Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 2, 2013

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

 

HCS HB 87 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), changes the law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

HB 337 Introduced by Representative Swearingen (D), prohibits political subdivisions from discriminating between licensed professional counselors and other mental health professionals when promulgating regulations or recommending services. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 368  Introduced by Representative Hough (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 378  Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 400  Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), establishes the requirements for the administration of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals. First read on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 20 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Debated on the Senate floor on Monday afternoon, and late into the night before being perfected in the Senate, referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Voted do pass on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the Senate with an Emergency Clause on Thursday.

 

SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 129 Introduced 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. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 175 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing drugs while such drug is administered. Refereed to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SCR 6 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

 

HB 255 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), exempts, effective January 1, 2014, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday.

 

HB 334 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 342 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 149 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

 

SB 214 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), relating to crime. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to domestic violence. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 335 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 358  Introduced 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 371  Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedure. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. First read on Thursday.

 

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. First read on Thursday.

 

SB 81 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), gives the courts discretion to award attorney’s fees to prevailing parties in civil actions where civil rights have been violated. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 152 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), allows judges to suspend the imposition of an adult criminal sentence for juvenile offenders. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 162 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 183 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), makes it a crime for a government officer to unlawfully search a person seeking access to a public venue or transportation source. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 202 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a crime for employers who divulge certain personal information of employees and customers. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 247 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), relating to repealing the death penalty. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 251 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to public assistance fraud and abuse. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HB 347 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

 

HB 354  Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), allows for the utilization of private probation and parole services to provide judicial supervision in DWI courts when the local Department of Probation and Parole is unable to provide such services. First read in the House on Wednesday.  Second read on Thursday.

 

HB 356  Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), allows certain licensed beer merchants to sell thirty-two ounces or more of draft beer to customers in containers filled on the premises for consumption off the premises. First read in the House on Wednesday.  Second read on Thursday.

 

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). First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 365  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), changes the controlled substance classification of all methamphetamine precursor drugs from Schedule IV and Schedule V to Schedule III, requiring a physician’s prescription. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 146 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 185 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), criminalizes prenatal drug or alcohol use. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 121 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), repeals prohibitions on liquor wholesalers, distillers, winemakers, brewers, microbrewers and retailers having interests in one another and prohibitions on discounts. Heard in the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 201 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), enacts a state-wide smoking ban. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 233 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

HB 348 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), converts the Kansas City school board to a seven-member board. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 366  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), prohibits a school district from scheduling a day or a half day off of school within five weekdays of Veterans Day unless the district also schedules Veterans Day as a day off. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 3 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), creates the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program for public high school students who graduate from high school early. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 7 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation for failing school districts. Voted do pass by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.  Reported out of Committee Thursday.

 

SB 132 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), allows school districts to receive state aid for children ages three to five participating in a district-operated pre-kindergarten program. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 171 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), provides that charter school sponsors are responsible for all expenditures associated with the closure of a charter school they sponsor. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 200 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), allows school districts and charter schools to establish and implement an age-appropriate curriculum to educate students about domestic violence and teen dating violence prevention. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 209 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 239 Introduced 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. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 249 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), relating to school attendance. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

HB 48 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 336 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that no political subdivision shall prohibit any first responder from engaging in any political activity while off duty and not in uniform unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. First read in the House on Wednesday, 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. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 5 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 18 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 82 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), requires the Governor to call a special election if the office of Lieutenant Governor is vacated. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 135 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), requires a newly formed Fair Ballot Commission to approve fair ballot language and ballot summary statements. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 145 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), creates an advance voting system for elections. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 177 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), moves the date of the presidential primary from February to March. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 216 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), relating to first responder political activity. First read on Monday.

 

 

FAMILY

 

HB 308 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires persons certified and providing homebirth services to provide proof of malpractice insurance coverage prior to the provision of services. Second read on Monday (Jones’ previous bill dealing with the same subject was withdrawn due to spelling error).

 

HB 317 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), requires all parents and legal guardians of children less than seven years of age to be informed of the ingredients contained in a vaccination prior to the administration of the vaccination. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 360  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), prohibits denial of mental health care and treatment for children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect and requires guardians ad litem to have training in child abuse and neglect or in mental health. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 361  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), authorizes counties to assess a fee on all civil case filings by the circuit court to provide funding to qualified nonprofit organizations to implement a neutral site child custody exchange program. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 406  Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), requires all employers with more than fifty employees to remit payments to the Family Support Payment Center by electronic means. First read 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 47 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 153 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), requires a non-custodial parent to pay child support until the child reaches 22 years of age instead of 21 years of age. Referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 184 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions regarding the termination of alimony and maintenance payments. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 208 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care. Referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 225 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), relating to child support. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 234 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), 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. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

GAMBLING

 

HJR 8 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

 

