Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 23, 2013

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

SB 50 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), provides protections for Alternatives to Abortion Agencies to freely engage in religious practices. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 84 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 126 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee On Monday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 288 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 31 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), specifies that the constitutions and laws of the United States and Missouri must protect the rights of an alternatives-to-abortion agency and its officers to freely engage in activities without interference. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 20, 15 & 19 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 87 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 318-Rupp     Modifies provisions relating to abortion reporting and recordkeeping.  First Read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 45 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), authorizes the county commission in any county to adopt specified building codes and establish a building commission and exempts a structure used solely for specified agricultural purposes from building code regulations. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

SB 342 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), relating to agricultural loans. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 16 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

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. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 103 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), allows a municipality to adopt a resolution or ordinance that allows all-terrain and utility vehicles to operate on the streets and highways under its jurisdiction. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 284 Sponsored by Representative Hummel (D), changes the laws regarding the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Agriculture Committee 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. Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 604 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources. Referred to the House Tourism Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 651 Sponsored by Representative Ross (R), changes the laws regarding the Land Survey Program and the Department of Natural Resources. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 664 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), changes the laws regarding blighted areas and eminent domain. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HJR 29 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to establish the position of Secretary of Agriculture who shall be elected to oversee all state agricultural programs as established by law. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

 

CRIME

HCS HB 335 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R),changes the laws regarding public safety. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 425 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 635 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the age limit and requirements for the correctional treatment programs for first offenders. First read on Tuesday, and second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 638 Sponsored by Representative Rhoads (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. First read on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 644 Sponsored by Representative Wieland (R), proposes to repeal the death penalty in Missouri. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 647 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), establishes Caylee’s Law which requires any parent or guardian to report the death or disappearance of a child within a specified time period. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 468 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 544 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), removes provisions designating Department of Revenue employees as peace officers. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 670 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), changes the terms of imprisonment for the crime of armed criminal action. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 674 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), increases the penalties and driver license suspension periods for those who fail to yield the right-of-way in certain instances. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 676 Sponsored by Representative Nichols (D), specifies that any refiner purchasing jewelry must keep and retain photographic copies and records of the jewelry and must wait a period of 30 days before refining or selling the jewelry. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 253 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 263 Sponsored 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. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 282 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 296 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), allows the governing body of any state college or university to establish regulations to control vehicular traffic on campus through college or university police officers. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 35 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

SB 337 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), relating to the sale of tobacco related products to minors. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SCS SB 114 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), allows brewers of beer for personal or family use to use the beer off the premises where brewed and prohibits the sale of liquor that is manufactured for personal or family use. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 121 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws. Third read and passed with Emergency Clause on Monday.  First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 663 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), changes the insurance coverage requirements for a motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued to a person with one or more convictions for a driving while intoxicated offense. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 358 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate such hemp. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 365 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), modifies what is a considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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). Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday, re-referred to the House Rules Committee on Friday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 431 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), allows the school board of any school district 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 603 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), sets out intervention options for struggling schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Monday.

 

SB 332 Sponsored by Senator Libla (R), relating to educator quality. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 344 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), relating to school attendance center report cards. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 56 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), establishes the Career and Technical Education Student Protection Act and the Career and Technical Education Board to oversee and coordinate career and technical education and student organizations’ activities. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 626 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a grant program for unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts that commit to extended school time. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 628 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for 100% of tuition and fees paid for up to the last nine or 18 hours required to complete an associate or bachelor degree from a public two-year or four-year college. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 631 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), modifies provisions relating to the employment and evaluation of teachers. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 439 Sponsored by Representative Webb (D), requires the State Board of Education to limit a student’s participation in and practice for extracurricular activities during the school day and week. Referred to the House Committee on Urban Issues on Wednesday.

