Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 19, 2012

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HB 1075 Introduced 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, and third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1278 Introduced by Representative Long (R), changes the laws regarding certain tax credits and establishes the Developmental Disability Care Provider Tax Credit Program. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1435 Introduced by Representative Schoeller (R), repeals the provisions which allow a pregnancy resource center tax credit to be transferred and the provisions regarding its sunset on August 28, 2012. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1730 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), provides protections for religious beliefs as to the imposition of certain health care services such as abortion, contraception, or sterilization. First read in the House on Tuesday. HB 1730 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), provides protections for religious beliefs as to the imposition of certain health care services such as abortion, contraception, or sterilization. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1520 Introduced by Representative McGhee (R), repeals the provisions which allow for the use of the death penalty and specifies that certain persons sentenced to death must be sentenced to life without eligibility for parole. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1698 Introduced by Representative Redmon (R), creates the crime of obstruction of justice. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1699 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), establishes crimes for the failure to report illegal conduct regarding prescription medications. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1067 Introduced by Representative McGhee (R), requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1194 Introduced by Representative Cauthorn (R), changes the laws regarding agricultural crimes. Heard in the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1317 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), specifies that a person commits the crime of child abuse if he or she knowingly causes physical injury to a child which results in shaken baby syndrome. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1344 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), authorizes a person to apply to a court for the expungement of certain criminal records. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1426 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1615 Oxford, changes the laws regarding actions against a person for conduct or speech at a public hearing or meeting. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1721 Colona, allows offenders who were less that 18 years of age when their offense was committed and who received a life without parole or a minimum 50 year sentence to be eligible for parole after 15 years. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1193 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act and changes the laws regarding the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1323 Introduced by Representative Black (D), establishes Sam Pratt’s Law which authorizes the Department of Health and Senior Services to prohibit an unlicensed child care provider from continuing to provide services if there are pending criminal charges. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1482 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), specifies that the provisions regarding the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm will not apply to the possession of rifles or shotguns by a person who has not been convicted of a violent felony. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1515 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), changes the elements of the crime of elder abuse in the second degree and the crime of financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1516 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), changes the laws regarding the crime of assaulting a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, emergency personnel, or highway worker to include a utility worker. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1525 Introduced by Representative Fuhr (R), establishes the Justice Reinvestment Act and changes the laws regarding criminal offenders under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1675 Introduced by Representative Ruzicka (R), establishes the MODEX Fund and deposits one-half of the charges collected by traffic violation bureaus for law enforcement services into the fund to support the operational costs of the MODEX system. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1677 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), allows petitions for expungement of certain criminal records. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1721 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), allows offenders who were less that 18 years of age when their offense was committed and who received a life without parole or a minimum 50 year sentence to be eligible for parole after 15 years. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1726 Introduced by Representative Shively (D), provides that persons who had successfully completed the concealed carry training requirements prior to August 28, 2011 shall be deemed to have met the current training requirements. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1743 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), requires sex offenders to be told of their obligation to register as a sex offender at the time of adjudication instead of the current requirement of prior to release or discharge. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1747 Introduced by Representative Wells (R), authorizes the use of certain otherwise unlawful weapons and adopts a grandfather clause for firearms safety training certificate prior to 2011. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1750 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), extends the sunset of the cyber crime law enforcement task force. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1757 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1551 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), creates the crime of operating a motorized vessel with excessive blood alcohol content when a person operates a motorized vessel on any navigable waterway with a blood alcohol content of .08 of 1% or more. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1192 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding investment contracts of the Missouri Higher Education Savings Program. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday, and perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1708 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the state board of education and DESE from adopting or implementing the Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1709 Introduced by Representative Hough (R), establishes the Missouri Works Program. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1710 Introduced by Representative Hough (R), requires the Department of Economic Development to establish the Missouri Works Training Program. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1228 Introduced by Representative Tishaura Jones (D), changes the laws regarding charter schools. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1718 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), establishes Bryce’s Law which authorizes a tax credit for a person donating to a scholarship-granting organization for special needs students if it is not claimed on his or her federal income tax return. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1732 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), changes the laws regarding the required number of days and hours in a school calendar and the earliest opening and latest closing day of a school year. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1337 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), requires each high school to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the instruction to be a graduation requirement. Referred to the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1425 Introduced by Representative McNary (R), requires each school district to establish a comprehensive program for student academic progression. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1604 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1629 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), allows a student to enroll in a school district other than the student’s school district of residence for the purpose of attending virtual courses or programs. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1631 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), requires school districts to consider the adoption of dating abuse curriculum and policies. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1722 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), modifies provisions relating to proprietary schools. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1728 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), establishes the Missouri Jobs for Education Program. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1732 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), changes the laws regarding the required number of days and hours in a school calendar and the earliest opening and latest closing day of a school year. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1735 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), establishes the Passport Scholarship Program which provides scholarships to students from unaccredited school districts. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1736 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), modifies provisions relating to school operations. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1740 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), modifies provisions relating to school operations. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 455 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies the duties prescribed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1059 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the required percentage necessary to initiate a recount of the votes cast in an election. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1442 Introduced by Representative Jason Smith (R) fills a vacancy in the office of United States Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, or State Treasurer by appointment by the Governor or a special election. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1046 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), requires proof of identity and status as a United States natural born citizen for the office of President and Vice President to be submitted with other required certification documents to the Secretary of State. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1052 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), establishes a closed primary election system. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1236 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding the Fair Ballot Access Act by repealing the provision which requires a petition to form a new political party to contain the name of a resident of each Congressional district. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1250 Introduced by Representative Ruzicka (R), allows certain third class cities to cancel any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. HB 1250 Introduced by Representative Ruzicka (R), allows certain third class cities to cancel any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1263 Introduced by Representative Fallert (D), requires anyone requesting 10 or more voter registration applications to provide certain information to the Office of the Secretary of State. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1340 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), specifies that the county commission must appoint an interim county official when there is a vacancy in the office of county clerk, collector, or assessor. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1719 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes Missouri to enter into the Interstate Compact on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote Act. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 47 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the number of voter signatures that are required to place an initiative petition or a referendum on a ballot. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1560 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), changes the selection of the circuit clerk in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City from being elected by the qualified voters to being appointed by a majority of the circuit judges of the circuit. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1648 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), allows the board of election authorities in Kansas City and St. Louis to establish voter centers. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1692 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1719 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes Missouri to enter into the Interstate Compact on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote Act. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1756 Introduced by Representative Kander (D), reenacts various ethics provisions held to be unconstitutional. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 41 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting anyone elected to the General Assembly after November 1, 2008, from serving more than 16 years in any one house nor more than 16 years total in both houses. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 47 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the number of voter signatures that are required to place an initiative petition or a referendum on a ballot. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 65 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 66 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 75 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing any 17-year old to vote in a presidential primary election if he or she will be 18 at the time of the general election. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 773 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), establishes a March 27 to April 24 filing period for the 2012 state primary election. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

