Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 20, 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!  THE OUTSTANDING QUESTION IS:  AFTER ALL THAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHY DO THESE BUREAUCRATS CONTINUE TO HOLD OUT AND REFUSE TO BE TRANSPARENT?  WHAT ARE THEY STILL HIDING THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN DISCOVERED?

 

 

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. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday 4-18-2013.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday 4-18-2013.

 

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)

 

 

HB 840 Introduced by Representative Wanda 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. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday 4-15-2013.

 

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 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. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday 4-15-2013.

 

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)

 

HRM 1 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), condemns the release of private protected information on concealed carry endorsements, remonstrates against executive departments, and demands the Governor investigate, discipline and remove those responsible. Offered in the House on Thursday 4-18-2013.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday, third read on Tuesday, with an emergency clause. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday 4-18-2013.

 

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Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

All House budget bills where voted do pass out of the Senate Appropriation Committee on Wednesday. Including HB 10 which includes the Alternatives to Abortion funding.

 

HB 400 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), establishes requirements for the administration of RU486 or any other abortion inducing drug or chemical. Perfected on Wednesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 457 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, voted do pass on Wednesday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

HCS #2 HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Amended to restrict potential prohibited life sciences research.  Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Reported to the Senate on Monday. Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 50 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), provides protections for Alternatives to Abortion Agencies to freely engage in religious practices. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SCS SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 81 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), creates the Missouri International Agricultural Exchange Website. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 542 Introduced by Representative Love (R), modifies the definition of eggs. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 526 Introduced by Representative Franklin (R), establishes a rural regional development grants program. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday, first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 835 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), designates the first week of August each year as Animal Rescue and Adoption Week in Missouri. Heard in the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 890 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), changes the laws regarding animal abuse. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 927 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), changes the laws regarding agriculture. House Rules Committee Votes to return to the House Agriculture Committee 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 compensate. Heard in the House Natural Resources Committee 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. Heard in the House

Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 34 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), urges Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reevaluate the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Voted do pass out of the House Committee on Monday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 149 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D) Modifies provisions relating to the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 342 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), raises the loan amount available through the Missouri agricultural and small business development authority for livestock feed and crop input from forty thousand to one hundred thousand dollars. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rule Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 373 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies fees relating to agricultural weights and measures. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 371 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agriculture. Reported out of the Senate Agriculture Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 432 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday and reported to the Rules Committee.

 

 

CRIME

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. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read in the Senate, and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 215 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

HCS HB 210 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Referred to the House Rule Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 215 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 220 Introduced by Representative May (D), changes the laws regarding arrearages and the expungement of certain records related to criminal nonsupport. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 312 Introduced by Representative Thomson (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. Head in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 335 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 464 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding sheriffs. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 468 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), changes the laws regarding public safety. Third read and passed through the House, with an emergency clause on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 539 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows community service in lieu of a fine for certain traffic offenses. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 738 Introduced by Representative Lauer, adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 756 Introduced by Representative Hubbard, establishes a prisoner reentry program within the Department of Corrections for an offender who has served his or her full sentence and is relocating to St. Louis upon release. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 866 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), creates crimes involving filing spurious and false liens. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 36 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), modifies provisions related to juvenile offenders who have been certified as adults and found guilty in a court of general jurisdiction. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 178 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 214 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), modifies provisions relating to crime. Voted do pass out of the Senate judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. House Rules Committee Voted to return the Senate bill back to the original House Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 236 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), provides that a Highway Patrol fund include money for the maintenance of Highway Patrol vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft and be used for the maintenance of such items. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SB 282 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. Perfected in the Senate on Monday, referred to the Rules Committee on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 331 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates procedures for the collection of restitution through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 338 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), modifies provisions relating to correctional treatment programs for offenders who are under the age of 18. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 347 Nasheed, makes the offense of nonsupport an infraction rather than a class A misdemeanor or class D felony. Heard in the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 377 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies penalties for first degree murder when the person was under the age of 18 at the time of committing the offense. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SB 448 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), allows the circuit court of the city of St. Louis to create of a special armed offender docket. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, voted do pass on Wednesday. Reported do pass on Thursday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 218 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. Third read and passed through the House on Monday, first read in the Senate on Tuesday. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 751 Introduced by Representative Molendorp (R), requires tobacco derived products and vapor products to be subject to the same provisions as tobacco products. Heard in the House Insurance Policy Committee on Monday.

