Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 10, 2013

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

HB 400 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), establishes the requirements for the administration of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals. Second read on Monday, referred to the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 87 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), changes the laws regarding certain benevolent tax credits, including Pregnancy Recourse Centers tax credits retroactive to January 1st of 2013. Perfected in the House, referred to the Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday and third read and passed with Emergency Clause on Thursday.

 

HB 288 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), repeals the provision allowing an individual to assign, transfer, sell or otherwise convey the pregnancy resource center tax credit and removes the sunset for the pregnancy resource center and food pantry tax credits. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 359 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish cord blood collection sites across the state for transportation to the Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank. Referred to the House Health Care Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 386 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), establishes the Abortion Ban for Sex Selection and Genetic Abnormalities Act of 2013 to prohibit an abortion solely due to the sex of the unborn child or a genetic abnormality diagnosis. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 457 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 518 Introduced 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, without delay. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SBs 20, 15 & 19 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits, including Pregnancy Recourse Centers. First read on Monday, second read on Tuesday, referred to the House Children’s and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 262 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), prohibits health carriers from denying coverage for a health care service on the basis that the service was provided through telemedicine if the same service would be covered when delivered in person. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 412 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), increases the maximum amount for which the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority may issue a livestock feed and crop input loan guarantee from $40,000 to $100,000. Second read on Monday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 433 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), prohibits the Department of Health and Senior Services from inspecting meat processors for criteria they have already been inspected for by the state or federal Department of Agriculture. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 440 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 24 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 41 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions. Voted do pass out of Senate Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Reported from the Transportation Committee to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

 

CRIME

HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 67 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), allows a local law enforcement officer to provide assistance outside his or her jurisdiction upon the request of or permission granted by specified law enforcement agencies. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 108 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), specifies that a person commits the crime of false identification if he or she falsely represents or identifies himself or herself as another person to a law enforcement officer. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 281 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 299 Introduced by Representative Schieber (R), extends to August 28, 2023, the provisions regarding Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and the Cyber Crime Investigation Fund which had expired. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 335 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 419 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole. First read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 425 Introduced by Representative Wilson (R), specifies that all law enforcement officers are immune from personal civil liability for acts that are within the scope of their official duties, discretionary, and not performed in bad faith or with malice. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 442 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), adds professional therapy dog to the definition of “service dog” as it relates to crimes against these animals or crimes of impersonating a disabled person. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 469 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), requires political subdivisions using automated traffic enforcement systems to distribute the fines to local school districts to be used for transportation purposes. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 468 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), gives sheriffs or any other law enforcement officer absolute immunity when conducting service of process at the direction of any court. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 485 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), creates the offense of unlawful possession or use of a firearm during the commission of a felony when prior felony offenders possess or use a firearm during a subsequent felony offense. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 511 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), increases the surcharge on petitions for expungement from one hundred dollars to five hundred dollars and expands the list of misdemeanor offenses which can be expunged. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 517 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), creates the crime of drug-induced murder. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 519 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 253 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), for the sole purpose of restructuring the Missouri criminal code. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 263 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of his or her duties in the first, second, and third degree. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 35 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), creates the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund consisting of specified fees collected by the Director of Revenue to be used for the administration and regulation of the liquor control and tobacco laws. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 218 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 285 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crime of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility. Referred to the House Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues on Thursday.

 

HB 354 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), allows DWI courts to use private probation and parole services for judicial supervision when the Department of Probation and Parole is unable to provide the services. Referred to the House Special Standing Committee on Corrections on Wednesday.

