Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 15, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings of Interest

(not a complete listing)

Monday, February 17, 2014

 

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

Monday, February 17, 2014                                                              4:30 PM                                                                                               HR 6

 

HB 1577 — ASSAULT OF AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER    Solon, Sheila (Rep-031)    Redmon, Craig (Rep-004)   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

HB 1545 — INTERNET COMMUNICATION WITH A MINOR    Haefner, Marsha (Rep-095)    Franklin, Diane (Rep-123)   Creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor

HB 1522 — SECURITY THREATS    Newman, Stacey (Rep-087)    Morgan, Judy (Rep-024)   Creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school

HB 1560 — DEATH PENALTY FOR MINORS    Cox, Stanley (Rep-052)   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

HB 1461 — METHAMPHETAMINE RELIEF TASK FORCE    Roorda, Jeff C (Rep-113)    Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)   Adds one active member of the Missouri Deputy Sheriff’s Association to the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

House Agri-Business                                          Guernsey, Casey – (Rep-2)                  Hampton, Kent-(Rep-150)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014                                                              8:00 AM                                                                                               HR 4

 

HCR 16 — LAND VALUES    Guernsey, Casey L (Rep-002)   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

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014                                                              10:00 AM                                                                                            HR 1

 

HCR 20 — 2,4-D TOLERANT CROPS    Reiboldt, Bill (Rep-160)    Houghton, Jay D. (Rep-043)   Requests the U.S. Congress to urge the USDA and EPA to approve 2,4-D tolerant crops to allow Missouri farmers fair access to needed advancements in agriculture

HB 1684 — WOOD ENERGY TAX CREDIT    Fitzwater, Paul (Rep-144)    Fraker, Lyndall D (Rep-137)   Changes the laws regarding the tax credit for a Missouri wood energy producer by extending it until June 30, 2020, and limiting the amount of all credits to $3 million in any fiscal year

HB 1727 — LIVESTOCK PROCESSING    Love, Warren (Rep-125)    McGaugh, Joe Don (Rep-039)   Prohibits any state agency from excluding any specific species of livestock through the agricultural or environmental permitting process

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014                                                              12:00 PM                                                                                             HR 1

 

HB 1698 — ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES    Ellington, Brandon (Rep-022)    Mims, Bonnaye (Rep-027)   Revises the definition of “liquor store” as it applies to the provisions regarding temporary assistance for needy families benefits

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1130 — CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT    Roorda, Jeff C (Rep-113)    Colona, Mike J (Rep-080)   Prohibits the denial of mental health care and treatment for children who are alleged victims of abuse or neglect and requires guardians ad litem to have training in child abuse and neglect

HB 1393 — ADOPTION    Ellington, Brandon (Rep-022)    Peters, Joshua (Rep-076)   Increases, from 15 days to 60 days the time after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to an adoption or to file a notice with the Putative Father Registry

HB 1460 — PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS    Roorda, Jeff C (Rep-113)    Rizzo, John J. (Rep-019)   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

HB 1529 — PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SERVICES    Newman, Stacey (Rep-087)    Nichols, Mary (Rep-072)   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

HB 1570 — BREAST-FEEDING    Bahr, Kurt (Rep-102)   Changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding

HB 1589 — SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE    Wieland, Paul (Rep-112)    Roorda, Jeff C (Rep-113)   Specifies that certain felons must be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits

 

 

House Rules                                          Riddle, Jeanie – (Rep-49)                     Jones, Caleb-(Rep-50)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014                                                              12:30 PM                                                                                             HR 7

 

HCS HB 1192 — CONSENT FOR ABORTION FOR MINORS    Miller, Rocky C (Rep-124)   Requires both custodial parents or the guardian of a minor to be notified prior to the performance of an abortion on their minor child

HB 1496 — BEEF COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAM    Reiboldt, Bill (Rep-160)    Lant, Bill H (Rep-159)   Repeals a provision regarding beef commodity merchandising program fees

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, February 18                                                                          3:00                                                                                                        SCR1

 

SB 618 – Nieves   Agenda 21  –  Prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations

SB 705 – Lager   Restricts the sale of certain bonds by political subdivisions with a credit rating of “A” or higher and allows the treasurer to assist political subdivisions with indebtedness