 

HB 990 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), specifies that any social host that furnishes a minor with alcohol resulting in permanent personal injuries or death will be guilty of a class D felony. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 991 Introduced by Representative Schatz (R), 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1021 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), specifies that any business in which tobacco use is prohibited shall remit its property and county sales tax revenues to local school districts instead of the local political subdivision. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SS SCS SB 121 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies provisions relating to liquor control laws. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

EDUCATION

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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. Repeals important parts of the Student Protection Act passed just last year to protect students from sexual predators employed by their school.  Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 528 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and requires the State Board of Education to designate a staff person in charge of gifted and talented education. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 616 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and implementing the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Do pass motion fails in House Rules Committee on Monday. HB 616 reconsidered in the House Rules Committee, voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 1015 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), requires public institutions of higher education to

adopt policies on student favoritism. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Thursday.

 

B 1016 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), allows a school district to use a calendar based on hours of attendance, rather than hours and days of attendance, if the minimum number of hours is at least 1,078. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

B 1021 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), specifies that any business in which tobacco use is prohibited shall remit its property and county sales tax revenues to local school districts instead of the local political subdivision. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1026 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), specifies that the proceeds from the sale of any seized property shall be divided among local schools, the seizing law enforcement agency, and the county general revenue fund. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 67 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions relating to higher education. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday, first read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 125 Nasheed, modifies provisions relating to the duties of board of education. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 193 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), establishes the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and requires the State Board of Education to designate a staff person in charge of gifted and talented education. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SCR 4 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), establishes the Joint Interim Committee on Funding for Elementary and Secondary Education to study the elementary and secondary education foundation formula. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HCS HB 543 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SB 99 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), this act will make the St. Louis City public administrator an appointed position. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 395 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the membership of the county political party committees in Jackson County. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SCS HB 117 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), modifies the law relating to initiative and referendum petitions. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), modifies the law relating to elections. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Monday. Reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 99 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), this act will make the St. Louis City public administrator an appointed position. Referred to the House Elections 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. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 820 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), establishes a defined contribution program for elected officials becoming members after January 1, 2014. Referred to the House Retirement Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1032 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), repeals provisions that prohibit specified state employees from being a candidate for public office and changes the laws regarding the political activities of state employees. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 121 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), allows the court discretion in the appointment of a guardian ad litem in specified cases regarding child abuse or neglect and ex parte orders of protection. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 252 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Third read and passed in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 290 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), adds licensed professional counselors and psychologists to the list of people authorized to conduct an investigation into whether an individual is suitable as an adoptive parent. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 402 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances. Voted do pass out of the House Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 443 Introduced by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 717 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), increases the age limit for when a youth may reenter foster care from 18 to 21 years of age. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules 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 and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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 Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 69 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Voted do pass on Thursday

 

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

 

SCS SB 87 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to breastfeeding. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 208 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 256 Silvey, modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Thursday.

 

 

GAMBLING

HB 509 Introduced by Representative Otto (D), prohibits an excursion gambling boat from being subject to more restrictive smoking laws than another excursion gambling boat within a 75 mile radius. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 747 Scharnhorst, 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. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

SCS HB 42 Rowland, prohibits the state and all political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Heard and voted do pass through the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the Senate Oversight 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. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read in the Senate and referred to the Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 343 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

CS HBs 455 & 297 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program administered in this state. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 455 & 297 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program administered in this state. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 803 Introduced by Representative Wanda 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. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 863 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), requires the State Auditor to perform, on a one-time basis, a comparative audit of at least five, but no more than 10, of the largest state agencies and of each chamber of the General Assembly. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1014 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), gives the department of transportation the authority to set fees for drivers’ licenses and license plates. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 53 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions. Reported out of the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Downsizing Government Committee on Thursday.

 

CS SBs 289 & 314 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), modifies the provisions which require an applicant’s Social Security number when applying for a professional license renewal. Heard in the House

Committee on Thursday.

 

CS SB 226 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies the standards for determining when a person is in need of mental health detention and evaluation. Perfected in the Senate on Monday, reported to the Rules Committee on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS SCS SB 229 Introduced by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 251 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday, third read on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS 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. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government on Tuesday, heard in committee on Thursday

 

SB 312 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), prohibits retired judges or state employees from collecting retirement benefits while subsequently employed by a Missouri city, town, county, or village. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SJR 9 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), requires the Senate to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 96 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 301 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House, and first read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 327 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), allows certain criminal defendants to be released on electronic monitoring if the county commission agrees to pay the cost of the monitoring. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 505 Introduced by Representative Haefner (R), changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. Repeals important parts of the Student Protection Act passed just last year to protect students from sexual predators employed by their school.  Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 577 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. Voted do pass out of the House

Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 589 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration and classification. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 799 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1023 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography. Referred to the House Crime Committee 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. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, voted do pass on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 380 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to criminal offenders participating in Department of Corrections’ 120 day programs and sexual offender assessment programs. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 282 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), allows religious books to be used in public schools in certain situations as long as they are used in a manner that does not violate the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 278 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), prohibits any state or local governmental entity from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration or discussion of any federal holiday. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee, and voted do pass on Tuesday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

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

 

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

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Perfected on Wednesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 533 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), changes the laws regarding firearms. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

B 670 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), changes the terms of imprisonment for the crime of armed criminal action. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

B 1000 Introduced by Representative Frame (D), establishes the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday which authorizes an annual state sales and use tax holiday on retail purchases of certain firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1001 Introduced by Representative Frame (D), prohibits any condemning authority from acquiring by eminent domain any real property where a commercial gun shop, hunting preserve, or shooting range is located. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1022 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), makes private businesses that post signage prohibiting weapons on the premises liable for injury or damage to public invitees, business visitors, and employees as a result of such prohibition. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 8 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), a resolution against the adoption of a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

CS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

CS HJR 35 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SJR 14 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

TAXES

HCS HB 175 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of special assessments and delinquent property taxes. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 194 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), authorizes a onetime individual income tax deduction for the purchase of a new home used as the principal residence of the taxpayer for at least two years. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday, first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS #2 HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1028 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), changes the laws regarding property tax assessments for certain wind energy devices. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1029 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), provides an alternative method for calculating Missouri taxable income for corporations. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1030 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), authorizes a tax credit for donations to charities for medical care and changes the laws regarding health care liability contracts. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Health Care Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1031 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), modifies the corporate income tax imposed on Missouri businesses by reducing the tax rate to zero beginning in 2014. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1042 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of sales and use taxes relating to nexus with Missouri. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HCS SS#2 SCS SBs 26, 11 & 31 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions of law relating to taxation. Voted do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 112 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), reauthorizes the New Markets Tax Credit and modifies provisions relating to it. Second read and referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 261 Rupp, requires the State Tax Commission to assign a hearing officer within 60 days of appeals from boards of equalization. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SS SCS SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary ten year one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Monday and first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 148 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), establishes the custody and visitation rights of a deploying military parent. Third read and passed through the House, first read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Reported out of the Senate Veterans Committee to the Senate floor on Monday.

 

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. Heard and voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 450 Carpenter Authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal and certificate to National Guard Members who served in certain wars. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 702 Introduced by Representative Englund (R), 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. Reported from the Senate Veterans Committee to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

HCR 5 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), designates the state of Missouri as a Purple Heart State. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, adopted on Wednesday.

 

HCR 16 Walton Gray, encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 8 Solon Requires the development of a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds going to the Veterans’ Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 110 Dan Brown, establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules on Wednesday.

 

HCS SCS 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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 118 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Third read and passed through the Senate on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules 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. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday. Reported to the House on Wednesday.