 

HB 362 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), adds one active member of the Missouri Deputy Sheriff’s Association to the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART). Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 461 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), specifies that any person who refuses to submit to a law enforcement officer’s request for a chemical test for alcohol content commits the crime of tampering with physical evidence. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 474 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires members of the General Assembly to be subject to random drug testing during the legislative session. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 512 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), revises penalty provisions for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. First read in the House 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 134 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools and establishes specific components that a district must include in its antibullying policy. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), allows school districts to authorize and commission school officers to enforce laws relating to crimes committed on school grounds, at school activities, and on school buses. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 228 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), allows school districts to install and operate school bus safety cameras to detect violations that require a driver to stop for a school bus that is receiving or discharging students. Referred to the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 431 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), allows the school board of any school district to elect to provide a work station to a licensed law enforcement or peace officer employed by a local law enforcement agency to use during normal school hours. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 439 Introduced by Representative Webb (D), requires the State Board of Education to limit a student’s participation in and practice for extracurricular activities to during the school day and week to the extent possible. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 458 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), establishes Bryce’s Law which authorizes a tax credit for a person donating to a scholarship-granting organization for special needs students if it is not claimed on the person’s federal income tax return. First read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 470 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), allows a student to enroll in a school district other than the student’s school district of residence for the purpose of attending virtual courses or programs. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 7 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation for failing school districts. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 125 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D),modifies provisions relating to the employment of school personnel in the St. Louis City School District. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 169 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), requires certain financial information to be included in a school district’s bond filing and included on the ballot when voters authorize a school district bond issuance. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 276 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), allows students to enroll in another school district or charter school for purposes of attending virtual courses or programs. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HCS HB 48 & 216 Introduced by Representatives Dugger and Cox (R), requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exceptions. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday, reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 110 Introduced by Representative Smith (R), changes the laws regarding elections, including writs of election, vacancies in statewide offices, elimination of certain primary elections in third class cities, the date of the presidential primary, and the automatic recount of votes. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 117 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding petition circulators and the duties of the Secretary of State regarding initiative and referendum petitions. Heard in the House elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), repeals obsolete statutes regarding elections. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 200 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), repeals provisions that prohibit specified state employees from being a candidate for public office and changes the laws regarding the political activities of state employees. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HBs 256, 33 & 302 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 381 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits a property owners’ association from preventing a property owner from placing political yard signs on his or her property. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 407 Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), adds provisions relating to petitions to incorporate areas in Jefferson County. Second read on Monday.

 

HCS HJR 5 & 12 Introduced by Representatives Dugger and Cox (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday, referred to House Rules Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 22 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing voters to approve an increase in the level of school district bonded indebtedness. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 27 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), Establishes photo identification requirements for voting. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 6 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), allows for photographic identification for voting. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 252 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding consent to the adoption of a child. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 402 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of person who abuse chemical substances. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 443 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), proposes a pilot program to increase visitation rights of children to incarcerated parents. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 444 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes the Parent Time For Missouri Program in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow parents paid leave from work to help their children in their school. First read in the House on Tuesday.  Referred to the House Urban Issues Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 449 Introduced by Representative English (D), allows limited driving privileges to be granted to persons whose driver’s licenses have been suspended due to child support arrearage, under certain circumstances. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 466 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), establishes the Family Business Growth Act which allows up to two members of an employer’s family to opt out of workers’ compensation insurance. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 514 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding midwifery. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 19 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that each citizen has an inherent liberty that includes being able to make decisions regarding lawful health care related services or products. Referred to the House health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 77 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

SB 256 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), relating to the safe place for newborns act. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

 

