Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 17, 2013

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

HCS HB 87 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), changes the laws regarding certain benevolent tax credits. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 518 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, without delay. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SS SCS SBs 20, 15 & 19 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 318 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to abortion reporting and recordkeeping. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HCS HB 46 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Friday.

 

HB 334 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of age from certain child labor requirements. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday and voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 542 Sponsored by Representative Love (R), revises the definition of eggs to include the eggs of a domesticated turkey, duck, goose, or guinea that are intended for human consumption. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 564 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), changes the laws regarding the crimes of animal neglect and animal abuse and creates the crime of animal trespass. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 586 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state and prohibits a restriction on the conducting of or participating in rodeos. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 604 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HB 612 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows county commissioners to issue ordinances regarding natural and man-made disasters. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

HB 617 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), allows a cottage food production operation to sell baked goods out of an individual’s home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

HCS HJR 7 Sponsored by Representative Jason Smith (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. Voted do pass out of the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HJRs 11 & 7 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of persons to raise livestock in a manner adhering to state and local laws and ordinances. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 27 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), proposes a constitutional amendment protecting the rights of persons to hunt and fish. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

HCR 21 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 24 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCR 8 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), urges the Department of Natural Resources to require groundwater monitoring of new and existing coal ash ponds and require clean-up at leaking coal ash ponds. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

HB 152 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 210 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 213 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), specifies that any party who takes a deposition in a criminal case will be responsible for the costs of providing one copy of the transcript of the deposition to the opposing party. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 214 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires restitution to be paid through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney and authorizes certain administrative costs to be assessed and restitution to be taken from an inmate’s account. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 215 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires restitution to be paid through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney and allows them to charge various administrative handling costs and changes the laws regarding public defenders. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 312 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), allows the governing board of any state college or university to enforce traffic regulations and general motor vehicle laws on college or university property through campus police officers. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 335 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 511 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 519 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 524 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 530 Sponsored by Representative Butler (D), creates the Neighborhood Watch Fund, which provides state funding for political subdivisions and the wards of St. Louis City to establish neighborhood watch organizations. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 539 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows community service in lieu of a fine for certain traffic offenses. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 541 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), changes the requirements for cases involving juvenile offenders who have been certified as adults and found guilty in a court of general jurisdiction. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 575 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), revises criminal procedure laws regarding obtaining and using eyewitness identification testimony, in-custody informant testimony, and the identification, collection, and preservation of biological evidence. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 583 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), establishes the School Safety Trust Fund Act which changes the distribution of proceeds from sale or disposition of property under the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 584 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), establishes the Commission on the Death Penalty, places a moratorium on all executions until January 1,  2016,  and creates the Cold Case Investigation Revolving Fund. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 592 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires a person who has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of a pharmacist or health care professional is illegal and could cause serious injury to make a report to specified authorities. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 619 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), revises laws concerning first degree murder. First read in the House on Friday.

 

HCR 22 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), urges Congress to require the establishment of a national database on police shootings. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 12 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), provides immunity from civil liability for court appointed attorneys. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

SB 36 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), modifies provisions related to juvenile offenders who have been certified as adults and found guilty in a court of general jurisdiction. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 61 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), requires the State Auditor to compare the costs of death penalty cases and first-degree murder cases in which the death penalty is not sought. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 62 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), increases the fine for seat belt violations from $10 to $50. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 222 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence.  Referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 224 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), increases the maximum salaries that may be paid to the members of the Kansas City Police Department and provides that actions taken against the police chief are subject to review. Referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 247 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2013 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 296 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), relating to college or university police officers. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 310 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), creates a petition process for the expungement of records relating to certain criminal offenses. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 313 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), increases the $2 surcharge for criminal cases in cities or counties with domestic violence shelters to $4. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 316 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), creates a court surcharge in municipal traffic violation cases. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 327 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), allows certain criminal defendants to be released on electronic monitoring if the county commission agrees to pay the cost of the monitoring. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 331 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), creates procedures for the collection of restitution through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

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

 

HB 512 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), revises penalty provisions for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 523 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 546 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), increases the excise tax on cigarettes of 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes by 4 cents per pack per year for four years until the excise tax on cigarettes reaches 33 cents per pack. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 560 Sponsored by Representative Molendorp (R), proposes to prohibit smoking or using tobacco products in any area or on the grounds of a state correctional facility. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 121 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 233 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 134 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 Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 528 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and requires the State Board of Education to designate a staff person in charge of gifted and talented education. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 562 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), establishes smaller class sizes for the Kansas City School District than the established minimum and desirable standards of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 563 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), requires children in the St. Louis City School District and Kansas City School District to enroll in a school by age five. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 136 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), 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. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 294 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), 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. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 570 Sponsored by Representative Clem Smith (D), establishes the Rosa Parks Observance Day Commission within the Governor’s Office to organize and coordinate activities and events to celebrate her life and raise awareness of her legacy. First read on Wednesday, and second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 596 Sponsored by Representative Wright (D), allows school districts to receive state aid for children ages three to five participating in a district-operated pre-kindergarten program. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HB 603 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), sets out intervention options for struggling schools. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HB 616 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and the implementation of the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

