Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: March 2, 2013

Last Week In Review

ABORTION

HCS SS SCS SBs 20, 15 19 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 31 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 177 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), establishes the Abortion-inducing Drugs Safety Act which places restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs. Heard in the House Health Care Policy on Wednesday.

 

HB 298 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 716 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), establishes the “Show-Me Healthy Babies Program” as a separate CHIPs program for low-income unborn children. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 720 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), authorizes an income tax dependency exemption deduction for a stillborn child for the taxable year in which the child was born. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 378 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), prohibits a licensed pharmacy from being required to carry or maintain in inventory any specific prescription or nonprescription drug or device. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 393 Introduced by Senator Libla (R), relating to informed consent for abortions. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 318 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to abortion reporting and recordkeeping. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 45 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

HB 664 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), changes the laws regarding blighted areas and eminent domain. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 24 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 371 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), relating to agriculture. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 334 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of age from certain child labor requirements. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 26 Introduced by Representative Kirkton (D), urges the Department of Natural Resources to consider the need to require groundwater monitoring at all new and existing coal ash ponds and require cleanup for ponds that are leaking dangerous chemicals. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 379 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to the Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 103 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 158 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing in areas where a majority of the property is located within an area affected by specified natural disasters. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 206 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), designates the month of December as “Pet Breeders Appreciation Month”. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 440 Introduced by Representative Webb (D), allows certain cottage food production operations to sell baked goods from their home without being subject to state health and food laws and regulations. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing on Wednesday.

 

HB 564 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), changes the laws regarding the crimes of animal neglect and animal abuse and creates the crime of animal trespass. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 586 Introduced 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 Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 667 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), changes the current “Department of Agriculture” to the “Office of Agriculture” with all of the same powers, functions, and duties, contingent upon passage of a constitutional amendment. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 27 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), proposes a constitutional amendment protecting the rights of persons to hunt and fish. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy on Wednesday.

 

HJR 29 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Third read and passed through the Senate on Monday and first read in the House on Tuesday. Second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 416 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), relating to the department of natural resources. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 417 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), relating to the department of natural resources. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 22 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), relating to the right to farm. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 412 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), increases the maximum amount for which the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority may issue a livestock feed and crop input loan guarantee. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 542 Introduced 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 Rules Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 604 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources. Heard in the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 11 & 7 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

SB 41 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions. Perfected in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 329 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), modifies the definition of eggs. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 342 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), raises the loan amount available through the Missouri agricultural and small business development authority for livestock feed and crop input from forty thousand to one hundred thousand dollars. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 366 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), creates the Rebuild Damaged Infrastructure Program to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 371 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agriculture. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 373 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), relating to agricultural weights and measures fees. First read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 438 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows certain agricultural fees to be used for research outside of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station so long as the research relates to the value and proper use of fertilizer. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 446 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), provides that the Department of Economic Development shall disburse development grants to rural regional development groups. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

HCS HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 674 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 676 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SCS SB 36 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

SB 367 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), relating to domestic violence. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 369 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), relating to illegal conduct involving prescription medications. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 694 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), establishes the Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act of 2013 which prohibits any person operating a motor vehicle for compensation and transporting passengers from using a hand-held wireless communications. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 696 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), creates the offense of impersonation of an actual person by electronic means. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 210 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Continued in a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. In a series of committee hearings which will continue each week until the committee has heard the breakdown of the full 600+ page overhaul of the state’s criminal code rewrite.

 

