Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: March 4, 2012

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1541 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), specifies that anyone providing or participating in a medical service cannot be required to participate in a service if it violates his or her conscience or principles. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1607 Introduced by Representative Oxford (D), establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act which mandates that hospitals and health care facilities provide emergency contraception to sexual assault victims. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1672 Introduced by Representative Fuhr (R), changes the auditing requirement for a law enforcement agency on the proceeds from federal forfeitures to only a reporting requirement. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1822 Introduced by Representative Lampe (D), changes various provisions regarding domestic violence orders of protection. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1831 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), prohibits spanking from being used in a public school on any student with an individualized education plan who is receiving special education services. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1832 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), provides a form which may be used and if used must be accepted for proof of firearms safety instructor qualification and for proof of firearms safety training for the applicant for a concealed carry endorsement. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1271 Introduced by Representative Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), changes the laws regarding the penalty for certain crimes. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1326 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee, and referred to the Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1621 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that it will be an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an individual because he or she has a concealed carry endorsement or uses a firearm for a lawful purpose. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1842 Introduced by Representative Lant (R), establishes the Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect to make a continuing study and analysis of the state child abuse and neglect reporting and investigation system. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1102 Introduced by Representative Swinger (D), requires any person who observes a child being subjected to sexual abuse to immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Children’s Division. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1171 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), changes the age when the juvenile court will have jurisdiction over a child involving a state or local traffic violation from a child up to 15 1/2 years of age to a child up to 15 years of age. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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 abusive head trauma. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1350 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law which changes the laws regarding child care facilities. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1422 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), revises the laws regarding DNA profiling analysis. Heard in the House Crime Committee 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1656 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), extends the sunset of the cyber crime law enforcement task force. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1750 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), extends the sunset of the cyber crime law enforcement task force. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1699 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), establishes crimes for the failure to report illegal conduct regarding prescription medications. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1767 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the sunset provision for the cyber crime investigation fund, the cyber crime grant program, and the panel to award such grants to a ten-year expiration date of August 28, 2022. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1842 Introduced by Representative Lant (R), establishes the Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect to make a continuing study and analysis of the state child abuse and neglect reporting and investigation system. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1860 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the crime of agricultural production facility fraud. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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 abusive head trauma. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1621 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that it will be an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an individual because he or she has a concealed carry endorsement or uses a firearm for a lawful purpose. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1498 Introduced by Representative Hough (R), changes the laws regarding Sunday liquor sales. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1498 Introduced by Representative Hough (R), changes the laws regarding Sunday liquor sales. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1306 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), prohibits caffeinated malt beverages from being imported, produced, manufactured, distributed, or sold at any retail outlet in this state. Referred to the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1674 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), allows the Department of Revenue to disclose information to the public regarding the annual number of cigarettes sold by each tobacco product manufacturer. Referred to the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1858 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), prohibits beer manufacturers and liquor wholesalers from owning certain interests in each other. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1843 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), requires children in the St. Louis City School District and Kansas City School District to attend school at age five. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1819 Introduced by Representative Tishaura Jones (D), modifies provisions relating to alternative educational procedures for charter schools. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 1829 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), establishes a grant program for unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts that commit to extended instructional time to improve academic achievement. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1830 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), exempts certain school districts governed by a special administrative board from having to pay tuition and transportation for students who attend an accredited school under certain circumstances. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1834 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), establishes the Extracurricular and Interscholastic Opportunities Anti-Discrimination Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1722 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), changes the laws regarding proprietary schools. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1843 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), requires children in the St. Louis City School District and Kansas City School District to attend school at age five. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1062 Introduced by Representative Dieckhaus (R), requires a school district to include in its annual school accountability report card whether it has a state-approved gifted education program or services and the number of students served. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1446 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for 100% of tuition and fees paid for up to the last nine or 18 hours required to complete an associate or bachelor degree from a public two-year or four-year college. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1470 Introduced by Representative Taylor (D), expands the list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect to include a coach, scout leader, youth leader, and any volunteer who has direct contact with children. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee 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. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1789 Introduced by Representative Schad (R), changes the laws regarding travel hardships for public school students. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1855 Introduced by Representative Wallingford (R), establishes the Missouri Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative within the Department of Higher Education. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1466 Introduced by Representative Nasheed (D), establishes the Math and Science Tutoring Act which establishes a pilot program for tutoring certain students in any St. Louis City public school. Reported do pass out of 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1722 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), changes the laws regarding proprietary schools. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1876 Introduced by Representative Long (R), establishes a process by which students in an unaccredited district who are attending a non-A+ school can qualify for an A+ award. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

SB 484 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the state do-not-call list and creates “paid for by” requirements for political phone calls. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SJR 26 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to create term limits for all statewide elected officials. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1060 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1692 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), revises the oath that an election judge takes prior to being commissioned or beginning duties by requiring them to swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and Missouri. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 39 Introduced by Representative Schoeller (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any change by the General Assembly to a statute as approved by voters through the initiative petition process without a certain percentage of votes. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1415 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1869 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), modifies the laws relating to initiative and referendum petitions. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1275 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), specifies the timeframe for the resubmission of a ballot issue in certain instances and the necessary percentage of approval for it to become effective. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1870 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), establishes a paper ballot as the official ballot. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 52 Introduced by Representative Ruzicka (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority for voter approval of any initiative petition relating to harvesting bird, fish, game, wildlife, or forestry resources. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Children and Families 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. 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families 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. Heard in the House Children and Families 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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1840 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R). Intentionally singles out midwifes, by requiring that midwives present clients proof of midwifery malpractice insurance in an amount of at least one million dollars prior to the provision of services, a regulation that does not apply to doctors. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1296 Introduced by Representative Charlie Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

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. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 83 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing laws retrospective in operation in instances of registered sex offenders. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

TAXES

HB 1172 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), establishes the Developmental Disability Care Provider Tax Credit Program and changes the laws regarding the Residential Treatment Agency Tax Credit Program. Voted do pass out of the House Special Standing Committee on Disability Services on Monday.