SCS SB 7 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation for failing school districts. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 225 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), modifies laws regarding educational parental support for higher education. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 239 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 249 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), requires children in the St. Louis City School District and Kansas City School District to attend school at age five. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 311 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), creates the Parental Involvement Act to allow parents to petition to convert a public school using a school turnaround model or into a charter school. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HCS HBs 48 & 216 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exceptions. Taken up on the House floor for perfection HCS HBs 48 & 216 on Tuesday, perfected on Wednesday and third read on Thursday and first read in the Senate.

 

HCS HB 117 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding petition circulators and the duties of the Secretary of State regarding initiative and referendum petitions. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 163 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 199 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), repeals obsolete statutes regarding elections. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 543 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), modifies the duties and authority of the State Auditor. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 588 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), proposes to move the primary election date to the first Tuesday after the third Monday of June. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 605 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), proposes to require voter registration to use legal names as they appear on birth certificates, or as legally changed through marriage or court order. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

HJR 4 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 5 & 12 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (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. Taken up on the House floor for perfection on Tuesday. Perfected on Wednesday, third read in the House on Thursday and first read in the Senate.

 

SB 27 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), establishes photo identification requirements for voting. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 54 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 65 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 79 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), changes the primary election date from August to June. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 116 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military voters. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 227 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), this act charges the Attorney General with administering and enforcing ethics laws and imposes campaign contribution limits. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 290 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), relating to campaign finance. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SJR 4 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor beginning in the year 2016. Heard in the Senate Election Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 6 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), allows for photographic identification for voting. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 19 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), relating to term limits for statewide elected officials. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 47 Sponsored by Representative Cross (R), 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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 72 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), 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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 252 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 497 Sponsored by Representative Kirkton (D), expands the definition of “relative” for purposes of the guardianship subsidy to include fictive kin. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 505 Sponsored by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 513 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), affirms parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of their children as a fundamental right which cannot be infringed on without demonstrating a governmental interest of the high. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 514 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding midwifery. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 547 Sponsored by Representative Mitten (D), changes the requirements for termination of parental rights. First read in the house on Tuesday,  second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 556 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the time for a man to file an action to establish paternity or file with the putative father registry from 15 days to 60 days after the birth of the child. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 557 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), requires all substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in the central registry to be classified based on risk of future harm to the child. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 566 Sponsored by Representative Austin (R), allows the father of a child whose paternity has been determined and whose visitation rights have been violated to have access to an expedited hearing. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 571 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law, which changes the laws regarding licensing requirements for child-care facilities. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 572 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), includes owners and operators of child-care providers in the definition of child-care workers and requires child-care workers to have their fingerprints ran thru the FBI database. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 576 Sponsored by Representative Walker (R), specifies that dissolution of marriage proceedings are exempt from the automatic stay provisions for members of the General Assembly. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 26 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing to parents their fundamental right to control the care, custody, upbringing, and education of their minor children. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

 