SB 750 – Walsh   Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014                              5 PM or Upon Adjournment: Whichever is Later                                                        HR 1

 

HB 1765 — USED MANUFACTURED HOMES    Crawford, Sandy (Rep-129)    Dugger, Tony R (Rep-141)   Authorizes a sales and use tax exemption for the sale of a used manufactured home

HB 1475 — FUEL TAX EXEMPTION FOR WATERCRAFT    Brattin, Rick (Rep-055)    Wilson, Kenneth (Rep-012)   Authorizes an exemption from the motor fuel tax for motor fuel used in watercraft in this state

HB 1048 — INCOME TAX CREDIT LIMITATIONS    Miller, Rocky C (Rep-124)   Allows a taxpayer to claim a credit or refund of tax overpayment when the Department of Revenue examines the taxpayer’s return after the period of limitations for the claim expires

HB 1269 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES    Curtman, Paul (Rep-109)    Kelley, Mike (Rep-127)   Eliminates the various individual income tax rate brackets and imposes a tax rate of 6% on Missouri taxable income greater than 106% of the official poverty line for the taxable year

HB 1194 — DONATIONS TO FOOD PANTRIES    Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)   Raises the fiscal year cap on the tax credit for donations to food pantries from $1.25 million to $2 million

HB 1328 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXATION    Carpenter, Jon (Rep-015)    Hummel, Jacob (Rep-081)

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

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014                                                       8:00 AM                                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1614 — BYRCE’S LAW    Burlison, Eric Wayne (Rep-133)    Scharnhorst, Dwight (Rep-098)   Adds dyslexia to the special needs definition for purposes of Bryce’s Law

HB 1170 — PARENT/TEACHER INVOLVEMENT ACT    Butler, Michael (Rep-079)   Establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Act

HB 1347 — SCHOOL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION    Haahr, Elijah (Rep-134)    Koenig, Andrew (Rep-099)   Allows home school students to participate in Missouri State High School Activities Association activities for the public school district in which they reside

HB 1536 — STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY    Spencer, Bryan (Rep-063)   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

 

 

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014                                                       12:00 PM                                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 1621 — NOTITLE    Frederick, Keith J (Rep-121)    Neely, Jim W. (Rep-008)   Changes the requirements for the electronic birth and death registration system

HB 1627 — MISSOURI RX PLAN    Flanigan, Tom (Rep-163)    Allen, Sue (Rep-100)   Extends the expiration date of the Missouri Rx Plan from 2014 to 2017

HJR 62 — HEALTH CARE FREEDOM    Bahr, Kurt (Rep-102)    Spencer, Bryan (Rep-063)   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

 

 

Senate Progress and Development, Senator Jolie Justus, Chairman

Wednesday, February 19                                                                    2:00 PM.                                                                                               SCR 2

 

SB 608 – Holsman    Prohibits the gathering of intelligence about a person unless there is evidence of criminal activity and requires warrants to search curbside garbage that is awaiting collection

 

 

House Appropriations – Public Safety and Corrections            Haefner, Marsha – (Rep-95)             Conway, Kathie-(Rep-104)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014                                                       2:00 PM                                                                                                HR 6

Note: Sub-Committee Recommendations and Mark-ups

 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1307 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1845 Sponsored by Representative Anderson (R), changes the requirements for parental consent for a minor to have an abortion. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1846 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the enforcement of abortion laws. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1848 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), establishes disclosure regulations for entities that provide pregnancy-related services or solicits patrons with offers to provide prenatal sonography, pregnancy tests, or pregnancy options counseling. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2005 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Department of Public Safety. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Monday.

