Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 6, 2012

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

 

HB 1541 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), establishes the conscience rights of all individuals who provide health care services to not participate in certain medical services. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1274 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), establishes the Abortion-inducing Drugs Safety Act which places restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1541 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), establishes the conscience rights of all individuals who provide health care services to not participate in certain medical services. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1607 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act which requires hospitals and health care facilities to provide emergency contraception to sexual assault victims. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 745 Introduced by Senator Lembke (R), provides protections for Alternatives to Abortion Agencies to freely engage in religious practices. First read on Thursday.

 

SB 749 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), provides protections for religious beliefs as to the imposition of certain health care services such as abortion, contraception, or sterilization. First read on Thursday.

 

CRIME

 

HB 1344 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), authorizes a person to apply to a court for the expungement of certain criminal records. Heard in the House Urban Issues Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1553 Introduced by Representative Hughes IV (D), authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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 mo. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1558 Introduced by Representative Hughes IV (D), removes the provision allowing the Board of Probation and Parole to charge an offender an intervention fee as a condition of parole. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 717 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), relating to distracted driving. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 1572 Introduced by Representative Weter, changes the laws regarding bullying in schools. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1148 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), prohibits anyone from using a hand-held electronic wireless communications device while driving unless the device is equipped for hands-free operation and is being used in that manner. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1286 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding a landowner’s liability as it applies to an individual trespassing on the owner’s land. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on

Wednesday.

 

HB 1532 Introduced by Representative Schoeller (R), establishes the crime of disrupting a house of worship and enhances the penalties for the crime of institutional vandalism. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1534 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution and creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1568 Introduced by Representative McManus (D), changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act by increasing the number of days that a parent can relinquish physical custody of a newborn without being prosecuted. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1572 Introduced by Representative Weter (R), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1583 Introduced by Representative Carter (D), grants authority to the juvenile court to order psychiatric evaluations of a juvenile and to order admittance to a mental health facility upon the recommendation of such evaluations. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1597 Introduced by Representative Lampe (D), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1598 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), changes the criteria for domestic assault in the third degree to include three responses by law enforcement for alleged abuse or violation of an order of protection by the same person. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1599 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), changes the criteria for determining that the sentence for first degree murder will be life imprisonment without eligibility for parole instead of the death penalty. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1614 Introduced by Representative Sifton (D), requires at least 10% of all testing of violent offenders placed on probation, parole, or conditional release to be completed by use of a hair follicle test. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1615 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), changes the laws regarding actions against a person for conduct or speech at a public hearing or meeting. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1624 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the laws regarding clemency in death penalty cases. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1625 Introduced 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 on Wednesday.

 

HB 1627 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), expands restrictions on the release of the home addresses or other information contained in department of revenue motor vehicle or driver registration records to include state and federal judges. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1631 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), requires school districts to consider the adoption of dating abuse curriculum and policies. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1638 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), repeals authority for political subdivisions to regulate open carrying of firearms and requires certain local ordinances incorporate statutory justifications. First read on Thursday.

 

HB 1618 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), removes the provision granting authority to regulate open carrying of firearms to political subdivisions and requires ordinances regulating the discharge of a firearm to incorporate all justification defenses. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1589 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), repeals authority for political subdivisions to regulate open carrying of firearms and requires certain local ordinances incorporate statutory justifications. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1621 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), makes it an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an individual because such individual has a concealed carry endorsement or uses or has used a firearm for any lawful purpose. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1532 Introduced by Representative Schoeller (R), establishes the crime of disrupting a house of worship and enhances the penalties for the crime of institutional vandalism. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

SB 732 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), makes the punishment for trafficking cocaine the same regardless of whether the substance is powder or crack. First read on Wednesday.

 

EDUCATION

 

HB 1526 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), changes the laws regarding teacher contracts and establishes the Teacher Multiyear Contract Act. Second read and referred to the House Education Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1539 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1550 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), establishes the Capitalism Education and Awareness Commission within the department of elementary and secondary education. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1042 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), adds additional duties to those of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education within the Department of Higher Education. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1339 Introduced by Representative Wells (R), removes the June 30, 2012 expiration date of the provisions requiring every child enrolling in kindergarten or first grade in a public school to receive a comprehensive vision examination. Voted do pass out of the House Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1577 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), requires schools to implement specified criteria regarding the enrollment and educational success of foster care children. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1043 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), changes the laws regarding the elementary and secondary school education funding formula. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1174 Introduced by Representative Lair (R), changes the laws regarding school accreditation by authorizing the State Board of Education to establish an alternative governing structure for a failing school district. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1227 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), establishes the Missouri Standard Science Act which requires the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1366 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), requires the school board of each school district and charter school to establish and maintain an evaluation system for teachers and teaching. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1526 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), changes the laws regarding teacher contracts and establishes the Teacher Multiyear Contract Act. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1595 Introduced by Representative Lampe (D), establishes an Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1596 Introduced by Representative Lampe (D), requires the state board of education to designate a staff person to be in charge of educational programs for gifted and talented children. First read in the House 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. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1609 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), requires each school district to ensure that every student develops a personal plan of study prior to the end of the student’s seventh grade year. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1610 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), raises the compulsory school attendance age to 18 in all school districts unless the student has successfully completed 16 credits towards high school graduation. First read 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. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 735 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), allows students to enroll in another school district or charter school for purposes of attending virtual courses or programs. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 737 Introduced by Senator Engler (R), restricts the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from including certain data from neglected children and delinquent children in the aggregate data of a school district. First read on Wednesday.

