Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: 4-16-2010

 Legislative Actions Last Week

(Week of 4-12-10)

 

ABORTION

 

SS SCS SB 793 Introduced by Senator Mayer, modifies provisions relating to abortion. Perfected in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1327 & 2000 Sponsored by Representatives Pratt and Davis, changes the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and creates the crime of coercing an abortion. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 2252 Sponsored by Representative Faith, reauthorizes the provisions regarding the tax credit for contributions to pregnancy resource centers and extends the expiration date until August 28, 2022. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SB 971 Sponsored by Senator Lembke, requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make available resources relating to umbilical cord blood. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1725 Sponsored by Representative Pollock, prohibits health insurance exchanges in Missouri or any exchange administered by the federal government from offering policies or optional riders that provide coverage for elective abortions. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS HCS HB 2010 Sponsored by Representative Icet, appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services, including the Alternatives to Abortion Fund. SCS HCS HB 2010 moved through the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, and was reported back to the House on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

 

SCS SB 631 Introduced by Senator Cunningham, creates the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. Perfected in the Senate on Monday. Third read on Thursday- but due to a procedural issue, the third read vote was reconsidered and the SB was sent back to Senate Oversight Committee.

 

HB 1229 Sponsored by Representative Kraus, specifies that any fine collected for a red light violation by an entity utilizing an automated photo red light enforcement system must be given to the local school district where the infraction occurred. Heard in the House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1404 Sponsored by Representative Cox, creates the crime of failure to adequately control an animal. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, reported to the Senate and first read on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 2081 Sponsored by Representative Riddle, specifies that a pregnant woman may use deadly force to protect her unborn child if she reasonably believes that deadly force is necessary. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, reported to the Senate and first read on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 1014 Introduced by Senator Bartle, modifies provisions relating to crime. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1400 Sponsored by Representative Cox, establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 2420 Sponsored by Representative Kander, changes the laws regarding child protection. Referred to the House Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HCS HB 1695, 1742 & 1674 Sponsored by Representative Stevenson, changes the laws regarding driving while intoxicated. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday, reported to the Senate and first read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1377 Sponsored by Representative Brandom, requires the Department of Social Services to test applicants for or recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for the illegal use of controlled substances. Heard in the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

HCS#2 HB 1543 Sponsored by Representative Wallace, changes the laws regarding school employee liability, safety practices, and reporting acts of violence. Reported to the Senate and first read on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1905 Sponsored by Representative Kevin Wilson, establishes the Professional Relationships Between Teachers and School Districts Act which specifies the procedures under which local school boards can meet and negotiate with employee organizations. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SCS SJR 45 Introduced by Senator Shields, modifies the State Board of Education. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS HB 1892 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed, authorizes certain specified individuals in addition to the school superintendent to issue a student work certificate.  In the Senate Education Committee an amendment was added to allow home schooled students the authority to issue their own student’s work certificates rather than requiring they search out the public school superintendant, as is current law.  Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee as a consent bill on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS & ETHICS

 

HCS HB 1497 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith, requires special elections to fill vacancies in the offices of Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, and United States Senator. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HCR 25, 29 & 39 Sponsored by Representative Guest, claims sovereignty for the states under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution for all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government under the Constitution. Reported to the Senate on Monday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 88 Sponsored by Representative Nieves, proposes a constitutional amendment asserting the state’s sovereignty and the sovereignty of its citizens under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Reported to the Senate and first read on Monday.

