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MFN – Under the Dome – April 13, 2013 & Gun Rights Rally 4/18/13

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Gun Rights Rally!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

10 am – 12 noon (or later ?)

First Floor Rotunda

Missouri State Capitol

Please come support Lawmakers trying to hold the

Rogue Department of Revenue Accountable!


Missouri Family Network

~ Defending the Traditional Family ~

 

Under the Dome

A Weekly Look Under Your Capitol Dome

A Pro-Family Perspective from the keyboards of

Abram Messer  &  Kerry Messer

April 13, 2013


Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue are being drastically cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  As the Committee is striving diligently to get officials to explain themselves to the Committee they are very frustrated and angered to keep finding the scandal goes deeper and wider every time they start a new line of questions.  Officials unwilling to answer with transparency are being grilled.  Note: The various line items in the DOR budget are being cut in proportion to the level of difficulty officials make the Senate Committee go through!

 

 

HCS HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 379   Sponsored by Mike Kelley allows an applicant for a concealed carry endorsement to request that the required fingerprint background check be done anonymously. If a request is made, the sheriff must submit the

fingerprint background check with a tracking number instead of any personal identifying information.

2/18/2013  Referred: General Laws(H)

 

 

HB 840   Sponsored by Wanda Brown and Tim Jones   Requires the Department of Revenue to indemnify local fee offices if, during the course of its official duties and pursuant to state law or regulations, the fee office is sued

3/28/2013 Referred: Government Oversight and Accountability

 

 

HCS HB 787 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver’s licenses and nondriver’s licenses. During debate on the House floor this bill was amended to include a prohibition against creating any kind of database of firearms, owners, ammunition, or other firearms accessories.  The sovereign immunity for DOR employees has been removed and officials will now be subject to civil lawsuits. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, third read on Thursday and sent to the Senate.

 

 

HB 818   Sponsored by Robert Ross and Jason Smith  Specifies that no state agency or department shall construct, enable, maintain, participate in, or develop a database of the number or type of firearms, ammunition, or accessories that an individual possesses.  4/4/2013 Voted Do Pass (H)

 

 

HCS HB 859   Sponsored by Rick Brattin and John  McCaherty  Allows for conversion of concealed carry endorsements to concealed carry permits, eliminates concealed carry endorsements and replaces them with concealed carry permits.   4/4/2013 Referred: Rules

 

 

HB 872   Introduced by Dave Schatz and Glen Kolkmeyer   Removes the renewal requirements for concealed carry endorsements making them valid for life if not suspended or revoked.  4/4/2013 Referred: General Laws

 

 

HB 886  Sponsored by Kurt Bahr  authorizes the This bill authorizes the General Assembly to remove from employment or service any department director or deputy director when it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service.  Referred to the House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

HB 887   Sponsored by Chris Kelly and Jay Barnes   Prohibits the Department of Revenue from selling or disclosing certain driver record information.  4/4/2013 Public Hearing Completed (H)

 

 

SS 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 modifies other driver’s license provisions. Amendments to the bill removes the final CCW endorsement step from DOR and places it with the local Sheriff (who issues the CCW certificate already).  Additional amendments require the destruction of the new scanned database and the electronic records in it, prohibits any biometric photos or fingerprints, and extends the time CCW endorsements from 3 to 5 years.  Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, and referred to the Oversight Committee.

See information and latest developments on the

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal at:

www.MissouriFamilyNetwork.net


 

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HCR 35 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), requests the Attorney General to argue on appeal that the federal contraception mandate violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as the First Amendment of the Constitution. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, adopted in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