 

HB 631 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), modifies provisions relating to the employment and evaluation of teachers.  First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.  Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 679 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary education to wait five years, rather than three years, to count the scores of English language learners on statewide assessments. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 681 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding the compulsory school attendance of certain students. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

 

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

 

SB 293 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), removes the expiration date on the authority of certain public higher education institutions to transfer real property, except in fee simple, without General Assembly authorization. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 359 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), allows local school boards to adopt a year-round educational program. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HB 65 Sponsored by Representative Lant (R), lowers, from 21 year of age to 18 years of age, the minimum age requirement for a person to serve as an alderman in a fourth class city. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

SB 94 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), creates an advance voting system for elections. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

SB 145 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), creates an advance voting system for elections. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 177 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), moves the date of the presidential primary from February to March. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 660 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), establishes the Safe and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 682 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 2 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the Missouri House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of members of the Missouri Senate from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 290 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), modifies numerous provisions relating to campaign finance. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 295 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), prohibits a political subdivision from restricting a firefighter from engaging in certain political activities. Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 298 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), creates a method for publicly financing election campaigns for legislative and statewide candidates and caps contributions to political party committees. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 48 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. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 5 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), allows for photographic identification of voting. Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

FAMILY

SB 77 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 252 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. Voted do pass out of the House children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 402 Sponsored by Representative Shumake (R), establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 513 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right which cannot be infringed on without demonstrating a governmental interest of the highest order. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 199 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 347 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), makes the offense of nonsupport an infraction rather than a class A misdemeanor or class D felony. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 668 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 69 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 256 Sponsored by Senator Silvey (R), modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act. Referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

GAMBLING

SB 328-Brown     Authorizes charities to utilize sweepstakes terminal devices on their premises.  First read on Thursday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 343 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits. Heard in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 346 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 646 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), changes the laws regarding the state’s No-call List and political telephone solicitations. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 600 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), modifies provisions relating to the Open Records and Meetings Law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 657 Sponsored by Representative English (D), authorizes the Director of the Department of Revenue to require certain applications to include the applicant’s unique identification number. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 669 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), prohibits any contract for a teacher on unpaid leave that results in a teacher still getting a paycheck from the district when another organization is reimbursing the district for the services of the teacher. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 680 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), proposes to prohibit statewide elected officials or General Assembly members from acting, serving, or registering as a lobbyist within one year of leaving office. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 251 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 252 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver’s licenses and nondriver’s licenses. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 265 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Referred to the Senate General laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 267 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 270 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 351 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

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

 

SCR 10 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), urges Congress to treat immigrants with dignity and respect in changing federal immigration policy. Offered in the Senate on Tuesday.  Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 284 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), changes the requirements for school anti-bullying policies by removing the current requirement that school policies treat all students equally, and limiting protections only to specified classes including “gender identity or expression” and “sexual orientation”. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 247 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 624 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration. First read in the House on Monday.

 

HJR 16 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing relevant evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under 18 years of age. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 624 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 280 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding certain sexual offenses. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 463 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 577 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 285 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 179 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), specifies that the State Board of Education and other public school entities must encourage students to explore scientific questions and assist teaching strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories of biological or chemical evolution. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 70 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), allows a teacher or school administrator to carry a concealed firearm into a higher education institution or elementary or secondary school if he or she has a valid concealed carry endorsement or permit. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 92 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the minimum age at which a person can be issued a concealed carry endorsement from 21 years of age to 19 years of age. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 187 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 209 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), specifies that a federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 276 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes any school district to designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer who may carry concealed firearms after he or she has met specified minimum training requirements. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 350 Sponsored by Representative Frederick (R), prohibits the publication of any identifying information of firearm owners and prohibits health care professionals from being required to inquire, document, or disclose a patient’s status as a firearm owner. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 379 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), allows an applicant for a concealed carry endorsement to have the fingerprint background check be done anonymously for an additional fee. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 390 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

