Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 1, 2012

Last Week In Review

From the week of March 26th, 2012

 

All budget bills where first read in the Senate on Monday…

And second read and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday

 

ABORTION

HCS HB 1278 Sponsored by Representative Long (R), changes the laws regarding certain tax credits including the Alternative to Abortion tax credit which otherwise sunsets at the end of 2012 if the bill does not pass. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Thursday and sent to the Senate.

 

HCS HB 1541 Sponsored 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. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday, and reported to the Senate.

 

SS SB 749 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), provides protections for religious beliefs as to the imposition of certain health care services such as abortion, contraception, or sterilization. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, Third read in the senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1385 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires any entity performing or assisting in certain abortions or counseling a woman to have an abortion to file an annual report regarding moneys received under the federal Public Health Service Act. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1435 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1440 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires a pharmacy to fill a valid and lawful prescription for any federal Food and Drug Administration-approved drug or device to prevent pregnancy, including emergency contraceptives and abortion drugs without delay. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2076 Sponsored by Representative Sommer(R), establishes a preference in governmental contracts for person who contribute to alternatives to abortion services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

AGRICULTURE & ANIMAL RIGHTS

HB 2095 Sponsored by Representative Smith (R), creates the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 903 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), provides the process for disposition of dogs involved in the crime of dog fighting. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1654 Sponsored by Representative Kirkton (D), exempts animal shelters from the licensure fees for animal care facilities. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, reported out of Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1934 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), exempts, effective January 1, 2014, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1329 Sponsored by Representative Silvey (R), modifies various provisions relating to motor vehicle registration, to wit, temporary permits, biennial registration option for larger vehicles, staggering of dealer licenses, and I’M PET FRIENDLY special license plates. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1363 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), requires the Missouri State Fair Commission and the governing bodies of fairs and exhibitions which exhibit livestock to permit specified persons to exhibit livestock. Third read in the House and first read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 1508 Sponsored by Representative Webb (D), allows certain cottage food production operations to sell baked goods from their home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1212 Sponsored by Representative Smith (R), changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways and regarding vehicles hauling milk from a farm to a processing facility. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1444 Sponsored by Representative Smith (R), changes the laws regarding the confiscation of animals. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2087 Sponsored by Representative Hughes IV (D), requires all food or food products sold in Missouri which are derived from a cloned animal to be labeled indicating that the food is or contains products derived from cloned animals. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2088 Sponsored by Representative Hughes IV (D), requires all food and food products sold in Missouri that are or contain genetically modified products to be labeled indicating that the food is or contains genetically modified products. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

CRIME

SB 699 Sponsored by Senator Goodman (R), modifies laws relating to criminal offenders under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

SB 689 Sponsored by Senator Engler (R), modifies provisions relating to crimes committed against the elderly and disabled. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

SB 760 Sponsored by Senator Dempsey (R), allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who kills someone else while hunting. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1171 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1344 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), authorizes a person to apply to a court for the closure of certain criminal records. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1615 Sponsored by Representative Oxford (D), changes the laws regarding actions against a person for conduct or speech at a public hearing or meeting. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 789 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to DNA profiling by the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab and the DNA Profiling Analysis Fund. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SJR 40 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), amends the constitution to modify the ban on retrospective laws. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1491 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1553 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1677 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), authorizes a person to apply to a court for the expungement of certain criminal records. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1790 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding the court admissibility of the hearsay statement of a child. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1822 Sponsored by Representative Lampe (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence orders of protection. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2038 Sponsored by Representative Wallingford (R), establishes “Jonathan’s Law” which changes the requirements for certification and transfer of juvenile cases to courts of general jurisdiction. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1860 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding grain dealers and agricultural crimes. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1534 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 760 Sponsored by Senator Dempsey (R), allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who kills someone else while hunting. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1498 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), changes the laws regarding Sunday liquor sales, by allowing unfettered access to alcohol sales beginning at 9 in the morning on Sundays. HB 1498 will also authorize “table tap dispensing systems”, a system which integrates a beer tap into a table so individuals can drink as much as they want without having to walk back to the bar for a refill. This legislation would fundamentally alter Missouri’s laws regarding Sunday liquor sales, but literally blow the roof off of our current regulations. HB 1498 was third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1952 Sponsored by Representative Schatz (R), establishes the Meth Lab Elimination Act which reclassifies some forms of methamphetamine precursor drugs from Schedule IV and V controlled substances to Schedule III requiring a prescription. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1954 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), modifies provisions relating to alcohol regulation fees and establishes the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund. Referred to the House Ways and Means on Thursday.