FAMILY

HCS HB 1258 Introduced 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 Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1296 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1220 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), requires the Department of Corrections to establish a two-year pilot project to increase the access that children have to their incarcerated mothers. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1384 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding consent to the adoption of a child. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1491 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), requires a mandatory reporter of child abuse and neglect to make a report and removes the option of causing a report to be made. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1576 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), allows certain state-licensed foster parents to purchase health insurance from the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan at the premium rate established for state employees. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1577 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), requires schools to implement specified criteria regarding the enrollment and educational success of foster care children. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1578 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), exempts reimbursement payments made under a contract to provide respite care for children in foster care from individual and corporate income tax. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1580 Introduced by Representative Hodges (D), requires health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Referred to the House Health Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1588 Introduced by Representative Harris (D), changes the laws regarding the notice of the relocation of a child by the custodial parent. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1758 Introduced by Representative Long (R), allows any person having a parent/child relationship with a minor child who is not the biological or legal parent to petition the court for custody and visitation rights. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 1186 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), requires Missouri driver’s license examinations to only be administered in English. Taken up for perfection in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1185 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1753 Introduced by Representative Cauthorn (R), changes the exemption for agricultural land regarding the ownership of property by resident aliens and foreign business. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HCR 40 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), establishes Missouri’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1700 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), requires classification of sex offenders, creates a sex offender classification board, creates a sex offender classification fund, and revises various laws dealing with sex offender registration. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Monday, heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1743 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), requires sex offenders to be told of their obligation to register as a sex offender at the time of adjudication instead of the current requirement of prior to release or discharge. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1761 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), removes the statute of limitations for child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and suits for damages for child abuse and childhood sexual offenses. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

