Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 2, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, February 3, 2014

 

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

Monday, February 03, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

HB 1594 — NOTITLE    Davis, Charlie E (162)   Lant, Bill H (159)

Allows for volunteer labor on public works projects

 

HB 1617 — NOTITLE     Rehder, Holly R (148)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks

 

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

Monday, February 03, 2014                                                             2:30 PM                                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1219 — ABSENTEE BALLOTS     Dugger, Tony R (141)

Changes provisions relating to absentee ballots

 

HCS HB 1253 & 1297 — BROAD-BASED TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2014     Berry, T.J. (038)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities

 

HCS HB 1295 — INCOME TAXATION     Koenig, Andrew (099)    Bahr, Kurt (102)

Changes the laws regarding income tax

 

 

House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee          Hinson, Dave                       Conway, Kathie

Monday, February 03, 2014                             5:00 or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                                           HR 6

 

HB 1207 — PHOTO RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS     Wilson, Kenneth (012)

Prohibits any entity that is authorized to issue traffic tickets from implementing a new automated photo red light enforcement system at any intersection within its jurisdiction beginning September 1, 2014

 

HB 1290 — AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT     English, Keith A (068)    Kolkmeyer, Glen (053)

Requires any automated traffic enforcement system to include a sign located at the intersection indicating the presence of the system

 

HB 1291 — AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT     English, Keith A (068)    Kolkmeyer, Glen (053)

Specifies that fines collected from red-light camera violations shall be used to assist the funding of driver’s education programs in the local school district of the municipality where the fine was collected

 

HB 1292 — AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT     English, Keith A (068)    Kolkmeyer, Glen (053)

Requires any traffic enforcement system photograph to depict the driver from the front in order for the violation to be valid

 

HB 1311 — AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS     Smith, Clem James (085)

Establishes registration and reporting requirements for a jurisdiction utilizing an automated speed enforcement system on any roadway within the state highway system

 

HB 1367 — PEACE OFFICERS     Bahr, Kurt (102)

Defines peace officer for purposes of chapter 301 as including those performing investigations to enforce the provisions of such chapter, with certain exceptions

 

HB 1533 — AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT     Spencer, Bryan (063)    Hicks, Ron (107)

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

 

HB 1557 — AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT     Hinson, Dave A (119)

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

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1346 — SEXUAL EXPLOITATION     Conway, Kathie (104)

Creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson

 

HB 1412 — FRAUDULENT FINANCING STATEMENTS     Phillips, Don (138)    Hinson, Dave A (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

 

HB 1426 — PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION     Diehl, John J (089)    Allen, Sue (100)

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

 

 

House Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues Committee          Hubbard, Penny – (78)        Marshall, Nick-(13)

Monday, February 03, 2014                                             5:00 p.m. or upon adjournment                                                        HR 5

 

HB 1233 — ASSAULT OF A MASS TRANSIT WORKER     Pace, Sharon (074)

Creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of his or her duties in the first, second and third degrees

 

 

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

Monday, February 3                           6:00 P.M. or Upon Evening Adjournment (whichever is later)                                   Senate Lounge

 

SB 490 – Lager   Modifies the law relating to whistleblower protection

SJR 34 – Emery   Requires the Senate to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court

SB 614 – Dixon   Modifies provisions of law regarding judicial personnel (Consent)

SB 615 – Dixon   Modifies provisions of law relating to court costs

SB 621 – Dixon   Modifies various provisions of law relating to the administration of the judicial system (Consent)

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:                   SB 491 (Justus) Criminal Statutes Revision

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             8:00 AM                                                                                HR 5

 

Note:      This committee hearing will also serve as a joint committee work session between Agri-Business and Ag Policy on HB 1326 Dairy language.             