HB 214 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 251 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), increases, from $2 to $4, the surcharge imposed upon the filing of a civil action that is to be used to provide financial assistance to domestic violence shelters. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedure. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 638 Introduced by Representative Rhoads (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 703 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), provides that a Highway Patrol fund include money for the maintenance of High way Patrol vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft and be used to pay for the maintenance and fuel costs of such items. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 707 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the laws regarding the crime of causing injury to or the death of a service dog. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 724 Introduced by Representative Kirkton (D), changes the safety requirements for mental health facilities. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 27 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), recognizes the U.S. Senators who voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act and urges the Missouri Congressional delegation to support its renewal. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 62 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), increases the fine for seat belt violations from $10 to $50. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 224 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 296 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 409 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), relating to first degree murder. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 414 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), relating to the legal defense of indigent persons. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), allows school districts to authorize and commission school officers to enforce laws relating to crimes committed on school grounds, at school activities, and on school buses. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.  Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 215 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 335 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 738 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 742 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), requires the department of corrections to get eligible inmates certified prior to their release, to get all inmates bonded, and to issue worker certificates for those not eligible for certification. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 744 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the requirements for eyewitness identification procedures by law enforcement. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 752 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the minimum sentencing requirements for felons who have no previous prison commitments and are first-time dangerous felons. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 753 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the requirements for minimum sentencing of felons who have previous prison commitments for any felony offense and who are first-time dangerous felons. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 756 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a prisoner re-entry program, within the Dept of Corrections, for prisoners who have served their full sentence and locate to St. Louis upon release. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 236 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), provides that a Highway Patrol fund include money for the maintenance of Highway Patrol vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft and be used for the maintenance of such items. Voted do pass out of the Fiscal Oversight Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SB 310 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), creates a petition process for the expungement of records relating to certain criminal offenses. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 316 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), creates a court surcharge in municipal traffic violation cases. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 322 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), provides immunity for law enforcement officers from personal civil liability. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 327 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 331 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates procedures for the collection of restitution through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 336 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), allows debtors facing nonjudicial foreclosure to choose mediation or judicial foreclosure as alternatives. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 338 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), modifies provisions relating to correctional treatment programs for offenders who are under the age of 18. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 347 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), makes the offense of nonsupport an infraction rather than a class A misdemeanor or class D felony. Second read and referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 351 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 367 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 377 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), relating to penalties for first degree murder when the offender was under the age of eighteen at the time the offense was committed. First read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 389 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), provides a process for the Parole Board to review the case histories of offenders serving more than 15 years in prison and recommend clemency or allow release on parole. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 448 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), allows the circuit court of the city of St. Louis to create of a special armed offender docket. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 663 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 356 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), allows certain licensed beer merchants to sell 32 ounces or more of draft beer to customers in containers filled on the premises for consumption off the premises. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 688 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), changes the laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a controlled substance and allows its use for medicinal purposes under certain conditions. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 412 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), relating to beer wholesalers. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 751 Introduced by Representative Molendorp (R), requires tobacco-derived products and vapor products to be subject to the same provisions as tobacco products. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 759 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies what is a considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 220 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), increases the excise tax on cigarettes and reduces personal income taxes. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 337 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), bans the sale of tobacco-derived and vapor products to minors. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 358 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 365 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies what is a considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers. Second read and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 369 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), requires reporting and creates crimes related to counterfeit, fake, diluted, or black market drugs. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 679 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 76 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), changes the laws regarding the penalty for a school district that fails to meet Missouri School Improvement Program standards in a fiscal year in which the school is specifically underfunded. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 396 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), requires the special administrative board of the St. Louis City Transitional School District to develop and submit to the voters of the district a plan to divide the district into four subdistricts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 631 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding the employment and evaluation of teachers. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 669 Introduced 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 teach. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 133 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), allows school districts to receive state aid for children ages three to five who are eligible for free and reduced lunch and are participating in a district-operated pre-kindergarten program. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 193 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 408 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), relating to elementary and secondary education. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 415 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), relating to a sales tax for early childhood education programs. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 426 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), relating to mathematics and science tutoring centers. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 427 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), relating to the reporting of data and scores of neglected children and delinquent children. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 388 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), establishes the Parent and Community School Information Act that requires a simplified letter-grade report card for each public school building and each charter school. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 745 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), modifies provisions relating to higher education scholarships. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 311 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 332 Introduced by Senator Libla (R), modifies provisions relating to the employment and evaluation of teachers. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 344 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to issue an annual report card for each public school that rates the school with a grade of A, B, C, D, or F. second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 359 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), allows local school boards to adopt a year-round educational program. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 378 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions of the A+ Program, Bright Flight Scholarship Program, and the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 390 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), requires any school board that sponsors a charter school to use an estimate of the district’s current year weighted average daily attendance. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 392 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), allows certain exempt higher education institutions to receive state recognition from the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 437 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), creates a model for funding the state’s public institutions of higher education. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 455 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), extends until August 28, 2020 the authorization for individuals to obtain teacher certification based on certification by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 474 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to school facilities and equipment. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 483 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), establishes alternative procedures for public schools. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HCS HB 117 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding petition circulators and the duties of the Secretary of State regarding initiative and referendum petitions. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 163 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 660 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), establishes the Safe and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 680 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 682 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 375 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), relating to elections. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 686 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), allows an individual at a general election to vote a straight party line ticket by voting for all candidates of the same political party with a single punch or mark. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 710 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), requires each polling place for a federal, state, local, or school district election to have at least one accessible voting system that conforms to federal regulations for disabled voters. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. Taken up for perfection on the House floor on Wednesday, but laid over.

