Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 19

Week in Review February 14-17

ABORTION

HCS HB 28 Sponsored by Representative Sater (R), specifies that no pharmacy can be required to perform, assist, recommend, refer to, or participate in any act or service resulting in an abortion and will be immune from liability for refusing to do so. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

Prior to being voted on by the committee an amendment was added to include HB 328 related to the Abortion-inducing Drugs Safety Act which places restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs

HCS HB 213 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), specifies that no abortion of a viable unborn child can be performed or induced except in certain specified situations. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 350 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding sex education in schools, establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act and the Birth Control Protection Act, and requires a women’s health care program. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

HB 483 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires a report which provides an accounting of all abortions not necessary to save the life of the mother performed in this state to be filed by with the Department of Health and Senior Services. Second read in the House on Monday.

HB 515 Sponsored by Representative Wallingford, establishes the Embryo Transfer Act which authorizes the legal relinquishment and subsequent transfer of human embryos. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

SB 204 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), reauthorizes the pregnancy resource center tax credit. Public testimony taken in the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday.

ANIMAL RIGHTS & FAMILY FARMS

HCS HB 131 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. Voted do pass out of the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

HB 458 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), establishes the Missouri Farmland Trust Act to receive donated land to preserve it as farmland and provide beginning farmers an opportunity to farm through low and variable cost leases on the land. Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

HB 554 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), permits animal husbandry to be practiced by persons other than veterinarians. First read in the House on Thursday.

HJR 17 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith (R), proposes a constitutional amendment establishing the Freedom in Agriculture Act which guarantees the right of Missourians to grow crops, hunt and fish wildlife, and raise animals in a humane manner. Public testimony taken in the House Rural Community Development Committee on Tuesday.

CRIME

HB 53 Sponsored by Representative Meadows (D), prohibits any entity that is authorized to issue traffic tickets from using an automated speed enforcement system to enforce speeding violations except in a school, construction, or work zone. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

HB 207 Sponsored by Representative Meadows (D), prohibits any entity that is authorized to issue traffic tickets from using an automated red light enforcement system at any intersection within its jurisdiction except in a school, construction, or work zone. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

HCS HB 214 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding human trafficking. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 247 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), creates the crime of false identification to a law enforcement officer. Public testimony taken in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

HCS HB 276, 233 & 274 Sponsored by Representatives Franz (R), Lant (R), and Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful picketing or protesting of a funeral. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, and referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 413 Sponsored by Representative Keeney (R), expands the crime of making a false declaration with the purpose to mislead a public servant in the performance of his or her duty. Public testimony taken in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

HB 504 Sponsored by Representative Silvey (R), enacts various legislative recommendations by the Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

HB 505 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), enacts various legislative recommendations by the Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

HB 512 Sponsored by Representative Lair (R), creates the crime of unlawfully intercepting computer and electronic communication device information. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 516 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), prohibits any state agent from seeking the death penalty on the basis of race and permits the use of statistical evidence in certain criminal and post-conviction relief proceedings in death penalty case. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 517 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the law regarding clemency in death penalty cases. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 538 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), prohibits the department of corrections from charging an intervention fee to inmates when they leave prison. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HB 544 Sponsored by Representative Sater (R), changes the requirements for background screenings for long-term care workers. First read in the House on Wednesday.

SB 54 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (D), creates the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. Public testimony taken in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 199 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), specifies that a prior or persistent offender of an intoxication-related offense must perform a specified minimum number of hours of community service as an alternative to imprisonment. Public testimony taken in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

HB 540 Sponsored by Representative Schneider (R), creates the crime of practicing medicine while intoxicated. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HB 551 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), adds bath salts or MDPV to the list of schedule I controlled substances. First read in the House on Thursday.

HB 572 Sponsored by Representative Pollock (R), adds bath salts to the list of schedule I controlled substances. First read in the House on Thursday.

SB 287 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway (R), creates a liquor license for wine shops to allow them to serve alcohol on Sundays. First read in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Energy and the Environment Committee on Thursday.