TAXES

HB 1542 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of money owed to the state. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday. HB 1542 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of money owed to the state. Heard in the House Ways and means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1569 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of sales and use taxes relating to nexus with Missouri. Referred to the House Tax Reform Committee on Monday, heard in the House Tax reform Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1679 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), enacts the Sales Tax Technology Act. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

HCR 8 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), disapproves the State Tax Commission’s proposed state regulation regarding the value of each grade of agricultural and horticultural land for the 2013,2014 assessment years under Section 137.021 RSMo. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1510 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), changes the laws regarding an exemption from state and local sales and use taxes on certain items relating to motor vehicles and common carriers. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1727 Introduced by Representative McCreery (D), changes the laws regarding taxation. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 81 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all real and personal property of any citizen with a total service-connected disability and that person’s surviving spouse who does not remarry. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1030 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), establishes a tax amnesty program. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1313 Introduced by Representative Nolte (R), limits the increase in assessed valuation of residential property by the percentage of increase in the Social Security benefits for the elderly and disabled who own and live in their principal residence. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1335 Introduced by Representative Leara (R), changes the distribution of certain local sales taxes. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1661 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding the income tax deduction for job creation by small businesses. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1718 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), establishes Bryce’s Law which authorizes a tax credit for a person donating to a scholarship-granting organization for special needs students if it is not claimed on his or her federal income tax return. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1727 Introduced by Representative McCreery (D), changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1218 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), increases from $14,300 to $16,000 the minimum base used to calculate the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit, commonly known as circuit breaker. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HB 1128 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), authorizes the presentation of a Missouri National Guard Overseas Training Ribbon, a Missouri National Guard State Partnership Program Ribbon, and the Order of Minuteman Award. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1347 Introduced 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1517 Introduced by Representative Nolte (R), authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HCR 12 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 79 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans’ Lottery Ticket to support the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HJR 80 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket to support the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. First read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 564 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), waives the motorcycle roads skills test for members of the armed forces who have successfully completed certain military motorcycle rider training courses. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1084 Introduced by Representative White (R), adds veterans’ charitable organizations to the zoning exception regarding the establishment of a retail business selling donated goods in an area where other businesses engage in retail sales. Reported do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1093 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), allows for a special license plate for a person who has received the Navy Cross. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, and third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1097 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), allows a person to apply for a veteran designation on his or her driver’s license or identification card upon providing specified proof of service. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1098 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), adds veterans’ charitable organizations to the zoning exception regarding the establishment of a retail business selling donated goods in an area where other businesses engage in retail sales. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1110 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), allows a circuit court to establish a veterans treatment court to dispose of criminal cases which stem from substance abuse or mental illness of military veterans or current military personnel. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1574 Meadows, allows a person to apply for a veteran designation on his or her driver’s license or identification card upon providing specified proof of service. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 5 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), strongly urges all employers in this state to give all veterans in their employ a day off for Veterans Day. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 22 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Referred to the House Rules  Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 80 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket to support the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1680 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), changes the Hero at Home program to the Show-Me Heroes program to include active duty and recently separated United States military personnel. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 71 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption for certain property from personal property tax for active-duty military personnel stationed outside the country. Referred to the House Tax Reform Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 79 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans’ Lottery Ticket to support the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 81 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all real and personal property of any citizen with a total service-connected disability and that person’s surviving spouse who does not remarry. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 498 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), prohibits cities from restricting veterans organizations from operating re-sale shops in certain areas. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

OTHER

HB 1512 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), establishes the Civil Liberties Defense Act which specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the laws of other countries and in jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1688 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), creates liability for any organization or entity that reintroduces any species of animal into this state for damages caused by such animal species. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1359 Introduced by Representative Jason Smith (R) prohibits any state employee in a decision-making position on a state contract from being employed by the entity contracted with for at least two years from the date when the contract was initiated. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1383 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), requires every state department and division that receives a federal grant of $1 million or more to make that information available on the Missouri accountability portal. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1436 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), adds an individual with mental disabilities to the list of people who must be afforded the same rights as those without disabilities in public places and the right to be accompanied by a service dog. Heard in the House Special Standing Committee on Disability Services on Monday.

 

HB 1697 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), designates the first week of August as Animal Rescue Week in Missouri. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1705 Introduced by Representative Kirkton (D), allows a residential subscriber to have his or her wireless telephone number added to the state’s No-call List and prohibits sending unsolicited faxes or text messages to anyone on the list. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1707 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R) adds certain licensed emergency medical technicians to the list of individuals who can report anyone diagnosed or assessed with a condition that may prevent the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HCR 3 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Third read and passed through the House on Monday.