 

HB 1209 — LIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES    Guernsey, Casey L (002)

Changes the laws regarding the liability of livestock owners, activity sponsors, facilities, and auction markets with respect to livestock activities

 

HB 1610 — NOTITLE     McGaugh, Joe Don (039)

Reauthorizes the alternative fuel tax credit for six years and adds electric vehicles recharging properties to the list of eligible properties

 

 

House Higher Education Committee            Thomson, Mike – (1)                           Frederick, Keith-(121)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             8:00 AM                                                                                   HR 6

 

HB 1138 — CHILD SUPPORT     Rowland, Lyle E. (155)

Requires a child enrolled in a vocational or higher education institution to receive passing grades in order to remain eligible for child support

 

HB 1377 — EMPLOYEE EDUCATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM     Walker, Nate B. (003)    Neely, Jim W. (008)

Adds emergency medical technicians to the list of public safety officers eligible for survivor’s and disabled employee’s educational grant program

 

HB 1232 — “SHOW-ME FUTURE” TUITION PROGRAM     Haahr, Elijah (134)

Establishes the Show-Me Future Program as a pilot program to replace traditional higher education tuition with a new system enabling graduates to repay higher education costs with a percentage of their income

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             8:00 AM                                                                                   HR 1

 

HB 1386 — WAIVER OF BUSINESS FEES     Roorda, Jeff C (113)    Schieffer, Ed L. (041)

Waives certain business fees for a person who is a member of the Missouri National Guard or any other military branch, resides in Missouri, and provides proof of service to the secretary of state

 

HB 1241 — MISSOURI STATE FLAG COMMISSION     Roorda, Jeff C (113)    English, Keith A (068)

Establishes the Missouri State Flag Commission to review proposals to standardize or modify the Missouri state flag

 

HB 1468 — VETERANS’ TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS     Dohrman, Dean A. (051)    Hoskins, Denny (054)

Specifies that workers’ compensation provisions shall not apply to volunteers for certain tax-exempt organizations

 

HCR 11 — WOMEN VETERANS     Walton Gray, Rochelle W. (075)    Solon, Sheila (031)

Encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 4                                                                           8:00 AM                                                                                SCR-1

 

SB 564 – Chappelle-Nadal   Requires long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies encouraging familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents

SB 567 – Chappelle-Nadal   Modifies provisions relating to adult day care programs

SB 570 – Chappelle-Nadal   Repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens

 

 

House Transportation Committee                     Schatz, Dave – (61)                         Hough, Lincoln-(135)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                                 HR 7

 

HJR 68 — NOTITLE     Hinson, Dave A (119)    Schatz, Dave (061)

Proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a 1% temporary increase in the state sales and use tax to be used for transportation projects

 

HB 1215 — INTERSTATE SPEED LIMITS     Kelley, Mike (127)    Mims, Bonnaye (027)

Raises the maximum speed limit on rural interstates and freeways of the state from 70 to 75 miles per hour

 

HB 1190 — EMERGENCY UTILITY RESPONSE PERMITS     Kelley, Mike (127)    Shull, Noel J (016)

Requires the Department of Transportation to issue emergency utility response permits for the transporting of equipment and materials needed following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1160 — SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE     Solon, Sheila (031)    Davis, Charlie E (162)

Allows a female veteran to obtain a “WOMAN VETERAN” special license plate

 

HB 1072 — GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATES     Gosen, Don D (101)

Changes the laws regarding gold star license plates

 

HB 1082 — DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL LICENSE PLATE     McCaherty, John C. (097)    Diehl, John J (089)

Allows a person who has been awarded a Korea Defense Service Medal to obtain a special license plate

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                                 HR 1

 

HB 1130 — CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT     Roorda, Jeff C (113)    Colona, Mike J (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 (022)    Peters, Joshua (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

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1054 — FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION     Barnes, Jay Owen (060)

Allows a foster parent who is a state employee to use leave time for the placement or care of a foster child and requires the state and political subdivisions to provide a leave sharing program for certain employees involved with adopting or caring for a foster child

 

HB 1065 — SHOW-ME HEALTHY BABIES PROGRAM     Grisamore, Jeff J. (034)

Establishes the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program as a separate children’s health insurance program for any low-income unborn child

 

HB 1070 — FAMILY INTERVENTION ORDERS     Shumake, Lindell F (005)   Walker, Nate B. (003)

Establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances

 

HB 1092 — CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS     Lant, Bill H (159)    Haefner, Marsha (095)

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

 