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 Senate Oversight Committee on Monday. Third read and passed through the Senate and reported from the Senate to the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 83 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who uses processed biomass engineered fiber fuel. Referred to the House Rules Committee 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. Perfected in the House 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. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 526 Introduced by Representative Franklin (R), establishes a rural regional development grants program. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 586 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 834 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), revises the definition of service dog to include animals that provide support or therapeutic functions for individuals with psychiatric or mental disabilities. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 927 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), changes the laws regarding agriculture. Heard in the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 963 Introduced by Representative Houghton, changes the laws regarding certain crimes committed on agricultural property. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 34 Introduced by Representative Houghton, urges Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reevaluate the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Heard in the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 41 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 57 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), allows the marshal of certain cities to abate nuisances without notification and bill the property owner for the abatement. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 228 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), authorizes the establishment of urban agricultural zones. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 329 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies the definition of eggs. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, heard 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. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, reported to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday, third read in the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 371 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agriculture. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 373 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies fees relating to agricultural weights and measures. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), modifies provisions relating to the reporting and investigation of alleged child abuse in schools, school district peace officers, school resource officers, and, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011 Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect.  And, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011.  Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), modifies provisions relating to the reporting and investigation of alleged child abuse in schools, school district peace officers, school resource officers, Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 215 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, referred to Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedure. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 468 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 541 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), changes the requirements for cases involving juvenile offenders who have been certified as adults and found guilty in a court of general jurisdiction. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 776 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system in the first, second, and third degree. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 830 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies provisions relating to criminal offenders participating in Department of Corrections’ 120-day programs and sexual offender assessment programs. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 831 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), specifies that a person is guilty of a class A felony if a child dies as a result of injuries sustained from the person’s conduct if the conduct is chargeable as abuse of a child. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 886 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), authorizes the General Assembly to remove any department director or deputy director if it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 224 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), increases the salaries that may be paid to the Kansas City Police Department and repeals a provision that actions taken against the police chief are not subject to review. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 253 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 218 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. Perfected in the House on Tuesday and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee, voted do pass on Wednesday.

 

HB 461 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), specifies that any person who refuses to submit to a law enforcement officer’s request for a chemical test for alcohol content commits the crime of tampering with physical evidence. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 931 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies provisions relating to alcohol-related traffic offenses. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 992 Introduced by Representative Schatz (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. Heard in the House Cime Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 114 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 121 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 365 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies what is a considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers. Voted do pass out of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), modifies provisions relating to the reporting and investigation of alleged child abuse in schools, school district peace officers, school resource officers, and, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011 Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect.  And, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011.  Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 159 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), creates an exemption from the proof of residency and domicile for school registration for students whose parents are serving on specified military orders. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 470 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), allows a student to enroll in a school district other than the student’s school district of residence for the purpose of attending virtual courses or programs. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, referred to Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 552 Introduced by Representative Conway (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 House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 596 Introduced by Representative Wright (D), allows a school district to receive state aid for children ages three to five participating in a district-operated full-day pre-kindergarten program. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS#2 HB 631 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding the employment and evaluation of teachers. Perfection vote fails in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 745 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), modifies provisions relating to higher education scholarships. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee, and referred to the Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 821 Introduced by Representative Montecillo (D), modifies various provisions relating to schools. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 67 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), updates references to higher education statutes that have been previously repealed. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 125 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to the duties of board of education. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 258 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), reduces the membership of the Kansas City School District board of education and changes the election date for school board members. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SCS SB 437 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), creates a model for funding the state’s public institutions of higher education. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HB 163 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain third class cities to eliminate, by ordinance or order, primary elections for mayor and councilmen offices. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), modifies the law relating to elections. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HB 235 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), requires county treasurer and collector candidates to provide the election authority with a signed affidavit indicating they can meet bond requirements for the office. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 32 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment establishing nonpartisan procedures for apportioning the state into state senatorial and legislative districts on the basis of population. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 4 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), limits the total service in the General Assembly to sixteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representatives. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 2 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the law relating to initiative and referendum petitions. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 29 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 90 Introduced by Senator McKenna (D), allows council members in third class cities to serve four-year terms upon passage of an ordinance or ballot proposal. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 99 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), this act will make the St. Louis City public administrator an appointed position. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 10 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), limits the total service in the General Assembly to sixteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representatives. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 443 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. Perfected in the House on Monday. Voted do pass out of the House Fiscal review Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 87 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to breast-feeding. Perfected in the Senate on Monday. Perfected in the Senate on Monday. Third read and passed through the Senate, and reported to the House and First read on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 208 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, heard on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 28 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), authorizes any county commission, municipality, or fire protection district to adopt an order or ordinance, including a burn ban order, regarding its emergency management functions as they relate to a natural or man-made disaster. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, third read on Thursday.