GAMBLING

HB 151 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), exempts veteran’s organizations from paying taxes on bingo and pull tab card sales. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 24 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the length of time a person must be a member of an organization before participating in the operation of a bingo game and removes the advertising restrictions. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 42 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows setoff of income tax refunds and lottery payouts for unpaid debts to county jails and bars debtors from holding a concealed carry endorsement or license to hunt or fish. Reported from the Senate Ways and Means Committee to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 33 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Voted do pass out of General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 57 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (D), prohibits a state agency or political subdivision or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detention of a citizen. Referred to the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 278 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 293 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), requires any state agency that assesses or imposes an administrative penalty to implement procedures that provide information regarding the administrative appeal process. Re-referred to the House Corrections Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 305 Introduced by Representative Walker (R), extends the expiration date of specified provisions in the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 399 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), specifies procedures for the removal of non-elected chief law enforcement officers. Second read on Monday, referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 408 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. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 455 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), 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 administered in this state. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 475 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits a member of the General Assembly from being eligible to receive a retirement benefit based on his or her service unless he or she has served 16 years in the General Assembly. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 4 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing a member of the General Assembly to serve the 16-year maximum in any proportion in either chamber as long as he or she serves no more than 16 years total. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 19 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that each citizen has an inherent liberty that includes being able to make decisions regarding lawful health care related services or products. Referred to the House health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 20 Introduced by Representative Hampton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of members of the Senate from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023. Second read on Monday.  Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 21 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the total service in the General Assembly to 16 years in any proportion between the House and Senate. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday, referred to the Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 122 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions regarding the Sunshine Law. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 139 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), extends the expiration date for the closure of certain records, meetings and votes relating to operational guidelines and security systems to December 31, 2017. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 265 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 267 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 270 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 271 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 17 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 476 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires the issuance of a 30-day temporary nondriver’s license in order for the Department of Revenue to verify the identity and citizenship of the applicant. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 284 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), changes the requirements for school anti-bullying policies, mandating inclusion of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation as a protected class. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HB 477 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools, mandating inclusion of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation as a protected class. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 247 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 280 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding certain sexual offenses. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 299 Introduced by Representative Schieber (R), extends to August 28, 2023, the provisions regarding Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and the Cyber Crime Investigation Fund which had expired. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

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 within a Department of Corrections facility. Referred to the House Correction Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 462 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the requirements for the state sex offender registry. First read on Wednesday and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 463 Introduced by Representative Black (D), creates criminal penalties for acts of violence committed by a sexually violent predator while in a secure facility operated by the Department of Mental Health. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 480 Introduced by Representative Gosen (R), increases the penalty when any owner or employee of a skilled nursing facility has sexual contact with a resident to a class D felony or has sexual intercourse with a resident to a class C felony. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 490 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires the prosecuting or circuit attorney to file a motion for the court-ordered sexually transmitted disease testing of a defendant charged with certain sexual offenses. First read in the House 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 285 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 493 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), changes the laws regarding religious licensure requirement exceptions for child-care facilities by removing religious and other historical exemptions to mandated licensing. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 278 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 390 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 392 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), revises the crime of unlawful use of weapons and authorizes the revocation of a concealed carry endorsement when the holder is convicted of committing a felony while in the possession of a firearm. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 420 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), allows concealed carry endorsement holders to open carry in jurisdictions which prohibit open carry under certain circumstances. First read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 436 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts which infringe on Missouri citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 485 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), creates the offense of unlawful possession or use of a firearm during the commission of a felony when prior felony offenders possess or use a firearm during a subsequent felony offense. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 494 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), specifies that any person who owns, possesses, manufactures, purchases, or sells a high capacity firearm magazine will be guilty of a class D felony. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 42 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows setoff of income tax refunds and lottery payouts for unpaid debts to county jails and bars debtors from holding a concealed carry endorsement or license to hunt or fish. Reported from the Senate Ways and Means Committee to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

SB 150 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), declares certain federal firearm laws unenforceable and makes it a crime for public officers, agents, and employees and licensed firearms dealers to enforce such laws. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 266 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits health care professionals from entering information about firearm ownership into medical records and school employees from asking students about guns in the home. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 268 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), repeals authority for political subdivisions to regulate open carrying of firearms and requires certain local ordinances incorporate statutory justifications. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 271 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

TAXES

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. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

HB 416 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), proposes to permit certain cities and certain counties the ability to vote on a transient guest tax. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 422 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%. First read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HJR 22 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing voters to approve an increase in the level of school district bonded indebtedness. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 23 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a temporary, ten-year state sales and use tax for transportation projects. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 63 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), requires all tax credit programs created on or after August 28, 2013, to comply with the Tax Credit Accountability Act of 2004. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 174 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions relating to who is required to collects sales and use tax. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