 

HCR 13 Introduced by Representative Loehner (R), supports the use of unbiased scientific research and data regarding the management practices for rivers and streams. Passed through the House, and reported to the Senate on Monday.

 

HJR 61 Introduced by Representative Loehner (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of persons to raise livestock in a manner adhering to state and local laws and ordinances as enacted at a specified time. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SB 592 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1108 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), requires a telecommunications company to provide caller location information in certain emergency situations. Voted do pass out of the House Utilities Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1111 Introduced by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding the release of towed abandoned property and requires the return of nonvehicular personal property within the towed vehicle regardless of payment arrangements. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1141 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding the “Don’t Tread on Me” special license plate. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1149 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires an applicant taking the written portion of the driver’s license examination to pay a $10 fee. Heard in the House Transportation on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1212 Introduced by Representative Jason Smith (R) changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways. Voted do pass out of the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1404 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), designates the month of December as “Pet Breeders Appreciation Month”. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1549 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), changes the laws regarding the state’s No-call List by allowing a person to place his or her cell phone number on the list. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1724 Wright, allows certain motor vehicles to drive on public highways with dyed fuel during states of emergencies. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1725 Fitzwater, extends the sunset on the wood energy producers tax credit and caps the amount of tax credits available under the program each fiscal year. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1726 Shively, provides that persons who had successfully completed the concealed carry training requirements prior to August 28, 2011 shall be deemed to have met the current training requirements. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1731 Introduced by Representative Day (R), changes the distribution of moneys from the gaming moneys. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 36 Introduced by Representative Asbury (R), reaffirms economic development projects of mutual benefit between the United States and Israel. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 37 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), supports the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline to ensure America’s oil independence, improve our national security, reduce the cost of gasoline, and create new jobs. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 38 Introduced by Representative McCreery (D), urges Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to clearly state that corporations are not human beings and do not have the same rights as citizens of the United States. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1029 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), requires the Oversight Division of the Committee on Legislative Research to conduct program evaluations of state agencies, including budget transparency and accountability. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1283 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), prohibits any person younger than 15 years of age from using a tanning device or his or her guardian from allowing the use of a tanning device. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1341 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), specifies that the exclusion from eligibility in any demand-side program offered by an electrical corporation of certain tax credits will not apply to low-income programs and their participants. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1416 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), specifies that an attorney who presents a current valid Missouri Bar membership card to St. Louis County Courthouse security must not be subject to any security screening. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1475 Introduced by Representative Cross (R), requires the parent or guardian of any person younger than 18 years of age prior to the minor using a tanning device in a tanning facility to appear in person giving consent to the minor’s use of a device. Heard in the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1570 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), changes the laws regarding quality early childhood care. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1694 Introduced by Representative Tishaura Jones (D),changes the “Missouri Women’s Council” special license plate to the “Breast Cancer Awareness” special license plate. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1705 Introduced by Representative Kirkton (D), allows a residential subscriber to have his or her wireless telephone number added to the state’s No-call List and prohibits sending unsolicited faxes or text messages to anyone on the list. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1712 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), establishes a telephone tracking system pilot project for in-home services providers in certain counties. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1731 Introduced by Representative Day, changes the distribution of moneys from the gaming moneys. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1746 Introduced by Representative Wells (R), requires any person who files a court challenge regarding the license of livestock or poultry commercial plant to post a surety bond. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 4 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), Submits an official application by the State of Missouri for the calling of a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 37 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), supports the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline to ensure America’s oil independence, improve our national security, reduce the cost of gasoline, and create new jobs. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 41 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), declares the General Assembly’s strong opposition to the newest regulation under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is contrary to the laws of Missouri. Offered up in the House on Wednesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 59 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Rural Community Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1381 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the use of a global positioning system or other technology to monitor the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle in order to impose any mileage tax. Voted do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1637 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), establishes the Missouri Sound Money Act of 2012 which changes the laws regarding legal tender. Heard in the house Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1763 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), creates the “Malcolm X Day Commission” to organize activities and events in honor of the civil rights leader. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HB 1765 Introduced by Representative Clem Smith (D),creates the “Rosa Parks Observance Day Commission” within the Governor’s Office to organize and coordinate activities and events to celebrate the life of Rosa Parks and raise awareness of her legacy. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

SB 594 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the state do-not-call list by allowing cell phone numbers on the list. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.