 

HB 42 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), prohibits the state and all political subdivisions from adopting or implementing United Nations or international environmental and developmental policies that infringe or restrict private property rights without due process. Perfected in the House on Monday, third read on Wednesday and first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act to prohibit the use of a drone or other aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. First read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 217 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), requires state agencies to track federal fund use, political subdivisions and schools to disclose indebtedness, the Governor to report budget withholdings, removes the State Auditor from the Board of Fund Commissioners, and prohibits the state from entering into a contingency contract with a private attorney that exceeds certain fee restrictions. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 343 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HBs 373 & 435 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), grants the authority to redraw the circuit and appellate judicial districts every 10 years to the Supreme Court. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 421 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), changes the laws regarding the use of gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as legal tender. Voted do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 909 Introduced by Representative Pfautsch (R), specifies that transportation development district audits may be conducted once every three years. Costs shall be paid by the district and shall not exceed 3% of the gross revenues received by the. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 913 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), requires the Children’s Division to verify on a monthly basis the employment status of any person whose eligibility for receipt of transitional child day care services is based on employment. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 51 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions of law relating to the regulation of motor vehicles. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 66 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), repeals a number of expired or obsolete committees. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 170 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), allows members of public governmental bodies to cast roll call votes in a meeting if the member is participating via videoconferencing. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, reported to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 191 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), allows the Public Service Commission to publish certain papers, studies, reports, decisions and orders electronically. Heard in the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SB 251 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 239 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use certain radio frequency identification devices and extends authorization for teacher certification based on ABCTE certification. Debated on the Senate floor, but laid over on the Senate informal calendar on Tuesday.

 

SB 265 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Downsizing Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 267 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Brought up on the Senate floor for perfection, but laid over on the Informal calendar on Tuesday. Perfected on Wednesday, and third read 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 911 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), changes the eligibility requirements for supplemental nutrition assistance as it relates to an ineligible immigrant. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HCS 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. A bad amendment in the House has turned this otherwise great bill into a bill supported by the homosexual lobby!  Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), modifies provisions relating to the reporting and investigation of alleged child abuse in schools, school district peace officers, school resource officers, and, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011 Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect.  And, because of a poorly worded amendment, repeals most of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act” of 2011.  Perfected in the House 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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 589 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration and classification. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

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. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, reported to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HCS HB 372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 436 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 533 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), changes the laws regarding firearms. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HB 640 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), establishes the forms of identification that may be accepted by a federally licensed firearms dealer for the purchase of a firearm. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HJR 35 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 124 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SJR 14 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

 

TAXES

HCS#2 HB 178 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding a local ballot proposal by a political subdivision to enact a tax. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 194 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), authorizes a one-time individual income tax deduction for the purchase of a new home used as the principal residence of the taxpayer for at least two years. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 197 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of special assessments by county collectors and the distribution of funds from a county special road and bridge levy and establishes the STAR Bonds Financing Act. Perfected in the House 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. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 389 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualified research expenses, limits the annual total credits to $10 million, limits the qualified research activities, and specifies how the credits are to be issued. Taken up for perfection but laid over on the House floor on Wednesday.

