Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: 4-24-2010

 Legislative Actions Last Week

(Week of 4-19-10)

 

ABORTION

 

SB 793 Introduced by Senator Mayer (R), modifies provisions relating to abortion. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday, voter out of committee on Wednesday, third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1238 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), changes the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and specifies that anyone performing or inducing an abortion knowing the woman has been coerced will be guilty of a class C felony. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS HB 1327 & 2000 Sponsored by Representatives Davis and Pratt (R), changes the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and creates the crime of coercing an abortion. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 2252 Sponsored by Representative Faith (R), reauthorizes the provisions regarding the tax credit for contributions to pregnancy resource centers and extends the expiration date until August 28, 2022. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read on Thursday.

 

SCS HCS HB 2010 Sponsored by Representative Icet (R), 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. House sends HB 2010 and other budget bills to Conference Committee to work out their differences with the Senate on Monday, heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 971 Sponsored by Senator Lembke (R), requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make available resources relating to umbilical cord blood. Referred to the House Health Care Policy on Tuesday.

 

 

CRIME

 

SS SCS SB 1014 Sponsored by Senator Bartle (R), modifies provisions relating to crime. Reported do the House and first read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 1004 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), Increases the penalty for endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree when the person creates a substantial risk to the life of a child under the age or five by shaking him or her. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1519 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (D), creates the crimes of assault of a transit operator or an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of his or her duties in the first, second, and third degree. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1276 Sponsored by Representative Wells (R), prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving motor vehicle on any highway in this state. Heard in the House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1404 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), creates the crime of failure to adequately control an animal. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 887 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), makes spice cannabinoids, commonly known as “spice” or ” I controlled substances. Heard in the House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2081 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), allows a woman to use deadly force if she reasonably believes that such deadly force is necessary to protect her unborn child against death, serious physical injury, or any forcible felony. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass on Wednesday.

 

HB 1911 Sponsored by Representative Schad (R), changes the laws regarding the responsibility of obtaining background checks on school bus drivers. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2420 Sponsored by Representative Kander (D), changes the laws regarding child protection. Heard in the House Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 893 Sponsored by Senator Days (D), requires a law enforcement agency to enter certain information regarding orders of protection into the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement system within twenty-four hours. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HB 1695 Sponsored by Representative Stevenson (R), modifies various provisions relating to driving while intoxicated. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

SCS SB 815 Sponsored by Senator Bartle (R), allows school districts to adopt a year-round educational program, implement multiple start dates for kindergarten students, and expands the Teacher Choice Compensation Package statewide. Reported to the House and first read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1956 Sponsored by Representative Schoemehl (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for certain individuals for 100% of tuition and fees for up to the last 18 hours required to complete his or her bachelor degree from a public four-year university. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SB 943 Sponsored by Senator Shields (R), requires the Joint Committee on Education to study state funding for elementary and secondary education. Reported do the House and first read on Tuesday.

 

SB 815 Introduced by Senator Bartle (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 733 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions of the Bright Flight Scholarship Program. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 734 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), creates alternate ways to earn physical education credit and requires regional professional development centers to provide assistance to school districts. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SS SB 943 Sponsored by Senator Shields (R), requires the Joint Committee on Education to study state funding for elementary and secondary education. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 969 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to school attendance. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

HB 1543 Sponsored by Representative Wallace (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1473 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), revises the grade required for renewing an Access Missouri Scholarship. Reported to the Senate and first read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

ELECTIONS & ETHICS

 

HCS HB 1788 Sponsored by Representative Parson (R), changes the laws regarding initiative petitions and referendums. Third read and passed through the House on Monday, first read in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2220 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), revises the oath that election judges take prior to being commissioned or beginning duties by requiring them to swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and of Missouri. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 78 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a three-fifths majority vote to amend the Missouri Constitution. Third read and passed through the House on Monday, reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1966 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), allows for an advance voting period for an election in which any statewide office is on the ballot. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 64 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding voter identification. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SJR 44 Sponsored by Senator Shields (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to eliminate each state department within the executive branch. Reported to the House and first read on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

 

SCS HCS HB 1311 & 1341 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), establishes provisions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Vote do pass out of the Senate Small business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 877 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to child support. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 62 Sponsored by Representative McGhee (R), 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. Perfected in the House, and referred to House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 616 Sponsored by Senator Goodman (R), enacts provisions relating to faith-based community health centers. Referred to the House Professional Registration Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1713 Sponsored by Representative Sander (R), requires health carriers to cover adopted children of an insured on the same basis as other dependents. Reported from the Senate Small Business Committee on Thursday.

 

 

GAMBLING

 

SB 940 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies various provision relating to bingo. Reported to the House and first read on Monday, referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1893 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), changes the laws regarding the distribution of gaming funds for early childhood education and veterans’ programs. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SS SB 984 Sponsored by Senator Lembke (R), 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

HB 2449 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), creates various crimes for trafficking, concealing, harboring, sheltering, or transporting illegal aliens. Referred to the House Immigration Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1231 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), requires Missouri driver’s examinations to be administered in English. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1383 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), adds citizenship information to the sexual offender registration form and requires the State Highway Patrol to report to the federal government any non-U.S. citizen on the sexual offender registry. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 2386 Sponsored by Representative Sander (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offenses involving a child. Heard in the House Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

SCS HB 1802 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

SOVEREIGNTY, GOVERNMENT ETHICS & SOCIALISM

 

 

 

TAXATION

 

HB 1444 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), requires certain public governing bodies to hold a public meeting and to allow public comment four business days prior to voting on certain issues. Perfected in the House on Monday, reported to the Senate and first read on Thursday.

