Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 7, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HB 1008 Introduced by Representative Clem Smith (D), changes the laws regarding school course materials, instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases and opens the door to allow Planned Parenthood back in public schools. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 175 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing drugs while such drug is administered. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

 

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. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HB 334 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 years of age from certain child labor requirements. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 440 Introduced by Representative Webb (R), allows cottage food production operations to be exempt from state health or food code laws. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 604 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 795 Introduced by Representative Kolkmeyer (R), changes the laws regarding the regulation of alternative fuels. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 841 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualifying milk producers in Missouri. Heard in the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 938 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), specifies that, beginning January 1, 2014, certain specified building codes will be deemed the official state codes. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 975 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), exempts certain civil actions from damages arising out of underground hard rock mining or hard rock milling unless the injury subject to the action is attended by fraud, malice, or willful and wanton conduct. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1007 Introduced by Representative Hurst (R), changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1038 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), enacts the Energy Compact to return authority for energy regulation to the states. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HJR 36 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the Department of Conservation to follow statutory rulemaking requirements except for matters involving hunting seasons. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 16 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Voted do pass out of the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, referred to Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 329 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), modifies the definition of eggs. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 417 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies provisions relating to the Department of Natural Resources. Heard in the Senate Energy and the Environment Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 432 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday. Reported out of the Senate Small Business Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

 

CRIME

HB 36 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), requires the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to adopt criteria to expand the Amber Alert System to provide peace officer safety alerts. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 169 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), changes the laws regarding county contributions to the Prosecuting Attorneys and Circuit Attorneys’ Retirement System Fund and requires certain persons who pay a fine through a collection center to be assessed a surcharge. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 210 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 241 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), repeals the provision allowing the Board of Probation and Parole to charge an offender an intervention fee as a condition of parole. Heard in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 281 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedure. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 442 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), adds professional therapy dog to the definition of “service dog” as it relates to crimes against these animals or crimes of impersonating a disabled person. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 703 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), provides that a Highway Patrol fund include money for the maintenance of High way Patrol vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft and be used to pay for the maintenance and fuel costs of such items. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 707 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the laws regarding the crime of causing injury to or the death of a service dog. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1027 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires juvenile officers in certain cases to make an evaluation within 48 hours of detention of the juvenile as to whether third party enticement, exploitation, or coercion was involved. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 12 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), provides immunity from civil liability for court appointed attorneys. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 178 modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 222 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to domestic violence. Second read in the House on Tuesday, second read and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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 Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 331 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates procedures for the collection of restitution through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 38 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), creates the crime of altering or falsifying drug or alcohol test results or selling or transporting a biological sample or adulterant to falsify test results. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 285 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crime of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 759 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies what is a considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 978 Introduced by Representative Kelly (D), modifies the formula for determining how much money certain tobacco product manufacturers who are not participating in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement receive back from escrow funds. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 992 Introduced by Representative Schatz (R), changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1003 Introduced by Representative Frame (D), creates the crime of drug-induced murder. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 412 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), prohibits beer manufacturers and liquor wholesalers from owning certain interests in each other. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 467 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), requires the General Assembly to consider youth smoking statistics when appropriating money from the Life Sciences Research Fund. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

EDUCATION

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

 

HCS HB 134 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools and establishes specific components that a district must include in its antibullying policy. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 626 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a grant program for unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts that commit to extended school time. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 934 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), creates a tax credit for employers who hire students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields for internships. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 982 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), designates January 17th of each year as “Youth Mentoring Day” in Missouri. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1010 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 Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1015 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1040 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), specifies that school age children of welfare recipients must attend public school at least 90% of the time in order to receive benefits. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 242 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), modifies the law relating to the sale or provision of certain commodities by certain school officials of seven- director districts that are located in a first class county. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 378 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions of the A+ Program, Bright Flight Scholarship Program, and the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program. Voted do pass out of the Senate education Committee on Wednesday, and reported from the Senate Education Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 408 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

HB 116 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding county government account audits and specifies that the expenses incurred by the State Auditor while conducting the audit must be paid for by the county or county commission. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 199 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), repeals obsolete statutes regarding elections. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 235 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), changes the laws regarding the qualifications for a candidate for county treasurer or county collector-treasurer. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 543 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the duties and authority of the State Auditor. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 972 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1009 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), modifies the definition of “qualified voters” with regard to community improvement districts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 2 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), modifies the law relating to initiative and referendum petitions. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 29 Introduced by Senator 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 82 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), requires the Governor to call a special election if the office of Lieutenant Governor is vacated. Bill placed on the Senate informal calendar on Wednesday.