 

HB 1992 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), creates the offense of refusing to submit to a chemical test when a law enforcement officer requests submission to a chemical test for blood alcohol content. First read in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

HB 2063 Sponsored by Representative Denison (R), requires the department of revenue to issue special ignition interlock driver’s licenses to persons convicted of intoxication related traffic offenses. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

HCS HB 1049 Sponsored by Representative Allen (R), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools and establishes specific components that a district must include in its antibullying policy. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1062 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, and third read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1855 Sponsored by Representative Wallingford (R), establishes the Missouri Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative within the Department of Higher Education. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.
HB 1997 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), changes the laws regarding the attendance of a pupil from an unaccredited school district. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1999 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 455 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies the duties prescribed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SB 587 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), allows school districts and charter schools to establish and implement an age-appropriate curriculum to educate students about domestic violence. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 599 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), requires school districts to include in their school accountability report cards whether they have a gifted education program and the percentage and number of students enrolled. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 735 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), allows students to enroll in another school district or charter school for purposes of attending virtual courses or programs. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1192 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), modifies investment contracts of the Missouri Higher Education Savings Program. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1722 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), changes the laws regarding proprietary schools. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1789 Sponsored by Representative Schad (R), changes the laws regarding travel hardships for public school students. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2039 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), allows the establishment of a pilot program charter school for accelerated reading instruction. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2050 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), converts the position of school superintendent to an elective office. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2051 Sponsored by Representative Cookson (R), prohibits in public schools instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in instruction concerning human reproduction. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

HJR 52 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Monday.

 

SB 475 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 41 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), limits the total service in the General Assembly to sixteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representatives. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1648 Sponsored by Representative Nasheed (D), allows the board of election commissioners in Kansas City and St. Louis to establish voter centers on election days for a person to vote without going to his or her precinct voting location. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1692 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1869 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding initiative and referendum petitions. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 39 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 52 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1046 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, third read on Thursday.

 

HJR 89 Sponsored by Representative Schoeller (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring voter photo identification. First read in the House on Wednesday, referred to the House Elections Committee.

 

HB 1183 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), excludes the year 2012 from the requirement that a statewide presidential preference primary be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February of each presidential election year. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1438 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2031 Sponsored by Representative Flanigan (R), requires presidential preference primary results to take precedence over any presidential preference caucus. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 60 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives to 120 and increasing the number of members of the Senate to 40. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 92 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment relating to advance voting, required use of government-issued photo identification to vote, and voting procedures based on physical presence or by absentee ballot. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 569 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the dates available for public elections. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 48 Sponsored by Senator Dixon, prohibits apportionment commission members from serving in the General Assembly for four years from the date the commission is discharged for failure to file a map with the Secretary of State. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HCS HB 1323 Sponsored 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 Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1690 Sponsored by Representative May (D), changes the laws regarding arrearages and the expungement of certain records related to criminal nonsupport. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1758 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1842 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1987 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), establishes the requirements for parental consent for mental health screenings in school and the use of psychotropic medications with children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. Introduced in the House on Monday.  Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1990 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), requires all parents and legal guardians of children less than seven years of age to be informed of the ingredients contained in vaccinations prior to the administration of the vaccination. First read in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1994 Sponsored by Representative Carlson (D), allows prospective adoptive parents and parents of the adoptee to enter into a post adoption contract agreement to allow contact after adoption between the former parents and the adoptee. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 758 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), changes the laws regarding hotline calls and investigations of child abuse and neglect to the Children’s Division. Heard in the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1993 Sponsored by Representative Lampe (D), extends the sunset on the Children in Crisis tax credit program. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2042 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), changes the requirements for the granting of grandparent visitation. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1137 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoption records. Referred to the House Rules Committee House on Thursday.

 

HB 1169 Sponsored by Representative Franz (R), changes the laws regarding the investigation of a report of child abuse that arises from a spanking in a school. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1914 Sponsored by Representative Kirkton (D), changes the laws regarding child support for higher education. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 50 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), urges the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution to the states for ratification. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

GAMBLING

HJR 88 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the length of time a member of a license organization can participate in the conduct of a bingo game and removes the current advertising restrictions. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the house General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 91 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying who can participate in the operation of a bingo game. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1534 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1213 Sponsored by Representative Franklin (R), requires the Department of Revenue to give priority in the fee office competitive bidding process to a tax-exempt organization located within the community where the fee office will be established. Voted do pass out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1512 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), establishes the Civil Liberties Defense Act which specifies how courts rule in contractual disputes involving the laws of other countries and in jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, Third Read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2066 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1051 Sponsored 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 and of each chamber of the General Assembly. Third read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 464 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), prohibits the establishment and operation of health insurance exchanges in Missouri unless certain criteria are met. Heard in the house Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

SJR 45 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1238 Sponsored by Representative Nance (R), specifies that certain felons must be eligible for food stamp program benefits. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SB 877 Sponsored by Senator Mayer, requires each state department to quarterly report the number of department employees to the General Assembly. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 1383 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding information that must be made available on the Missouri Accountability Portal. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 7 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), claims sovereignty for the State of Missouri under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 36 Sponsored by Representative Asbury (R), reaffirms economic development projects of mutual benefit between the United States and Israel. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 38 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 86 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment removing the automatic submission of proposals to convene a state constitutional convention. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HB 2051 Sponsored by Representative Cookson (R), prohibits in public schools instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in instruction concerning human reproduction. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 1186 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), requires Missouri driver’s license examinations to only be administered in English. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HCS HB 1470 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1700 Sponsored by Representative Schad (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Thursday.