GAMBLING

HB 509 Sponsored by Representative Otto (D), prohibits an excursion gambling boat from being subject to more restrictive smoking laws than any other excursion gambling boat within a 75 mile radius. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 492 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), changes the laws regarding the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law, on records or documents involving law enforcement officers. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 499 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), prohibits a health carrier from requiring prior authorization for serious and urgent conditions. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 503 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), creates the “Paperless Documents and Forms Act”. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 504 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), establishes a three-year statute of limitations for disciplinary proceedings to be initiated against any licensed psychologist, professional counselor or social worker. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 527 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), creates the Joint Committee on the Tenth Amendment. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 538 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), provides for direct appeal in certain civil cases tried before an associate circuit judge or before a municipal court and provides that certain appellate cases cannot be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 53 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HBs 256, 33 & 305 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 544 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), removes provisions designating Department of Revenue employees as peace officers. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 554 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), enacts provisions relating to administrative garnishment and lien simplification. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 181 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Intrastate Commerce Act which specifies that all goods produced or manufactured in Missouri and remain in Missouri are not subject to federal law or regulation. Heard in the House International Trade Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 309 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), prohibits certain types of public benefit corporations from entering into agreements to operate health insurance exchanges. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 312 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), prohibits retired judges or state employees from collecting retirement benefits while subsequently employed by a Missouri city, town, county, or village. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 42 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 139 Sponsored 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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 275 Sponsored 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 an unauthorized alien. Heard in the House International Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HB 615 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 301 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), 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. Heard in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 480 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 490 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 535 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offenses against a child. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 577 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 587 Sponsored by Representative Remole (R), designates the county clerk’s office as the polling place for registered sex offenders,  and requires such persons to vote an absentee ballot if they are unable to vote in person. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 589 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 243 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), makes second degree sexual misconduct a class D felony if the offender was incarcerated in a Department of Corrections facility at the time of the crime. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 250 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 493 Sponsored by Representative LaFaver (D), removes the laws regarding licensure exceptions for religious child-care facilities. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 571 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law, which changes the laws regarding licensing requirements for child-care facilities. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 572 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), includes owners and operators of child-care providers in the definition of child-care workers and requires child-care workers to have their fingerprints ran thru the FBI database. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 181 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Intrastate Commerce Act which specifies that all goods produced or manufactured in Missouri and remain in Missouri are not subject to federal law or regulation. Heard in the House International Trade Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 485 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 494 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 533 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), specifies that the state shall not prohibit a state employee from keeping a firearm in his or her vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 537 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (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 Monday,  second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 545 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), makes it a class C felony to manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 20 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), supports lawful legislative action which protects the rights of gun owners, addresses the mental health issues that threaten public safety, and ensure that only law-abiding citizens have access to firearms. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 42 Sponsored 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. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

SB 325 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), declares the General Assembly’s position on the authority of the federal government, declares as invalid certain federal gun laws, and prohibits the enforcement of such laws. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

HB 55 Sponsored by Representative Flanigan (R), authorizes a tax amnesty program. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 105 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), changes the laws regarding the withholding tax filing requirements for certain small businesses. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 128 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Monday, referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 175 Sponsored by Representative Crawford (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of special assessments and delinquent property taxes. Heard in the House Local Government on Monday.

 

HB 500 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 521 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 536 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), creates a phased-in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduces the corporate income tax rate over a five-year period. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 546 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), increases the excise tax on cigarettes of 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes by 4 cents per pack per year for four years until the excise tax on cigarettes reaches 33 cents per pack. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 551 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), changes provisions relating to statements of no tax due. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 553 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), enacts a provision relating to reciprocal collection and offset of indebtedness agreements between the state and the federal government. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 578 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), modifies provisions relating to who is required to collects sales and use tax. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 579 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 602 Sponsored by Representative Dohrman (R), changes the laws regarding assessment and levying of property tax. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HB 607 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), proposes to adjust the individual income tax rates for inflation. Second read in the House on Friday.

 

HB 620 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), proposes to establish tax incentives through retained withholding taxes and refundable income and financial institution tax credits for qualified companies. First read in the House on Friday.

 

SB 83 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions of law relating to collection of special assessments and delinquent property taxes. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 166 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2019. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 182 Sponsored by Senator Kehoe (R), eliminates local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies local sales taxes. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 2 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), amends the Constitution to limit general revenue appropriations and mandate state income tax rate reductions in certain situations. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

HB 154 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), allows female veterans to obtain a “WOMEN VETERANS” specialized license plate. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 168 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 599 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), allows a motor vehicle registration applicant to make a $1 donation, at the time of application, to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HCR 5 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), designates Missouri as a Purple Heart State. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 8 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 106 Sponsored 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. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

SB 110 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

SB 117 Sponsored 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. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

SB 118 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 186 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), modifies the steps entities in possession of cremated remains must take to acquire verification of eligibility for burial at a state or national veterans’ cemetery. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

HB 91 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 95 Sponsored by Representative White (R), 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 112 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Health Care on Wednesday.

 

HB 320 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

HB 322 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), allows the insurance identification card that contains proof of insurance information for a motor vehicle and certain policies and endorsements to be available electronically. Heard in the House Insurance Committee on Monday.

 

HB 483 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), authorizes the Division of Professional Registration to regulate mixed martial arts and creates rules for amateur contests. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 520 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish the Equal Pay Commission. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 522 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), allows proof of motor vehicle financial responsibility to be issued at the request of the insured to a mobile electronic device and used for verification in lieu of an insurance identification card. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 555 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 561 Sponsored by Representative Molendorp (R), specifies that if an anatomical gift is medically unsuitable for transplantation or therapy, the gift may be used for research, education, or pass to an appropriate procurement organization. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 595 Sponsored by Representative Kirkton (D), requires a health insurance carrier to provide coverage for the initial device deemed necessary to treat a child from birth to age three who has been screened and assessed for a hearing impairment. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 597 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), allows a person 18 years of age or older to operate a motorcycle on any state highway without protective headgear if he or she has obtained a helmet-free endorsement from the Department of Revenue. First read in the House on Thursday, second read on Friday.