 

SB 99 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), this act will make the St. Louis City public administrator an appointed position. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 216 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits political activity restrictions on first responders and modifies current political activity restrictions on the Kansas City Police Department. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 395 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to county political party committees. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 433 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to campaign contribution limits. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 434 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to campaign contribution limits. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 435 Introduced by Senator McKenna (R), relating to disqualification from public office. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 763 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), establishes the Political Accountability in Campaigning Act. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 312 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 375 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 385 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the law relating to campaign finance. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 386 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the law relating to election authorities and county committee elections. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 470 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the law relating to campaign finance. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

SCS SB 69 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (R), modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 107 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), 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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 334 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of age from certain child labor requirements. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 717 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), increases the age limit for when a youth may reenter foster care from 18 to 21 years of age. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 47 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Health Policy on Wednesday.

 

HB 668 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 705 Introduced by Representative Kelly (D), requires every 11 year old child to receive one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine and one booster dose after the child attains the age of 16. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 718 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), extends foster care until age twenty-one for certain children. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 719 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the laws regarding the notice of the relocation of a child by the custodial parent. 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. Third read and passed through the Senate on Monday and first read in the House on Tuesday. Second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 421 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), Relating to the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 432 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), relating to the preparation of food for a charitable purpose. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HB 443 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 87 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to breast-feeding. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans and Health Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday, reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 391 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), codifies the common law remedy of civil contempt for failure to comply with child support orders. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 452 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), gives the family courts original jurisdiction to hear guardianship cases. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

GAMBLING

HB 747 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), specifies that a gaming licensee may accept credit instruments from a qualified person in exchange for chips, tokens, or electronic tokens that can be wagered on gambling games at an excursion gambling boat. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Reported do pass through the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

SB 231 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies tax refund and lottery setoff procedure for unpaid healthcare expenses. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 481 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 116 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding county government account audits and specifies that the expenses incurred by the State Auditor while conducting the audit shall be paid for by the county or county commission. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 600 Introduced by Representative Kelly (D), modifies provisions relating to the Open Records and Meetings Law. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HCR 9 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. Voted do pass out of the House Government Oversight Committee on Monday, reported do pass on Tuesday and referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SR 381 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), urges Congress to modify the nutritional guidelines associated with certain public assistance programs. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 180 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 183 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), requires all state agencies authorized to issue tax credits to deliver an annual report of all credits issued to the Department of Revenue by January 15. Referred to the House Budget Committee 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. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing on Wednesday.

 

HB 377 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), removes the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 543 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), modifies the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 252 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 307 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), exempts fire protection districts in certain counties from the provision specifying that no person holding any lucrative office under this state shall hold the office of director of a fire protection district board. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 455 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program administered in this state. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 521 & 579 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 757 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 9 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 18 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires agencies to track federal fund usage, requires political subdivisions and charter schools to disclose indebtedness, requires the Governor to report withholdings, and removes the Auditor from the Board of Fund Commissioners. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday, reported out on Thursday.