 

HB 2032 Sponsored by Representative Wasson, prohibits gubernatorial appointees from holding office in or contributing to political parties or organizations and from taking part in any political campaign during their term of office. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 77 Sponsored by Representative Franz, calls on the Attorney General to file an independent lawsuit or join 13 state attorneys general in their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care reform legislation. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 78 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith, proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a three-fifths majority vote to amend the Missouri Constitution. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1788 Sponsored by Representative Parson, changes the laws regarding initiative petitions and referendums. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1966 Sponsored by Representative Diehl, allows for an advance voting period for an election in which any statewide office is on the ballot. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, referred to Fiscal review on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 64 Sponsored by Representative Cox, proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding voter identification. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS SS#2 SCS SB 577 Sponsored by Senator Shields, modifies various provisions relating to ethics. Voted do pass out of the House Ethics Reform Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCR 54 Sponsored by Senator Purgason, creates the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government. Heard in the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

FAMILY

 

HJR 62 Sponsored by Representative McGhee, proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen’s right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen’s right to choose any or no religion. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SB 877 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny, modifies provisions relating to child support. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SCR 59 Introduced by Senator Rupp, urges the United States Senate to reject the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1713 Sponsored by Representative Sander, requires all health insurance policies issued to Missouri residents on or after January 1, 2011, to include coverage for adopted children on the same basis as other dependents of the enrollee. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

GAMBLING

 

SS SB 984 Sponsored by Senator Lembke, repeals the provision of law which makes it a class B misdemeanor for any gaming licensee to exchange tokens, chips, or other forms of credit used on gambling games for anything of value. Referred to the House Tourism Committee on Monday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 940 Introduced by Senator Pearce, modifies various provision expanding bingos. Perfected in the Senate on Monday, third read and passed in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCR 58 Introduced by Senator Wright-Jones, urges the Gaming Commission to allow Missouri’s first excursion gambling boat license to remain in the City of St. Louis. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1994 Sponsored by Representative Zerr, repeals the provision that makes an excursion gambling boat licensee guilty of a class B misdemeanor if he or she exchanges tokens, chips, or other forms of credit to be used on games for anything of value. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 2386 Sponsored by Representative Sander, changes the laws regarding sexual offenses involving a child. Referred to the House Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2471 Sponsored by Representative Brown, requires devices used to electronically monitor certain sexual offenders to immediately alert law enforcement if the offender travels into an area which has been restricted by law. Heard in the House Energy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SBs 586 & 617 Sponsored by Senator Bartle, regulates sexually oriented businesses. Voted do pass out of the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

HCS HB 1787 Sponsored by Representative Kenny Jones, changes the laws regarding defensive use of force by a property owner or lessor, lowers the age for obtaining a concealed carry endorsement, and exempts antique firearms from certain weapons offenses. Reported to the Senate and first read on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate General laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1787 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones, modifies various provisions relating to firearms and the use of force. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

 

SOVEREIGNTY, GOVERNMENT ETHICS & SOCIALISM

 

 

 

TAXATION

 

HJR 93 Sponsored by Representative Nieves, proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that all persons have a natural right to economic freedom. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SJR 42 Introduced by Senator Lembke, modifies Missouri’s bill of rights to include a statement that all persons have a natural right to economic freedom. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 851 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt, requires at least four days notice before voting by governing bodies of local governments on tax increases, eminent domain, and certain districts and projects. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS SCR 36 Sponsored by Representative Schmitt, urges Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCR 56 Introduced by Senator Schmitt, urges the Department of Natural Resources to consider the use of certain coal technology in its permitting of new coal-fired power plants. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1835 Sponsored by Representative Zimmerman, allows individuals who are 62 years of age or older to defer paying property taxes on their residences under certain conditions by filing a claim with the county assessor. Heard in the House Tax Reform Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1244 Sponsored by Representative Sater, authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for over-the-counter or nonprescription drugs which are prescribed by a practitioner. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday, reported to the Senate and first read on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

 

HCS HB 1524 & 2260 Sponsored by Representative Largent, changes the laws regarding military forces and authorizes certain medals, badges, and ribbons for outstanding military performance and for service in direct support of several military campaigns. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, referred to Fiscal review on Wednesday, reported to the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 733 Sponsored by Senator Pearce, modifies renewal requirements for recipients of the Bright Flight Scholarship Program who have completed military service. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

OTHER

 

HCS HB 1375 Sponsored by Representative Cooper, allows physicians to use expedited partner therapy by dispensing and prescribing medications for partners of persons with certain sexually transmitted diseases who are not their patients. Heard in the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1833 Sponsored by Representative Munzlinger, establishes the Farm to Institution Initiative to improve public awareness of and access to agricultural products produced or processed by small farmers and small agribusinesses. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business on Tuesday.