 

ELECTIONS

 

HB 1036 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), repeals the provision that requires a political party’s emblem to be printed on an election ballot above the party caption. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 1104 Introduced by Representative Schoeller (R), changes the laws regarding elections by requiring a voter to provide photo identification. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday, debated on the House floor on Wednesday, but was laid over.

 

HB 1051 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), requires the State Auditor to perform, on a one-time basis, a comparative audit of at least five, but no more than 10, of the largest state agencies. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1060 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Heard in the House Elections 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. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1442 Introduced by Representative 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 General Assembly or special election. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1582 Introduced by Representative Hodges (D), provides for filling vacancies in certain county offices. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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 12 years in any one house nor more than 24 years total in both houses. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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 Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1582 Introduced by Representative Hodges (D), provides for filling vacancies in certain county offices. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1619 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Governor to maintain and regularly update a listing of appointees to state boards, commissions, committees, and councils including residences, races, genders, and term expiration dates. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1628 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), prohibits the Secretary of State from writing ballot summaries if any family member has a financial interest in the measure, upon voter approval. First read on Wednesday.

 

FAMILY

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. Heard in the House Urban Issues Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1559 Introduced by Representative Hughes IV (D), increases, from no later than 15 days to no later than 60 days, after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to an adoption or file with Putative Father Registry. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1169 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), changes the laws regarding the investigation of a report of child abuse that arises from a spanking in a school. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1199 Introduced by Representative Sifton (D), prohibits an insurer from requiring any waiting period for health insurance coverage for maternity benefits and requires coverage to begin immediately from the effective date of the policy or plan. Heard in the House Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1565 Introduced by Representative Cauthorn (R), requires mandatory reporters of child abuse to report only while working or acting in their official capacity and allows, but does not require, reporting when they are off duty. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1568 Introduced by Representative McManus (D), changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act by increasing the number of days that a parent can relinquish physical custody of a newborn without being prosecuted. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1576 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), allows certain foster parents to purchase health insurance through the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1578 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), exempts reimbursement payments made under a contract to provide respite care for foster children from income tax. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1580 Introduced by Representative Hodges (D), requires health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1583 Introduced by Representative Carter (D), grants authority to the juvenile court to order psychiatric evaluations of a juvenile and to order admittance to a mental health facility upon the recommendation of such evaluations. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1032 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), adds a licensed professional counselor to the list of those authorized to conduct a full investigation into whether an individual is suitable as an adoptive parent. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1088 Introduced by Representative White (R), requires a checklist form to be completed prior to finalizing an adoption which verifies that all documents and procedures have been submitted, followed, and reviewed by the judge. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1137 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoption records. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1565 Introduced by Representative Cauthorn (R), requires mandatory reporters of child abuse to report only while working or acting in their official capacity and allows, but does not require, reporting when they are off duty. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1576 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), allows certain foster parents to purchase health insurance through the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan. Second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1578 Introduced by Representative Largent (R), exempts reimbursement payments made under a contract to provide respite care for foster children from income tax. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1580 Introduced by Representative Hodges (D), requires health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Second read in the House 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. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 731 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 739 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), relating to administrative child support decisions. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

HB 1620 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Governor when selecting appointees to state boards, commissions, committees, and councils to ensure that the membership reflects racial and gender equity based on population if possible. First read on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 1208 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that the termination of parental rights in the case of rape cannot extinguish or bar the ordering or enforcement of a child support obligation for a child born as a result of the rape. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

TAXES

 

HB 1535 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), exempts from state sales and use taxes certain business donations of tangible personal property held as inventory given to a sales tax exempt organization. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1536 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows, upon voter approval, a political subdivision to replace any personal property taxes levied for funding the political subdivision with a revenue-neutral increase in local sales or real property taxes. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 467 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires agencies that receive federal grants to track and disclose the usage of the funds and the Governor to report withholdings. Second read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 1304 Introduced by Representative Kelly (D), prohibits any political subdivision from incurring any indebtedness through the issuance of a bond unless it has been approved by the voters. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1569 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of sales and use taxes relating to nexus with Missouri. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 723 Introduced by Senator Ridgeway (R), modifies provisions of law regarding property tax assessment. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 725 Introduced by Senator Crowell (R), prohibits a municipality from adopting a redevelopment plan involving tax increment financing without a finding that the developer does not owe delinquent taxes. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