 

SB 309 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), prohibits certain types of public benefit corporations from entering into agreements to operate health insurance exchanges. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 343 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), establishes that real estate loans shall be governed only by state and federal law. Second read and referred to the Senate Election Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 346 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance. Second read referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 360 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the terms that a public sewer district must abide by before disconnecting a customer’s service due to an unpaid balance. Second read and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 456 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), provides for the expiration of certain changes to the MO HealthNet Program if enacted. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 457 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), bars any state employee’s salary from exceeding the Governor’s. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 473 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies Missouri Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration that may result in penalties violative of the act, and prescribing duties of the Attorney General for enforcement. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 23 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), removes duties of the Lieutenant Governor regarding the Missouri Senate. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

SCR 12 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), urges the Missouri congressional delegation to lead efforts to strengthen federal laws and protect our national borders. Offered on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee on Thursday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 450 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), Modifies provisions relating to sexual education. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

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

 

HB 462 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the requirements for the state sex offender registry. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HJR 16 Introduced 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rule Committee on Monday.

 

HB 101 Introduced by Representative White (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse investigations. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 326 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the penalty for the crime of sexual misconduct to a class D felony if the crime is committed while the person is incarcerated within a Department of Corrections facility. Heard in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 535 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offenses against a child. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 301 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 589 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 728 Introduced by Representative Rizzo (D), allows the impounding of vehicles used in prostitution. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 380 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to criminal offenders participating in Department of Corrections’ 120-day programs and sexual offender assessment programs. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 493 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), changes the laws removing the licensure of religious child-care facilities. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

SB 372 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), relating to firearms. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HB 162 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 170 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SB 271 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 75 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), authorizes school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders. Third read and passed in the Senate on Monday, first read in the House on Tuesday. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 639 Introduced by Senator 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 640 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), establishes the forms of identification that may be accepted by federally licensed firearms dealers. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 732 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), prohibits any health care professional, other than a mental health professional from inquiring of any patient whether the patient has any firearms in the home or on the property of the patient. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 754 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), changes various requirements for concealed carry endorsements and adds a concealed firearms exemption endorsement. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 325 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 352 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 372 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), provides that state employees can keep firearms in their vehicles on state property and modifies provisions related to training requirements for concealed carry endorsements. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 469 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal weapon possession, negligent storage of a weapon, and failure to notify a school of weapon ownership. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

HB 123 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), authorizes the governing body of the City of Liberty to impose, upon voter approval, a transient guest tax of not more than 6% to be used for specified purposes. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 128 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), requires collectors in all counties, except for counties under township organization, to mail or electronically send property tax bills 30 days before the taxes are delinquent. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 184 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), authorizes Pettis County to use revenue from the county’s transient guest tax on salaries. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 661 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 665 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 671 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 683 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 292 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), allows for a refund for workers’ compensation tax overpayments. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 158 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing in areas where a majority of the property is located within an area affected by specified natural disasters. Third read and passed through the House with an emergency clause on Wednesday.

 

HB 253 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), establishes the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2013 that reduces the tax on corporate business income and business income for sole proprietors, partners, and shareholders in S-corporations. Heard in the House International Trade Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 423 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding the Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 26 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), changes the rates of tax on income and creates a business income deduction. Placed on the Senate informal calendar on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 182 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), eliminates local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies local sales taxes. Referred to the House Special Standing Committee on Small Business on Wednesday.

 

SB 407 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), relating to deduction of federal income tax liability. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SCS SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 227 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), allows an entity that makes a qualified equity investment to receive certain tax credits and establishes procedures for obtaining the credits. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 578 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), modifies provisions relating to who is required to collects sales and use tax. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 579 Introduced 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. Reported do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), modifies a number of tax incentive programs. First read in the House on Monday, second read and referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, heard on Thursday.

 

HB 734 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), authorizes the assignment of real property tax liens by collection authorities to third parties. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 736 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes an income tax deduction for tuition, attendance fees, and school supplies purchased for educating a dependent enrolled in a Missouri elementary or secondary school. First read on Wednesday, second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 23 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a temporary, 10-year state sales and use tax for transportation projects. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 30 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring any law creating a new tax credit or extending an existing tax credit to provide for reducing the allowable amount of other tax credits. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 120 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to tax credits and tax incentives. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. In a marathon session that went all night and was finally perfected 3:30 am on Wednesday Morning. Third read on Wednesday, and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 261 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), requires the State Tax Commission to assign a hearing officer within 60 days of appeals from boards of equalization. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 333 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), reauthorizes and modifies provisions relating to the Qualified Research Expenses tax credit. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 340 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to tax refund set offs. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 350 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), eliminates the renter’s portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and creates the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. Second read and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 382 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), relating to taxation. First read in the Senate on Tuesday, second read and referred to the Senate Ways and means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 442 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), allows a property owner to authorize a collector to assign a property tax lien to a third party. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 449 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), creates and phased in personal income deduction for business income. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 454 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), requires county assessors to use a specified single nationally recognized guide to determine the value of a motor vehicle for personal property tax assessment purposes. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 465 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), creates an amnesty program for state taxes due as of December 31, 2012. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

