Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: January 21, 2012

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

 

HB 1357 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), establishes state preemption for the regulation of alternatives to abortion agencies. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1075 Sponsored by Representative Sater (R), prohibits a licensed pharmacy from being required to carry or maintain in inventory any specific prescription or nonprescription drug or device. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1385 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires any entity performing or assisting in certain abortions or counseling a woman to have an abortion to file an annual report regarding moneys received under the federal Public Health Service Act. First read on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

 

HB 1284 Sponsored by Representative Clem Smith (D), adds an elected official or his or her staff to the list of persons protected by enhanced penalties for assault in the first, second, and third degrees. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1286 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding liability of a possessor of land relating to an individual trespassing on the possessor’s land. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1292 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), creates the crime of false identification to a law enforcement officer. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1317 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), expands the crime of child abuse to include shaken baby syndrome. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

HB 1319 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), lowers the age for concealed carry endorsements from 21 to 18. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1323 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), establishes Sam Pratt’s Law which authorizes the Department of Health and Senior Services to prohibit unlicensed child care providers from continuing to provide services if there are pending criminal charges. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1326 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1334 Sponsored by Representative Meadows (D), establishes the Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act of 2012 which prohibits any person operating a motor vehicle for compensation and transporting passengers from using a hand-held wireless communications. First read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1342 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith (R), requires courts to award prevailing defendants their costs and attorney’s fees. First read on Tuesday, referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1344 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), authorizes the expungement of certain criminal records. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1350 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law which changes the laws regarding child care facilities. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1369 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), allows any person with a valid concealed carry endorsement to openly carry firearms on or about his or her person or in a vehicle regardless of any other state law or local ordinance. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 680 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), repeals authority for political subdivisions to regulate open carrying of firearms and requires certain local ordinances incorporate statutory justifications. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 1125 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), revises the crime of property damage in the first degree to include damaging a motor vehicle while making entry into it to steal or when the damage occurs while committing the crime within the vehicle. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1145 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), establishes Nathan’s Law and Sam Pratt’s Law which change the laws regarding child care providers. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1167 Sponsored by Representative Wright (R), establishes Caylee’s Law which requires any parent or guardian to report the death or disappearance of a child within a specified time period. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1184 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), specifies that any person who fails to provide proof of motor vehicle financial responsibility will have the vehicle he or she is operating impounded until valid proof is provided and all fees are paid. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1413 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), changes the elements of the crime of causing substantial injury or death to a service animal. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1419 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving motor vehicle on any highway in this state and prohibits anyone from being stopped solely to determine compliance. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1420 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), establishes a commission on the death penalty and places a moratorium on all executions until January 1, 2015. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1422 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), revises laws regarding DNA profiling analysis. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly possesses a firearm while also in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1428 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), revises the crime of unlawful use of weapons and authorizes the revocation of a concealed carry endorsement when the holder is convicted of committing a felony while in the possession of a firearm. First read on Thursday.

 

HJR 49 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that the right of every citizen to possess or purchase ammunition and articles for the proper functioning of arms must not be infringed or limited. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HB 1306 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), prohibits caffeinated malt beverages from being imported, produced, manufactured, distributed, or sold at any retail outlet in this state. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1328 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes various provisions regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1368 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), makes the results of certain types of field tests for controlled substances admissible as evidence in certain preliminary hearings and applications for arrest warrants. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1372 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. Second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1412 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows certain organizations who sell intoxicating liquor by the drink on the premises to obtain a special permit to remain open until 3:00 a.m. each day and to open on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1394 Sponsored by Representative Brandom (R), prohibits any public assistance recipient from using benefits to purchase liquor or tobacco products. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1421 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), changes the laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a controlled substance and allows its use for medicinal purposes under certain conditions. First read on Thursday.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

SB 677 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), relating to school accreditation. First read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1366 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), requires the school board of each school district and charter school to establish an evaluation system for teachers and teaching. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1228 Sponsored by Representative Tishaura Jones (D), changes the laws regarding charter schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1374 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), establishes a “Transformational School District” within the boundaries of an urban district located within a city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1387 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), allows a school district to use a calendar based on hours of attendance, rather than hours and days of attendance, if the minimum number of hours is at least 1,073. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), amends laws relating to teacher tenure. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1425 Sponsored by Representative McNary (R), requires each school district to establish a comprehensive program for student academic progression. First read on Thursday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

HB 1320 Sponsored by Representative Still (D), imposes campaign contribution limits. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1340 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), provides for the appointment of certain interim county officials by the county commission when there is a vacancy in office. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 60 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives to 120 and increasing the number of members of the Senate to 40. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1365 Sponsored by Representative Lasater (R), prohibits felons from qualifying as a candidate for elected office in cities of the fourth classification. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1235 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), allows election authorities to conduct records checks on persons filing a declaration of candidacy to determine the person’s eligibility to file the declaration of candidacy. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1380 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits a homeowner’s association from preventing a homeowner from placing political yard signs on the homeowner’s property. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1415 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), allows an individual at a general election to vote a straight party line ticket by voting for all candidates of the same political party with a single punch or mark. First read on Thursday.

 

HJR 41 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting anyone elected to the General Assembly after November 1, 2008, from serving more than 12 years in any one house nor more than 24 years total in both houses. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 66 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. First read on Thursday.

 

HJR 62 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. Second read on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

 

HB 1288 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), requires the Missouri Supreme Court by rule to determine the specific language to be included in all child support orders regarding the rights and obligations of obligor parents and the child. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1296 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent and nondeploying parent. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1327 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), authorizes a public body to close certain foster care licensure data and requires the Children’s Division to prepare a detailed report of specific information obtained in the licensure process. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1258 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), specifies that a mother can execute a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity under specified conditions and allows a court to rescind an amended birth certificate under specified conditions. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.  