 

SB 519 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 864 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provision relating to health care facility infection reporting. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 1116 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), allows villages, towns, and cities to prohibit dogs from running at large or to further control or regulate dogs within their boundaries if the ordinances, orders, policies, or regulations are not breed specific. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1209 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding the liability of livestock owners, activity sponsors, facilities, and auction markets with respect to livestock activities. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1302 Sponsored by Representative Remole (R), specifies that Missourians have the right to heat their homes and businesses using wood-burning furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, and heaters. Heard in the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1326 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act. Voted do pass out of the House Agri-Business Committee on Monday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1660 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from building codes in those counties. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1640 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), requires that all fees collected under the Missouri Livestock Marketing Law not yield revenues greater than the cost of administration. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1727 Sponsored by Representative Love (R), prohibits any state agency from excluding any specific species of livestock through the agricultural or environmental permitting process. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1836 Sponsored by Representative Johnson (R), establishes the Missouri International Agricultural Exchange website to allow Missouri agricultural producers to market Missouri-produced goods to international buyers. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1852 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), allows a person on foot and without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog on private land without permission of the owner. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 6 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill. Referred to the House Rules 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. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Monday.

 

HCR 20 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), requests the U.S. Congress to urge the USDA and EPA to approve 2,4-D tolerant crops to allow Missouri farmers fair access to needed advancements in agriculture. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Monday.

 

HCR 28 Sponsored by Representative Kirkton (D), urges the Department of Natural Resources to consider the need to require groundwater monitoring at all new and existing coal ash ponds and require cleanup for ponds that are leaking dangerous chemicals. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 543 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger(R), modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes. Voted and reported do pass out of 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 727 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a sales and use tax exemption for farm products sold at a farmers’ market. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 859 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 865 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to dogs. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

CRIME

HB 1262 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), creates the offense of impersonation of an actual person by electronic means. Heard in 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 Rules Committee on Monday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee 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, exploitation, or coercion. Heard in the House Corrections Committee 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1626 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), specifies that the identity of a driver committing a traffic violation involving a school bus may be determined by a peace officer through the use of recorded images or video from a device mounted on the bus. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1717 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. Referred to the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1730 Sponsored by Representative May (D), changes the laws regarding arrearages and the expungement of certain records related to criminal nonsupport. Referred to the House Judiciary on Wednesday.

 

HB 1737 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), authorizes the Department of Corrections to promulgate rules to administer the death penalty. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1754 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows certain inmates who become physically or mentally disabled, infirm, incompetent, or incapacitated to be released on parole if they are eligible for specified federal medical or financial benefits. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1759 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), changes the laws regarding certain offenders who are fugitives from justice or have outstanding arrest warrants from more than one political subdivision or jurisdiction. referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1817 Sponsored by Representative Lair (R), authorizes the early parole of certain offenders over the age of 65. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1840 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), requires each law enforcement agency in this state to adopt written policies relating to eyewitness identification. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1855 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), requires the Missouri Supreme Court to conduct is review of all death penalty cases within 30 days and to set a date for execution to occur within 60 days of its review being completed. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1857 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), allows the court to order that an alleged child victim may testify in court proceedings via live, closed-circuit video under certain circumstances. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 869 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), allows for the temporary suspension of adoption subsidies if the child has been removed from the home due to child abuse and neglect. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCR 27 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), requires the Oversight Division of the Committee on Legislative Research to study the costs of death penalty cases. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCR 29 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), establishes a Juvenile Justice Task Force. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HCS HB 1051 Sponsored by Representative Rhoads (R), adds specified chemical compounds to and removes a compound from the list of synthetic cannabinoids included in Schedule I of controlled substances. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1058 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), creates the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund consisting of specified fees collected by the Director of Revenue to be used for the administration and regulation of the liquor control and tobacco laws. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HB 1133 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HB 1266 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), allows certain licensed beer merchants to sell thirty-two ounces to seventy ounces of draft beer to customers in certain containers filled on the premises for consumption off the premises. Heard in the House General Laws Committee 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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1659 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), changes the laws regarding marijuana. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1690 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), prohibits the sale of alternative nicotine or vapor products to minors and the use or possession of such products in any public elementary or secondary school building. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1698 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), modifies the definition of liquor store as it relates to the use of TANF benefits. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1716 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1752 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows certain organizations who sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail or on their premises to obtain a special permit to remain open until 3:00 a.m. each day and to open on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1787 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding methamphetamine precursor drugs. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1790 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding the advertisement of alcohol prices or discounts. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1838 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding intoxicating liquor manufactured for personal or family use. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 689 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), expands the types of packages in which malt liquor may be sold pursuant to a permit for the sale of malt liquor in the original package. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 697 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), allows the Department of Revenue to disclose the annual number of cigarettes sales by the tobacco manufacturer. Heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1138 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), requires a child enrolled in a vocational or higher education institution to receive passing grades in order to remain eligible for child support. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1157 Sponsored by Representative Lair (R), requires the State Board of Education within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt a rule regarding student data accessibility. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1158 Sponsored by Representative Lair (R), prohibits the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from mandating curriculum, textbooks, or other materials used in public schools. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1189 Sponsored by Representative Wood (R), requires DESE to adopt a policy on high school graduation that allows certain agriculture or career and technical education courses to satisfy certain subject-specific graduation requirements. Heard in 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. Heard in the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1599 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a grant program for unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts that commit to extended school time. Heard in the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1635 Sponsored by Representative Mims (D), requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism. Heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1689 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), allows a school district to receive state aid for children ages three and four participating in certain early childhood education programs. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1701 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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1704 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1705 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), allows students at two-year or four-year colleges or universities to seek tuition reimbursement for college remedial courses under certain circumstances. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1706 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), establishes as a requirement for high school graduation four units of credit in mathematics and four units of credit in science. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1708 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the State Board of Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and school districts from implementing the Common Core State Standards. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1714 Sponsored by Representative McManus (D), 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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1731 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), establishes the Parent and Community School Information Act that requires a simplified letter-grade report card for each public school building and each charter school. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1732 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), requires school districts to develop a system for identifying students who are at risk of not being ready for college-level work or entry-level career positions. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1746 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), establishes a Council for Community Education within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Referred to the House Committee on Urban Issues on Wednesday.