 

 

OTHER

HB 28 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R) Allows political subdivisions to adopt emergency related orders or resolutions, including burn ban orders, that carry penalties. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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 and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HBs 77, 91 & 95 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 625 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), modifies provisions relating to collaborative practice arrangements between a physician and an advanced practice registered nurse by allowing a waiver to the proximity requirement. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 685 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 838 Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), specifies that certain felons must be eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 855 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding licensing of individuals. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 925 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the requirements for providing comprehensive health care for public assistance recipients. Heard in the House  Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 936 Swan, establishes the “Utilization of Telehealth” by advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural areas. Heard in the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 986 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the MO HealthNet Transformation Task Force. Voted and reported do pass out of the House rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1011 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a physical fitness challenge for elementary, middle, and high school level students. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 19 Rowden, urges Congress and the President to support greater domestic development of North American sources of oil and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, adopted on Wednesday.

 

HCR 29 Introduced by Representative Gannon (R), designates March as “Missouri Whole Child Month”. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 33 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to public accommodations and service dogs for persons with mental disabilities. HCS Voted Do Pass (H) House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules 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. Heard in the House Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 275 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), modifies eligibility criteria for energy efficiency incentive programs offered by electric companies to low income customers. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SB 317 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), allows motorists to provide proof of insurance by mobile electronic devices and allows for the use of electronic notice and documents under certain conditions. Reported perfected to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

Monday, April 15, 2013

 

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

Monday, April 22, 2013                                                                     1:00 PM                                                                                HR 3

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HCS SCS SB 117 — Kraus, Will G (Sen-08)   Allows individuals who are separating from the military to have resident student status for purposes of attending public institutions of higher education

HCS HBs 455 & 297 — FOOD STAMP ELIGIBILITY   Koenig, Andrew (099)  Schieber, Ronald (014)  Requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program administered in this state

HCS#2 HB 698 — TAX INCENTIVES Zerr, Anne F. (065)   Changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Amended to restrict potential prohibited life sciences research.

 

 

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

Monday, April 22, 2013                                                                     1:00 PM                                                                                HR 7

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

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

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2012

 

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013                                                                     8:00 AM                                                                HR 7

HB 812 —  Rhoads, Shawn Shawn (154)  Adds certain chemical compounds to the list of synthetic cannabinoids in section 195.017

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013                                                                     8:15 AM                                                                                HR 5

SCS SB 2 —  Rupp, Scott T (Sen-02)   Modifies the law relating to initiative and referendum petititons

SB 99 —  Keaveny, Joseph (Sen-04)  This act will make the St. Louis City public administrator an appointed position

HB 865 —  Neely, Jim W. (008) Spencer, Bryan (063)  Requires the establishment of a death notification system for election authorities in order to remove deceased individuals from voter registration records

 

 

Senate Progress and Development, Senator Jolie Justus, Chairman

Tuesday, April 23                                                                                9:00 AM                                                                                 SCR 2

HCS HB 194 – Diehl,   Creates an income tax deduction for purchases of new homes

 

 

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013                                                                     9:30 AM                                                                                HR 3

SCS SB 147 —  Wasson, Jay M (Sen-20)  Requires a health carrier that provides coverage for prescription eye drops to cover a refill without regard to a restriction for an early refill if it is authorized by the prescribing health care provider

SB 161 —  Pearce, David B (Sen-21)  Requires the Joint Committee on Legislative Research to conduct an actuarial analysis to study the cost impact of mandating health insurance coverage for eating disorders

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013                                     12:00 PM or upon adjournment                                                                      HR 1

SCS SB 87 —  Schaaf, Rob O (Sen-34)  Modifies provisions relating to breast-feeding

HB 838 —  Wieland, Paul (112) Berry, T.J. (038)  Specifies that certain felons must be eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits

HB 710 —  Grisamore, Jeff J. (034)  Requires each polling place for a federal, state, local, or school district election to have at least one accessible voting system that conforms to federal regulations for disabled voters

HB 720 — EXEMPTION FOR STILLBORN CHILDREN Grisamore, Jeff J. (034)  Authorizes an income tax dependency exemption deduction for a stillborn child for the taxable year in which the child was born

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, April 23                                                                                1:30 p.m.                                                                                 SCR 1

HB 533 – Riddle  Modifies provisions relating to firearms

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

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

Wednesday, April 24                                            Upon Evening Recess or Adjournment                                           Senate Lounge

 

HCS HB 215 – Cox   Modifies provisions relating to prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, judges, commissioners, court transcripts, restitution, and a criminal records committee

 

 

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

 

 

Special Public Hearings Friday & Saturday

 

Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman

Friday, April 26,         1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Cape Public Library, 711 N. Clark Street, Cape Giraudeau, MO

 

Public Forum – RE: Department of Revenue – Driver’s License

 

 

Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman

Saturday, April 27,   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Christian High School – Commons Area, 1145 Tom Ginnever, O’Fallon, MO

 

Public Forum – RE: Department of Revenue – Driver’s License

 


 

KEY BILLS OF INTEREST ON 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

Here are some of the Key Bills to Listen for:

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

 

MISSOURI HOUSE CALENDAR

Fifty-Fifth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

HCS HJR 26 —  Richardson (152)           PARENTAL RIGHTS

HJR 19 —  Bahr (102)           HEALTH CARE FREEDOM

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

HB 423 —  Zerr (065)           LAND ASSEMBLAGE TAX CREDIT

HB 578, as amended —  Funderburk (103)           SALES AND USE TAXATION

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

HB 255 —  Torpey (029)           ANIMAL SHELTER FEES

HB 503, as amended, HA 1 HA 3, and HA 3, pending —  McCaherty (097)           PAPERLESS DOCUMENTS AND FORMS ACT

HB 162 —  Sommer (106)           MISSOURI FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT

HCS HB 285 —  Pace (074)           CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DISTRIBUTION

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

HCS HB 859 —  Brattin (055)           CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS

HCS HB 275 —  Brattin (055)           ILLEGAL ALIENS

HCS HB 387 —  Frederick (121)           PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

HB 421 —  Curtman (109)           LEGAL TENDER

HB 616 —  Bahr (102)           COMMON CORE STANDARDS INITIATIVE

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

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

HCS HB 470 —  Barnes (060)           VIRTUAL SCHOOLS

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

HCS HBs 455 & 297, (Fiscal Review 4/17/13) —  English (068)           FOOD STAMP ELIGIBILITY

HB 756, (Fiscal Review 4/17/13) —  Hubbard (078)           PRISONER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

HCS HB 340 —  Johnson (009)           DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

HB 747 —  Scharnhorst (098)           GAMING ESTABLISHMENT TRANSACTIONS

HCS HB 1035 —  Kelley (127)           PROPERTY TAXES

HCS#2 HB 698, (Fiscal Review 4/17/13) —  Zerr (065)           TAX INCENTIVES

HCS HB 335 —  Hinson (119)           PUBLIC SAFETY

HCS HB 589 —  Hinson (119)           SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION

HCS HB 170 —  Guernsey (002)           FIREARMS

 

SENATE BILLS FOR THIRD READING – CONSENT

HCS SB 188 —  Engler (116)           SEXUAL VIOLENT PREDATOR NOTIFICATION

SB 16 —  Dugger (141)           CHILDREN WORKING ON FAMILY FARMS

 

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

FIFTY-FOURTH DAY–MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB 443-Hubbard, et al     Establishes a pilot program to encourage visitation between incarcerated parents and their children

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SCS for SBs 317 & 319-Romine     Allows motorists to provide proof of insurance by mobile electronic devices and allows for the use of electronic notice and documents under certain conditions

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

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

SB 401-Rupp     Prohibits individuals and other entities from performing navigator services for a health insurance exchange unless licensed by the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

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 403-Rupp, with SCS     Allows health maintenance organizations to issue policies with deductibles and requires navigators to be licensed.

SB 53-Lamping     Bars entities that invest in the energy sector in Iran from contracting with the state and political subdivisions

SB 377-Dixon     Modifies penalties for first degree murder when the person was under the age of 18 at the time of committing the offense

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 34-Guernsey (Brown)     Modifies prevailing wage laws

 

HCS for HB 457, with SCS (Rupp)     Provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services

HCS for HB 4, with SCS (Schaefer)     Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and Department of Transportation

HCS for HB 5, with SCS (Schaefer)     Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Department of Public Safety

HCS for HB 8, with SCS (Schaefer)     Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety

HCS for HB 10, with SCS (Schaefer)     Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services

HCS for HB 11, with SCS (Schaefer)     Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

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

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

HCS for HB 159 (Kraus)     Creates an exemption from the proof of residency and domicile for school registration for students whose parents are serving on specified military orders