HB 1156 — MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON PROGRAM     Lair, Mike (007)

Establishes a committee to assess the continuation of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program in order to help disabled or aging individuals transition from nursing facilities to community settings

 

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

Excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service

 

HB 1321 — ADOPTION     Ellinger, Rory (086)    Mims, Bonnaye (027)

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

 

 

House General Laws Committee                   Jones, Caleb – (50)                               Richardson, Todd-(152)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                                 HR 4

 

HJR 72 — NOTITLE     Richardson, Todd (152)    Jones, Timothy (110)

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

 

 

House Appropriations – Education                Lair, Mike – (7)                     Rowland, Lyle-(155)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014                                                             2:00 PM                                                                                                   HR 1

 

Note:      DHE Budget Presentation by the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, February 4                                                                           3:00 p.m.                                                                               SCR 1

 

SB 523 – Emery   Prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information

SB 599 – Kraus   Restricts the storage and use as evidence of data collected through automated license plate reader systems

SB 656 – Kraus   Modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2014             5 pm or upon adjournment, whichever is later                                                                 HR 1

 

HB 1254 — TAXATION     Berry, T.J. (038)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Authorizes an amnesty for certain delinquent taxes and allows a 50% income tax deduction for small business income for specified small businesses

 

HB 1366 — TAXES AND LIMITATIONS ON TAX CREDITS     Bahr, Kurt (102)

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

 

HB 1119 — PROPERTY TAX CREDIT     LaFaver, Jeremy (025)

Increases the maximum amount of the property tax credit, commonly known as the circuit breaker, by 25% for both homeowners and renters

 

HB 1120 — EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT     LaFaver, Jeremy (025)

Establishes the Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit Act authorizing an individual income tax credit equal to 20% of any earned income tax credit claimed on the taxpayer’s federal income tax return

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1296 — PAYMENT OF SALES TAX     Koenig, Andrew (099)    Cox, Stanley (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 1175 — STORM SHELTER TAX DEDUCTION     Kelley, Mike (127)    Spencer, Bryan (063)

Authorizes a one-time income tax deduction to a taxpayer for the cost of the construction or $5,000, whichever is less, of a storm shelter that was made in America

 

HB 1174 — LEGAL TENDER     Curtman, Paul (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 (109)    Franklin, Diane (123)

Changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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

Wednesday, February 05, 2014                                                       8:00 AM                                                                                   HR 6

 

HJR 42 — SCHOOL DISTRICT BONDED INDEBTEDNESS     Neth, Myron J (017)    Torpey, Noel (029)

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an increase in the amount a school district can become indebted

 

HB 1084 — SCHOOL TRANSFERS     McCaherty, John C. (097)    Diehl, John J (089)

Allows the Commissioner of Education to assign a pupil to another school district if there is a special hardship or detrimental condition

 

HB 1162 — PHYSICAL EDUCATION CREDIT     Sommer, Chrissy (106)    Mayfield, John A (020)

Requires specified school-approved sports or activities to be recognized for academic credit for physical education

 

HB 1250 — STUDENT ASSESSMENT     Wood, David David (058)    Berry, T.J. (038)

Establishes guidelines for statewide student assessments

 

 

House Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health Care            Richardson, Todd                Burlison, Eric

Wednesday, February 05, 2014                                                       8:00 AM                                                                                  HR 1

 

HJR 45 — LIMITATION OF LIABILITY     White, Bill E. (161)    Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)

Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the liability for damages and authorizes the General Assembly to adjust the amount as necessary by law

 

HB 1173 — STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION CLAIMS     Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health services

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HJR 45 — LIMITATION OF LIABILITY     White, Bill E. (161)    Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)

Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the liability for damages and authorizes the General Assembly to adjust the amount as necessary by law

 

HB 1173 — STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION CLAIMS     Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)    Jones, Timothy (110)

Establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health services

 

 

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

Wednesday, February 05, 2014                                                       12:00 PM                                                                                 HR 6

 

HB 1146 — ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT     White, Bill E. (161)    McCaherty, John C. (097)

Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act that specifies a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for a person who has been certified as unable to consent to his or her own care

 

 