 

HCR 19 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), strongly urges the continued and increase development and delivery of North American oil to United States refineries, and the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

SCR 7 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), keystone XL project. Offered in the Senate on Monday.

 

SCS SB 29 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 35 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), creates an income tax return check-off program to provide funds for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 77 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements. Third read and passed in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 129 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 226 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies the standards for determining when a person is in need of mental health detention and evaluation. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 238 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 245 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), adds law school clinics to the list of organizations who may waive court expenses without filing a motion. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 317 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), allows motorists to provide proof of financial responsibility insurance by mobile electronic devices. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 319 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), allows proof of financial responsibility to be displayed via an image on mobile electronic device and allows certain policies and endorsements to be posted on an insurer’s website. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, February 18, 2013

 

Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections, Senator Jay Wasson, Chairman

Monday, February 18                                                        2:00 p.m.                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SB 94 – Justus   Creates an advance voting system for elections

 

SB 145 – Walsh   Creates an advance voting system for elections

 

SB 135 – Sater   Requires a newly formed Fair Ballot Commission to approve fair ballot language and ballot summary statements

 

SB 177 – Schmitt   Moves the date of the presidential primary from February to March

 

SB 234 – Wasson   Requires an applicant for a marital and family therapist license to show a master’s or doctoral degree from a Commission on Accreditation for

Marriage and Family Therapy accredited program

 

 

Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Bob Dixon, Chairman

Monday, February 18                                                        Upon Adjournment                                             Senate Lounge

 

SB 84 – Rupp   Provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services

 

SB 126 – Sater   Prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device

 

SB 50 – Wallingford   Provides protections for Alternatives to Abortion Agencies to freely engage in religious practices

 

SB 175 – Wallingford   Requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing drugs while such drug is administered

 

(First matter to be considered) Informational presentation from retired Judge Charles Atwell, chair of The Missouri Bar Criminal Justice Task Force, on its recommendations

relating to indigent criminal defense.

 

Written testimony submitted in advance of the hearing is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for each bill. Electronic submission to bob.dixon@senate.mo.gov at least 48 hours

prior to the hearing is preferred.

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2012

 

Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions, Senator John Lamping, Chairman

Tuesday, February 19                                                                       8:15 AM                                                                SCR-1

 

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

 

SB 222 – Lamping   Modifies provisions relating to domestic violence

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, February 19                                                                        3:00 P.M.                                                              SCR 1

 

SJR 14 – Schaefer   Modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms

 

SB 218 – LeVota    Requires the display of the Honor and Remember flag at all state buildings and state parks

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2012

Senate Appropriations, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman

Wednesday, February 20                                                                   8:30 a.m.                                                               SCR 2

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

 

Thursday, February 21, 2012

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced Daily:  

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LEGISLATIVE CALENDARS

 

Possible Floor Actions In The Chambers Of The Missouri House & Senate

House & Senate Calendars are Updated Daily

Check House & Senate Web Sites for Updates Each Day

http://www.house.mo.gov/DailyCalendar.aspx

http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/pdf-cal/cal.htm

 

 

MISSOURI HOUSE CALENDAR

Twenty-Third Day, Monday, February 18, 2013

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

 

HCS HJRs 11 & 7 — Reiboldt (160)   RIGHT TO FARM

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

HB 44 — Korman (042)   RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD

 

HB 55 — Flanigan (163)   TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

 

HCS HB 388 — Swan (147)   SCHOOL INFORMATION ACT

 

 

 

 

MISSOURI SENATE CALENDAR

TWENTY-SECOND DAY–MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

 

HCS for HB 87     Modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits

 

HCS for HJRs 5 & 12     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

 

HCS for HBs 256, 33 & 305     Extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law

 

HCS for HBs 48 & 216     Requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exceptions

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

1. SCS for SB 9-Pearce     Allows University of Missouri Extension Councils to form extension districts made up of cooperating counties

 

2. SS for SCS for SB 121-Schaefer     Modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws

 

3. SCS for SB 182-Kehoe, et al     Eliminates local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies local sales taxes

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SB 69-Keaveny, with SCS     Modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders

 

SB 24-Parson     Allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes

 

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

 

SB 16-Munzlinger     Exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements

 

SB 29-Brown, with SCS     Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SB 3-Rupp     Creates the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program for public high school students who graduate from high school early

 

SB 22-Dixon     Grants the authority to redraw the circuit and appellate judicial districts to the Supreme Court

 

SB 41-Munzlinger     Modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions

 

SB 48-Lamping     Modifies provisions relating to the prohibition of racial considerations in adoption proceedings