HB 256 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 305 Introduced by Representative Walker (R), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 332 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), removes the sunset provisions with regard to certain open records and meetings. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 343  Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding public assistance. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 377  Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), repeals the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 382  Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that no representative of the Department of Revenue or his or her designee shall be included in the definition of “peace officer”, “law enforcement officer”, or “public safety official”. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 41 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions. Heard in the Senate Commerce  Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 70 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the operations and procedures of the Missouri Ethics Commission. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 78 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), imposes a two year cooling off period for members of the General Assembly before they may become lobbyists. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 128 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies the permissible uses of electronic transfer benefits (EBT) cards for food stamp and cash assistance. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 143 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), allows religious and charitable organizations to file with the Secretary of State instead of the Circuit Court in order to amend charters and convert to a nonprofit corporation. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 144 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), creates the crime of obstruction of an ethics investigation. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 156 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits the Department of Insurance and other state agencies from applying for, accepting, or expending federal moneys relating to the implementation of the federal health care act unless authorized by law. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 158 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), allows foreign health insurers from selected states to issue health insurance policies in Missouri. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 181 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 227 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), this act charges the Attorney General with administering and enforcing ethics laws and imposes campaign contribution limits. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

SB 203 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens. Referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

SCR 6 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. First read on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

SB 188 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 243 Introduced 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. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 250 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), relating to possession of child pornography. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

HB 350 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), prohibits the publication of any identifying information of gun owners and prohibits health care professionals from being required to inquire, document, or disclose a patient’s status as a gun owner. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 372  Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 379  Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), allows applicants for concealed carry endorsements to have the fingerprint background check be done anonymously and allows the sheriff to charge an additional fee for the anonymous fingerprint check. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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. First read on Thursday.

 

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. First read on Thursday.

 

SB 75 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), require school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

 

SB 5 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies several provisions regarding tax credits and the corporate income tax. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 32 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies the low-income housing and historic preservation tax credit programs and requires any increase in revenue to be applied to a decrease in the individual income tax rate. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 163 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), reauthorizes certain benevolent tax credits, prohibits further authorization of certain tax credits, and modifies historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits. Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 220 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to taxation. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 231 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies tax refund and lottery setoff procedure for unpaid healthcare expenses. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

VETERANS

 

HB 148 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 355  Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), exempts active duty military personnel from the hunter education and safety training and course requirements for issuance of a hunting permit by the Department of Conservation. First read in the House on Wednesday.  Second read on Thursday.

 

HB 366  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), prohibits a school district from scheduling a day or a half day off of school within five weekdays of Veterans Day unless the district also schedules Veterans Day as a day off. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SB 180 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), changes the goal of 3% of government contracts awarded to service-disabled veteran businesses to 4%, and appropriates $100,000 to veteran organizations. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 218 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag at state buildings and state parks. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

 

OTHER

 

HB 64 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows an employer or labor organization to obtain a political contribution through an automatic payroll deduction if the employee or member consents to the contribution in writing annually. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 319 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), establishes the Whistleblower’s Protection Act to codify the existing common law exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine making it unlawful for an employer to discharge a protected person. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 320 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 322 Introduced by Representative Gosen (R), proposes to modify the law regarding insurance card identification by permitting electronic versions. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 339 Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), requires uninsured motorists to forfeit recovery of noneconomic damages under certain circumstances. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 341 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), specifies that the requirement that every person operating or riding on a motorcycle on any state highway wear protective headgear will not apply from August 1 through August 21 of each year. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 357  Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), allows employees, except the Missouri National Guard, of any public body to form and join labor organizations to collectively bargain regarding salaries and other conditions of employment. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 389  Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), re-authorizes the tax credits for qualified research expenses, limits the annual credits to $10 million, limits the qualified research activities, and specifies how the credits are to be used. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 226 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to mental health services. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 238 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 245 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), relating to waiver of court costs and expenses in civil cases. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, February 4, 2013

 

House Crime Prevention and Public Safety

 

HB 35    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 67    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

 

B 152    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

 

B 299    Extends to August 28, 2023, the provisions regarding Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and the Cyber Crime

Investigation Fund which had expired

 

 

Senate Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections

 

SB 27    Establishes photo identification requirements for voting

 

SJR 6    Allows for photographic identification for voting

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2012

 

House Agri-Business

 

HB 46    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

 

 

House Elections

 

HJR 4    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

 

HB 216    Changes the laws regarding the identification requirements for voting in a public election

 

HB 113    Establishes the Uniformed Military Voters Act.

 

HB 117    Changes the laws regarding petition circulators and the duties of the Secretary of State regarding initiative and referendum petitions

 

 

House Veterans

 

HB 73    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

 

HB 114    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 ser

 

 

House Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities

 

HB 288    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

 

 

Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics

 

SB 92    Imposes campaign contribution limits

 

SCR 6    Urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

SJR 7    Modifies provisions regarding members and meetings of Missouri Senate and House of Representatives apportionment commissions

 

 

Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government

 

SB 24    Allows 3rd & 4th class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes

 

SB 63    Requires all tax credit programs created on or after August 28, 2013, to comply with the Tax Credit Accountability Act of 2004

 

 

Senate General Laws

 

SB 150    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

 

 

House Ways and Means

 

HB 255    Exempts, effective January 1, 2014, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the

Animal Care Facilities Act

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2012

House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

 

HB 77    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

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2012

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced Daily:  

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