 

HB 1259 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), specifies that consent to the adoption of a child is not required of a man who has not provided consistent prenatial support to the mother and baby or who is not required under Section 453.030, RSMo. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1260 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), waives a man’s right to intervene in a termination of parental rights or adoption action unless he has had a previous and consistent relationship with the child. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1384 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the requirements regarding consent for adoption of a child. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1417 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), allows an employee who is injured on the job to select his or her own health care provider to cure and relieve the effects of the injury at the expense of the employer. First read on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 1411 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), establishes the Task Force on Alternative Confinement for Victims of Human Sex Trafficking within the Department of Public Safety. First read on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

 

HB 1313 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), limits the increase in assessed valuation of residential property by the percentage of increase in the federal Social Security benefits for the elderly and disabled who own and live in their principal residence. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1314 Sponsored by Representative Still (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the multistate Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and the department to implement the compliance provisions. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1335 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), changes the distribution of certain local sales taxes. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1336 Sponsored by Representative Cierpiot (R), allows cities and counties to adopt tax and fee amnesty provisions. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 56 Sponsored by Representative Cauthorn (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reauthorizing the Department of Conservation sales and use tax until a general election in 2022 or a special election called by the Governor for that purpose. Second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 661 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), relating to the taxation of business income. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 662 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), relating to taxation. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 668 Sponsored by Senator Lembke (R), relating to property tax bills of certain counties. First read on Tuesday.

 

SB 675 Sponsored by Senator Crowell (R), relating to the Missouri property tax credit. First read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1351 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), allows an individual who is 62 years of age or older to defer paying property taxes on his or her residence under certain conditions by filing a claim with the county assessor. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1356 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the multistate Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and the department to implement the compliance provisions. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1362 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), re-establishes the tax credit for donations to food pantries. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 684 Sponsored by Senator Crowell (R), places a one year moratorium on the authorization of certain tax credits. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 1427 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), authorizes an income tax credit for certain small businesses who hire a person who is disabled or recently discharged from a correctional facility. First read on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

 

HB 1281 Sponsored by Representative Meadows (D), allows veterans to apply to the department of revenue to have a veteran’s designation sticker placed on his or her driver’s license or non-driver identification card. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1287 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), creates the Missouri Veterans Fund within the Missouri Gaming Commission to accept certain donations by patrons of excursion gambling boats to support Missouri veterans homes. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1297 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), changes the professional licensure requirements for current and former military personnel. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1301 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), changes the requirements for licensure as an emergency medical technician for honorably discharged veterans. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1303 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), creates the Missouri Veterans Fund within the Missouri Gaming Commission to accept certain donations by patrons of excursion gambling boats to support Missouri veterans homes. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1315 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), requires leave to be granted to all state employees who are members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary during declared emergencies and when engaged in United States Coast Guard duties. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1338 Sponsored by Representative Wells (R), requires the department of transportation to add language to Missouri Welcome signs expressing the state’s gratification for the service of military personnel. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 672 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), relating to the current and former military personnel. First read

on Tuesday.

 

HB 1347 Sponsored by Representative Franz (R), gives a bidding preference in a state contract for products and services manufactured, produced, or assembled by certain veteran-owned businesses headquartered in Missouri. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

 

HB 1282 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), requires the Department of Conservation to provide licensees with the current violation code and point system list for hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses. Second read

 

HB 1321 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), exempts the sale of feed for captive wildlife from motor fuel taxes. First read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1324 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), affirms the right of Missouri citizens to raise livestock in a humane manner without the state imposing an undue burden on their owners. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 61 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of persons to raise livestock in a humane manner without the state imposing an undue economic burden on their owners. First read on Tuesday, referred to the House Ag. Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 13 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), supports the use of unbiased scientific research and data regarding the management practices for rivers and streams. Offered on Tuesday.

 

HJR 63 Sponsored by Representative Loehner (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring four-sevenths majority vote to approve initiative petitions related to crop production or raising livestock. First read on Thursday.

HJR 58 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), proposes a constitutional amendment barring the General Assembly from issuing any bonds other than general obligation bonds if the repayment if wholly or partially dependent on state appropriations. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HJR 59 Sponsored by Representative Pollock (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing citizens the right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife using traditionally approved devices or methods. Second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 670 Sponsored by Senator Green (D), relating to real estate foreclosure. First read on Tuesday.

 

SB 676 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), the “Civil Liberties Defense Act”, relating to the laws of other countries. First read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1359 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith (R), prohibits state employees who are decision makers on state contracts from being employed by the entity contracted with for at least two years from the date when the contract was initiated. First read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 43 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting state appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. Perfected on the House floor on Wednesday, first read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HB 1375 Sponsored by Representative Schad (R), adds deer to the definition of “livestock” for certain purposes. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1376 Sponsored by Representative Cauthorn (R), recognizes gold and silver as legal tender. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1383 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires agencies that receive federal grants to track and disclose the usage of the funds. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1393 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), amends laws relating to unsecured loans of $500 or less. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1418 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), allows an employee of any public body to form and join a labor organization to collectively bargain regarding salaries and other conditions of employment. First read on Thursday.

 

HCR 15 Sponsored by Representative Cauthorn (R), urges the United States Congress to protect citizens from the financial hardships caused by the Federal Reserve System of paper money unbacked by gold and silver. Offered in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 64 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system. First read on Thursday.