Senate Education, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

Wednesday, February 5                                                                     3:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SB 624 – LeVota   Modifies provisions relating to school accreditation and student transfers

SB 516 – Chappelle-Nadal   Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education

 

Possible Executive Session on:         SB628                    SB605

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Senate Ways and Means, Senator Will Kraus, Chairman

Thursday, February 6                                                                         8:30 AM                                                                                SCR 1

 

SB 612 – Schaaf   Extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2019

SB 693 – Parson   Exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling

 

 

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

HCS HB 1307 & HB 1313 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Voted do pass out of 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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1613 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), establishes the “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act”. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1132 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1352 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding the protection of women’s health care. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1353 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1379 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee 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. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1531 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of providing fetal organs or tissue for medical transplantation. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 519 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCR 30 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), relating to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

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

 

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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1606 Sponsored by Representative Schieffer (D), designates November 21 each year as “Thank a Farmer Day” in Missouri. First read in the House on Monday, second read 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. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 55 Sponsored by Representative Hicks (R), 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. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 59 Sponsored by Representative Hansen (R), creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 671 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), extends the equine activity liability waiver to livestock activities. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 803 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SCR 22 Sponsored by Senator Cunnintham (R), urges the National Park Service to not take action on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways general management plan, and for the Department of the Interior to negotiate the return of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to the state. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1088 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report. Heard in the House Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1101 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), specifies that any person who unlawfully distributes or delivers any controlled substance to any person which causes that person’s death will be guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1369 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), specifies the venue for prosecutions for the offense of making a terrorist threat against a school. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1371 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1382 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), authorizes expungement of juvenile records of persons adjudicated as delinquent in certain circumstances. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1394 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1402 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires the Department of Corrections to perform specified actions to improve the ability of working inmates to obtain employment upon release from incarceration. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1407 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires any criminal justice entity conducting eyewitness identifications to adopt specific procedures for conducting photo and live lineups that meet specified requirements. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1409 Sponsored by Representative Rizzo (D), creates the Commission on Lethal Injection Administration and places a moratorium on the death penalty until certain procedures and protocols are adopted and implemented. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1448 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1522 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1530 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. Referred to the House Crime 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1545 Sponsored by Representative Haefner (R), creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 681 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), provides a process for the Parole Board to review the case histories of offenders serving more than 15 years in prison and recommend clemency or allow release on parole. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 682 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), allows judges to suspend the imposition of an adult criminal sentence for juvenile offenders. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 683 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of his or her duties in the first, second, and third degree. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 712 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 787 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), creates the Capital Sentencing Procedures and Protocols Commission. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 790 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies penalties for first degree murder when the person was under the age of 18 at the time of committing the offense. Fist read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 792 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), raises the amount the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund can pay to eligible victims and provides that the Public Safety Department can negotiate costs on behalf of victims. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 793 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 804 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), relating to the death penalty. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 807 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to the expungement of certain criminal records. 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. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SCR 29 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), establishes a Juvenile Justice Task Force. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1601 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), prohibits any state agency from enforcing any federal law penalizing the possession, distribution, sale, trade, traffic, or profit of cigars, cigarettes, or rolling papers. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1615 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows any person to apply for a liquor license to sell intoxicating liquor on a boat carrying thirty passengers or more. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday, voted and reported do pass on Wednesday.

 

HB 1324 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), establishes a pilot program for the medical use of marijuana. Referred to the House Health Care Policy on Tuesday.

 