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 Utilities Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1606 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), establishes the Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit Act, authorizing an individual income tax credit equal to 20% of any earned income tax credit claimed by the taxpayer on his or her federal income tax return. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1616 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), changes the laws regarding the Missouri individual income tax. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1617 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), eliminates the state income tax deduction for federal income tax liability beginning January 1, 2013. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 746 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), allows for the extension of certain county taxes upon voter approval. First read on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

 

HB 1099 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), designates March 26 of each year as “Veterans of Operation Iraq/Enduring Freedom Day”. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1100 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), designates March 30 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day”. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1542 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes provisions relating to the collection of state money. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HJR 71 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation personal property of active duty military personnel. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1303 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1574 Introduced by Representative Meadows (D), 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. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1579 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), requires institutions of higher education to award educational credits to veterans for certain courses. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1093 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), allows for a special license plate for a person who has received the Navy Cross. Referred to the House Rules Committee 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. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1338 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1574 Introduced by Representative Meadows (D), 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. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1579 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), requires institutions of higher education to award educational credits to veterans for certain courses. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 29 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), requests the Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard to establish a voluntary reporting program for Missouri National Guard members and veterans who have been exposed to depleted uranium. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 728 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to the veterans’ commission and veterans’ affairs. First read on Wednesday.

 

OTHER

 

HB 1105 Introduced by Representative Day (R), allows the Adjutant General to waive the maximum age requirement for a member of the state militia. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1219 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1534 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution and creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1548 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), requires organizations wanting to sponsor certain events and activities held in state parks and on historic sites to obtain liability insurance based on the events or activities. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1549 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), modifies the state do-not-call list by allowing cell phone numbers on the list. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1556 Introduced by Representative Hughes IV (D), establishes the Minority Business Enterprise and Women’s Business Enterprise Oversight Review Committee to assist these business enterprises in bidding on state contracts. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1557 Introduced by Representative Hughes IV (D), limits the amount of interest a title lender can charge on a loan and requires the average interest rate being charged by credit unions to be made available to the public at least quarterly. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1564 Introduced by Representative Hummel (D), specifies that any personal identifying information that is utilized in a voluntary registry of persons with health-related ailments to assist them during a disaster is not considered a public record. First read in the House on Monday.

 

HJR 72 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), proposes a constitutional amendment relating to health care services and products. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 715 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to the state militia. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 716 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), relating to health insurance. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 719 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), relating to the issuance of temporary boating safety identification cards to nonresidents. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 1141 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding the “Don’t Tread on Me” special license plate. Voted do pass out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1324 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1564 Introduced by Representative Hummel (D), specifies that any personal identifying information that is utilized in a voluntary registry of persons with health-related ailments to assist them during a disaster is not considered a public record. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1570 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), changes the laws regarding quality early childhood care. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HCR 3 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 9 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), urges the United States Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of the Federal Reserve. Referred to the House Financial Institutions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB7 22 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions. First read in the Senate.

 

SB 724 Introduced by Senator Crowell (R), prohibits the authorization of tax credit applications until the state agency finds that the applicant remedied delinquent taxes. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1210 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R, authorizes a claim clearinghouse to process and verify a request for an offset of an income tax refund and lottery winnings to satisfy an outstanding debt for ambulance services an individual received. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1219 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act. Debated on the House floor, but was laid over on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1513 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), creates provisions relating to the rights and privileges of animals. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 3 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 28 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), urges the United States Congress to enact the Improved and Expanded Medicare for All Act. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 727 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), creates a child care subsidy pilot program for parents to continue to receive subsidies while sharing in the costs of the benefits by enacting the Low-Wage Trap Elimination Act. First read on Wednesday.

 

SB 733 Introduced by Senator Richard (R), revises statutes concerning the Missouri Science and Reinvestment Act and related statutes. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1200 Introduced by Representative Sifton (D), reauthorizes the provisions regarding the Missouri Homestead Preservation Act until December 31, 2016. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1251 Introduced by Representative Ruzicka (R), extends the authorization for the Department of Natural Resources to impose fees regarding the federal Safe Drinking Water Act from September 1, 2012, to September 1, 2017. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1635 Introduced by Representative Still (D), allows a person to pay the $25 emblem-use fee to the Missouri State Humane Association for a I’m Pet Friendly special license plate at the time of registration for deposit in the Missouri Pet Spay-Neuter Fund. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1637 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), recognizes gold and silver as legal tender. First read on Thursday.

 

HCR 13 Introduced by Representative Loehner (R), supports the use of unbiased scientific research and data regarding the management practices for rivers and streams. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 464 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), prohibits the establishment and operation of health insurance exchanges in Missouri unless certain criteria are met. Third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 738 Introduced by Senator Stouffer (R), authorizes the killing of mountain lions, provided the intact carcass be turned over to DNR within 24 hours. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 741 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), relating to independent audits of certain federal seizures by law enforcement agencies that use the federal forfeiture system. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 743 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), relating to protective headgear for operation of motorcycles or motortricycles. First read on Thursday.

 

SB 744 Introduced by Senator Wright-Jones (D), requires video camera surveillance of public spaces within the State Capitol building and authorizes private security within the State Capitol. First read on Thursday.