 

HB 1762 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows any public school to offer dating abuse information in its health curriculum in grades seven through twelve. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1767 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), requires school districts to develop or revise policies on early high school graduation. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1780 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1783 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), requires children in the City of St. Louis and Kansas City school districts to enroll in a school by the age of five. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1784 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1809 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for 100% of the tuition paid for up to the last 30 hours required to complete an associate or bachelor degree from a public two-year or four-year college. First read in the House on Tuesday, and second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1818 Sponsored by Representative Dohrman (R), requires election of members of the State Board of Education to be based on residence in state congressional districts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1822 Sponsored by Representative Cierpiot (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education and establishes a statewide achievement school district. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read and referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1823 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), allows students to enroll in another school district or charter school for purposes of attending virtual courses or programs. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1856 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), requires the State Board of Education to classify the public schools as either unaccredited, provisionally accredited, accredited, or accredited with distinction. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1868 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1869 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), contains provisions relating to charter schools. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1870 Sponsored by Representative Dunn (D), establishes the Missouri Tuition Equity Act, which requires a Missouri higher education institution that receives state funding to recognize certain students as a Missouri resident for tuition purposes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1871 Sponsored by Representative Dunn (D), establishes the Missouri Early Childhood Education Act which allows children four and five years of age to attend early childhood programs under certain circumstances. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 74 Sponsored by Representative Dohrman (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that would require members of the State Board of Education to be elected. Currently, members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 494 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), requires the Joint Committee on Education to conduct a study of the Bright Flight Scholarship, Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program, and the A+ Schools Program. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 516 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. 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. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 765 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), modifies provisions relating to transient students. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 848 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), requires the Department of Higher Education to establish a reimbursement procedure through the A+ Program for a student’s portion of fees for dual enrollment courses. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 856 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), requires the State Board of Education to classify the public schools as either unaccredited, provisionally accredited, accredited, or accredited with distinction. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1073 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exemptions. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass on Wednesday. Referred to House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1136 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1776 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), allows an individual at a general election to vote a straight party line ticket by voting for all candidates of the same political party with a single punch or mark. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1805 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), repeals the provisions that prohibit specified state employees from being a candidate for public office and changes the laws regarding the political activities of state employees. First read in the House on Tuesday and second read on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 47 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that general law may require a person to provide valid government-issued photo identification in order to vote in person in an election. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Wednesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee 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. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 593 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 623 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 708 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), allows emergency workers to request, receive and submit absentee ballots. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