 

HB 2049 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), increases the penalty for child molestation in the first degree when the victim is a child younger than 13 years of age to a class A felony. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 1109 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits any state or local governmental entity or public building, place, or setting from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee House on Thursday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1426 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 2030 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), authorizes any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement to openly carry a firearm on or about his or her person. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 2036 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), prohibits public school districts from joining an association unless the association sanctions the disciplines of archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun, and muzzleloading. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

SS SCS SB 489 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), adopts a grandfather clause for firearms safety training certificate prior to 2011. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

TAXES

HCS HB 1210 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1484 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), establishes the Paperless Documents and Forms Act which authorizes the Department of Revenue to use technology to allow the filing of certain forms and the sending of certain notifications. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1874 Sponsored by Representative Long (R), establishes a seven-tenths of 1% sales tax on gasoline and increases the current sales tax on other goods by seven-tenths of 1% for transportation purposes and increases the excise tax on diesel fuel. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1639 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), establishes the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2012, reduces the tax on business income and corporate income, and reduces the amount available for historic rehabilitation tax credits. Heard in the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1314 Sponsored by Representative Still (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the multistate streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and the department to implement the compliance provisions. Referred to the House Tax Reform Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1946 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), increases the limitation on bonded indebtedness for school districts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1985 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies provisions in the Missouri tax credit programs. Referred to the House economic Development Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2072 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), requires the Director of Revenue to report a list of jurisdictions that have adopted certain local use taxes to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tem of the Senate. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 74 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), proposes a constitutional amendment relating to income, earnings, and sales taxes. Referred to the House Tax Reform Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 84 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the limitation on bonded indebtedness for school districts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 90 Sponsored by Representative Aull (D), proposes a constitutional amendment raising the allowable level of bonded indebtedness for a school district from 15% to 20T of taxable tangible property in the district. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HB 1110 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee House on Thursday.

 

HB 1296 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Perfected in the House on Monday.  Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1574 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1680 Sponsored 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1878 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), designates a portion of State Route 94 in Callaway County as the “AMVETS Memorial Highway”. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1906 Sponsored by Representative Nolte (R), designates the portion of Interstate 70 in the state of Missouri as the “Purple Heart Trail”. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2047 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), modifies the law relating to uniform military and overseas voters. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2058 Sponsored by Representative Brown (R), establishes a Women Veterans license plate. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2071 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 67 Sponsored by Representative Denison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment which freezes the level of tax liability on residential property owned by a person who is 65 years of age or older. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 71 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 85 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell electronic pull-tab cards to support the Veterans’ Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 498 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), prohibits cities from restricting veterans organizations from operating re-sale shops in certain areas. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 47 Sponsored by Representative Allen (R), strongly urges the Department of Defense and the Missouri Congressional delegation to protect, promote, and leverage Missouri’s military bases and agencies during the upcoming federal defense budget. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

 

OTHER

HCR 6 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), strongly urges Congress and the Administration to immediately seek long and short-term solutions to the rapidly rising fuel costs in this country. Voted do pass out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 31 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), urges Congress to support a plan for the Upper Mississippi River Basin that provides flood-control without adverse impacts on existing levees and communities. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2035 Sponsored by Representative Swearingen (D), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2040 Sponsored by Representative Johnson (R), specifies that the requirement that every person operating or riding on a motorcycle on any state highway wear protective headgear will not apply from August 1 through August 21 of each year. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1141 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding the “Don’t Tread on Me” special license plate. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1211 Sponsored by Representative Dieckhaus (R), changes the laws regarding local courts. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1256 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1957 Sponsored by Representative McGeoghegan (D), allows the department of revenue to create an emergency information database for holders of instruction permits, driver’s licenses, and non-driver’s identification cards. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1975 Sponsored by Representative Oxford (D), requires professional sports teams and franchises in this state to make public their financial records and ownership if they are going to receive public funds. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 42 Sponsored by Representative Sater (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the dates that specified actions can take place on bills filed in a legislative session. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 82 Sponsored by Representative Wyatt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment altering the composition of the judicial Commission on Retirement, Removal, and Discipline. Referred to the House Judicial Reform Committee on Thursday.