HB 1325 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the laws regarding the possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and the possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1345 Sponsored by Representative Kathie Conway (R), changes the laws regarding tobacco merchandising practices by including tobacco-derived products and vapor products. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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). Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1499 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies the grape grower and wine producer tax credit program. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1625 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1628 Sponsored by Representative Korman (R), modifies the wine and grape tax credit program. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1648 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires statewide elected officials, members of the General Assembly, and judges to be subject to random drug testing. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1659 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), changes the laws regarding marijuana. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1247 Sponsored by Representative Wood (R), requires DESE to develop a procedure for dual credit course tuition and fee reimbursement for students in the A+ scholarship program. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1308 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Education Committee 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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1549 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), establishes term limits for State Board of Education members. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1551 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), establishes the “Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act”. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1590 Sponsored by Representative Kelly (D), requires all students attending public institutions of higher education who reside in on-campus housing to have received the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 1619 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), provides that the aggregate amount of tuition charged by a receiving school district during a school year shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, per pupil, when a student transfers from an unaccredited dist. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1635 Sponsored by Representative Mims (D), requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 493 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation, student transfers, and creates a statewide achievement school district. Heard in the House Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 679 Sponsored by Senator Curls (D), modifies laws regarding educational parental support for higher education. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 699 Sponsored by Representative Pearce (R), grants the Coordinating Board for Higher Education responsibility to enter into agreements for interstate reciprocity regarding the delivery of postsecondary distance education. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 701 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), allows school districts to share a superintendent who possesses a valid Missouri’s superintendent’s license. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 781 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to boards of elections. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 795 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), repeals the prohibition on a quality rating system for early childhood education that is not established through Missouri statute. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 798 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education standards and assessments. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1604 Sponsored by Representative Pat Conway (D), allows any registered voter who is eligible to vote in a particular election to do so by absentee ballot without being required to state a reason. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1611 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), requires a person registering to vote to use the person’s legal name as it appears on a birth certificate or as changed by marriage or court order. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1136 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1341 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding nonpartisan elections in certain political subdivisions and special districts. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1440 Sponsored by Representative Dunn (D), changes provisions relating to lobbying and campaign finance disclosure law. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1449 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), establishes the requirements for early voting. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1526 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1548 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), establishes the Political Accountability in Campaigning Act. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1552 Sponsored by Representative Houghton, modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1632 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), changes the laws regarding vacancies in certain public offices. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 511 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), establishes photo identification requirements for voting. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 708 Sponsored by Representative Sifton (D), allows emergency workers to request, receive and submit absentee ballots. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 721 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), Creates an advance voting system for elections. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 780 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to the authority of certain constitutional charter cities to adopt certain types of ordinances. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SJR 31 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), allows for photographic identification for voting. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 39 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), changes the procedures for the redistricting of the state Senate and House of Representatives districts. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1130 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), 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. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1320 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1321 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the time for consent for adoption to be executed from 48 hours to 72 hours after the birth of a child. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1381 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), creates the Joint Committee on Children’s Services Oversight to review laws and policies, study problems, develop a comprehensive policy, and review contracted services. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy 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. Heard in the House Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1494 Stream, changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1541 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. Referred to the House Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 530 Sponsored by Senator Libla (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Heard in the Senate Seniors and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 532 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers. Heard in the Senate Seniors and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 720 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers. Second read and referred to the Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 802 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), extends certain time periods for when child abuse and neglect investigations and determinations shall be made by the Children’s Division. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

GAMBLING

HB 1342 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes a gaming establishment to provide a person with a line of credit. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 788 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), authorizes charities to utilize sweepstakes terminal devices on their premises. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

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

 

HB 1289 Sponsored by Representative English (D), allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to require certain applications to include the applicant’s unique identification number. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee 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 appeal. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1133 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1174 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), 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. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1200 Sponsored by Representative Burlison, 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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1378 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (D), requires ethics training for statewide elected officials, General Assembly members, and executive department directors and acting directors after taking office, appointment, or employment. Referred to the House Administration and Accounts Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1384 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), requires sessions of the general assembly to have live video and audio broadcasting to the public. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1398 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires same-day service for driver’s license issuance and renewal, prior to January 2, 2016. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1441 Sponsored by Representative Dunn (D), requires sessions of the general assembly to be broadcast on the internet with audio and video live streaming. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1447 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), specifies that no person shall have to produce source documents for a drivers’ license renewal if the documents were necessary to obtain the original driver’s license. Referred to the House Oversight Committee 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Oversight Committee 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 streaming. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Crime 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1647 Sponsored by Representative Moon (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 71 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that provides secure electronic communications and data. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday and referred to the House General Laws Committee.