FAMILY

HB 1063 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore (R), changes the laws regarding children and families. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1065 Sponsored by Representative Grisamore (R), establishes the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program as a separate children’s health insurance program for any low-income unborn child. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1092 Sponsored by Representative Lant (R), changes the deadline for the Children’s Division within the Department of Social Services to complete a child abuse or neglect investigation from 30 days to 30 business days. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1320 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1393 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), increases, from 15 days to 60 days the time after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to an adoption or to file a notice with the Putative Father Registry. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1494 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1570 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1683 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), allows pharmacists to provide vaccinations for any vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s adolescent or adult immunization schedule for persons 7 years of age or older. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1756 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows certain incarcerated parents to petition the court to delegate visitation time and access to a family member or other person with a close and substantial relationship to the parent’s minor child. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1781 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), allows a breast-feeding mother to be excused from jury duty. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1788 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. First read in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1806 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding child care providers who receive state or federal funds for providing child care services in the home. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1807 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), changes the laws regarding newborn screening tests. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1831 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows a child care facility incorporated as an LLC to qualify for the exemption for related children. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1837 Sponsored by Representative Gardner (D), adds telehealth services to the list of services covered under MO HealthNet. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1849 Sponsored by Representative Conway (R), changes the requirements for retention of substantiated and unsubstantiated reports on the child abuse and neglect registry. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 56 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment ensuring that parents have a fundamental right to control and direct the care, education, and upbringing of their minor children. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 520 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies the law relating to leave time for state employees who are adoptive and foster parents. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 532 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 564 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), requires long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies encouraging familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 720 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

GAMBLING

HB 1833 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), authorizes charities to utilize sweepstakes terminal devices on their premises. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 741 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 1200 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), requires a public governmental body the provides information as required under the Open Meetings and Records Law to keep records of the release and provide them to the Office of Attorney General upon request. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1204 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1257 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (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 purposes. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1330 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), requires health insurance navigators to be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday, referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1620 Sponsored by Representative Remole (R), specifies that this state shall not recognize any federal regulations promulgated as a result of an executive order issued by the President of the United States. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1699 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires uniformed law enforcement officers to wear a video camera while on duty to record any interaction between a law enforcement officer and a member of the public and to preserve the recordings for 30 days. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1700 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), specifies that no person applying for state employment, public assistance, or state housing assistance can be required to disclose any prior nonviolent felony plea or conviction with certain exceptions. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1796 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the laws regarding the operations and procedures of the Missouri Ethics Commission. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House General Laws on Wednesday.

 

HB 1816 Sponsored by Representative Lair (R), gives immunity to sheriff’s, their deputies and administrative employees when acting in furtherance of or in compliance with a court order or directive. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1829 Sponsored by Representative McDonald (D), allows fourth class cities in Jackson County to enact ordinances and enforce them with fines or imprisonment. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1832 Sponsored by Representative Mayfield (D), specifies that the open records and meetings law and its exceptions apply to individual members of the General Assembly. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1851 Sponsored by Representative Harris (D), changes provisions relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and campaign finance. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1873 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Student Data Protection Act. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1875 Sponsored by Representative Korman (R), changes the laws regarding social worker licensure and practice. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HCR 7 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 72 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to pay the public debt and provide a legislative check on the governor’s decisions to restrict funding for education and other state services. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HJR 75 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting state appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS 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. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 504 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger(R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Reported to the House and first read on Monday, second read 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. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 523 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 599 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), restricts the storage and use as evidence of data collected through automated license plate reader systems. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 620 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies the use of the Capitol complex grounds by non-public entities. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 644 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the time period for fiscal notes to analyze on proposed legislation. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 667 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and members of boards and commissions. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 762 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), limits the release of data collected by automobile event data recorders. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 863 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), grants sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and their administrative employees civil immunity when acting in compliance with a court order. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCS SJR 27 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), provides that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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. Reported to the House and first read on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