HB 392 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), revises the crime of unlawful use of weapons and requires the revocation of a concealed carry endorsement if the holder pleads guilty or is found guilty of a felony while in the possession of a firearm. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 420 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), specifies that in any jurisdiction in which the open carry of firearms is prohibited by ordinance the open carry cannot be prohibited if the person meets specified conditions. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 436 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Referred to the House General Laws Committee 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 under certain circumstances. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 15 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that the right of every citizen to possess or purchase ammunition for the proper functioning of arms must not be infringed or limited. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 162 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 170 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), specifies that a federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 633 Sponsored by Representative Leara (R), specifies that any member of the general assembly who proposes legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bear arms will be guilty of a class D felony. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 75 Sponsored by Senator Brown (D), authorizes school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 14 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 639 Sponsored by Representative Brown (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 House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 640 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), establishes the forms of identification that may be accepted by federally licensed firearms dealers. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 266 Sponsored 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. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 268 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), repeals authority for political subdivisions to regulate open carrying of firearms and requires certain local ordinances incorporate statutory justifications. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 271 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 352 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), prohibits a governmental body from offering an exchange program for firearms unless an ordinance is adopted requiring the sale or trade of each firearm to a licensed dealer. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 325 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), declares the General Assembly’s position over 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

HCS HB 178 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding a local ballot proposal by a political subdivision to enact a tax. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SB 340 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), relating to taxation. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HJR 23 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a temporary, 10-year state sales and use tax for transportation projects. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 350 Sponsored by Senator Dempsey (R), eliminates the renter’s portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and creates the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 55 Sponsored by Representative Flanigan (R), authorizes a tax amnesty program. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed on Wednesday.

 

SB 182 Sponsored by Senator Kehoe (R), eliminates local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies local sales taxes. Third read and passed through the Senate with an Emergency Clause on Monday, first read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 578 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), modifies provisions relating to who is required to collects sales and use tax. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 661 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), specifies that any issue to increase any tax, license, fee, or levy requiring voter approval under Article X of the Missouri Constitution must be placed on the ballot only on the general election day. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 665 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), permits county assessors to use the Kelly Blue Book or other credible resources when determining the trade-in value of a motor vehicle for personal property tax assessment purposes. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 671 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), establishes a sunset on numerous tax credit programs, eliminates the corporate income tax, and authorizes an income tax deduction for small businesses. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 683 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), allows an individual who is 62 years of age or older to defer paying property taxes on his or her residence under certain conditions by filing a claim with the county assessor. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 22 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an increase in the level of school district bonded indebtedness. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 292 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), allows for a refund for workers’ compensation tax overpayments. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

VETERANS

HB 148 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 113 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the Uniformed Military Voters Act. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 159 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), allows an exemption from the proof of residency or domicile requirement to register a child for school whose parent or guardian is serving on specified active duty military orders. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 450 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 645 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), gives preference to military veterans applying for state employment not subject to the State Personnel Law. First read in the House on Tuesday, and second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 16 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 218 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), requires the display of the Honor and Remember flag at all state buildings and state parks. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 280 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), designates a bridge on United States Highway 65 in Greene County as the “Missouri Fallen Soldiers Memorial Bridge”. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

OTHER

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. Voted do pass out of the House. Voted do pass out of the House Insurance Policy Committee on Monday.

 