 

HB 2291 Sponsored by Representative Munzlinger, establishes the Missouri Animal Care Advisory Committee to review and make recommendations on the welfare of poultry, livestock, and licensed dog breeding facilities in this state. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 774 Sponsored by Senator Lembke, creates additional measures intended to increase safety at the Department of Mental Health. Voted do pass out of the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

 


Next Week

Upcoming Public Hearings In Your Missouri State Capitol

 

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**** Hearing Date Monday, April 19, 2010 ****

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Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee  

 

HB 2220 – Dugger Requires election judges to swear to support and defend the United States and Missouri constitutions

 

 

Senate Appropriations Committee  

 

HB 1903 – Icet     Creates the Federal Budget Stabilization Extension Fund to receive moneys from any federal job creation

legislation enacted by the 111th United States Congress

 

 

Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee  

 

HJR 88 – Nieves Prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions

of the federal government

 

HB 1695 – Stevenson Modifies various provisions relating to driving while intoxicated

 

 

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**** Hearing Date Tuesday, April 20, 2010 ****

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HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE        

 

SS SB 757 —  Rupp, Scott T.(02)  Establishes the Joint Committee on Recovery Accountability and Transparency and requires

amounts withheld from the state budget to be posted on the Missouri accountability portal 

 

SCR 54–  Purgason, Chuck(33)  Creates the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government 

 

 

HOUSE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE        

 

SCS SB 887 —  Schaefer, Kurt(19)  Makes spice cannabinoids, commonly known as “spice” or “K2”, Schedule I controlled

substances 

 

 

HOUSE VETERANS COMMITTEE       

 

HB 2332–  Witte, Terry L(010)  Allows certain active-duty military parents to send their children to a public school within

a 30-mile radius of the parent’s military installation 

 

 

Senate General Laws Committee

 

HB 1802 – Gatschenberger Allows a resident of Missouri to purchase rifles and shotguns in any state and allows a resident of

any state to purchase rifles and shotguns in Missouri if he or she conforms to certain laws

 

 

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**** Hearing Date Wednesday, April 21, 2010 ****

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HOUSE BUDGET 

 

SS SB 757 —  Rupp, Scott T.(02)  Establishes the Joint Committee on Recovery Accountability and Transparency and requires

amounts withheld from the state budget to be posted on the Missouri accountability portal 

 

SCR 54–  Purgason, Chuck(33)  Creates the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government 

 

 

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**** Hearing Date Thursday, April 22, 2010 ****

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Senate Veterans’ Affairs, Pensions and Urban Affairs Committee  

 

SB 846 – Barnitz Modifies the law relating to lost or unclaimed military medals

 

SB 1020 – Barnitz Modifies the Hero at Home program

 

HB 1580 – Smith Modifies the Hero at Home Program

 

 

 

  


 

House & Senate Calendars

4-19-10

 

Key Bills to be Debated in the House or Senate Chambers

(These calendars are adjusted daily.  Listed here are only

those bills most likely of interest to Under the Dome readers,

as of the Monday morning of this coming legislative week.)

 

 

MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

 

HJR 62 — : McGhee (122)          RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN PUBLIC PLACES

 

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

HCS HB 1400 — : Cox (118)          BUSINESS PREMISES SAFETY ACT

 

HB 2252 — : Faith (015)          PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER TAX CREDIT

 

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR THIRD READING

 

HJR 78 — : Smith (150)          ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

HCS HJR 64 — : Cox (118)          ELECTIONS

 

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING – CONSENT

 

HB 1538 — : Dusenberg (054)          DRIVER’S LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

 

SCS HCS HB 2001 —  2013: Icet (084)          APPROPRIATIONS BILL

 

 

 

MISSOURI STATE SENATE

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

 