VETERANS

HB 73 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes who may be accepted by a drug court and allows a circuit court to establish a veterans treatment court to dispose of a case stemming from substance abuse or mental illness of a current military member or a veteran. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 114 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), requires institutions of higher education to award educational credits to a veteran for certain courses that were a part of his or her military training or service. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 168 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), allows an individual who is separating from the military to have resident student status for admission and tuition purposes at a public institution of higher education under specified circumstances. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 450 Introduced by Representative Carpenter (D), authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 456 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), requires a Missouri state employee to be compensated an amount equal to the difference between his or her military compensation and state salary when the military leave of absence exceeds 120 hours. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 482 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), changes the laws regarding unclaimed cremated remains of veterans collected by veterans’ service organizations for the purpose of interment. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 5 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), designates Missouri as a Purple Heart State. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

SB 110 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

HB 37 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), establishes the Thanksgiving Family Protection Act that requires retailers, with specified exceptions, to be closed during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 77 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices. Heard in the House Workforce development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 383 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the use of a global positioning system or other technology to monitor the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle in order to impose any mileage tax. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 389 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualified research expenses, limits the annual total credits to $10 million, limits the qualified research activities, and specifies how the credits are to be issued. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 394 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped with technology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free texting. Second read on Monday.

 

HB 421 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), relating to the use of gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as legal tender. First read on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 454 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), allows pharmacists to administer all vaccines after appropriate training on the contraindications and adverse reactions to each vaccine. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 523 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 524 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped with technology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free texting. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 28 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, February 11, 2013

 

House Crime Prevention and Public Safety

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 35 — ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO CONTROL FUND      Creates the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund consisting of specified fees collected by the Director of

Revenue to be used for the administration and regulation of the liquor control and tobacco laws

 

HB 152 — SCHOOL OFFICERS      Allows school districts to authorize and commission school officers to enforce laws relating to crimes committed on school grounds, at

school activities, and on school buses

 

 

Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections

 

SB 116 – Kraus   Modifies the law relating to uniformed military voters

 

SB 129 – Sater   Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization

 

SB 53 – Lamping   Bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions

 

SB 54 – Lamping   Requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor

 

SJR 4 – Lamping   Requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor beginning in the year 2016

 

SB 79 – Lamping   Changes the primary election date from August to June

 

 

Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence

 

SB 36 – Wallingford   Modifies provisions related to juvenile offenders who have been certified as adults and found guilty in a court of general jurisdiction

 

SB 118 – Kraus   Authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts

 

SJR 1 – Lager   Grants the General Assembly the power to limit by statute jury awards of noneconomic damages

 

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2012

 

House Agri-Business

 

HB 334 — CHILDREN WORKING ON FAMILY FARMS   Dugger, Tony R(141)   Reiboldt, Bill (160)   Exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of

age from certain child labor requirements

 

 

 

House Higher Education

 

HB 168 — HIGHER EDUCATION RESIDENCY STATUS   Davis, Charlie    Kelley, Mike    Allows an individual who is separating from the military to have resident

student status for admission and tuition purposes at a public institution of higher education under specified circumstances

 

 

 

House Veterans

 

HCR 5 — PURPLE HEART STATE   Phillips, Don (138)   Designates Missouri as a Purple Heart State

 

HB 309 — VETERANS COURT PROGRAM   Solon, Sheila (031)   Kelly, Chris S(045)   Establishes the Military Veterans and Servicemembers Court Program to

provide treatment and intervention to veterans and servicemembers charged or convicted of certain crimes

 

 

House Elections

 

HB 163 — THIRD CLASS CITY PRIMARY ELECTIONS   Fitzpatrick, Scott    Dugger, Tony   Allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election

for the office of mayor and councilman

 

