Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: May 5, 2013

 

Last Wednesday, May 1, 2013: The Senate Joint Committee on Administrative Rules called in acting DOR Director John Mollenkamp, the Division of Driver licensing Jackie Bemboom, and others for questioning focused on Title 12 Department of Revenue,   Division 10 Director of Revenue,   Chapter 24 Driver License Bureau Rules,   Including, but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to issuance of driver licenses which require promulgation of rules pursuant to Chapter 536. RSMo.  The results of which was an exposure of the fact that yet another violation of law (the seventh) has occurred with DOR’s secret scandal causing them to avoid legal rulemaking procedures in an attempt to hide system process changes from the Legislature. (Chapter 536. RSMo)

 

At noon last Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Committee questioned and took testimony from Special Agent Keith Schilb, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration (as per a special Subpoena) regarding the CCW endorsement lists supplied by Missouri State officials, to confirm details about the national implications related to the breach of public trust with DOR’s scandal.  The Committee also took testimony from the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration and the Department of Public Safety regarding their conference budget lines.

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration, and the Department of Public Safety have had over $40,000,000. slashed from their budgets by the Senate for not being cooperative in the investigations over the DOR scandal.  As the Senate Appropriations 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 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?

 

It is expected that the Conference Committee reports on budget bills for DOR will receive only half-year funding (6 months) and even that will be at a reduced amount.  This will force DOR to come back to the table in early January for an emergency supplemental budget appropriation.  This will allow the Legislature to keep tabs on their progress to conform to legislative mandates to change procedures and force DOR officials to continue facing questions.

 

Our recommendation is that the Legislature only provides a first quarter funding.  This would require a Special Session that could run concurrent with the September Veto Session, to provide a supplemental appropriations bill for the second quarter taking the DOR into January.  This would allow the Legislature to remain in control of the situation if Gov. Nixon chooses to veto policy bills directed at changing DOR operations (which he is likely to do in order to buy them time to entrench the current system further).  Otherwise, a veto override in September would be of little value if the DOR already has funding in place. 

 

It is also imperative that the current primary bills focused on DOR (HB 787 & SB 252) have criminal penalties attached to them.  While MFN supports increased fees for local license offices to help make up for the loss they have suffered due to the new system processes, criminal penalties would create the kind of fee office blowback needed to force DOR to comply with the Legislature and Statutes.  Of course such criminal penalties must also apply to DOR employees. 

 

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 and a public hearing was held on 5-1-2013.  This bill could be (and needs to be) amended to include requirements that any agency receiving federal funds shall report such funding to the Legislature with criminal penalties for failure to do so.

 

HB 503  Introduced by Representative John McCaherty (R), Creates the Paperless Documents and Forms Act.  Currently on the House Calendar with DOR scandal related amendments pending. 

 

HCS HB 787 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), Speaker of the House Tim Jones (R-110) along with 36 other House members.  Prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain CCW endorsements on 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. Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee, hearing held and a SCS voted “do pass” on Thursday 5-2-2013.  HB 787 needs to have criminal penalties attached to it in order to guarantee compliance.

 

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.  4/25/2013 Voted Do Pass (H)

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Monday 4-22-2013.  The provision of this bill has been added to both HB 787 & SB 252.

 

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.  Third read and passed by the House, now assigned to the Senate General Laws Committee, as of 5-2-2013.

 

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: House General Laws with a hearing on 4-23-2013.

 

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) and 95 House members, 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.  Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday, 4-29-2013.

 

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.  Referred to the House Oversight Committee and was voted “do pass”.   The bill is currently on the House Calendar (fiscal review).  This bill should be amended to include criminal penalties in order to guarantee compliance.

 

SRM 1  Introduced by Senator Ed Emery as a Senate Remonstrance against the Governor for the release by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety of personal protected information which has been publicly admitted by the departments, demanding that Governor Nixon comply with requests for information.  Introduced and read on Tuesday, and referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee on 4-30-2013.

See information and latest developments on

the Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

and a “DOR Scandal – Timeline of Events” at

 

www.MissouriFamilyNetwork.net

 


 

Last Week In Review

 

This week all the budget bills went through the process of being sent to Conference Committees, and Conferees appointed. These Conference Committees will work through each budget bill in another batch of committee hearings. With a Constitutional deadline to complete the State budget this next Friday.

 

 

ABORTION

HB 359 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish cord blood collection sites across the state for transportation to the Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank. Heard in the House Health care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 400 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion inducing drugs while such drug is administered. Heard, voted do pass and reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 129 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

SCS HB 28 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows political subdivisions to adopt emergency-related orders or resolutions, including burn ban orders, that carry penalties. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 103 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), allows the use of all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on city streets under certain conditions. Heard and voted do pass in the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 284 Sponsored by Representative Hummel (D), changes the laws regarding the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Nonhuman Primate Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 427 Sponsored by Representative Schatz (R), changes the laws regarding a lien involving the rental of machinery or equipment. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 440 Sponsored by Representative Webb (D), allows cottage food production operations to be exempt from state health or food code laws. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

SS SCS HB 542 Sponsored by Representative Love (R), modifies provisions relating to agriculture. Perfected in the Senate and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 881 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), modifies provisions relating to the Department of Natural Resources. Second read and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS #2 HB 927 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), changes the laws regarding agriculture. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS HCS HJR 11 & 7 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices. Senate refuses to recede and grants conference with the House on Monday. Conference Committee appointed on Tuesday, and met on Thursday morning.

 

SB 16 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 24 Sponsored 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. Reported do pass out of the House General Laws Committee, and referred to the Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 41 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the laws regarding certain private nuisance actions. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 57 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), allows the marshal of certain cities to abate nuisances without notification and bill the property owner for the abatement. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 329 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies the definition of eggs. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

SB 357 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), modifies the law relating to mechanics’ liens for rental machinery and equipment. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, heard and voted do pass on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 373 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies fees relating to agricultural weights and measures. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 432 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Second read and referred to the House Professional Registration Committee on Monday.

 

 

CRIME

HCS HB 210 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Perfected in the House on Tuesday and referred to Fiscal Review. Third read on Thursday and first read in the Senate.

 

SCS HCS HB 215 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), modifies provisions relating to prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, judges, commissioners, court transcripts, restitution, and a criminal records committee. Reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the floor on Monday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 312 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 371 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedure. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read on Thursday, first read in the Senate.

 

SCS HB 374 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), modifies provisions relating to judicial procedures. Reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 635 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the age requirement for first time offenders to enter correctional treatment programs and repeals provisions regarding records and reports concerning offenders under 17 years of age. Perfected in the House on Monday.

 

HB 756 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a prisoner reentry program for prisoners who are locating upon release to the City of St. Louis. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 830 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the laws regarding criminal offenders participating in the Department of Corrections’ 120-day programs and sexual offender assessment programs. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 12 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), provides immunity from civil liability for court appointed attorneys. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 178 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SS SB 282 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HCS HB 285 Sponsored by Representative Pace (D), creates the crime of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday, first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 468 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), modifies provisions relating to a Highway Patrol fund, a methamphetamine task force, law enforcement officers, traffic laws, spurious liens, crimes, and the open records law. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 509 Sponsored 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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 114 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor. Voted do pass out of the Rules Committee on Tuesday. Reported do pass on Thursday.

 

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

 

 

EDUCATION

HCS HB 76 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), changes the laws regarding the penalty for a school district that fails to meet Missouri School Improvement Program standards in a fiscal year in which the school is specifically underfunded. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 348 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), changes the Kansas City school board to a seven member board. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 745 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), changes the laws regarding the A+ Program, the higher education scholarship, commonly known as “Bright Flight,” and Access Missouri. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 783 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), changes the laws regarding the leasing of school buildings. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 942 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), adds virtual courses to the postsecondary courses that can be offered to high school students participating in dual enrollment classes. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1015 Sponsored by Representative Cookson (R), requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism. Heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 8 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), makes technical corrections and updates obsolete references in certain higher education statutes. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 67 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions relating to higher education. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee, referred to Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 125 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to the duties of board of education. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday.