 

HB 1679 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), establishes the Sales Tax Technology Act regarding the electronic submission of sales tax data and payments. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1233 Introduced by Representative McManus (D), reauthorizes the income tax credit for a donation to a food pantry and repeals its sunset provisions. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1639 Introduced by Representative Nolte (R), reduces the tax on business income and corporate income and reduces the amount available for historic rehabilitation tax credits. Referred to the House International Trade and Job Creation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1101 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes Missouri to enter into the multistate Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, eliminates all state tax credits, phases in a flat income tax rate, and increases the sales and use tax by .25%. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1861 Introduced by Representative Nolte (R), reduces the tax on business income and corporate income. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1871 Introduced by Representative Rizzo (D), prohibits the issuance of a tax credit under certain programs for an otherwise qualifying job under certain circumstances when the jobs are relocated from a contiguous state. Fist read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1872 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), clarifies exemptions from sales and use tax for machinery or equipment used in manufacturing, processing, compounding, mining, or producing includes testing, installing, calibrating and maintaining. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1874 Introduced by Representative Long (R), implements a seven tenths of one percent sales tax on gasoline and lowers the current sales tax on other goods from four percent to seven tenths of one percent. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Truly agreed to and finally passed, delivered to the Governor for his signature on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HJR 45 Introduced by Representative Solon (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. Perfected in the House on Monday, third read on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Reported do pass out of House Veterans 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. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1248 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), authorizes a check-off box for the Missouri Veterans’ Medical Research Trust Fund to be added to the individual and corporate income tax forms and allows for a separate donation to be sent in with the taxes. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1301 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), changes the laws regarding the licensure requirements as an emergency medical technician for an honorably discharged veteran. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1644 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding excursion gambling boat licenses. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1680 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), changes the name of the Heroes at Home Program to the Show-Me Heroes Program and includes spouses of active duty United States military personnel to those eligible to receive its services. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1731 Introduced by Representative Day, changes the laws regarding the distribution of gaming moneys. Perfected in the House 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. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 45 Introduced by Representative Solon (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. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1731 Introduced by Representative Day, changes the laws regarding the distribution of gaming moneys. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

OTHER

HB 1840 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires midwives to present clients proof of midwifery malpractice insurance in an amount of at least one million dollars prior to the provision of services. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 11 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), designates October 3, 2011, as “Missouri Animal Agriculture Day”. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1823 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), creates provisions relating to tax increment financing. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1828 Introduced by Representative Franz (R), requires lenders of payday loans to provide borrowers with a notice in fourteen-point bold type certain information relating to the loans. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 1762 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), prohibits any employer or public assistance agency from requiring an applicant to disclose certain felony pleas or convictions. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1847 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the requirements for assisted living facilities. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HCR 30 Introduced by Representative Hampton (R), strongly urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-examine the flood plan, manage the rivers to avoid devastating flooding, and rebuild damaged levies. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 44 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), urges Congress and the Administration to seek solutions to rapidly rising fuel costs, and create and maintain our energy independence. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 45 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), petitions the United States Congress to propose a federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1095 Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), prohibits a licensed insurance company from issuing any policy or certificate of long-term care insurance unless the risks and rates have been approved by the Director of the Department of Insurance. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1238 Introduced by Representative Nance (R), specifies that certain felons must be eligible for food stamp program benefits. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1327 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1406 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), changes the laws regarding the use of credit information when underwriting insurance contracts and prohibits insurers from taking adverse actions based on a person’s credit report or insurance score. Referred to the House Insurance Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1423 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), prohibits any person who holds a permit issued by the Water Patrol Division to host specified activities on any waters of the state from knowingly violating any term of the permit. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1768 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes provisions relating to statewide 911 service. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1780 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes provisions relating to statewide 911 service. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1846 Introduced by Representative Long (R), changes the requirements for MO HealthNet funded home- and community-based care assessments. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1847 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the requirements for assisted living facilities. Referred to the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1853 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), prohibits a vasectomy from being performed on a man unless it is to save his life or prevent substantial and irreversible physical impairment. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1862 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), establishes the Equal Pay Commission. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1342 Introduced by Representative Jason Smith (R), changes the laws regarding the recovery of costs and attorney fees by the prevailing defendant in a civil action. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1637 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), establishes the Missouri Sound Money Act of 2012 which changes the laws regarding legal tender. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1644 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding excursion gambling boat licenses. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1810 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1877 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), prohibits Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients to use public assistance cash benefits in gambling establishments. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1882 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamps assistance as it relates to ineligible immigrants. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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 Rules Committee on Thursday.