Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: January 25, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

 

HB 87 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), changes the law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 185 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), relating to substance abuse during pregnancy. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 288 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), removes the provision allowing an individual to assign, transfer, sell or otherwise convey a tax credit for a pregnancy care center contribution and removes the sunset for said credits and food pantries. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 298 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires an obstetric ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 15 Introduced by Senator Richard (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits.

 

SB 20 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits.

 

SB 19 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), extends the sunset on the residential dwelling accessibility tax credit and modifies the allocation of tax credit cap from another tax credit program to this program. All three bills were presented in the Senate Local Government Committee, and combined in a Committee Substitute (SCS SB’s 20, 15 & 19) and voted out on Thursday morning.

 

SB 111 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SCR 6 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution… regardless of its required ratification date of 1979. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

 

HB 205 Introduced by Representative Reilboldt (R), affirms the right of persons to raise livestock in a humane manner without the state imposing an undue economic burden on livestock owners. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 206 Introduced by Representative Reilboldt (R), designates the month of December as “Pet Breeders Appreciation Month”. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 244 Introduced by Representative Ellington (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 Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 245 Introduced by Representative Ellington (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 Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 255 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), modifies existing language regarding animal shelters and fees. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 10 Introduced by Representative Reilboldt (R), requires a four-sevenths voter majority approval of an initiative petition related to crop production, livestock, or agriculture in order for it to take effect. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 11 Introduced by Representative Reilboldt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of persons to raise livestock in a manner adhering to state and local laws and ordinances as enacted at a specified time. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 284 Introduced by Representative Hummel (D), modifies provisions relating to the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 51 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), repeals and modifies provisions of state law relating to covered farm vehicles that are inconsistent with federal law. Heard in the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

CRIME

 

HB 210 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), This 1,000+ page bill changes multiple laws regarding the criminal code. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 220 Introduced by Representative May (D), changes the laws regarding arrearages and the expungement of certain records related to criminal nonsupport. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 228 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), allows school districts to install and operate school bus safety cameras. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 230 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), creates the crime of dangerous vehicular flight, increases the penalty for resisting arrest by fleeing in a vehicle in a dangerous manner, and requires high speed pursuit training for all peace officer. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 238 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 239 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), prohibits the state, as an employer or provider of public or housing assistance, from requiring an applicant to disclose any prior felony plea or conviction. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 183 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), relating to the offense of unlawful search. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 241 Introduced by Representative Ellington (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 on Wednesday.

 

HB 270 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (D), allows certain inmates who become physically or mentally disabled, infirm, incompetent, or incapacitated to be released on parole if they are eligible for specified federal medical or financial benefits. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 281 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 299 Introduced by Representative Schieber (R), extends the provisions regarding Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and the Cyber Crime Investigation fund to August 28, 2023. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 300 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 in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 202 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a crime for employers who divulge certain personal information of employees and customers. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 273 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), requires consolidation of certain court actions filed regarding the merits of the title of property in forcible entry and unlawful detainer cases. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 312 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), authorizes state college and university police officers to enforce traffic regulations on college or university property. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HB 218 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 231 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), modifies temporary instruction driving permits to add a sobriety component and modifies the age requirement for persons granted permission to accompany drivers under the age of sixteen. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 265 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (D), allows certain organizations who sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail or on their premises to obtain a special permit to remain open until 3:00 a.m. each day and to open on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. first read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 285 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crime of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 114 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), allows brewers of beer for personal or family use to use the beer off the premises where brewed and prohibits the sale of liquor that is manufactured for personal or family use. Referred to the Senate General laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 121 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), repeals prohibitions on liquor wholesalers, distillers, winemakers, brewers, microbrewers and retailers having interests in one another and prohibitions on discounts. Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 201 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), enacts a state-wide smoking ban. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

HB 217 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), requires state agencies to track federal fund use, political subdivisions and schools to disclose indebtedness, the Governor to report budget withholdings, and removes the State Auditor from the Board of Fund Commissioners. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 193 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to the education of gifted and talented children. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 261 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (D), allows any public school to offer dating abuse information in its health curriculum in grades seven through twelve. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 291 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), establishes the Missouri Standard Science Act which requires the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 292 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), requires a transitional skills class to be taken after the personal finance class in order for a student to receive a high school diploma. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 294 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), requires proficient level or higher achievement on state assessments in order to receive a high school academic diploma. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 14 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the General Assembly to issue bonds to fund higher education, improvements, constructions, landscaping, land or building purchases, and transportation infrastructure. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 200 Introduced 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 and teen dating violence prevention. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 209 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 210 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), prohibits the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