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

 

SJR 24 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), replaces income taxes with an increased sales and use tax. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

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

 

SCS SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military voters. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 689 Introduced by Representative Bernskoetter (R), modifies the design of the Operation Enduring Freedom and the Operation Noble Eagle license plates. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 599 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 702 Introduced by Representative Englund (D), allows the State Treasurer to make certain information available to the public in order to facilitate the identification of the original owner of military medals deemed to be abandoned property. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 704 Introduced by Representative McKenna (D), requires the display of the Honor and Remember flag at all state buildings and state parks. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 397 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), relating to donations by motor vehicle registration applications to fund the National World War I Memorial at Liberty Memorial. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 399 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), relating to the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCR 5 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), designates Missouri as a Purple Heart State. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 186 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 218 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), requires the display of the Honor and Remember flag at all state buildings and state parks. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

HJR 28 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to work. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS HB 176 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), increases the amount of specified fees that a vendor of a small loan can charge. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 659 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 672 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), prohibits bicycle operation on state roadways when there is a state bicycle path or trail running generally parallel and within two miles of a roadway, with an exception for certain bicycle travel. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 677 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 690 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), modifies provisions relating to alternative fuel decal fees. First read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 695 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), prohibits a health benefit plan from requiring a higher out-of-pocket cost for an oral anti-cancer medication than for an intravenously-administered cancer medication. First read in the House on Monday.

 

SCS SB 65 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 167 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies the laws on the licensing requirements and services provided by nurses. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 685 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 687 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), allows an employee who is injured on the job to select his or her own health care provider to cure and relieve the effects of the injury at the expense of the employer. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 499 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), prohibits a health carrier from requiring prior authorization for serious and urgent conditions. Referred to the House Health Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 570 Introduced by Representative 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. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 597 Introduced 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 609 Introduced by Representative Miller (R), adds certain licensed emergency medical technicians to the list of individuals who can report anyone diagnosed or assessed with a condition that may prevent the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 625 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), specifies that the geographic proximity requirement for collaborative practice arrangements may be waived for a maximum of 28 days per year for certain rural health clinics. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing on Wednesday.

 

HB 653 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), enacts provisions to provide revenues for emergency communications services. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 708 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the requirements for persons placed on the mental health employee disqualification list. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 10 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), designates April 2013 as “Donate Life Month” in Missouri. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources on Wednesday.

 

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. Taken up for perfection, placed on the Senate informal calendar on Wednesday.

 

SB 141 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), requires political subdivisions receiving more than 20% of their annual general operating revenues from traffic fines to send revenues in excess of such threshold to the state school system. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 428 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), relating to homelessness. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 430 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), relating to adult day care programs. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 590 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 314 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), modifies the provisions which require an applicant’s Social Security number when applying for a professional license renewal. Second read and referred to the Senate Election Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 317 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), allows motorists to provide proof of financial responsibility insurance by mobile electronic devices. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 319 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 341 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), repeals a reference to an obsolete section of law. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 353 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 362 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), licenses clinical laboratory personnel. Second read and referred to the Senate Election Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 363 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), establishes the residential electronic products recycling and reuse act. Second read and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, March 4, 2013

 

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

Monday, March 4                                                                               2:00 p.m.                                                                              SL

 

SB 302 – Wasson   Allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber

 

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

 

HCS HJRs 5 & 12 – Dugger   Allows for photographic identification of voting

 

 

Senate General Laws Committee, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Monday, March 4                                                                               3:45 P.M.                                                             Room 423

 

Executive Session on:

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

 

 

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

Monday, March 04, 2013                                                 Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                                HR 3

 

HCS HB 178 — LOCAL BALLOT PROPOSALS    Koenig, Andrew (099)    White, Bill E.(161)