SB 333 Sponsored by Senator Silvey (R), relating to tax credits for qualified research expenses. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 648 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), prohibits the sale of energy drinks to minors. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCR 5 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), urges the federal government to stop the Affordable Care Act’s disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment reductions. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Insurance Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 555 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 574 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), requires certain food or food products sold or offered for sale as kosher or kosher for Passover to have a label or symbol affixed to it identifying the person, agency, or entity that certified the product. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 590 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), authorizes a person to engage in the practice of specified professions without being licensed if he or she does not hold himself or herself out as being licensed. Referred to the House Downsizing Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 653 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), enacts provisions to provide revenues for emergency communications services. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 659 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), authorizes a person to engage in the practice of specified professions without being licensed if he or she does not hold himself or herself out as being licensed. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 662 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), requires the office of administration to install and maintain audio and visual recordings of the office entry for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tempore. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 677 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), specifies that any member of the General Assembly who proposes legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bargain collectively will be guilty of a class D felony. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 28 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to work. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCR 17 Sponsored by Representative Frederick (R), urges the federal government to continue to reimburse states for a portion of the state’s Medicaid DSH expenditures. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 23 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), proposes to rescind Missouri’s call for a constitutional convention for the purposes of adopting a balanced budget amendment. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 260 Sponsored by Senator Brown (D), establishes a negotiation and arbitration procedure to determine the reimbursement level for health care services provided by nonparticipating providers at participating facilities and prohibits balance billing under certain circumstances. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 262 Sponsored 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. Referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 300 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), adds home nursing visits for at-risk newborns as a covered MO HealthNet service. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, February 25, 2013

 

House Crime Prevention and Public Safety   Hinson, Dave – (119)   Conway, Kathie-(104)

Monday, February 25, 2013                                                             1:00 PM                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 108 — FALSE IDENTIFICATION    Kelley, Mike (127)    Davis, Charlie E(162)   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

 

HB 462 — STATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY    Phillips, Don (138)    Rowland, Lyle E.(155)   Changes the requirements for the state sex offender registry

 

HB 577 – NOTITLE    Engler, Kevin P(116)    Gannon, Elaine (115)   Allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding

sexually violent predators

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 247 — OFFENSES AGAINST A CHILD    Ellington, Brandon (022)    Hummel, Jacob (081)   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

 

 

House Government Oversight and Accountability   Barnes, Jay – (60)   Parkinson, Mark-(105)

Monday, February 25, 2013                                                             12:00 PM                                                              HR 7

 

HCR 9 – Curtman, Paul (109)    Wood, David (058)   Strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of

the Federal Reserve Bank

 

HB 627 –  Hummel, Jacob (081)    Kirkton, Jeanne M(091)   Changes the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet program

 

 

House Rules   Riddle, Jeanie – (49)   Jones, Caleb-(50)

Monday, February 25, 2013                             Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                         HR 3

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 163 — THIRD CLASS CITY PRIMARY ELECTIONS    Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)    Dugger, Tony R(141)   Allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary

election for the office of mayor and councilman

 

HJR 4 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY TERM LIMITS    Neth, Myron J(017)    Dugger, Tony R(141)   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

 

HCS HB 46 — UNWARRANTED SURVEILLANCE ACT    Guernsey, Casey L(002)   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

 

HCS HB 14 – NOTITLE    Stream, Rick A.(090)   Appropriates money for supplemental purposes

 

HB 148 — CHILD CUSTODY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL    Davis, Charlie E(162)    Solon, Sheila (031)   Establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying

military parent

 

HJR 16 — ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE    McCaherty, John C.(097)    Swan, Kathryn (147)   Proposes a constitutional amendment allowing relevant evidence of

prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under 18 years of age

 

HCS HB 117 — INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PETITIONS    Dugger, Tony R(141)   Changes the laws regarding petition circulators and the duties of the Secretary

of State regarding initiative and referendum petitions

 

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

 

HCS HB 320 — DISCRIMINATORY EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES    Elmer, Kevin A(139)    Jones, Timothy    Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory

employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act

 

 

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

Monday, February 25                                          Upon Recess or Evening Adjournment                         Senate Lounge

 

SB 162 – Keaveny   Modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure

 

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2012

 

House Elections   Entlicher, Sue – (128)   Neth, Myron-(17)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013                                                             8:15 AM                                                                HR 5

 

HB 54 — RECOUNT OF VOTES    Dugger, Tony R(141)   Changes the required percentage of defeat of the votes cast when a candidate or a ballot question must be

allowed a recount

 

HB 348 — KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS    Neth, Myron J(017)   Changes the Kansas City school board to a seven-member board

 

 

House Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities   Grisamore, Jeff – (34)   Bahr, Kurt-(102)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013                             12:00 PM or upon adjournment                                                      HR 3

 

HB 101 — CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS    White, Bill E.(161)   Changes the laws regarding child abuse investigations.