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 163 — THIRD CLASS CITY PRIMARY ELECTIONS

HB 117 — INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PETITIONS

 

 

Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions

 

SB 203 – Chappelle-Nadal   Repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens

 

 

House Budget

 

HB 14 – NO TITLE   Stream, Rick A.(090)   Appropriates money for supplemental purposes

 

 

House Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities

 

HB 252 – ADOPTIONS   Lauer, Jeanie (032)   Shumake, Lindell F(005)   Changes the laws regarding adoptions

 

SS SCS SBs 20, 15 & 19 — NO TITLE   Dixon, Bob (230)   Modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits including PRCs.

 

 

House Agriculture Policy

 

HJR 11 — RIGHT TO RAISE LIVESTOCK   Reiboldt, Bill (160)   Smith, Jason T(120)   Proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of persons to raise

livestock in a manner adhering to state and local laws and ordinances

 

HJR 7 — RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, AND FARM   Smith, Jason T(120)   Jones, Timothy (110)   Proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers

and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices and the right of a citizen to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife

 

 

Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry

 

SB 30 – Brown   Repeals all of the prevailing wage laws

 

SB 68 – Parson   Modifies prevailing wage determinations for third class counties

 

SB 76 – Brown   Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices

 

SB 134 – Sater   Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices

 

 

Senate General Laws

 

SB 114 – Schmitt   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

 

SB 164 – Walsh   Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords

 

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2012

House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

 

HB 95 — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS   White, Bill E.(161)   Brattin, Rick (055)   Specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can

be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization

 

HB 91 — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS   Lichtenegger, Donna S.(146)   Jones, Timothy (110)   Specifies, upon voter approval, that no person as a condition or

continuation of employment can be required to become or refrain from becoming a member or paying dues to a labor organization

 

 

House Elementary and Secondary Education

 

HB 136 – NO TITLE   Hinson, Dave A(119)   Lichtenegger, Donna S.(146)   Requires high school students to complete at least two full semesters of science and

two full semesters of math within the two semesters immediately preceding a student’s graduation from high school

 

HB 294 — HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS   Spencer, Bryan (063)   Kelley, Mike (127)   Establishes the Student Accountability Act that requires a student score

proficient or higher on a state assessment in order to receive a high school academic diploma

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 134 — BULLYING IN SCHOOLS    Allen, Sue (100)

HB 388 — PARENT-SCHOOL BUILDING INFORMATION

 

 

House Health Care Policy

 

HB 47 — USE OF TANNING DEVICES   Cross, Gary L. L.(035)   Requires, prior to any person younger than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility,

the parent or guardian of the person to appear in person giving written consent to the minor’s use of a device

 

HB 72 — USE OF A TANNING DEVICE   Barnes, Jay Owen(060)   Prohibits any person younger than six years of age from using a tanning device or his or her guardian

from allowing the use of a tanning device

 

HB 257 — TUBERCULOSIS TESTING   Frederick, Keith J(121)   Franklin, Diane (123)    Changes the laws regarding the requirements for testing persons with tuberculosis

 

HB 274 — NEWBORN SCREENINGS   Brattin, Rick (055)   Haefner, Marsha (095)    Establishes Chloe’s Law that requires the newborn screening requirements to include

a critical congenital heart disease screening

 

 

House Special Standing Committee on Corrections

 

HB 69 — COURT ACTIONS AGAINST JAILS   Kelley, Mike (127)   Davis, Charlie E(162)   Specifies that gross negligence will be the standard of proof in a court action

brought against a public or private jail or a correctional or detention facility as a result of a death by suicide of any inmate

 

HB 301 — SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS   Engler, Kevin    Adds the prosecutor of the jurisdiction into which a sexually violent predator is to be released to the list

of those who must be served the offender’s petition for conditional release over specified objections

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2012

Senate Appropriations,

 

Judiciary – Public Defender

 

 

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced Daily:  

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