Changes the laws regarding a local ballot proposal by a political subdivision to enact a tax

 

HB 409 — PREVAILING WAGES    Love, Warren (125)    Remole, Tim (006)

Changes the laws regarding the prevailing hourly rate of wages in third classification counties

 

HB 301 — SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS    Engler, Kevin P(116)

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

 

HCS HB 586 – RODEOS    Schieffer, Ed L.(041)    Anderson, Sonya M(131)

Guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state and prohibits a restriction on the conducting of or participating in rodeos

 

 

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

Monday, March 4                                               Upon Recess or Evening Adjournment                                                                SL

 

SB 245 – Justus   Adds law school clinics to the list of organizations who may waive court expenses without filing a motion

 

SB 52 – Munzlinger   Allows sheriffs, county marshals and other officers to charge six dollars for their services in cases disposed of by a traffic violations bureau

and creates the MODEX fund

 

SB 251 – Kraus   Updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse

 

SB 188 – Romine   Requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators

 

SB 285 – Romine   Allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators

 

SB 143 – Walsh   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

 

SB 327 – Dixon   Allows certain criminal defendants to be released on electronic monitoring if the county commission agrees to pay the cost of the monitoring

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2012

 

House Agri-Business Committee   Guernsey, Casey – (2)   Hampton, Kent-(150)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013                                                                 8:00 AM                                                                                HR 4

 

HB 433 — MEAT PROCESSOR INSPECTIONS    Korman, Bart (042)    Hicks, Ron (107)

Prohibits the Department of Health and Senior Services from inspecting meat processors for criteria already under inspection by the Department of Agriculture

or under federal inspection

 

HB 564 – NOTITLE    McGaugh, Joe Don (039)    Jones, Caleb (050)

Changes the laws regarding the crimes of animal neglect and animal abuse and creates the crime of animal trespass

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 5                                                                               8:15AM                                                                                 SCR-1

 

SB 215 – Silvey   Modifies the Kansas City police retirement systems

 

SB 256 – Silvey   Modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 05, 2013                                                                 8:15 AM                                                                                HR 5

 

HB 336 — FIRST RESPONDER POLITICAL ACTIVITY    Hinson, Dave A(119)    Montecillo, Genise (092)

Specifies that no political subdivision must 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

 

HB 348 — KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS    Neth, Myron J(017)

Changes the Kansas City school board to a seven-member board

 

HB 587 – NOTITLE    Remole, Tim (006)    Love, Warren (125)

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 at the county cle

 

HJR 20 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERSHIP    Hampton, Kent (150)    Redmon, Craig (004)

Proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of members

of the Senate from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023

 

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

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HJR 20 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERSHIP    Hampton, Kent (150)    Redmon, Craig (004)

Proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of members

of the Senate from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023

 

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

 

 

House Agriculture Policy Committee   Reiboldt, Bill – (160)   Houghton, Jay-(43)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013                                                                 12:00 PM                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 83 — PROCESSED BIOMASS FUEL    Berry, T.J. (038)

Authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who uses processed biomass engineered fiber fuel

 

HJR 27 — RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH    Hicks, Ron (107)    Reiboldt, Bill (160)

Proposes a constitutional amendment protecting a citizen’s right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife and the use of traditional devices and methods to exercise the right

 

HJR 29 — SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE    Houghton, Jay D.(043)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Proposes a constitutional amendment establishing the elected office of the Secretary of Agriculture eliminating the Dept. of Agriculture as an executive department

 

HB 667 — OFFICE OF AGRICULTURE    Houghton, Jay D.(043)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Changes the Department of Agriculture to the Office of Agriculture with all of the same powers, functions, and duties as the current department contingent upon

passage of a constitutional amendment

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 05, 2013                                 12:00 PM or upon adjournment                                                                      HR 1

 

HB 515 — OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOSTER CHILDREN    Burlison, Eric Wayne(133)    Morris, Lynn A(140)

Requires all children over 15 years of age in foster care or in the Division of Youth Services to receive a visit to a state university or community or technical college

in the child’s area

 

HB 251 — SURCHARGE IN CIVIL ACTIONS    Lauer, Jeanie (032)    McCaherty, John C.(097)