 

HJR 88 Sponsored by Representative Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HCR 77 Sponsored by Representative Franz (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 816 Sponsored by Senator Lembke (R), modifies provisions of law allowing interest on overpayments of income tax. Reported to the House and first read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1408 & 1514 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the time period before interest is paid on an overpayment of income tax from four months to 45 days after the last date to file a return, including an extension, or the date the return was filed. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS HB 1424 Sponsored by Representative Franz (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of property taxes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2176 Sponsored by Representative Guest (R), establishes the State Authority and Federal Tax Fund Act and reasserts the state’s authority under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 48, 50 & 57 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 56 Sponsored by Representative Emery (R), proposes a constitutional amendment replacing the individual and corporate income tax and sales and use tax with a fair sales tax on retail sales of new tangible property and taxable services. Vote do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

 

HCS HB 1524 & 2260 Sponsored by Representative Largent (R), 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2332 Sponsored by Representative Witte (R), 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. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SCS SB 733 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies renewal requirements for recipients of the Bright Flight Scholarship Program who have completed military service. Reported do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1208 Sponsored by Representative Day (R), adds the person designated by a military member in a United States Department of Defense form to the term next-of-kin as it relates to the right of sepulcher in final disposition of the decedent’s remains. Heard in the Senate Urban affairs on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1580 Sponsored by Representative Joe Smith (R), changes the laws regarding the Hero at Home Program. Heard in the Senate Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 846 Introduced by Senator Barnitz (D), modifies the law relating to lost or unclaimed military medals. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

 

SS#2 HB 1268 Sponsored by Representative Meiners (D), removes Lincoln’s and Truman’s birthdays as state holidays and establishes certain times of the year as days, weeks, or months of special recognition for various subjects. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SB 1007 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), amends various requirements for public assistance programs administered by the state. Perfected in the Senate on Monday.

 

HJR 76 Sponsored by Representative Dethrow (R), requires a 2/3rds majority of voters to pass a ballot initiative relating to the harvest of forests, fish, or wildlife. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

SCS HCS HB 1375 Sponsored by Representative Cooper (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1833 Sponsored by Representative Munzlinger (R), 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1851 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), adds nuclear energy to the definition of “renewable energy resources” so that it can be used to meet the requirements of investor-owned electric utilities under the Renewable Energy Standard. Vote do pass out of the House Utilities Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SCS SB 774 Sponsored by Senator Lembke (R), creates additional measures intended to increase safety at the Department of Mental Health. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SCR 54 Sponsored by Senator Purgason (R), creates the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 757 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), establishes the Joint Committee on Recovery Accountability and Transparency, requires amounts withheld from the state budget and out of state travel to be posted on the Missouri accountability portal, and requires county auditors to inventory certain property. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

 

 


Next Week

Upcoming Public Hearings In Your Missouri State Capitol

 

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**** Hearing Date Monday, April 26, 2010 ****

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HOUSE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE – APPROPRIATIONS 

 

SCS HCS HBs 2001 – 2013 —  Icet, Allen(Rep-084) 

 

 

 

Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee  

 

Exec. Session:   HB 1541 integrity in local elections

 

 

 

HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE

 

SCR 33–  Nodler, Gary(Sen-32)  Encourages the United States Congress to urge federal agencies to exercise regulatory forbearance with respect to well-managed community depositories 

 

HCS SCR 54 —  Purgason, Chuck(Sen-33)  Creates the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government 

 

HCS SS#2 SCS SB 577 —  Shields, Charles W.(Sen-34)  Modifies various provisions relating to ethics 

 

HCS SS SCS SBs 586 & 617 —  Bartle, Matt(Sen-08)  Regulates sexually oriented businesses 

 

HB 1911–  Schad, Rodney(Rep-115) — Co- Wallace, Maynard(Rep-143) Changes the laws regarding the responsibility of obtaining background checks on school bus drivers 

 

HCS HB 2102 —  Munzlinger, Brian(Rep-001) — Co- Viebrock, Jim(Rep-134) Changes the laws regarding the Animal Care Facilities Act 

 

 

 

Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee 

 

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

 

 

 

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**** Hearing Date Tuesday, April 27, 2010 ****

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE – APPROPRIATIONS 

 

 

 

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE     

 

HB 2363–  Tracy, Clint(Rep-158) — Co- Brown, Dan(Rep-149)     Exempts from state use taxes certain business donations of tangible personal property held as inventory given to a sales tax exempt organization 

 

 

 

HOUSE VETERANS COMMITTEE      

 

HCR 79–  Webb, Steve — Co- Day, David(Rep-148)    Supports the procurement of the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet to mitigate the Navy’s TACAIR shortfall 

 

SB 940–  Pearce, David(Sen-31)     Modifies various provision relating to bingo 

 

Note: Informational committee meeting. Economic impact Whiteman Air Force Base has on State of Missouri.