HCS HB 110 Introduced by Representative Jason Smith (R), requires a vacancy in the office of United States Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, or State Treasurer to be filled by an appointment by the Governor or a special election. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and adopted with an Emergency Clause on Wednesday and first read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), repeals obsolete statutes regarding elections. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 200 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding the political activities of state employees and removes provisions prohibiting state employees from running for political office. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 216 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes identification requirements for voting. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 12 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment permitting the requirement of photo identification to vote in elections. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 232 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), requires election authorities to establish a voluntary electronic voter registration system for voters with no form of state-issued photographic identification. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 177 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), relating to the date of the presidential primary. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 289 Introduced by Representative Montecillo (D), permits the election authority to hire election judges based upon merit and without regard to political party affiliation. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 13 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SJR 4 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor beginning in the year 2016. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 5 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), requires the legislative session to end in late March rather than mid-May, beginning with the 99th General Assembly in 2017. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 6 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), allows for photographic identification for voting. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

 

HB 195 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires persons certified and providing homebirth services to provide proof of malpractice insurance coverage prior to the provision of services. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 225 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), requires a child younger than eight years of age to wear a personal flotation device when on a watercraft and when wading or swimming in public water deeper than three feet. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 231 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), modifies temporary instruction driving permits to add a sobriety component and modifies the age requirement for persons granted permission to accompany drivers under the age of sixteen. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 248 Introduced by Representative Ellington (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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 252 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 308 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires persons certified and providing homebirth services to provide proof of malpractice insurance coverage prior to the provision of services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 47 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies the definition of relative as it pertains to the placement of children with relatives. Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Heard in the Senate agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 48 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to the prohibition of racial considerations in adoption proceedings. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 49 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies the criteria for determining that is a child is a special needs child for the purposes of the special needs adoption tax credit. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 184 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), relating to alimony and maintenance. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 290 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), authorizes licensed professional counselors and psychologists to conduct adoption investigations. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 199 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), requires long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies encouraging familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 317 Introduced 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 a vaccination prior to the administration of the vaccination. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 208 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

GAMBLING

 

HB 234 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 279 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that a recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits who makes an electronic benefit transaction at any casino or gaming establishment will be ineligible for benefits for three years. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

 

HB 236 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Minority Business Enterprise and Women’s Business Enterprise Oversight Review Committee to assist these business enterprises in bidding on state contracts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 250 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies the operations and procedures of the Missouri Ethics Commission. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 181 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to ethics. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 256 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 293 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), requires all state agencies that assess any administrative fine or penalty to provide information regarding how a person may appeal the assessment of the penalty. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 297 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 17 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting state appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 318 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), authorizes any court in a civil case to order that jury costs be paid by the party against whom a judgment is made. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 119 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), creates the State Sovereignty Commission. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

HB 275 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires all employers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing unauthorized aliens. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 203 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

SCR 6 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution… regardless of its required ratification date of 1979. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 247 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), removes the ten-year statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 188 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), relating to petitions for conditional release of sexually violent predators. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 266 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (D), establishes the Task Force on Alternative Confinement for Victims of Human Sex Trafficking within the Department of Public Safety. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 280 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding sexual assaults. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 301 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), requires notification of the prosecutor of the jurisdiction into which a sexually violent predator has petitioned for conditional release over the objections of the Director of the Department of Mental Health. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 16 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to allow evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under eighteen years of age. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 326 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the penalty for the crime of sexual misconduct to a class D felony if the crime is committed while the person is incarcerated. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 113 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions of mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

PROPERTY RIGHTS – FAMILY FARMS

 

HB 302 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), criminalizes the failure to vacate leased premises in a rent and possession case under chapter 535. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Heard in the Senate agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

HB 282 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), allows religious books to be used in public schools in certain situations as long as they are used in a manner that does not violate the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 278 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

HB 209 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), specifies that a federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

 

HB 276 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes certain school districts to designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer who may carry concealed firearms and requires the POST commission to set standards for training. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 15 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that the right of every citizen to possess or purchase ammunition for the proper functioning of arms must not be infringed or limited. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 124 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

 