HCS for HB 2081     Specifies that a pregnant woman may use deadly force to protect her unborn child if

she reasonably believes that deadly force is necessary

 

HCS for HB 1404     Creates the crime of failure to adequately control an animal

 

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

SB 627-Justus (In Fiscal Oversight)     Provides information regarding immunization for the human

papilloma virus

 

SJR 20-Bartle (In Fiscal Oversight)     Creates an exception to the prohibition against laws retrospective

in operation by allowing certain laws pertaining to DNA profiling analysis to be applied retrospectively

 

SB 779-Bartle (In Fiscal Oversight)     Modifies provisions relating to the DNA profiling system

 

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SJR 44-Shields     Proposes a constitutional amendment to eliminate each state department within the

executive branch

 

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

 

HCS for HJR 86, with SCS (Stouffer)     Limits the creation of state laws regarding the welfare of domesticated

animals or game birds to only those enacted through the General Assembly or by administrative rule

 

HJR 76-Dethrow, et al, with SCS     Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring four-sevenths majority for

voter approval of any initiative relating to bird, fish, game, wildlife, or forestry resources

 

 

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

SCS for SB 631-Cunningham (In Fiscal Oversight)     Creates the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act

 

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SB 587-Nodler and Cunningham, with SCS & SA 1 (pending)     Creates the Tenth Amendment commission

 

SBs 607, 602, 615 & 725-Stouffer, with SCS & SA 1 (pending)     Requires drug testing for work-eligible TANF

applicants and recipients based upon reasonable suspicion

 

SB 747-Rupp, et al, with SA 1 (pending)     Prohibits health insurance exchanges established in Missouri from

offering health insurance policies or optional riders that provide coverage for elective abortions

 

SB 792-Dempsey and Rupp, with SS (pending)     Modifies provisions relating to abortion

 

SB 839-Wright-Jones, with SCS     Modifies provisions of law regarding licensed gambling

 

SBs 880, 780 & 836-Schaefer, with SCS     Modifies various provisions relating to intoxication-related traffic

offenses

 

SJR 25-Cunningham, et al, with SCS, SS#2 for SCS & SA 5 (pending)     Prohibits laws interfering with freedom

of choice in health care

 

SJR 29-Purgason and Cunningham, with SCS & SS#2 for SCS (pending)     Replaces all taxes on income with a

sales and use tax

 

SJR 31-Scott     Proposes a constitutional amendment reaffirming a citizen’s right to free expression of religion

 

SJR 33-Bartle, with SA 1 (pending)     Allows in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under

eighteen years of age, evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible into evidence for certain purposes

 

SJR 34-Goodman, et al, with SA 1 (pending)     Requires the attorney general to seek appropriate relief against

actions of the federal government when directed by the governor, general assembly, or a petition of the voters

 

SJR 40-Goodman, with SA 1 (pending)     Requires voting by secret ballot for elections and employee representation

 

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

 

HCS#2 for HB 1472 (Schaefer)     Expands the list of controlled substances

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

HB 1713-Sander, et al     Requires health carriers to cover adopted children of an insured on the same basis as

other dependents

 

HB 1892-Nasheed, et al, with SCS     Authorizes private school personnel and home school families other than the

school superintendent to issue a work certificate

 

HCS for HBs 2147 & 2261     Exempts certain students who are dependents of recently retired military personnel

from the three-year attendance requirement under the A+ Schools Program

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

HCS for HCR 18, with SA 1 (pending) (Rupp)     Urges the Missouri Congressional delegation to vote against

H.R. 3200, the federal health care reform legislation

 

SCR 46-Stouffer     Urges Congress not to enact cap and trade legislation

 

HCR 38-Icet, et al, with SCA 1 (Lembke)     Urgently requests the United States Congress to cease and desist from

imposing unfunded mandates on the states

 

SCR 52-Lager     Recognizes that tax refunds lawfully belong to the people and that the Governor and the Department

of Revenue must ensure that income tax refunds are processed and returned in a timely manner

 

HCS for HCRs 34 & 35 (Schmitt)     Submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United

States Constitution