 

SS 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 from the Senate Rules Committee to the floor on Monday, heard on the Senate floor on Tuesday, and perfected in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 546 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), 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. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 776 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), relating to required procedures for the service of warrants. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 797 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits voluntary roadside checkpoints established by law enforcement for the collection of breath, blood, or saliva samples except for sobriety checkpoints. First reading the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 27 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), provides that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data. Heard in 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 from the Senate Rules Committee to the floor on Monday.

 

SJR 38 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 42 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), establishes a permanent Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to review the promulgation of rules by state agencies. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SCR 30 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), relating to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1334 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), creates the crime of publishing pornography for revenge. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1401 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 1281 Sponsored by Representative English (D), allows a school district to authorize its schools to observe a moment of silence in individual classrooms. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1303 Sponsored by Representative Haahr (R), establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1399 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), imposes a sales tax upon every retail sale of any handgun or ammunition, at the rate of one cent per transaction, for providing funds for mental health services. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1556 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act and changes the laws regarding firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1649 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), modifies provisions related to the tort liability associated with the concealed carry of firearms. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 613 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Heard and voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday, reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 778 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), relating to firearms. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SJR 36 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

TAXES

HB 1578 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), establishes the Seniors’ Retirement Protection Act which specifies that up to $125,000 of the value of the primary residence of a person who is 62 years or older will be exempt from attachment or execution. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1583 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), repeals language referring to the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act and establishes provisions relating to tax credits for Missouri Technology Corporations. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCS 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1268 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1295 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income tax. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1387 Sponsored by Representative Crawford (R), exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1397 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Missouri Supporting Families Income Tax Holiday Act which allows an exemption from state withholding taxes for state employees in a specified month determined by the Department of Revenue. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1403 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), allows certain small businesses to be eligible to claim any state tax credit, deduction, and other exemption from tax that specified corporations are allowed to claim. Referred to the House Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1453 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding taxation. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1498 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Heard in the House Economic Development Committee 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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1629 Sponsored by Representative LaFaver (D), exempts the residential property of individuals 65 years of age or older from increases in assessed valuation that are not from new construction or improvements and from rate increases. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1642 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), Creates the Employee Reclassification Act and modifies provisions related to employment taxes. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1654 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1677 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), changes procedures for the collection of certain taxes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1678 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), changes the laws regarding statements of no tax due. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1679 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), allows the Department of Revenue and Office of Administration to enter into a reciprocal collection and offset of indebtedness agreement with the federal government. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 513 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), creates an income tax credit based on the number of taxpayer’s dependent children. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 584 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), specifies which places of amusement, entertainment, recreation, games, and athletic events must collect sales tax. Heard in 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. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 687 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), authorizes and earned income tax credit. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 693 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 806 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to income taxes. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 48 Sponsored by Senator Kehoe (R), relating to a temporary tax to improve the state highway system, city streets, county roads and the state transportation system. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

VETERANS

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. Third read and passed on Wednesday and  first read in the Senate. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1072 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding gold star license plates. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1160 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), allows a female veteran to obtain a “WOMAN VETERAN” special license plate. Heard in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1264 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), changes the laws regarding state employment preference ratings for veterans. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1285 Sponsored by Representative English (D), specifies that Veterans Day shall be a school holiday. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1383 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), grants in-state tuition eligibility for active duty military personnel and national guard. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1386 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), waives certain business fees for a person who is a member of the Missouri National Guard or any other military branch, resides in Missouri, and provides proof of service to the secretary of state. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 11 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D), encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 509 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. Reported form the Senate Ways and Means Committee to the floor on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 630 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday, reported to the floor on Thursday.

 

SB 709 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal and certificate to veterans who served in certain wars. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

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HB 1516 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), establishes the Missouri Good Samaritan Law. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday, referred to the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1624 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), designates the “high five” as the official state greeting. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1656 Sponsored by Representative Neely (R), specifies that if an anatomical gift is medically unsuitable for transplantation or therapy, the gift may be used for research, education, or pass to an appropriate procurement organization. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 703 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 784 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), relating to anatomical gifts. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SR 1168 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), relating to the price increase of propane. Offered in the Senate on Monday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 25 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), grants the General Assembly the power to limit by statute jury awards of noneconomic damages. Heard in the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.