SJR 42 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), establishes a permanent Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to review the promulgation of rules by state agencies. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. Voted do pass out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 1637 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), prohibits public institutions of higher education from offering tuition rates less than the rate charged to citizens or nationals of the US whose residence is not Missouri. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1864 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), requires the Department of Social Services to implement an automated process to ensure applicants applying for benefit programs are eligible for such programs. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HB 1820 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), changes the laws regarding bullying in schools. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1858 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights regarding discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 757 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1109 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), requires a school board member who has been charged with a specified sexual offense involving a minor to be suspended from attending board meetings until the charge has been adjudicated. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1598 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), specifies that if a sexual offense is committed against a person who is developmentally disabled, the criminality of conduct will be based on the victim’s developmental age and not the actual age of the victim. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1691 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), modifies provisions relating to the reporting of sexual abuse in schools and removes school district authority to investigate allegations made against employees in the spanking context. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1741 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), allows a sexually violent offense conviction in another state to be considered when determining whether a person is a sexually violent predator for purposes of confinement and treatment. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1786 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), modifies provisions relating to the reporting of sexual abuse in schools. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1778 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), prohibits landlords from prohibiting tenants from legally possessing firearms in individual residences or in common areas. Second read in the House on Monday, and referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 556 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), creates reporting requirements for lost or stolen firearms, expands the list of crimes that are eligible for expungement, and creates a gun buyback pilot program. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 565 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), requires firearm owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to a local law enforcement agency. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 613 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. Reported truly perfected out of the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 656 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SJR 36 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

TAXES

HB 1268 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1296 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1677 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), changes procedures for the collection of certain taxes. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1678 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), changes the laws regarding statements of no tax due. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1687 Sponsored by Representative Butler (D), allows a city to place unrecovered costs and overdue property fines on property tax bills. Referred to the House Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues on Tuesday.

 

HB 1688 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), changes the laws regarding state income tax by exempting all income below the poverty line from tax. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1696 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), authorizes an income tax deduction for single residents who have never had a child. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1709 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing programs. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1721 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1751 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), changes the laws regarding delinquent real estate taxes or mortgage notes. Referred to the House Financial Institutions Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 76 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), proposes a constitutional amendment limiting any increase in the merchants’ and manufacturers’ replacement tax, allowing local governing bodies to reduce the rate and eliminating the tax in 2019. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 774 Sponsored by Senator Dempsey (R), modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 858 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 870 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), reauthorizes the Missouri Homestead Preservation credit program and modifies certain provisions relating to it. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 44 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), requires revenues received by the state in excess of what is appropriated be refunded to taxpayers in the form of a tax credit. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HB 1072 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding gold star license plates. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1082 Sponsored by Representative McCaherty (R), allows a person who has been awarded a Korea Defense Service Medal to obtain a special license plate. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1125 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), allows a person with a physical disability or a member of the armed forces on active duty filing a declaration of candidacy by certified mail to designate a representative for the ballot order random drawing. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1710 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the Missouri National Guard Foundation Fund and authorizes a designation of tax refunds to the fund. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1723 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), adds vehicles owned and operated by the Civil Support Team of the Missouri National Guard when used during operations involving hazardous materials to the definition of emergency vehicle. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1724 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), allows the Adjutant General to provide financial assistance or services from the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund to families of members of the Missouri National Guard or reserves of the Armed Forces. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1766 Sponsored by Representative Carpenter (D), authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 48 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), 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. Perfected in the House, and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

SB 600 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

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 in the House on Monday.

 

SJR 49 Sponsored by Senator Cunningham (R), requires the development of a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds going to the Veterans’ Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1523 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding the management, investment, and expenditures of endowment funds held by charitable institutions and other entitities holding funds for charitable purposes. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1617 Sponsored by Representative Rehder (R), requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1770 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), prohibits employers from requiring persons to become members of a private labor organization as a condition of employment. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1772 Sponsored by Representative Rehder (R), creates the Freedom to Work Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1777 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), allows an employee who is injured on the job to select his or her own health care provider to cure and relieve the effects of the injury at the expense of the employer. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCR 18 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), urges the United States Department of Justice to investigate the price increase of propane gas. Reported to the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 554 Sponsored by Senator Cunningham (R), requires state agencies, public schools and colleges, and political subdivisions to use the traditional names of holidays. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 758 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), changes the term “free health clinic” to “community health clinic” and modifies its definition for the purposes of the State Legal Expense Fund. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SR 1168 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), urges the United States Department of Justice to investigate the price increase of propane, the price disparity of propane among storage facilities, and the supply shortage of propane available to consumers. Adopted in the Senate on Tuesday.