Increases, from $2 to $4, the surcharge imposed upon the filing of a civil action that is to be used to provide financial assistance to domestic violence shelters

 

HB 493 — LICENSURE OF CHILD-CARE FACILITIES    LaFaver, Jeremy (025)    Morgan, Judy (024)

Changes the laws regarding the licensure of certain child-care facilities

 

HB 535 – NOTITLE    Barnes, Jay Owen(060)    Smith, Jason T(120)

Changes the laws regarding sexual offenses against a child

 

HB 668 – NOTITLE    Torpey, Noel (029)    McManus, Kevin (036)

Changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 513 — PROTECTION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS    Bahr, Kurt (102)    Koenig, Andrew (099)

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

 

 

Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, Senator Scott Rupp, Chairman

Tuesday, March 5                                                                               1:00 PM                                                                               SCR 1

 

SB 156 – Sater   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

 

SB 260 – Brown   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

 

SB 262 – Curls   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

 

SB 281 – Wasson   Prohibits health carriers from contractually requiring dentists to provide non-covered dental services at an established fee

 

 

Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection Committee, Energy and the Environment, Senator Brad Lager, Chairman

Tuesday, March 5                                                                               3:00PM                                                                                 SL

 

SB 328 – Brown   Authorizes charities to utilize sweepstakes terminal devices on their premises

 

SB 357 – Romine   Modifies the law relating to mechanics’ liens for rental machinery and equipment

 

SB 297 – Lager   Modifies provisions related to ratemaking for water utilities

 

 

Senate General Laws Committee, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, March 5                                                                               3:00 p.m.                                                                              SCR 1

 

SB 239 – Emery   Prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit

certain information

 

SB 265 – Nieves   Prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships

with organizations

 

 

House Ways and Means Committee   Koenig, Andrew – (99)   Higdon, Galen-(11)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013                                                                 5:00 PM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 536 – NOTITLE    Burlison, Eric Wayne(133)    Davis, Charlie E(162)

Creates a phased-in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduces the corporate income tax rate over a five-year period

 

HB 607 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES    Curtman, Paul (109)    Schieber, Ronald (014)

Changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation

 

HJR 25 – TAXATION    Koenig, Andrew (099)    Schieber, Ronald (014)

Changes the laws regarding taxes by phasing out the income tax and replacing it with a sales tax

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HJR 3 — PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY    Elmer, Kevin A(139)    Jones, Caleb (050)

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption for certain property from personal property tax for active-duty military personnel stationed

outside the country

 

HB 149 — RECREATION SALES AND USE TAXES    Burlison, Eric Wayne(133)    Davis, Charlie E(162)

Removes from state and local sales and use taxes the cost of admission or the fees paid to places of recreation

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

 

House Financial Institutions Committee   Dugger, Tony – (141)   Brown, Wanda-(57)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013                                                            12:00 PM                                                                              HR 4

 

HB 478 – NOTITLE    Wieland, Paul (112)    Dugger, Tony R(141)

Proposes to modify certain laws regarding shares in credit unions

 

HB 748 – NOTITLE    Crawford, Sandy (129)    Dugger, Tony R(141)

Increases the amount of specified fees that a vendor of a small loan can charge

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 748 – NOTITLE    Crawford, Sandy (129)    Dugger, Tony R(141)

Increases the amount of specified fees that a vendor of a small loan can charge

 

 

House Health Care Policy Committee   Frederick, Keith – (121)   Franklin, Diane-(123)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013                                            Upon Morning Recess                                                                        HR 6

 

HB 457 — CONSCIENCE RIGHTS OF MEDICAL WORKERS    Jones, Timothy (110)   Frederick, Keith J(121)

Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles

 

HCR 13 – NOTITLE    Walton Gray, Rochelle W.(075)    Ellington, Brandon (022)

Designates the week of May 12 – 18, 2013, as “Sickle Cell Awareness Week” in the State of Missouri

 

HB 386 — ABORTION BAN FOR SEX SELECTION ACT    McCaherty, John C.(097)    Jones, Timothy (110)

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 g

genetic abnormality diagnosis

 

 