 

HB 107 — ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS    Berry, T.J. (038)   Changes the laws regarding adoption by reducing the required time period before a person can voluntary

relinquish a child and the required time period of a child’s placement before his or her adoption can be finalized

 

HB 31 — ALTERNATIVES-TO-ABORTION AGENCIES    Gatschenberger, Chuck William(108)   Specifies that the constitutions and laws of the United States and Missouri

must protect the rights of an alternatives-to-abortion agency and its officers to freely engage in activities without interference

 

 

House Transportation   Schatz, Dave – (61)   Hough, Lincoln-(135)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013                                                             12:00 PM                                                              HR 7

 

HB 231 — TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION DRIVING PERMIT    Sommer, Chrissy (106)    Berry, T.J. (038)   Changes the laws regarding the issuance of temporary

instruction driving permits

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HJR 23 — SALES AND USE TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION    Hinson, Dave A(119)    Miller, Rocky C(124)   Proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a temporary,

10-year state sales and use tax for transportation projects

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, February 26                                                                        3:00 P.M.                                                              SCR 1

 

SB 266 – Nieves   Prohibits health care professionals from entering information about firearm ownership into medical records and school employees from asking students

about guns in the home

 

SB 269 – Nieves   Modifies the use of the Capitol complex grounds by non-public entities

 

SB 271 – Nieves   Creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

 

House Special Standing Committee on Corrections   Fitzwater, Paul – (144)   Brattin, Rick-(55)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013                       5:00 p.m. or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                  HR 1

 

HB 326 — SEXUAL MISCONDUCT     Fitzwater, Paul (144)   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

 

HB 354 — PRIVATE PROBATION SERVICES    Cornejo, Robert (064)    Jones, Caleb (050)   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

 

 

Thursday, February 28, 2012

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced Daily:  

Visit the Official House and/or Senate Web Sites for Updates


 

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-Sixth Day, Monday, February 25, 2013

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

 

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

 

HJR 8 — Handler: Solon (031)          VETERANS LOTTERY TICKET

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

HB 44 — Handler: Korman (042)           RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD

 

HCS HB 388 — Handler: Swan (147)           SCHOOL INFORMATION ACT

 

HCS HB 169 — Handler: Diehl (089)           PROSECUTING AND CIRCUIT ATTORNEYS

 

HB 34 — Handler: Guernsey (002)           SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ACT

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

 

HCS HB 202 — Handler: Reiboldt (160)           EXTENSION DISTRICTS

 

HCS HB 158 — Handler: Flanigan (163)           TAX INCREMENT FINANCING

MISSOURI SENATE CALENDAR

TWENTY-FIFTH DAY–MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

 

HB 55-Flanigan and Allen     Authorizes a tax amnesty program

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

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

 

2. SCS for SB 45-Dixon     Creates an exception for the thirty-first judicial circuit from reimbursing the state for salaries

of family court commissioners

 

3. SB 75-Brown     Authorizes school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety

and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders

 

4. SB 138-Kraus     Modifies provisions regarding the collection of Neighborhood Improvement District special assessments

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

1. SB 13-Schaefer, with SCS     Eliminates solid waste management districts and reduces landfill tipping fees by the amount

previously used on district overhead and administration

 

2. SB 120-Schmitt, with SCS    Creates the Missouri Export Incentive Act

 

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 21-Dixon     Provides the Supreme Court with the ability to transfer circuit and associate judge positions from one circuit

to another

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SB 88-Schaaf, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to fees health care professionals are allowed to charge for medical records

 

SB 127-Sater     Authorizes a statewide dental delivery system under MO HealthNet