EDUCATION

HB 248 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for 100% of tuition and fees paid for up to the last nine or 18 hours required to complete an associate or bachelor degree from a public two-year or four-year college. Public testimony taken in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

HB 393 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), establishes the Parent Empowerment and Choice Act or the Parent Trigger Act which allows parents under certain circumstances to invoke interventions for a struggling school. Public testimony taken in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

HB 419 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), requires schools to implement specified criteria regarding the enrollment and educational success of foster care children. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

HB 463 Sponsored by Representative McNary (R), allows certain schools providing virtual courses to charge nonresident tuition. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

HB 473 Sponsored by Representative Tishaura Jones (D), changes the laws regarding charter schools and establishes the Missouri Charter Public School Commission. Second read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

HB 511 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), establishes the Every Child Can Learn Act which requires all St. Louis public schools to use a response-to-intervention tiered approach to reading instruction for certain students who are struggling. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 514 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), amends laws relating to unaccredited school districts and tuition and transportation costs paid to accredited schools in another district. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 543 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop standards for professional improvement plans for teachers and pupils. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HB 559 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the laws regarding accessible electronic text material use in elementary and secondary schools. First read in the House on Thursday.

HB 576 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), creates the School Safety and School Violence Prevention Fund. First read in the House on Thursday.

HB 582 Sponsored by Representative Oxford (D), establishes smaller class sizes for school districts in St. Louis City and St. Louis County than the minimum and desirable standards of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. First read in the House on Thursday.

HB 583 Sponsored by Representative Oxford (D), provides outreach services, educational training for child care professionals, and subsidies for early childhood programs. First read in the House on Wednesday.

SB 54 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (D), creates the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. Public testimony taken in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

SB 130 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), creates the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program for public high school students who graduate from high school early. Public testimony taken in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

SB 253 Introduced by Senator Callahan (D), modifies provisions relating to summer school attendance. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

SB 291 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to charter schools. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

SB 294 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to charter schools. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

ELECTIONS

HCS HB 329 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), establishes an advance voting period and requires a voter to present an approved form of personal identification to vote at an election. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 466 Sponsored by Representative Schoeller (R), allows a payroll deduction plan for contributions to certain electioneering activities if approved in writing by the person making the contribution. Referred to the House Workforce Committee on Monday.

HB 503 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), provides that presidential primaries are held in March of each presidential election year. First read in the House on Monday. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

HB 535 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), changes the laws regarding initiative petitions and referendums. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HJR 6 Sponsored by Representative Cierpiot (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. Public testimony taken in the House Workforce Committee on Monday.

HJR 12 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives from 163 to 103 beginning with the 98th General Assembly. Public testimony taken in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

HJR 14 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding elections by authorizing provisions relating to advance voting, voter identification, and absentee voting. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HJR 20 Sponsored by Representative Sifton, proposes a constitutional amendment creating a two-year time-limited supermajority for repeal or amendment of a statute passed by referendum. First read in the House on Monday.

HJR 21 Sponsored by Representative Sifton, proposes a constitutional amendment placing additional voting restrictions on the General Assembly to amend or repeal any statute adopted by initiative or referendum. First read in the House on Monday.

HJR 23 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing signature requirements regarding initiative petitions and referendums. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

SB 3 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), establishes photo identification requirements for voting. Perfected in the Senate, and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Third read in the Senate on Wednesday and reported to the House on Thursday.

SB 3 Sponsored by Representative Stouffer (R), establishes photo identification requirements for voting.

SB 84 Introduced by Senator Wright-Jones (D), modifies law relating to voter registration and election offenses. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections committee on Monday.

SB 264 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), changes congressional districts. Second read and referred to the Senate Redistricting Committee on Thursday.

SB 270 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the dates available for public elections. First read in the Senate on Monday.

SB 282 Introduced by Senator Engler (R), moves the presidential primary from February to March. First read in the Senate on Wednesday. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

SJR 2 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), allows enabling legislation for photographic identification for voting. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

FAMILY

HB 130 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding guardianship of an incapacitated person and authorizes Missouri to enter into the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

HB 301 Sponsored by Representative Talboy (D), changes the laws regarding midwifery. Public testimony taken in the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Wednesday.

HB 392 Sponsored by Representative White, establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act which provides for a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for an individual who is unable to consent to his or her own health care. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Tuesday.

