first read.

GAMBLING

HB2043 Sponsored by Representative Shannon Cooper, the largest gambling expansion since ‘gaming’, a.k.a. gambling was first brought to the state of Missouri – by removing the $500 loss limit. Introduced and first read.

EDUCATION

HB2059 Sponsored by Representative Kevin Wilson, establishes procedures for professional relationships between teachers and school districts. Introduced and first read.

ELECTIONS

HB1647 Sponsored by Representative Viebrock, makes the use of an electronic recording device in a polling place an election offense. Referred to Elections Committee.

TAXES

HB1370 Sponsored by Representative Kraus, exempts real property owned by individuals 65 years of age or older with certain levels of income from increases in assessed valuation. Heard in House Ways and Means Committee.

HB1766 Sponsored by Representative Wildberger, requires counties to accept quarterly payments of real and personal property taxes. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee.

HJR65 Sponsored by Representative Icet, proposes a constitutional amendment capping at current amount an individual’s real property tax. Read for the second time on the House floor.

OTHER

HB1411 Sponsored by Representative Darrough, changes the crime of unlawful possession of a concealable firearm to unlawful possession of a firearm. Referred to the Special House Committee on General Laws.

HB1643 Sponsored by Representative Onder, repeals the provision allowing a person holding a ministerial or tocological certification to provide services related to pregnancy. Heard in the Special Committee on Professional Registration.

HB1648 Sponsored by Representative Viebrock, changes the laws regarding the impoundment of an animal suspected of being neglected or abused. Referred to the House Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.

HB1773 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk, authorizes an income tax dependency exemption for stillborn children. Referred to the Special House Committee on Tax Reform.

HB1776 Sponsored by Representative Talboy, prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation. Referred to the Special House Committee on General Laws.

HB1824 Sponsored by Representative Schlottach, designates the ice cream cone as the official state dessert. Referred to the Special Housel Committee on Tourism.

HB1884 Sponsored by Representative Dethrow, prohibits the Department of Agriculture from participating in the National Animal Identification System without specific authorization from the General Assembly. Sent to the House Agriculture Policy Committee.

HB2030 Sponsored by Representative Lowe, changes the laws regarding public employee labor organizations. Second read in the House.

HB2037 Sponsored by Representative St. Onge, revises the specialty license plate application process so that organizations seeking specialty plates have to first seek approval from the General Assembly. Introduced and first read.

HB2047 Sponsored by Representative Curls, grants immunity to law enforcement agencies for damages caused by criminals involved in vehicle pursuits. Introduced and first read.

HB2048 Sponsored by Representative Zimmerman, establishes the “Textbook Transparency Act”. Introduced and first read.

HB2054 Sponsored by Representative Kenny Jones, grants jailers the power to serve civil process and arrest warrants, to carry firearms when necessary, and to have the same powers as any other law enforcement officers to apprehend escaped prisoners. Introduced and first read.

HJR66 Sponsored by Representative Walton, proposes a constitutional amendment changing the method of selecting judges. Introduced and first read.

Senate

VETERANS

SCS SB 830 Introduced by Senator Coleman, limits the tuition that may be charged by a higher education institution to certain combat veterans. Reported out from Senate Veterans’ Affairs and General Laws Committee.

ALCOHOL

SB 747 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway, prohibits the use or possession of alcoholic beverage vaporizers and modifies provisions relating to underage drinking. Reported from Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to Floor.

ELECTIONS

SB 1102 Introduced by Senator Bray, modifies provisions regarding public officials, lobbyists and campaign finance. First read on the Senate floor.

TAXES

SCS SB 711 Introduced by Senator Gibbons, modifies provisions regarding property taxation. Reported from Senate Ways and Means Committee to floor.

OTHER

SCS SB 720 Introduced by Senator Coleman, creates a hot weather rule for maintenance of utility service. Reported from the Senate Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee to floor.

SCS SB 726 Introduced by Senator Shields, creates a quality rating system for child care facilities. Reported from the Senate Education Committee to Floor.

SCS SB 931 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. Reported out from the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to floor.

SB 1106 Introduced by Senator Scott, modifies provisions relating to child abuse investigations. First read on the Senate floor.

SCR 30 Introduced by Senator Bray, relating to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee.