Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: January 22, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, January 27, 2014

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                                                               12:00 PM                                                              HR 7

 

HB 1052 — SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CLINICS      Barnes, Jay Owen (Rep-060)

Requires the Department of Social Services to develop incentive programs to encourage health care facilities to co-locate on the property of certain public elementary and secondary schools

 

HB 1289 — UNIQUE DRIVER IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS      English, Keith A (Rep-068)    Hicks, Ron

Allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to require certain applications to include the applicant’s unique identification number

 

HB 1300 — FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MEETINGS      Rowden, Caleb (Rep-044)    Kelly, Chris

Allows fire protection district board of directors to meet without public notice in order to disburse funds necessary for the deployment of certain task forces

 

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

HB 1306 — PREVAILING WAGES    Love, Warren (Rep-125)   Remole, Tim (Rep-006)

Changes the laws regarding the prevailing hourly rate of wages

 

 

Senate  Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections, Senator Jay Wasson, Chairman

Monday, January 27                                                                          2:00 p.m.                                                                             Senate Lounge

 

SB 610 – Rupp  Extends consumer protections against predatory business practices by contractors to owners of commercial properties

 

SB 528 – Wallingford   Modifies the provisions which require an applicant’s Social Security number when applying for a professional license renewal

 

SB 630 – Wallingford   Allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order

 

SJR 31 – Kraus   Allows for photographic identification for voting

 

SB 511 – Kraus   Establishes photo identification requirements for voting

 

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                               Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                         HR 6

 

HB 1346 — SEXUAL EXPLOITATION       Conway, Kathie (Rep-104)

Creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson

 

HB 1426 – NOTITLE      Diehl, John J (Rep-089)      Allen, Sue (Rep-100)

Enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency

 

HB 1412 – NOTITLE      Phillips, Don (Rep-138)      Hinson, Dave A (Rep-119)

Specifies that it shall be a crime to intentionally file a fraudulent financing statement or any financing statement with the Secretary of State with the intent to harass or defraud any other person

 

 

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

Monday, January 27                                                                            6:00 P.M.                                                                            Senate Lounge

 

SB 489 – Lager   Mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations

 

SJR 27 – Schaaf   Provides that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data

 

SB 519 – Sater   Amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Senate  Seniors, Families and Pensions, Senator John Lamping, Chairman

Tuesday, January 28                                                                            8:00 AM                                                                              SCR-1

 

SB 532 – Nasheed   Modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers

 

SB 552 – Sater   Modifies provisions regarding the termination of alimony and maintenance payments

 

SB 530 – Libla   Allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings

 

 

House Veterans   Davis, Charlie – (Rep-162)   Solon, Sheila-(Rep-31)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 1356 — UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF CITIZENS      Fitzpatrick, Scott (Rep-158)

Prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detentions of a citizen

 

HB 1285 — SCHOOL HOLIDAYS      English, Keith A (Rep-068)    Funderburk, Doug (Rep-103)

Specifies that Veterans Day shall be a school holiday

 

HB 1264 — VETERAN HIRING PRACTICES   Cornejo, Robert (Rep-064)   Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)

Changes the laws regarding state employment preference ratings for veterans

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HJR 48 — VETERANS LOTTERY TICKET   Solon, Sheila (Rep-031)   Davis, Charlie E (Rep-162)

Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds to go to the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund

 

HJR 51 — PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY   Elmer, Kevin A (Rep-139)   Morris, Lynn A (Rep-140)

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from property tax for certain property of active-duty military personnel stationed outside the country

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 1

 

HB 1309 — BRAIN INJURY FUND      Sommer, Chrissy (Rep-106)      Allen, Sue (Rep-100)

Changes the laws regarding the Brain Injury Fund

 

HB 1320 — JURY SERVICE      Ellinger, Rory (Rep-086)      Schupp, Jill D. Seltzer (Rep-088)

Excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service

 

HB 1321 – ADOPTION      Ellinger, Rory (Rep-086)      Mims, Bonnaye (Rep-027)

Changes the time for consent for adoption to be executed from 48 hours to 72 hours after the birth of a child

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 1124 — OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES    Kolkmeyer, Glen (Rep-053)    English, Keith A (Rep-068)

Changes the laws regarding “all-terrain vehicles,” “recreational off-highway vehicles,” and “utility vehicles”

 

HJR 55 — RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH      Hicks, Ron (Rep-107)      Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)

Proposes a constitutional amendment protecting a citizen’s right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife and the use of traditional devices and methods to exercise the right

 

HJR 59 — RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH      Hansen, Jim (Rep-040)      Walker, Nate B. (Rep-003)

Creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife

 

HB 1214 — VEHICLES HAULING LIVESTOCK      Guernsey, Casey L (Rep-002)

Changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways

 

HB 1235 — LIVESTOCK AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS      Hoskins, Denny (Rep-054)      Dohrman, Dean A. (Rep-051)

Changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways

 

 

Senate  Small Business, Insurance and Industry, Senator Scott Rupp, Chairman

Tuesday, January 28                                                                            1pm                                                                                      SCR 1

 

SB 546 – Lamping   Modifies Missouri’ Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General for enforcement of the act

 

SB 617 – Rupp   Establishes rights of insurer to present reservation of rights to insured without breaching insurance contract, to defend against loss prior to garnishment, and to refuse to enter contracts to limit recovery

 

SB 663 – Munzlinger   Requires health benefit plans to establish equal out of pocket costs for covered oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications

 

SB 668 – Silvey   Requires health benefit plans to establish equal out of pocket costs for covered oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications

 

SJR 25 – Lager   Grants the General Assembly the power to limit by statute jury awards of noneconomic damages

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, January 28                                                                          3:00 p.m.                                                                               SCR 1

 

SB 613 – Nieves   Modifies provisions relating to firearms

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               5:00 PM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 1296 — PAYMENT OF SALES TAX   Koenig, Andrew (Rep-099)   Cox, Stanley (Rep-052)

Allows a seller to advertise that the required sales tax will be assumed or absorbed into the price of the property sold or the services rendered if the amount of the tax is separately stated

 

HB 1174 — LEGAL TENDER      Curtman, Paul (Rep-109)

Specifies that certain capital gains income from the exchange of gold and silver is exempt from Missouri adjusted gross income and changes the laws regarding nonbank depositories

 

HB 1268 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES   Curtman, Paul (Rep-109)   Franklin, Diane (Rep-123)

Changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation

 

HB 1132 — PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS   Engler, Kevin P (Rep-116)   Black, Linda (Rep-117)

Increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

House Elementary and Secondary Education   Cookson, Steve – (Rep-153)   Barnes, Jay-(Rep-60)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                                                         8:00 AM                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1088 — SCHOOL SAFETY   Lauer, Jeanie (Rep-032)   Brown, Wanda (Rep-057)

Adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report

 

HB 1247 — A+ PROGRAM   Wood, David David (Rep-058)   Miller, Rocky C (Rep-124)

Requires DESE to develop a procedure for dual credit course tuition and fee reimbursement for students in the A+ scholarship program

 

HB 1281 — MOMENT OF SILENCE IN SCHOOLS   English, Keith A (Rep-068)   Lichtenegger, Donna S. (Rep-146)

Allows a school district to authorize its schools to observe a moment of silence in individual classrooms

 

HB 1303 — STUDENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES   Haahr, Elijah (Rep-134)   Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)

Establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act

 

 

House Emerging Issues in Agriculture   Johnson, Delus – (Rep-9)   Rowland, Lyle-(Rep-155)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                                                         8:00 AM                                                                                HR 4

 

HB 1391 — RODEOS   Hurst, Tom (Rep-062)   Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)

Guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state

 

HB 1435 — SALES TAX EXEMPTION    Johnson, Delus (Rep-009)

Authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets

 

 

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                         Noon or upon adjournment, whichever is later.                                            HR 6

 

HB 1430 — RIGHTS OF MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS   Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)   Solon, Sheila (Rep-031)

Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles

 

HB 1370 — MEDICAL RECORDS OF DECEASED PATIENTS   Haahr, Elijah (Rep-134)

Allows health care providers to release a deceased patient’s medical records to certain individuals

 

HB 1411 — PARENTAL CONSENT    Cross, Gary L. L. (Rep-035)   Frederick, Keith J (Rep-121)

Requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor’s use of a tanning device

 

 

Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government, Senator Eric Schmitt, Chairman

Wednesday, January 29                                                                    1:00 pm                                                                                 Senate Lounge

 

SB 638 – Romine   Raises the fiscal year cap on the Pregnancy Resources Center Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million

 

SB 647 – Sifton   Raises the fiscal year cap on the Food Pantry Tax Credit from $1.25 million to $2 million

 

SB 666 – Schmitt   Creates an income tax credit equal to 0.75% of the value of a taxpayer’s residential real property

 

 

Senate Education, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

Wednesday, January 29                                                                    3:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SB 628 – Schaaf   Removes the expiration date on the authority of certain public higher education institutions to transfer real property, except in fee simple, without General Assembly authorization

 

SB 605 – Dixon   Updates references to higher education statutes that have been previously repealed

 

SB 493 – Pearce  Modifies provisions relating to school accreditation, student transfers, and creates a statewide achievement school district

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Senate Ways and Means, Senator Will Kraus, Chairman

Thursday, January 30                                                                        8:30 AM                                                                                SCR 1

 

SB 584 – Dixon   Specifies which places of amusement, entertainment, recreation, games, and athletic events must collect sales tax

 

SB 513 – Lamping   Creates an income tax credit based on the number of taxpayer’s dependent children

 

SB 662 – Kraus   Requires the Department of Revenue to notify affected sellers of certain decisions modifying sales tax law

 

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced

(Publicly Posted on the Third Floor Bulletin Boards of Their Respective Chambers.)


     

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Last Week In Review

ABORTION

HB 1192 Sponsored by Representative Miller (R), requires both custodial parents or the guardian of a minor to be notified prior to the performance of an abortion on their minor child. Heard in the House health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1307 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Heard in the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1313 Sponsored by Representative Frederick (R), increases the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1375 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), requires any organization, institution, or facility which performs abortions to make an annual accounting of all funds received pursuant to Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1430 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles. Referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1528 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires a pharmacy to fill a valid and lawful prescription for any federal Food and Drug Administration-approved drug or device to prevent pregnancy, including emergency contraceptives, without delay. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1529 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding sex education in schools and establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act, the Birth Control Protection Act, and a women’s health services program. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1531 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of providing fetal organs or tissue for medical transplantation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1585 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), establishes the Abortion Ban for Sex Selection and Genetic Abnormalities Act of 2014 to prohibit an abortion solely due to the sex of the unborn child or a genetic abnormality diagnosis. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 638 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), raises the fiscal year cap on the Pregnancy Resources Center Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 658 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), provides protections for alternatives to abortion agencies to freely engage in religious practices. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 660 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 770 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), modifies abortion provisions relating to medical emergencies and inspection of facilities. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 1100 Sponsored by Representative Fraker (R), changes the laws regarding food preparation for charitable purposes. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1115 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who while hunting inflicts injury resulting in death on another person. Heard in the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1326 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1391 Sponsored by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1421 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), allows a cottage food production operation to sell baked goods out of an individual’s home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing on Wednesday.

 

HB 1435 Sponsored by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1496 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), repeals a provision regarding beef commodity merchandising program fees. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1521 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), exempts, effective January 1, 2015, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 6 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 16 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), disapproves the State Tax Commission’s proposed state regulation under Section 137.021, RSMo establishing agricultural and horticultural land values for the 2015 and 2016 assessment years. Offered in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 506 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires that all fees collected under the Missouri Livestock Marketing Law not yield revenues greater than the cost of administration. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 525 Sponsored by Senator Cunninham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 543 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 591 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), repeals a provision relating to beef commodity merchandising program fees. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 632 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 646 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), moves sections of law known as the “Animal Care Act” and “Canine Cruelty Prevention Act” to the Occupations and Professions Chapter. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 28 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1216 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), specifies that a person commits the crime of false identification if he or she falsely represents or identifies himself or herself as another person to a law enforcement officer. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1349 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), changes the laws regarding the disruption or failure of communications services during emergencies. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1371 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1372 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), prohibits protest activities at funeral services. Referred to the House judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1373 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), creates the crime of unlawful funeral protest if an individual pickets or engages in protest activities within three hundred feet of a funeral or burial service one hour before or after the funeral or service. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1411 Sponsored by Representative Cross (R), requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor’s use of a tanning device. Referred to the House Health Care Policy on Wednesday.

 

HB 1431 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), establishes state offenses for acts against officers of the state which are similar to federal offenses for acts against federal officers. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1448 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1460 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires a person who has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of a pharmacist or health care professional is illegal and could cause serious injury to make a report to specified authorities. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1462 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), removes the exemption for police, deputy sheriffs, State Highway patrolmen and teachers of all schools, colleges, and universities. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1463 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires the juvenile officer in specified cases to make an evaluation within 48 hours of detention of the juvenile as to whether the offense was the result of third-party enticement, or exploitation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1466 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), changes the laws regarding the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law, on records or documents involving law enforcement officers. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1470 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), allows the department of corrections to administer a judgment of death by firing squad. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1474 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes any school district to designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer who may carry concealed firearms after he or she has met specified minimum training requirement. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1505 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1522 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1524 Sponsored by Representative Wieland (R), repeals the provisions that allow the use of the death penalty in Missouri. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1530 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1533 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits the use of automated traffic enforcement systems beginning August 28, 2014 and allows any political subdivision to complete or terminate any automated traffic enforcement contracts within 1 year. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1540 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), expands the crime of disarming a peace officer to include removing any equipment that the officer is required to carry as part of his or her official uniform or use in the performance of his or her duties. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1555 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires the child abuse and neglect hotline to receive calls regarding elder abuse during the hours the elder abuse and neglect hotline is closed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1557 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that any person found to have committed a traffic violation based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system shall have no points assessed on his or her license. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1560 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding penalties for first degree murder when the person is under 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1567 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), requires any state agency that assesses or imposes a monetary or disciplinary administrative penalty to implement procedures that provide information on the internet regarding the administrative appeals processes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1577 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), expands the crime of assault of a law enforcement officer in the first, second, and third degrees to include the assault of an animal control officer. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 491 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 640 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), allows a court to place a person on electronic monitoring with victim notification if a person has been charged with, or found guilty of, violating an order of protection. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 753 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), relating to requiring the state auditor to report on the costs of administering the death penalty. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 775 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2014 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1461 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), adds one active member of the Missouri Deputy Sheriff’s Association to the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART). Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1499 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies the grape grower and wine producer tax credit program. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1519 Sponsored by Representative Gardner (D), increases the tax on cigarettes by one and one-half cents per pack to provide funding for early childhood education. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1562 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 625 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions related to methamphetamine precursor drugs. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 641 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), modifies the definition of ultimate user under the controlled substances chapter to include a person’s immediate family regardless of whether they live in the same household. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 665 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), creates crimes related to counterfeit, fake, diluted, or black market drugs. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1418 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), dissolves the board of education of any school district that has lost its accreditation and specifies that new board members shall be elected within 45 days of the loss of accreditation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1419 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to withhold state funds from an unaccredited school district in order to pay student tuition directly to receiving schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1420 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), modifies provisions relating to the transfer of

students from a school district that has lost its accreditation to neighboring accredited school districts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1425 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1452 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes and modifies kindergarten requirements for Kansas City and St. Louis public schools. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1472 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires schools teaching the theory of evolution by natural selection to have a policy on parental notification and a mechanism for opting out of such instruction. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1490 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1534 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), enacts provisions relating to teacher tenure and compensation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1536 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), establishes the Student Accountability Act that requires a student score proficient or higher on a state assessment in order to receive a high school academic diploma. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1537 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits schools and DESE from collecting any personally identifiable student data without explicit parental consent. First read in the House on Tuesday and second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1549 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), establishes term limits for State Board of Education members. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1550 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), allows retired members and beneficiaries of the Public School Retirement System of St. Louis to receive annual cost of living adjustments equal to the consumer price index. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1551 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), establishes the “Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act”. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1571 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), modifies the school funding formula by adding an additional weight for gifted education. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1579 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program and contains various provisions relating to school accreditation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1584 Sponsored by Representative LaFaver (D), establishes an exception to school transfer provisions for certain schools that have been classified as unaccredited. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1587 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), requires the State Board of Education and other public school entities to encourage students to explore scientific questions and to assist teaching of scientific theories of biological or chemical evolution. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 66 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring members of the State Board of Education to be elected from each congressional district. Second read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 495 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 534 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 545 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 595 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 616 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), creates the Every Child Can Learn Act to require turnaround options for certain underperforming schools, create personalized learning plans for certain students, address student promotion, and require letter grades for public schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 624 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation and student transfers. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 626 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), allows local school boards to adopt a year-round educational program. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 637 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to charter schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 756 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to funding for gifted education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 759 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Program to provide grants to schools to contribute to the academic and social success of pupils. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 760 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), removes the authority of the State Board of Education to accredit the state’s public schools and creates the Missouri Board of School Accreditation. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 765 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), modifies provisions relating to transient students. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCR 24 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), regarding the State Board of Education. Offered in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 45 Sponsored by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits the Governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1136 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1219 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes provisions relating to absentee ballots. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1360 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), prohibits the use of electronic signatures for voter registration and petition verification. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1364 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits a property owners’ association from preventing a property owner from placing political yard signs on his or her property. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1414 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding absentee voting. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1416 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding election ballots and audits. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1449 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), establishes the requirements for early voting. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1525 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), specifies that no person shall be appointed to any public office if the person is delinquent in the payment of certain taxes. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1526 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1566 Sponsored by Representative Muntzel (R), establishes procedures for general elections following primary elections that have resulted in a tie vote between candidates for a county office. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 63 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing term limits for members of the General Assembly to three four-year terms for senators and three four-year terms for representatives. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 64 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), proposes a constitutional amendment preventing any legal restriction on the right to vote not otherwise contained within the Constitution. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 70 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies the election of the secretary of state and state treasurer and places term limits on all statewide officials. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 485 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 623 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Second read and referred to the Senate Election Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 627 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), establishes campaign contribution limits. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 749 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), relating to voting in advance of an election. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 751 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to elections. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