 

SCR 4 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

ELECTIONS

SCS HB 110 Sponsored by Representative Smith (R), changes the laws regarding elections, including writs of election, vacancies in statewide offices, elimination of certain primary elections in third class cities, the date of the presidential primary, and the automatic recount of votes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 163 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman. Signed by both House and Senate leadership, and delivered to the Governor on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 235 Sponsored 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. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Tuesday.

 

HB 336 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that no political subdivision must prohibit any first responder from engaging in any political activity while off duty and not in uniform unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 543 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the duties and authority of the State Auditor. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

FAMILY

HB 47 Sponsored by Representative Cross (R), requires an annual inperson parental consent for a minor younger than 17 to use a tanning device in a tanning a facility. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 252 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), modifies provisions relating to adoptions. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 290 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), modifies provisions relating to adoption investigations. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 513 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right which cannot be infringed on without demonstrating a governmental interest of the highest order. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read 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 and reported do pass out of the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday. Third read and passed on Tuesday, and first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SCS SB 45 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), creates an exception for the thirty-first judicial circuit from reimbursing the state for salaries of family court commissioners. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee and referred to the Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

SB 47 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee, and referred to Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 87 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to breastfeeding. Referred to the Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS SCS SB 256 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), modifies provisions relating to the Safe Place for Newborns Act. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Monday. Voted, reported do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

 

GAMBLING

HB 747 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes gaming establishments to provide lines of credit. Heard in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SB 42 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), allows setoff of income tax refunds and lottery payouts for unpaid debts to county jails and bars debtors from holding a concealed carry endorsement or license to hunt or fish. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

SCS HB 116 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), modifies procedures for audits of second class counties and requires first and second class counties to reimburse the State Auditor for auditing such counties. Heard and voted do pass in the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 137 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), prohibits state agencies from implementing certain federal programs. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 217 Sponsored 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 Commissioner. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 415 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), designates several highways and modifies several statutes relating to license plates and other matters attendant to the registration of motor vehicles. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 455 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), modifies provisions relating to public assistance use on EBT cards. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS HB 787 Sponsored 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. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 863 Sponsored 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 and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HCS SB 18 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires agencies to track federal fund usage, requires political subdivisions and charter schools to disclose indebtedness, requires the Governor to report withholdings, and removes the Auditor from the Board of Fund Commissioners. Reported out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 51 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to the regulation of motor vehicles. Voted and reported do pass out of Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 78 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), bars General Assembly members from acting as lobbyists. Bill placed on the Senate Informal Calendar on Wednesday.

 

SS SB 251 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Monday. Reported do pass and referred to Rules Committee on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SCS SB 229 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry. House Rules Committee returns the Senate Bill to the originating committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SB 265 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SS SB 267 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

SRM 1 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), a remonstrance relating to personal information scanning. Offered in the Senate on Tuesday and referred to the Ethics Committee.

 

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 275 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), modifies laws that bar businesses from hiring unauthorized aliens. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HCS HB 462 Sponsored by Representative Phillips (R), changes the requirements for the state sex offender registry. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 589 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), changes the laws regarding sexual offender registration and classification. 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 Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 799 Sponsored by Representative Conway (R), creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 188 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), modifies provisions relating to civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

SB 327 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 92 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Referred to Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 162 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act and changes the laws regarding firearms. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 170 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), lowers the age of eligibility for concealed carry, makes it a crime to enforce certain federal laws, and exempts certain firearms related transactions from background checks. Heard and voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), establishes the Business Premises Safety Act. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS 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. Third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday and reported to the House.

 

HCS HB 859 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), allows for the conversion of concealed carry endorsements to concealed carry permits, eliminates concealed carry endorsements, and replaces them with concealed carry permits. Reported do pass out of the House Fiscal review Committee on Monday. Third read and passed on Tuesday and first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HCS SB 75 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), authorizes school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders. Heard and voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday. Reported do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 325 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), declares the General Assembly’s position on the authority of the federal government, declares as invalid certain federal gun laws, and prohibits the enforcement of such laws. Bill placed on the Senate Informal Calendar on Wednesday.

 

 

TAXES

HB 128 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), authorizes certain counties to send property tax statements electronically and modifies when penalties and interest will be imposed on delinquent taxes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 184 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), allows Pettis County to use revenue from the county transient guest tax on salaries. Bill placed on the Senate Informal Calendar on Monday.

 

HCS HB 194 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), creates an income tax deduction for purchases of new homes. Reported from the Senate Progress and Development Committee to Floor on Monday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 253 Sponsored 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. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 536 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), creates a phased in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduces the corporate income tax rate over a five year period. Reported do pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS HCS#2 HB 698 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), modifies provisions relating to tax credits, tax incentives. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday. Third read and passed through the Senate and reported to the House on Tuesday.

 

SCS HB 1035 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), modifies provisions relating to collection of property taxes. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HCS #2 HJR 14 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the General Assembly to issue bonds to fund higher education improvements, construction, landscaping, land or building purchases, and transportation infrastructure. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Perfected, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 23 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions relating to taxation, economic development, political subdivision, and motor vehicles. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday. Voted and reported do pass on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House, sent to the Senate and then sent to Conference Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SCS SB 83 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), modifies provisions of law relating to taxation of real property. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Referred to Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SS#2 SCS SJR 16 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), imposes a temporary one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday. Voted do pass on Tuesday.

 

 

VETERANS

HCS HB 159 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), allows an exemption from the proof of residency or domicile requirement to register a child for school whose parent or guardian is serving on specified active duty military orders. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Tuesday.

 

HCS 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. Reported out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Monday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 28 Sponsored by Representative Lynch (R), strongly urges the United States Department of Defense to reconsider the reduction and realignment of Army forces at Fort Leonard Wood. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 106 Sponsored 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. Third read and passed through the House, sent to the Senate which grants conference on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 110 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 116 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to uniformed military and overseas voters. Referred to the House Fiscal Review on Monday. Voted and reported do pass on Tuesday.

 

HCS SCS SB 117 Sponsored 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. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 118 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts. Heard and voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Reported do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 186 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), authorizes funeral establishments to release information to veterans’ service organizations for military burial and modifies provisions relating to the registering and issuance of death certificates. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Monday. Voted do pass on Thursday.

 

 

OTHER

SS SCS HB 307 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), modifies provisions relating to emergency service providers.  Third read and passed through the Senate on Thursday.

 

HB 320 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 339 Sponsored by Representative Wieland (R), enacts a “No Pay, No Play” law which requires uninsured motorists to forfeit recovery of noneconomic damages under certain conditions. Heard and voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 Fiscal Review Committee on Monday. Third read and passed on Tuesday, first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 555 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists 21 years of age and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle and allows a temporary motorcycle instruction permit holder to renew the permit two additional times. Perfected in the House on Tuesday and third read on Thursday.

 

HB 565 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), revises the definition of “professional counseling” for the purposes of licensure of professional counselors. Voted do pass out of the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 653 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding emergency communications services. Third read, passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 685 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), allows pharmacists to dispense emergency medication without prior authorization from the prescriber. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 771 Sponsored by Representative Schatz (R), changes the laws regarding commercial drivers’ licenses. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 781 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet funded home and community based care. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, and third read on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 35 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), creates an income tax return checkoff program to provide funds for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 187 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 317 & 319 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. Second read and referred to the House Insurance Policy Committee on Monday.

 

SB 234 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), requires an applicant for a marital and family therapist license to show a master’s or doctoral degree from a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy accredited program. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 330 Introduced by Senator Wasson (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. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Monday.