House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee   Burlison, Eric – (133)   Elmer, Kevin-(139)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013                                            Upon Morning Adjournment                                                                HR 5

 

HB 625 — COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS    Burlison, Eric Wayne(133)

Specifies that the geographic proximity requirement in a collaborative practice arrangement may be waived for up to 28 days per year for rural health clinics

under specified conditions

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 625 — COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS    Burlison, Eric Wayne(133)

Specifies that the geographic proximity requirement in a collaborative practice arrangement may be waived for up to 28 days per year for rural health clinics

under specified conditions

 

HB 384 — FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM CONTRACTORS    Lant, Bill H(159)   Davis, Charlie E(162)

Allows any contractor who engages in the installation or service of fire sprinkler systems to register with the State Fire Marshal

 

HB 387 — PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS    Frederick, Keith J(121)    White, Bill E.(161)

Changes the laws regarding the scope of practice for physician assistants

 

 

Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Senator Brian Munzlinger, Chairman

Wednesday, March 6                                                                         1:00pm                                                                                  SCR 1

 

Joint informational meeting of the following committees, as well as invited stakeholders:

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources

House Committee on Agriculture Policy

House Committee on Agri-Business

House Committee on Emerging Issues in Agriculture

 

 

Senate Education Committee, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

Wednesday, March 6                                                                         3:00 p.m.                                                                               SL

 

SB 293 – Pearce  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

 

SB 258 – LeVota   Reduces the number of members on the Kansas City School District board of education from nine to seven and creates a recall procedure

for board members

 

SB 210 – Lamping   Prohibits State Board of Education and Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education from implementing Common Core State Standards

 

 

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

Wednesday, March 06, 2013                            5:00 pm or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                        HR 1

 

HB 293 — ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY ASSESSMENTS    Spencer, Bryan (063)    Cornejo, Robert (064)

Requires any state agency that assesses or imposes an administrative penalty to implement procedures that provide information regarding the administrative

appeal process

 

HB 463 — CRIMES BY SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS    Black, Linda (117)    Hodges, Steve Stephen(149)

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

 

HB 525 – NOTITLE    Franklin, Diane (123)    Solon, Sheila (031)

Permits the commissioner of administration to hold reverse auctions for the purchase of certain commodities

 

Thursday, March 7, 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

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MISSOURI HOUSE CALENDAR

Thirtieth Day, Monday, March 4, 2013

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

 

HJR 4, as amended —  Neth (017)           GENERAL ASSEMBLY TERM LIMITS

 

HJR 16 —  McCaherty (097)           ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE

 

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

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

 

HCS HB 117 —  Dugger (141)           INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PETITIONS

 

HB 227 —  Zerr (065)           EQUITY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS

 

HB 152 —  Solon (031)           SCHOOL OFFICERS

 

MISSOURI SENATE CALENDAR

TWENTY-NINTH DAY–MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

1. SB 240-Lager, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to ratemaking for gas corporations

 

2. SB 102-Kraus     Adds catalytic converters to the types of scrap metal requiring documentation by scrap dealers

 

3. SB 114-Schmitt, with SCS     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

 

4. SB 164-Walsh, with SCS     Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords

 

5. SB 193-Schaefer     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

 

6. SB 129-Sater, with SCS     Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer

services for a sponsoring organization

 

7. SB 18-Munzlinger     Requires agencies to track federal fund usage, requires political subdivisions and charter schools to disclose indebtedness,

requires the Governor to report withholdings, and removes the Auditor from the Board of Fund Commissioners

 

8. SB 236-Parson     Provides that a Highway Patrol fund include money for the maintenance of Highway Patrol vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft

and be used for the maintenance of such items

 

9. SB 73-Schaefer     Prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing roadside checkpoint or road block patterns based upon a particular

vehicle type, including the establishment of motorcycle-only checkpoints

 

10. SB 208-Justus and McKenna     Raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care

 

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SB 3-Rupp, with SA 1 (pending)     Creates the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program for public high school students who graduate

from high school early

 

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

 

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

 

SBs 26, 11 & 31-Kraus, with SCS & SS for SCS (pending)     Changes the rates of tax on income and creates a business income deduction

 

SB 29-Brown, with SCS & SA 2 (pending)     Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions

and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks

 

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