SB 752 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to the term of office for appointed officers. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 764 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), allows voters in fourth class cities to propose ordinances via initiative petition and provides a procedure for voters in such cities to protest the passage of ordinances. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 30 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 47 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to create term limits for all statewide elected officials. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1070  Sponsored by Lindell Shumake (R), creates orders of intervention for family members addicted to drugs or alcohol when such addictions threaten family stability.  Public hearing held on Tuesday in the House Children and Families Committee.

 

HB 1363 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding midwifery. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1445 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires all immunization providers to submit all vaccination records of adults and children in this state to the Missouri Immunization Registry and allows access by all authorized users to the records. Refered to the House Health Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1488 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of children is a fundamental right not subject to infringement without demonstrating a governmental interest of the high. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1492 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1494 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1541 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1546 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1570 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1592 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), makes the identity of the reporter of three or more unsubstantiated reports of child abuse or neglect admissible in dissolution or child custody proceedings. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 748 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), relating to the meningococcal vaccine. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

GAMBLING

HJR 65 Sponsored by Representative Gardner (D), proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow money from the lottery proceeds fund to be appropriated to public early childhood institutions. Second read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 505 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the schedule of transfers from the Gaming Commission Fund. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1161 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Joint Committee on the Tenth Amendment. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1163 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Intrastate Commerce Act, which specifies that all goods produced or manufactured in Missouri and remain in Missouri are not subject to federal law or regulation. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1204 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which prohibits the use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1331 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that it is unlawful for any person to divulge educational records with personally-identifiable information of any elementary or secondary student to any other person or entity with specified exceptions. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1332 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), prohibits the unauthorized release of data collected by automobile event data recorders, unless there is a valid search warrant. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1333 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), changes the definition of personal information with regards to breaches of consumer information security. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1340 Sponsored by Representative McManus (D), changes provisions relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and campaign finance. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1355 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows third or fourth class counties to opt out of state regulations regarding the licensing of child-care facilities and allows such counties to adopt their own regulations. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1356 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detentions of a citizen. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1368 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the use of a global positioning system or other technology to monitor the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle in order to impose any mileage tax. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government on Wednesday.

 

HB 1423 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), prohibits any member of the state highway patrol or local law enforcement agency or employee of the national highway traffic safety administration from collecting breath, blood, or saliva for research. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1432 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Referred to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1485 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), changes the laws regarding telephone solicitation to include surveys by state agencies or parties acting on behalf of state agencies. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1489 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1516 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), establishes the Missouri Good Samaritan Law. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1542 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), authorizes the Governor to establish the Missouri State Guard if the Missouri National Guard or a major portion thereof is called into active federal service or for any other reason the Governor deems necessary. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1544 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires each session, joint session, and committee meeting of the House of Representatives and the Senate that is held in the Capitol building to be broadcast on the internet via audio and video live stream. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1548 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), establishes the Political Accountability in Campaigning Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1552 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1573 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding emergency communications services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1586 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate that electronic benefit cards be imprinted with a photograph of the recipient. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 62 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that each citizen has an inherent liberty that includes being able to make decisions regarding lawful health care related services or products. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 67 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that modifies provisions relating to the governor’s authority to expend state funds. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 69 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 498 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), requires health insurance navigators must be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 508 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), requires that an applicant for a navigator license must take an exam created by the Department of Insurance and submit to a criminal background check. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 507 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 618 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 619 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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 622 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state from enforcing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 629 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to ethics. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 644 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the time period for fiscal notes to analyze on proposed legislation. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 667 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and members of boards and commissions. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 762 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), limits the release of data collected by automobile event data recorders. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 1469 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1476 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires the issuance of a 30-day temporary nondriver’s license in order for the Department of Revenue to verify the identity and citizenship of the applicant. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SCR 26 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), urges Congress to treat immigrants with dignity and respect in changing federal immigration policy. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 757 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), relating to unlawful discriminatory practices. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1346 Sponsored by Representative Conway (R), creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson. Referred to the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1465 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires the prosecuting attorney to file a motion for court-ordered sexually transmitted disease testing of a defendant charged with certain sexual offenses. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1545 Sponsored by Representative Haefner (R), creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1554 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires any registered sexual offender required to file a Lobbyist Registration Statement to disclose to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he or she is required to register as a sexual offender. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1561 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), allows certain individuals to petition to be removed from the sexual offender registry and specifies that any offender who was a juvenile at the time of his or her conviction shall be removed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1581 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), requires a convicted sex offender to be told of his or her obligation to register as a sex offender both prior to release or discharge and at the time of adjudication. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1439 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), changes various provisions relating to firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1446 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1535 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), specifies that certain firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition be considered instrastate commerce and subject to serial number checks. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1539 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), modifies provisions related to firearms safety training requirements in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1556 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act and changes the laws regarding firearms and concealed carry endorsements. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1591 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that there shall be 40 students per qualified firearms safety instructor in the classroom portion of the firearms safety training course. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 61 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment on the right to bear arms and to possess and purchase ammunition and parts for such arms. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 613 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 656 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 745 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), relating to concealed carry permits. First reads in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

TAXES

HB 1253 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1295 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income tax. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1297 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), modifies the corporate income tax rate in Missouri by gradually phasing it out over a five year period. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1328 Sponsored by Representative Carpenter (D), decreases individual income tax rates on income of $300,000 or less, imposes an 8% tax rate on income above $300,000, creates a low-income tax deduction, and decreases the individual income tax deduction. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1366 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding the deductions of certain net profits and caps the aggregate amount the Department of Economic Development may issue for all tax credits. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1422 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), eliminates the corporate income tax imposed on Missouri businesses beginning in 2015. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1450 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), changes the law requiring tax credits other than the senior citizens property tax credit requiring approval by the senate appropriations and house budget committees to approval by the general assembly. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1451 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), extends the sunset on the film tax credit for another six years. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1453 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1455 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1459 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), authorizes the Innovation Campus Tax Credit. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1477 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes Missouri to enter into the multistate streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, eliminates all state tax credits, phases in a flat income tax rate, and increases the sales and use tax by .25%. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1498 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1504 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1508 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), increases from $14,300 to $16,000 the minimum base used to calculate the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit, commonly known as circuit breaker. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1511 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualified research expenses, limits the annual total credits to $10 million, limits the qualified research activities, and specifies how the credits are to be issued. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1563 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), authorizes an income tax credit for certain small businesses who hire a person who is disabled or who was recently discharged from a correctional facility. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1564 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), authorizes an income tax credit for certain costs incurred in the renovation of a taxpayer’s rented dwelling or residence. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 509 & 496 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 647 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), raises the fiscal year cap on the Food Pantry Tax Credit from $1.25 million to $2 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 666 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), creates an income tax credit equal to 0.75% of the value of a taxpayer’s residential real property. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 772 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the personal income tax brackets to be adjusted annually in accordance with the consumer price index. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 774 Sponsored by Senator Dempsy (R), modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 46 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), eliminates income taxes and replaces them with an expanded sales and use tax and creates a property tax relief credit. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HB 1415 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding military and overseas voter registration. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 60 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting disabled military veterans from the payment of property taxes. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 630 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 631 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows military and overseas voters to register to vote after the general deadline in certain circumstances. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

OTHER

HB 1053 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), specifies, upon voter approval, that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1143 Sponsored by Representative White (R), specifies that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1284 Sponsored by Representative English (D), prohibits retail businesses from operating on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1329 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that personally identifiable information of consumers, including purchasing history, cannot be disseminated to certain parties without written consent of the individual. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1468 Sponsored by Representative Dohrman (R), specifies that workers’ compensation provisions shall not apply to volunteers for certain tax-exempt organizations. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1481 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), modifies provisions relating to collaborative practice agreements. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1575 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), establishes the Thanksgiving Family Protection Act that requires retailers, with specified exceptions, to be closed during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 11:49 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. First read in the House on Thursday.