 

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings

 

With only two weeks remaining to the 2013 General Assembly First Regular Session

House and Senate Committees are winding down and mostly posting executive sessions

or not meeting at all.  Thus concerned citizens are encouraged to visit the Hearings

web sites of the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate.

Additional Public Hearings are posted on a daily basis:  

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

 


 

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

MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – Bill Calendar

Sixty-Third Day, Monday, May 6, 2013

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

HJR 19 —  Bahr (102)           HEALTH CARE FREEDOM

HCS HJR 15 —  Brattin (055)         RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

HCS HJR 35 —  Jones    RIGHT TO KEEP & BEAR ARMS

HJR 17 —  Burlison  LIMITS ON APPROPRIATIONS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

HB 503, as amended, HA 1 HA 3, and HA 3, pending —  McCaherty      PAPERLESS DOCUMENTS & FORMS ACT

HB 616 —  Bahr           COMMON CORE STANDARDS

HCS HB 402 —  Shumake   FAMILY INTERVENTIONS

HCS HB 717 —  Grisamore           CHILDREN & FAMILIES

HCS HB 350 —  Frederick (121)           FIREARM OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

HCS HB 564 —  McGaugh   CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS

HCS HB 685 —  Burlison (133)           DISPENSING OF EMERGENCY MEDICATION

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

HCS HB 470 —  Barnes (060)           VIRTUAL SCHOOLS

HB 162 —  Sommer (106)           FIREARMS

 

SENATE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

HCS SS SCS SB 116 —  Davis (162)           UNIFORMED SERVICE AND OVERSEA VOTERS

SCS SB 302 —  Elmer (139)           EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS

SS SCS SB 114 —  Jones          INTOXICATING LIQUOR

HCS SS SB 252, (Fiscal Review 5/2/13) —  Richardson (152)           DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

SB 265 —  Rowland (155)           AGENDA 21

SS SB 267 —  Curtman (109)           CIVIL LIBERTIES

 

BILLS IN CONFERENCE

CCR SS HCS HJRs 11 & 7, as amended —  Smith (120)           RIGHT TO FARM

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

SCS SCR 5 —  Frederick           AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

 

 

MISSOURI SENATE CALENDAR

Sixty-Second DAY–MONDAY, May 6, 2013

 

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

SB 375-Nieves, with SCS     Establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 400-Riddle, et al (Wallingford)     Requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing

drugs while such drug is administered

HCS for HB 168 (Kraus) (In Fiscal Oversight)     Allows certain individuals who are separating from the military to have resident student

status for purposes of attending public institutions of higher education

 

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

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

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

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 78-Lamping, with SCS, SS for SCS & SA 1 (pending)     Bars General Assembly members from acting as lobbyists

SB 133-Keaveny and Holsman, with SCS & SA 1 (pending)     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 141-Dempsey     Requires political subdivisions receiving more than 20% of their annual general operating revenues from traffic fines

to send revenues in excess of such threshold to the state school system

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

drug is administered

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 231-Munzlinger, with SA 1 (pending)     Modifies tax refund and lottery setoff procedure for unpaid healthcare expenses

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

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

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

SB 325-Nieves     Declares the General Assembly’s position on the authority of the federal government, declares as invalid certain federal gun

laws, and prohibits the enforcement of such laws

SB 343-Parson     Establishes that real estate loans shall be governed only by state and federal law

 

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

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

 

SENATE BILLS WITH HOUSE AMENDMENTS

SS#2 for SCS for SBs 26, 11 & 31-Kraus, with HCS, as amended     Modifies provisions of law relating to taxation

 

BILLS IN CONFERENCE

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 HJRs 11 & 7, with SS, as amended (Parson)     Proposes a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to

engage in agricultural production and ranching practices

 

With the Legislature entering the last 2 weeks of the 2013 Session, House and Senate Calendars are changing

too rapidly for this weekly report to be of any value.  Please visit the House and Senate web sites to review the

calendars and listen in on the live audio feeds for the floor debates in each chamber when they are in session.

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

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