 

SB 216 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits political activity restrictions on first responders and modifies current political activity restrictions on the Kansas City Police Department. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 308 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires persons certified and providing homebirth services to provide proof of malpractice insurance coverage prior to the provision of services. Heard in the House Health Insurance  Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 718 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), extends foster care until age twenty-one for certain children. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 797 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), authorizes a community children’s services fund to utilize funding to provide preventative services for children. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 973 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 988 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet benefits for foster children. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 993 Introduced by Representative Hurst (R), changes the percentage of wages that may be garnished for an employee who is head of a family and a resident of this state from ten percent to twenty percent. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCR 29 Introduced by Representative Gannon (R), designates March as “Missouri Whole Child Month”. Voted do pass out of the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 26 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that parents have a fundamental right to exercise exclusive control over the care, custody, upbringing, and education of their minor children. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 69 Keaveny, modifies provision relating to administrative child support orders. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

 

GAMBLING

HCS HB 234 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), authorizes a claim clearinghouse to process and verify a request for an offset of an income tax refund and lottery winnings to satisfy an outstanding debt for ambulance services an individual received. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 46 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of a drone or other aircraft to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, third read and passed 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. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government  Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 995 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution and creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act. Fist read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednsday.

 

HB 1005 Introduced by Representative Curtman (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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1014 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), gives the department of transportation the authority to set fees for drivers’ licenses and license plates. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1018 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), prohibits any law enforcement agency or transportation entity from conducting random checkpoints for the purpose of performing vehicle safety inspections for motorcycles or personal vehicles. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 14 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the General Assembly to issue bonds to fund higher education improvements, constructions, landscaping, land or building purchases, and transportation infrastructure. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 73 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 229 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 270 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 271 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), creates provisions relating to emergency dispatch operator training. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 442 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), allows a property owner to authorize a collector to assign a property tax lien to a third party. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SCS SCR 5 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), urges the federal government to stop the Affordable Care Act’s disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment reductions. Referred to the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HCR 36 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), establishes Missouri’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 152 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), allows school districts to authorize and commission school officers to enforce laws relating to crimes committed on school grounds, at school activities, and on school buses. Amended in the House, HB 152 also repeals most of the language passed in 2011 as a part of the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act”.  Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday, and first read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1023 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 188 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read and referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 250 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography. Reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 285 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

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

 

 

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. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HCS HB 372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SJR 14 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Third read and passed through the Senate and firs read in the House on Thursday.

 

 

TAXES

HB 500 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 989 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), limits the increase in assessed valuation of residential property by the percentage of increase in the Social Security benefits for the elderly and disabled who own and live in their principle residence. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 999 Introduced by Representative Frame (D), exempts residential property owned by an individual 62 years of age or older from certain increases in assessed valuation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1013 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), imposes a tax on motor fuel equal to the greater of 17 cents per gallon or 6% of the cost per gallon of the motor fuel before any tax is imposed on it. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1029 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), provides an alternative method for calculating Missouri taxable income for corporations. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1035 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), changes the laws regarding amended property tax rate filings with the office of the state auditor. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1042 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding the collection of sales and use taxes relating to nexus with Missouri. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SS#2 SCS SBs 26, 11 & 31 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies laws regarding taxation. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 83 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions of law relating to taxation of real property. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday, and first read in the House.

 

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

 

SCS SB 174 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions relating to who is required to collects sales and use tax. Reported from the Senate Ways and Means Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

HCS SCS SB 182 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), changes the laws regarding local sales and use taxes on the sale of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, or outboard motors regardless of whether it was purchased in Missouri. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday, and reported back to the Senate. Truly agreed to and finally passed and delivered to the Governor on Thursday.

 

SB 261 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), requires the State Tax Commission to assign a hearing officer within 60 days of appeals from boards of equalization. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 350 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), eliminates the renter’s portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and creates the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 415 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), allows Greene County or any city within the county to impose a sales tax, upon voter approval, to fund early childhood education. 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. Reported from the Senate Ways and Means Committee to the floor on Thursday.

 

 

VETERANS

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

 

HCS HBs 309 & 73 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), establishes the Military Veterans and Servicemembers Court Program to provide treatment and intervention to veterans and servicemembers charged or convicted of certain crimes. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

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

 

HJR 37 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting disabled veterans from property tax. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 106 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), requires higher education institutions to accept credits for military courses and professional licensing boards must consider military qualifications when considering licensing. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 116 Modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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 do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 186 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), authorizes funeral establishments and coroners to release information to veterans’ service organizations and limits liability for the organizations and funeral establishments. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

OTHER

HB 77 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. Voted do pass out of the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 91 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), specifies, upon voter approval, that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to become or refrain from becoming a member or paying dues to a labor organization. Voted do pass out of the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 95 Introduced by Representative White (R), specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization. Voted do pass out of the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 986 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the MO HealthNet Transformation Task Force. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1004 Introduced by Representative Frame (D), creates provisions relating to the sale of cellular phones or other electronic communication devices by secondhand dealers. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 302 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 396 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), modifies provisions relating to renewable energy. Voted do pass out of the Senate Energy and the Environment Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 420 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies provisions relating to renewable energy. Voted do pass out of the Senate Energy and the Environment Committee on Wednesday.