HB 253 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), establishes the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2013 relating to the taxation of business income. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 246 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Missouri Supporting Families Income Tax Holiday Act allowing an exemption from state withholding taxes for state employees in a specified month determined by the Department of Revenue. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 32 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), requires the State Tax Commission to use the local assessor’s property assessment method when the commission’s assessment is in conflict with the local assessor’s assessment. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 55 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), authorizes a tax amnesty program. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 63 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), allows county collectors, with specified exceptions, the option to electronically transmit to resident taxpayers the required statement of personal property tax due instead of mailing them. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 128 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), requires collectors in all counties, except for counties under township organization, to mail or electronically send property tax bills 30 days before the taxes are delinquent. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 175 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of special assessments and delinquent property taxes. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 11 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates a phased-in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduces the corporate income tax rate over a five-year period. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 26 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), changes the individual and corporate income tax. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 31 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), increases the tax on cigarettes by twenty-six cents, modifies the state individual income tax rate, and increases the state sales and use tax by one-half percent. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 204 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), extends the sunset on the wood energy producers tax credit and caps the amount of tax credits available under the program each fiscal year. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

 

SB 180 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to service-disabled veteran business contracts. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 186 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), relating to unclaimed veterans’ remains. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HCR 16 Introduced by Representative Walton Grey (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. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 309 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), establishes the Military Veterans and Service members Court Program to provide treatment and intervention to veterans and service members charged or convicted of certain crimes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 106 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), requires higher education institutions to accept credits for military courses and professional licensing boards must consider military qualifications when considering licensing. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 110 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military voters. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 117 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), allows individuals who are separating from the military to have resident student status for purposes of attending public institutions of higher education. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 118 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

 

HB 240 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Malcolm X Day Commission to organize activities and events in honor of the civil rights leader. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 33 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to public accommodations and service dogs for persons with mental disabilities. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 187 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), relating to protective headgear for operation of motorcycles or motortricycles. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 237 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), specifies that a title lender is liable for the actions of the persons employed or contracted by him or her to take possession of titled personal property upon the expiration or default of a title loan. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 249 Introduced by Representative Ellington (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 on Wednesday.

 

HB 286 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), prohibits employers from asking current or prospective employees to provide certain information to gain access to a social networking website where such employees maintain an account or profile. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 296 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), creates the Missouri Good Samaritan Law. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 112 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health care services. Referred to the Special Committee on HealthCare on Thursday.

 

HB 260 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. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 320 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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 29 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks. Re-referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, January 28, 2013

 

Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations & Elections

 

SB 2 – Rupp   Requires Secretary of State to post initiative & referendum material on its website

 

SB 82 – Schaefer   Requires the Governor to call a special election if the office of Lieutenant Governor is vacated

 

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 

House Veterans

 

HJR 8 — VETERANS LOTTERY TICKET     Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds to go to the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund

 

HB 148 — CHILD CUSTODY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL     Establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent

 

 

House Elections

 

HJR 5 — PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE     Proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that general law may require a person to provide valid government-issued photo identification in order to vote in an election

 

HB 48 — PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE     Requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exceptions

 

NOTE:  Executive Session will be held on these bills.

 

 

 

Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions

 

SB 69 – Keaveny   Modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders

 

 

SB 77 – Lamping   Allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements

 

 

House Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities

 

HB 87 — TAX CREDITS    Changes the law regarding certain benevolent tax credits, including the Pregnancy Care Center tax credit.

 

 

Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy & Environment

 

SB 121 – Schaefer   Repeals prohibitions on liquor wholesalers, distillers, winemakers, brewers, microbrewers and retailers

 

 

Senate General Laws

 

SB 75 – Brown   Require school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders

 

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

 

HB 64 — DEDUCTION FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS     Allows an employer or labor organization to obtain a political contribution through an automatic payroll deduction if the employee or member consents to the contribution in writing annually

 

 

Senate Jobs, Economic Development & Local Government

 

SB 5 – Lager   Modifies several provisions regarding tax credits and the corporate income tax

 

SB 32 – Lamping   Modifies the low-income housing and historic preservation tax credit programs and requires any increase in revenue to be applied to a decrease in the individual income tax rate

 

 

Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence

 

SB 113 – Schmitt   Modifies provisions of mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

 

 

House Health Insurance   – & –   Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry

 

The committee, along with the House Health Insurance Committee will meet to hear a presentation related to the changes coming to the health insurance marketplace on 1/1/14.

 

 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

House Tourism and Natural Resources

 

HB 42 — PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS      Prohibits the state and all political subdivisions from adopting or implementing United Nations or international environmental and developmental policies that infringe or restrict private property rights without due process

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced