Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 1, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

SS SCS SB 129 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization. Referred to the House health Care Policy 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. Third read and passed through the Senate, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 457 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 716 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), establishes the “Show-Me Healthy Babies Program” as a separate CHIPs program for low-income unborn children. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 889 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding sex education in schools and establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act, the Birth Control Protection Act, and a women’s health services program. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HCS HB 81 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), establishes the Missouri International Agricultural Exchange website to allow Missouri agricultural producers to market Missouri-produced goods to international buyers. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 284 Introduced by Representative Hummel (D), changes the laws regarding the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 334 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of age from certain child labor requirements. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 342 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. Voted do pass out of the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee 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. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 433 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), 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. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 542 Introduced by Representative Love (R), revises the definition of “eggs” as it relates to the regulation of the sale of eggs to include the eggs of a domesticated turkey, duck, goose, or guinea that are intended for human consumption. Third read and passed through the House 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. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 604 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources. Voted do pass out of the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 617 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), allows a cottage food production operation to sell baked goods out of an individual’s home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 785 Introduced by Representative Anderson (R), changes the laws regarding the confiscation of animals. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 837 Introduced by Representative Fraker (R), requires nonprofit organizations to notify the local public health authority 14 days prior to a fundraising event that is open to the public where potentially hazardous food will be consumed. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 841 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualifying milk producers in Missouri. Referred to the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 890 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), changes the laws regarding animal abuse. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 902 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), authorizes the establishment of urban agricultural zones. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 927 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), changes the laws regarding agriculture. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 944 Introduced by Representative Schatz (R), prohibits the Department of Natural Resources from requiring existing permittees to meet more stringent standards of new water classifications unless there are federal or state funds available to cover the cost. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 962 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), revises the definition of livestock to include elk and cervids obtained from a legal source and raised in confinement. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 963 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), changes the laws regarding certain crimes committed on agricultural property. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 964 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), 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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 965 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), specifies that an adult hunter, while accompanying a youth hunter, shall not be required to possess a hunting permit. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 11 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HJR 33 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to transfer the Soil and Water Sales Tax Fund to the Department of Agriculture and the State Park Sales Tax Fund to the Division of Tourism. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 329 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies the definition of eggs. First read in the House 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. Removed from the Senate consent calendar on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 373 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies fees relating to agricultural weights and measures. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SCS SJR 22 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

HB 112 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health care services. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HB 230 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), creates the crime of dangerous vehicular flight, increases the penalty for resisting arrest by fleeing in a vehicle in a dangerous manner, and requires high speed pursuit training for all peace officers. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 312 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), allows the governing board of any state college or university to enforce traffic regulations and general motor vehicle laws on college or university property through campus police officers. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 464 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding sheriffs. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 468 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), gives sheriffs or any other law enforcement officer absolute immunity when conducting service of process at the direction of any court. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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. Referred to the Professional Registration Professional Registration and Licensing on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 594 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), 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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 635 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the age limit and requirements for the correctional treatment programs for first offenders. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 696 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), creates the offense of impersonation of an actual person by electronic means. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 703 Introduced by Representative Kathie 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 744 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the requirements for eyewitness identification procedures by law enforcement. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 802 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires moneys in county law enforcement funds to be used for certain purposes for sheriffs and prosecuting attorneys. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 849 Introduced by Representative Lant (R), requires the Missouri Supreme Court to develop a model jury instruction to be given to juries including information on the sentence a defendant will receive and probable time served if found guilty. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 943 Introduced by Representative Austin (R), prohibits an action against an amusement park owner or operator for damages or injuries sustained due to a defect or unsafe condition unless notification is given within certain time frames. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 945 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), allows an owner of property damaged during service of process to recover reasonable reimbursement costs associated with the property from the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 61 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), requires the State Auditor to compare the costs of death penalty cases and first-degree murder cases in which the death penalty is not sought. Bill placed on the senate informal calendar on Monday.

 

SB 162 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. The hearing was held over till the next hearing.

 

SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Perfected in the Senate, referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SB 282 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCR 14 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), directs the Oversight Division of Legislative Research to conduct a comprehensive study of the costs of the death penalty. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 801 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), requires recipients of MO HealthNet benefits who have been convicted of a crime involving drug use to enroll in a drug treatment program in order to continue receiving such benefits. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 812 Introduced by Representative Rhoads (R), adds certain chemical compounds to the list of synthetic cannabinoids in section 195.017. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 852 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires ignition interlock devices for all intoxication-related traffic offenses. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 910 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), specifies that no state or local government shall regulate the hours in which intoxicating liquor is sold. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 931 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies provisions relating to alcohol-related traffic offenses. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 121 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

HCS HB 50 Introduced by Representative Lair (R), changes the laws regarding the classification of a school district as unaccredited and the lapse of the district’s corporate organization. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 540 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), establishes a Council for Community Education within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Referred to the Special House Committee on Urban Issues on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 631 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the laws regarding the employment and evaluation of teachers. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 743 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), requires the establishment of a process by which a student in an unaccredited district who is enrolled in a public school that is not A+ designated can receive reimbursement under the A+ Schools Program. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 745 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), modifies provisions relating to higher education scholarships. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 904 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Act. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 907 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), authorizes a tax credit for contributions to public school foundations. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 920 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), establishes the Missouri Early Childhood Education Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 928 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), enacts the Education Compact to return authority to regulate education to the states. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 933 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the laws regarding travel hardships of public school pupils. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 942 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), modifies provisions relating to virtual schools. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 973 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), modifies the “Missouri Professional Teacher Administrator Act” by adding requirements relating to plans for professional development. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 29 Introduced by Representative Gannon (R), designates March as “Missouri Whole Child Month”. Heard in the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 7 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation for failing school districts. Referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 67 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), updates references to higher education statutes that have been previously repealed. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 210 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), prohibits the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HB 64 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows payroll deductions from employees and members of labor organizations for political purposes upon consent. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 117 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), modifies the law relating to initiative and referendum petitions. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 163 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), repeals obsolete statutes regarding elections. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 336 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 543 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 773 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), proposes to change the laws regarding election ballots and audits. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 848 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), establishes the requirements for early voting. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 865 Introduced by Representative Neely (R), requires the establishment of a death notification system for election authorities in order to remove deceased individuals from voter registration records. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 34 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting anyone elected to the General Assembly after November 1, 2014 from serving more than 12 years in any one house or more than 24 years total in both houses. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read 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. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday. Referred to the Senate Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Reported from the Senate Elections Committee to the floor 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. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 375 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 386 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the law relating to election authorities and county committee elections. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 23 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), removes duties of the Lieutenant Governor regarding the Missouri Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 571 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law that changes the laws regarding licensing requirements for child-care facilities. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 794 Introduced by Representative Kolkmeyer (R), expands the Amber Alert System to include missing endangered persons, specifies the criteria for being an endangered person, and changes its name to the Amber Alert and Silver Alert System. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 256 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. Reported to the 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. Referred to the House Professional Registration 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. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 513 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R),specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right which cannot be infringed on without demonstrating a governmental interest of the highest order. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 903 Introduced by Representative Mayfield (R), requires marriage license applicants under the age of 25 to obtain at least 3 hours of premarital counseling in order to obtain a marriage license. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 941 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows certain incarcerated parents to petition the court to delegate visitation time and access to a family member or other person with a close and substantial relationship. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 946 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 968 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), revises the definition of “relative” for purposes of the guardianship subsidy to include fictive kin. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 47 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 77 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 430 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), modifies provisions relating to adult day care programs. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 432 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee, voted do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee and voted do pass on Tuesday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 42 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows setoff of income tax refunds and lottery payouts for unpaid debts to county jails and bars debtors from holding a concealed carry endorsement or license to hunt or fish. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

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

 

HB 57 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), prohibits a state agency or political subdivision or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detention of a citizen. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 84 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), changes the laws regarding the requirements of the governing body of a city, town, or village when its annual revenue from fines and court costs for traffic violations exceed 35% of its total annual revenue. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 527 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), creates the Joint Committee on the Tenth Amendment. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 701 Introduced by Representative Molendorp (R), establishes the Health Insurance Marketplace Innovation Act of 2013. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 774 Introduced by Representative Redmon (R), repeals obsolete, expired, and ineffective statutory provisions. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 775 Introduced by Representative Hampton (R), repeals multiple versions of statutes. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 803 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), 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. Referred to the House oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 913 Introduced by Representative 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 919 Introduced by Representative Mayfield (R), specifies that the open records and meetings law and its exceptions apply to individual members of the general assembly. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 929 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), modifies the standards for determining when a person is in need of mental health detention and evaluation. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 939 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), requires recipients of temporary assistance for needy families benefits to participate in work activities. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 3 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), petitions the United States Congress to propose a federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 4 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 17 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting state appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Downsizing Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 65 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Bill placed on the senate informal calendar on Monday.

 

SB 139 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), extends the expiration date for the closure of certain records, meetings and votes relating to operational guidelines and security systems to December 31, 2017. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 178 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

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. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 270 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 457 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), bars any state employee’s salary from exceeding the Governor’s. heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 478 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), provides that certain legal material published electronically must be authenticated and preserved. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

~ DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ~

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. Voted do pass out of the House Governmental Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 840 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), 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. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 818 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), 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. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 859 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), allows for conversion of concealed carry endorsements to concealed carry permits, eliminates concealed carry endorsements and replaces them with concealed carry permits. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

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. First in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 887 Introduced by Representative Kelly (D), prohibits the Department of Revenue from selling or disclosing certain driver record information. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Bill placed on the Senate informal calendar on Wednesday.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

HCS HB 275 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires all employers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing an unauthorized alien. Voted do pass out of the House International Trade Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 765 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), changes the laws regarding illegal aliens and immigration status verification for public assistance benefit purposes. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 911 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), changes the eligibility requirements for supplemental nutrition assistance as it relates to an ineligible immigrant. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HCR 36 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), establishes Missouri’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Offered in the House on Thursday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

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. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 462 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the requirements for the state sex offender registry. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 463 Introduced by Representative Black (D), creates criminal penalties for acts of violence committed by a sexually violent predator while in a secure facility operated by the Department of Mental Health. Voted do pass out of the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 480 Introduced by Representative Gosen (R), increases the penalty when any owner or employee of a skilled nursing facility has sexual contact with a resident to a class D felony or has sexual intercourse with a resident to a class C felony. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 589 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration and classification. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 Special Committee on Corrections on Thursday.

 

HJR 16 Introduced by Representative McCaherty (R), modifies the Constitution to allow for propensity evidence in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under the age of sixteen. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 188 Introduced by Representative Romine (R), requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators. Third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 250 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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. Reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 278 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 239 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

HB 806 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 533 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), specifies that the state shall not prohibit a state employee from keeping a firearm in his or her vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 818 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), 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. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 859 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), allows for conversion of concealed carry endorsements to concealed carry permits, eliminates concealed carry endorsements and replaces them with concealed carry permits. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 912 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), revises the definition of knife to include any knife used for hunting or fishing and creates an exception to the crime of possessing certain weapons if the weapon is solely a keepsake. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 35 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

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. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SJR 14 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Bill placed on the Senate informal calendar on Monday, perfected on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

TAXES

HB 55 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), creates an amnesty program for state taxes due as of December 31, 2013 on Monday. Referred to the Senate Ways and Means 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. Third read and passed though the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 184 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), authorizes Pettis County to use revenue from the county’s transient guest tax on salaries. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 243 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), allows certain small businesses to be eligible to claim any state tax credit, deduction, and other exemption from tax that specified corporations are allowed to claim. Voted do pass out of the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

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 the collection of sales and use relating to nexus with Missouri. Taken up for perfection on the House floor on Tuesday. Referred to the House Fiscal Review on Wednesday.

 

HB 602 Introduced by Representative Dohrman (R), changes the laws regarding assessment and levying of property tax. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 607 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation. Voted do pass out of 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. Referred to the House Government Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 832 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), proposes a sales tax holiday week for certain products. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 894 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), increases the amounts of property taxes accrued and rent constituting property taxes accrued in determining the “circuit breaker” property tax credit by 25% each. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 895 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), establishes the Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit Act authorizing an individual income tax credit equal to 20% of any earned income tax credit claimed on the taxpayer’s federal income tax return. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 917 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows for the subtraction of one-half of capital gains included in federal adjusted gross income to determine Missouri adjusted gross income. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 25 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), establishes the Joint Interim Committee on St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area Governance and Taxation. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SB 23 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), allows Pettis County to use revenue from the county transient guest tax on salaries. Referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS#2 SCS SB 26, 11 & 31 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies laws regarding taxation. Referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 120 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to tax credits and tax incentives. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 407 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), makes all of an individual’s federal income tax liability deductible on their state taxes. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 441 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), creates a transient guest tax exemption for entities providing disaster relief services. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 449 Introduced by Representative Romine (R), creates and phased in personal income deduction for business income. Heard in the Senate Ways and means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 461 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), provides an alternative method for calculating Missouri taxable income for corporations. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SS#2 SCS SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SJR 24 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), replaces income taxes with an increased sales and use tax. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

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

 

SS SCS SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Perfected in the Senate on Monday, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 159 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), allows an exemption from the proof of residency or domicile requirement to register a child for school whose parent or guardian is serving on specified active duty military orders. Perfected by consent in the House on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 450 Introduced by Representative Carpenter (D), authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 857 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), creates the “Show Me Heroes Education Fund” dedicated to assist military personnel with tuition benefits. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 918 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), waives business fees for certain persons who are members of the Missouri National Guard or any other active duty military, reside in Missouri, and show proof to the Secretary of State of such service. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HCR 16 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SCS SB 106 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), requires higher education institutions to accept credits for military courses and professional licensing boards must consider military qualifications when considering licensing. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 110 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 118 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the floor 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. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Rules Committee on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 397 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), allows motorists to donate $1 to the World War I Memorial Trust Fund to fund the National World War I Memorial in Kansas City and transfers all moneys in the World War II Memorial Trust Fund to the newly established World War I Memorial Trust Fund. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCR 13 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), urges the Department of Defense to reconsider the reduction and realignment of Army forces at Fort Leonard Wood. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

OTHER

HB 85 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), requires the Department of Transportation to issue emergency utility response permits for the transporting of equipment and materials needed following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 142 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), specifies that the exclusion from eligibility in any demand-side program offered by an electrical corporation of certain tax credits will not apply to low-income programs and their participants. Third read and passed through 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. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 460 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), authorizes the conveyance of various state properties. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 625 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), 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. Perfected by consent in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 685 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 893 Introduced by Representative Franklin (R), creates a violent video game excise tax to be deposited in the Violent Video Game Excise Tax Fund. Certain percentages of the fund shall be distributed to the Depts of Revenue, Mental Health, and Public safety. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 935 Introduced by Representative Mayfield (R), changes the laws regarding consumer credit interest rates. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 936 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), establishes the “Utilization of Telehealth” by advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural areas. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 930 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), creates the Rebuild Damaged Infrastructure Program to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

17 identical bills were filled on Thursday. The bills filled “change the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet program.”

HB 948 Introduced by Representative Burns (D),

HB 949 Introduced by Representative  Curtis (D),

HB 950 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D),

HB 951 Introduced by Representative Colona (D),

HB 952 Introduced by Representative Mayfield (D),

HB 953 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D),

HB 954 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D),

HB 955 Introduced by Representative Nichols (D),

HB 956 Introduced by Representative Otto (D),

HB 957 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D),

HB 958 Introduced by Representative Mims (D),

HB 959 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D),

HB 960 Introduced by Representative Englund (D),

HB 961 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D),

HB 966 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D),

HB 967 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), and

HB 969 Introduced by Representative May (D).

 

HCR 19 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), strongly urges the continued and increase development and delivery of North American oil to United States refineries, and the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 30 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), recognizes April 15, 2013 as “Jackie Robinson Day” in Missouri in honor of the first African American to play major league baseball. Heard in the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SB 28 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits. Referred to the Senate Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 33 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to public accommodations and service dogs for persons with mental disabilities. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 35 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R) creates an income tax return check-off program to provide funds for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 57 Introduced by Representative Romine (R), allows the marshal of the city of Farmington to abate nuisances without notification and bill the property owner for the abatement. Reported from the Senate Agriculture Committee to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 302 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 366 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), creates the Rebuild Damaged Infrastructure Program to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 419 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), allows the Governor to convey certain state properties to the State Highways and Transportation Commission. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.