 

HB 410 Introduced by Representative Love (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of sales and use taxes relating to nexus with Missouri. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 620 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the Buck Stops Here Economic Development Tax Credit Reform Program that provides tax incentives through retained withholding taxes and refundable income and financial institution tax credits for qualified companies. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HCS#2 HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Voted do pass out of the House Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 809 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), requires all tax districts to report to the department of revenue their non-confidential tax rate and revenue collection information for display on the department’s website. Voted do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 850 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), establishes the Bring Jobs Home Act which authorizes a tax deduction for out-of-state businesses that relocate to Missouri. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 914 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), modifies the real property tax increment allocation redevelopment act. Heard in the House Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1035 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), changes the laws regarding amended property tax rate filings with the office of the state auditor. Voted do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 25 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), establishes the Joint Interim Committee on St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area Governance and Taxation. Adopted in the House on Monday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 83 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions of law relating to taxation of real property. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 213 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions of law relating to tax increment financing. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 258 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), reduces the membership of the Kansas City School District board of education and changes the election date for school board members. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS#2 SCS SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

VETERANS

HCS HB 114 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), requires institutions of higher education to award educational credits to a veteran for certain courses that were a part of his or her military training or service. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass on Wednesday.

 

HB 148 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 168 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), allows certain individuals who are separating from the military to have resident student status for purposes of attending public institutions of higher education. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 450 Introduced by Representative Carpenter (D), authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal and certificate to National Guard Members who served in certain wars. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 702 Introduced by Representative Englund (D), authorizes the Treasurer to release certain information in order to facilitate the identification of the original owner of abandoned military medals original owner of military medals deemed to be abandoned property. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 811 Introduced by Representative Cross (R), changes the goal of 3% of government contracts awarded to service-disabled veteran businesses to 4%, and appropriates $100,000 to veteran organizations. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 5 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), designates the state of Missouri as a Purple Heart State. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 28 Introduced by Representative Lynch (R), strongly urges the United States Department of Defense to reconsider the reduction and realignment of Army forces at Fort Leonard Wood. Adopted in the House on Monday, reported to the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 118 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, reported to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 186 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), authorizes funeral establishments and coroners to release information to veterans’ service organizations and limits liability for the organizations and funeral establishments. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 218 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), allows for the display of the Honor and Remember flag at all state buildings and state parks. Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 8 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), requires the development of a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds going to the Veterans’ Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

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. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, th.ird read and passed on Thursday

 

HB 112 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), creates a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 229 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Children and Families on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 555 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists 21 years of age and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 781 Introduced by Representative Hough (R), changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet-funded home- and community-based care. Reported do pass out of the Oversight Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 814 Introduced by Representative Fraker (R), allows the Secretary of State to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to print and distribute the Official State Manual. Voted do pass out of the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 986 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the MO HealthNet Transformation Task Force. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HCR 17 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), urges the federal government to continue to reimburse states for a portion of the state’s Medicaid DSH expenditures. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 19 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), urges Congress and the President to support greater domestic development of North American sources of oil and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 229 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SB 262 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), prohibits health carriers from denying coverage for a health care service on the basis that the service was provided through telemedicine if the same service would be covered when delivered in person. Referred to the House Health Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 302 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, April 15, 2013

 

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

Monday, April 15, 2013                                                                     12:00 PM                                                                              HR 7

 

HB 886 —  Bahr, Kurt (102)   Authorizes the General Assembly to remove any department director or deputy director if it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service

HB 803 —  Brown, Wanda (057)   Richardson, Todd (152)   Specifies that any state department or agency that experiences a reduction in funds from the federal government due to a fine or penalty imposed on it shall notify the general assembly and governor

HB 840 —  Brown, Wanda (057)   Jones, Timothy (110)   Requires the Department of Revenue to indemnify local fee offices if, during the course of its official duties and pursuant to state law or regulations, the fee office is sued

 

 

House Fiscal Review   Flanigan, Tom  (163)   Haefner, Marsha (95)

Monday, April 15, 2013                                                                     1:00 PM                                                                                                HR 3

 

HCS HB 470 — VIRTUAL SCHOOLS    Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Allows a student to enroll in a school district other than the student’s school district of residence for the purpose of attending virtual courses or programs

HB 253 — BROAD-BASED TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2013    Berry, T.J. (038)    Jones, Timothy (110)   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

HCS HB 343 — PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS    Guernsey, Casey L (002)    Smith, Jason T (120)   Changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits

 

 

House Insurance Policy   Gosen, Don  (101)   Wieland, Paul (112)

Monday, April 15, 2013                                                     Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                         HR 1

 

HB 751 —  Molendorp, Chris (056)   Requires tobacderived products and vapor products to be subject to the same provisions as tobacco products

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2012

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     8:00 AM                                                                                HR 4

 

HB 819 —  Ross, Robert (142)   Transfers the State Soil and Water Districts Commission to the Department of Agriculture and all authority and duties associated with state parks to the Division of Tourism

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     8:00 AM                                                                                HR 3

 

HB 991 — METH LAB ELIMINATION ACT    Schatz, Dave (061)   Establishes the Meth Lab Elimination Act which reclassifies some forms of methamphetamine precursor drugs from schedule IV and V controlled substances to schedule III requiring a prescription

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     8:15 AM                                                                                HR 5

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

SS SCS SB 116 —  Kraus, Will G (Sen-08)   Modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     12:00 PM                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 964 —  Houghton, Jay D. (043)    McGaugh, Joe Don (039)   Prohibits any court from issuing an injunction to stop or delay the construction of any licensed animal slaughter or processing facility based on a challenge or appeal of a permit, license, or certificate

 

 

House Health Insurance   Molendorp, Chris  (56)   Lichtenegger, Donna (146)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

SS SB 262 —  Curls, Shalonn K. (Sen-09)   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

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     12:00 PM                                                                              HR 7

 

SS#2 SCS SJR 16 —  Kehoe, Mike (Sen-06)   Imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:   SS#2 SCS SJR 16

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013                                                                     5:00 PM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 917 — CAPITAL GAINS TAX DEDUCTION    Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)   Allows a deduction for one-half of the capital gains included in the taxpayer’s federal adjusted gross income unless already deducted from the Missouri adjusted gross income under specified tax provisions

HB 736 — DEDUCTION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES    Scharnhorst, Dwight (098)   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

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

House Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health Care   Richardson, Todd  (152)   Burlison, Eric (133)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 925 —  Allen, Sue (100)    Flanigan, Tom (163)   Changes the requirements for providing comprehensive health care for public assistance recipients

HB 926 —  Allen, Sue (100)    Flanigan, Tom (163)   Establishes a MO HealthNet pilot project program and demonstration project to provide medical assistance to certain aged, blind, and disabled populations

HB 936 —  Swan, Kathryn (147)    Kirkton, Jeanne M (091)   Establishes the “Utilization of Telehealth” by advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural areas

 

 

House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety   Lant, Bill  (159)   Fraker, Lyndall (137)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                HR 5

 

HB 1041 —  Swan, Kathryn (147)    Hicks, Ron (107)   Changes the laws relating to prevailing wages

 

 

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

SCS SB 126 —  Sater, David D (Sen-29)   Prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device

SCS SB 302 —  Wasson, Jay M (Sen-20)   Allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber

 

Thursday, April 18, 2012

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced Daily:  

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

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

http://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm


 

LEGISLATIVE CALENDARS

 

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

House & Senate Calendars are Updated Daily

Check House & Senate Web Sites for Updates Each Day

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

 

MISSOURI HOUSE CALENDAR

Fifty-First Day, Monday, April 15, 2013

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

 

HCS HJR 26 —  Richardson (152)           PARENTAL RIGHTS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

HB 400 —  Riddle (049)           ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS

HCS HB 701 —  Molendorp (056)           HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE ACT

HCS HB 335 —  Hinson (119)           PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 255 —  Torpey (029)           ANIMAL SHELTER FEES

HCS HBs 455 & 297 —  English (068)           FOOD STAMP ELIGIBILITY

HCS HB 290 —  Lichtenegger (146)           ADOPTION INVESTIGATIONS

HCS HB 589 —  Hinson (119)           SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION

HB 162 —  Sommer (106)           MISSOURI FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT

HCS HB 170 —  Guernsey (002)           FIREARMS

HCS HB 252 —  Lauer (032)           ADOPTIONS

HCS HB 340 —  Johnson (009)           DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

HCS HB 372 —  Cox (052)           BUSINESS PREMISES SAFETY ACT

HCS HB 436 —  Funderburk (103)           SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT

HB 808 —  Funderburk (103)           TEACHING CERTIFICATES

HCS HB 859 —  Brattin (055)           conversion of CCW endorsements to CCW permits

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

 

HCS HBs 521 & 579, (Fiscal Review 3/27/13) —  Koenig (099)           TAXATION

HCS HB 470, (Fiscal Review 4/10/13) —  Barnes (060)           VIRTUAL SCHOOLS

HCS HB 215, (Fiscal Review 4/10/13) —  Cox (052)           JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

HCS HB 114 —  McCaherty (097)           EDUCATIONAL CREDITS FOR VETERANS

HCS HB 505 —  Haefner (095)           CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

HB 218 —  Cox (052)           CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

HB 148 —  Davis (162)           CHILD CUSTODY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

HB 326 —  Fitzwater (144)           SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

HB 322 —  Gosen (101)           MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES

HCS#2 HB 178 —  Koenig (099)           LOCAL BALLOT PROPOSALS

HB 253, (Fiscal Review 4/10/13) —  Berry (038)           BROAD-BASED TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2013

HCS HBs 404 & 614, (Fiscal Review 4/10/13) —  Conway (104)           WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

HCS HB 343, (Fiscal Review 4/10/13) —  Guernsey (002)           PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS

HCS HB 194 —  Diehl (089)           NEW HOME INCOME TAX DEDUCTION

 

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

 

SS HCS HJRs 11 & 7 , as amended —  Reiboldt (160)           RIGHT TO FARM

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

STATE SENATE CALENDAR

FORTY-NINTH DAY–MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

SS for SB 252-Kraus (In Fiscal Oversight)     Prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver’s licenses and modifies other driver’s license provisions

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

SS for SB 251-Kraus (In Fiscal Oversight)     Updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse

SB 170-Chappelle-Nadal     Allows members of public governmental bodies to cast roll call votes in a meeting if the member is participating via videoconferencing

SCS for SB 118-Kraus     Authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts

SB 57-Romine     Allows the marshal of certain cities to abate nuisances without notification and bill the property owner for the abatement

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

 

SB 231-Munzlinger     Modifies tax refund and lottery setoff procedure for unpaid healthcare expenses

SB 366-Lamping, et al     Creates the Rebuild Damaged Infrastructure Program to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters

SB 256-Silvey, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act

SB 432-Cunningham, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes

SB 378-Pearce, with SCS     Modifies provisions of the A+ Program, Bright Flight Scholarship Program, and the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

SB 133-Keaveny and Holsman, with SCS     Allows school districts and charter schools 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

SB 210-Lamping and Nieves, with SCS     Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to hold public meetings in each congressional district on the Common Core State Standards

SB 250-Schaaf, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography

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

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

SJR 2-Lager     Amends the Constitution to limit general revenue appropriations and mandate state income tax rate reductions in certain situations

SB 411-Kehoe, with SCS     Modifies Missouri’s commercial motor vehicle law to conform with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations

SB 141-Dempsey     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

 

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

SB 61-Keaveny, with SCA 1 (pending)     Requires the State Auditor to compare the costs of death penalty cases and first-degree murder cases in which the death penalty is not sought

SB 239-Emery, with SCS & SA 2 (pending)     Prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use certain radio frequency identification devices and extends authorization for teacher certification based on ABCTE certification

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

 

HB 55-Flanigan and Allen, with SCS (Schaefer)     Creates an amnesty program for state taxes due as of December 31, 2013