HB 502 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), raises the support arrearage to ten thousand dollars for a felony conviction for criminal nonsupport. First read in the House on Monday. Second read and referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

HB 539 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), creates a two year pilot project within the department of corrections and with the cooperation of the division of family services to increase the access children have to incarcerated mothers. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HB 555 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore (R), prohibits discrimination based on disability in termination of parental rights cases. First read in the House on Thursday.

GAMBLING

HJR 24 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying who can participate in the operation of a bingo game. First read in the House on Thursday.

GOVERNMENT ETHICS & SOCIALISM

HB 508 Sponsored by Representative Carter (D), requires the development of caseload standards by the departments of Health and Senior Services and Mental Health. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 509 Sponsored by Representative Carter (D), specifies that certain felons must be eligible for food stamp program benefits. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HCR 3 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution with an article 5 constitutional amendment convention. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

HCR 19 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), submits an official application by the State of Missouri for the calling of an article 5 amendment convention; proposing amendments to the United States Constitution. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

HJR 11 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. Public testimony taken in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

HJR 20 Sponsored by Representative Sifton (D), proposes a constitutional amendment creating a two-year time-limited supermajority for repeal or amendment of a statute passed by referendum. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

HJR 21 Sponsored by Representative Sifton (D), proposes a constitutional amendment placing additional voting restrictions on the General Assembly to amend or repeal any statute adopted by initiative or referendum. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

HJR 26 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. First read in the House on Thursday.

SCS SB 68 Sponsored by Representative Mayer (R), authorizes the issuance of subpoenas for the production of records by the General Assembly. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

SB 225 Introduced by Senator Engler (R), provides for nonpartisan elections of judicial candidates and forbids certain judges and candidates from engaging in political activities. Public testimony taken in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

SCR 10 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), urges Congress to adopt an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that permits the repeal of any federal law or regulation by vote of two-thirds of the state legislatures. First read in the Senate on Monday. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

SJR 17 Introduced by Senator Lembke (R), modifies the selection process for certain judgeships and the composition of judicial nominating commissions. First read in the Senate on Monday.

HOMOSEXUALITY

HB 349 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding equal employment practices. Referred to the House Workforce Committee on Tuesday.

HB 477 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation. Second read in the House on Monday.

IMMIGRATION

HB 167 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), requires Missouri driver’s examinations to only be administered in English. Voted do pass out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 478 Sponsored by Representative Wyatt (R), prohibits state departments from contracting with any entity that has been found guilty of or pled guilty to intentionally or willfully violating any election, tax, or immigration law of this state. Second read in the House on Monday.

HB 488 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires driver’s license examinations to only be administered in English and establishes a fee for taking the written portion of the examination. Second read in the House on Monday.

SB 195 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), requires driver’s licenses and nondriver’s licenses issued to persons who are not United States citizens to contain a notation that the holder of such license is not a citizen of the United States. Public testimony taken in the Senate Transportation Committee On Wednesday.

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 154 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), specifies that a prisoner who commits sexual misconduct in the second degree in the presence of a minor or a person working in a jail, prison, or correctional facility will be guilty of a class D felony. Voted do pass out of the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

HCS HB 214 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding human trafficking. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 384 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), requires a person incarcerated for a sexual assault offense to successfully complete all treatment, education, and rehabilitation programs prior to being eligible for parole or conditional release. Public testimony taken in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

SB 54 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (D), creates the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. Public testimony taken in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

SB 286 Introduced by Senator McKenna (D), creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. First read in the Senate on Wednesday. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HCS HB 250 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding water well regulations. Voted do pass out of the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

HB 470 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk(R), exempts not-for-profit entities from paying the nonresident entertainers tax. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Tax Reform Committee on Wednesday.

HJR 2 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

HJR 10 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), proposes a constitutional amendment repealing the prohibition against state funds being used to support any religion or religious school and specifies that parents have the right to choose any school. Public testimony taken in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

SB 6 Introduced by Senator Goodman (R), enacts provisions relating to faith-based community health centers. First read in the House on Tuesday.

SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Goodman (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reaffirming a citizen’s right to free expression of religion. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 123 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), prohibits the sales tax on firearms or ammunition from being levied at a higher rate than for any sales tax or other excise tax charged on any sporting goods or equipment or any hunting equipment. Public testimony taken in the House General laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 125 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), allows a resident of Missouri to purchase a firearm in any state and a resident of any state to purchase a firearm in Missouri if he or she conforms to certain laws. Public testimony taken in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 271 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), lowers the age at which a person can obtain a concealed carry endorsement from 23 to 21 years of age. Public testimony taken in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 277 Sponsored by Representative Franz (R), requires the local offices and resident hunting and fishing permit vendors of the Department of Conservation to make a voter registration application form available to a resident permit applicant. Public testimony taken in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 294 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), lowers the age at which a person can obtain a concealed carry endorsement from 23 to 21 years of age. Public testimony taken in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 341 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), repeals the provisions regarding the filing of a petition for the removal of a disqualification for certain individuals from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm and establishes new provisions. Public testimony taken in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

HB 361 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HB 537 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), requires the sheriff or chief of police to provide, within 15 business days, all documents requested for the purchase of a firearm. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

HJR 5 Sponsored by Representative Pollock (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing citizens the right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions as provided by law. Public testimony taken in the House Rural Community Development Committee on Tuesday.

SB 297 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies laws governing how residents of Missouri and other states may purchase rifles and shotguns outside their resident states. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

SB 298 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), lowers the minimum age for an applicant of a concealed carry endorsement from twenty-three to twenty-one. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

SB 300 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows the use of handguns during the muzzleloader portion of firearms deer season. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

TAXES

HCS HB 76 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), limits the tax liability of a corporation for corporate franchise taxes to no more than $2 million annually. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

HB 408 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), reduces the corporate income tax rate from 6.25% to 3.125%, authorizes an additional sales tax of .4939%, and eliminates the corporate franchise tax beginning January 1, 2013. Public testimony taken in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

HB 506 Sponsored by Representative Fuhr (R), modifies provisions of law requiring certain political subdivisions to revise property tax rates. First read in the House on Tuesday.

HB 533 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), modifies various tax provisions. First read in the House on Wednesday.

HB 571 Sponsored by Representative Faith (R), reduces the maximum penalty on delinquent county property taxes. First read in the House on Thursday.

HB 581 Sponsored by Representative Oxford (D), establishes the Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit Act which authorizes an individual income tax credit equal to 20% of any earned income tax credit claimed by the taxpayer on a federal income tax return. First read in the House on Thursday.

SCS SB 19 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), phases-out the corporate franchise tax over a five year period. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

SCS SB 146 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates individual and corporate income tax deductions for business income. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

SB 256 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), repeals certain tax credit programs. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

SB 257 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

SB 258 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to the historic preservation tax credit program. Second read in the referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

SB 259 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), subjects certain tax credit programs to sunsets. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

VETERANS

HCS HB 136 Sponsored by Representative Day (R), allows a spouse of an active member of the United States Armed Forces to be eligible for unemployment benefits if accompanying the spouse in the event of a military transfer. Reported out of the House Veterans Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

HB 238 Sponsored by Representative Kander (D), allows a spouse of an active member of the United States Armed Forces or reservist on active duty to be eligible for unemployment benefits if accompanying the military spouse in the event of a military move. Referred to the House Workforce Committee on Tuesday.

HCS HB 276, 233 & 274 Sponsored by Representatives Franz (R), Lant (R), and Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful picketing or protesting of a funeral. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, and referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday.

HCS HB 303 Sponsored by Representative Day (R), requires any state agency or board that regulates an occupation or profession to establish rules for the issuance of a courtesy license to a nonresident spouse of certain active duty military members. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

HCR 33 Sponsored by Representative Davis, designates the Honor and Remember Flag as the State of Missouri’s emblem of service and sacrifice of service men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

HCR 11 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), urges Congress to designate the Liberty Memorial at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City as the National World War I Memorial. Public testimony taken in the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

OTHER

HCS HB 61 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), prohibits the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal minimum wage. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

HB 71 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), allows the City of St. Louis to establish and maintain a municipal police force completely under the city’s authority. Perfected on the House Floor on Thursday.

SB 28 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Reported out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.