Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: February 8, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, February 10, 2014

 

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

Monday, February 10, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

HB 1234 — VETERANS’ ORGANIZATIONS VOLUNTEERS    Hoskins, Denny (054)    Dohrman, Dean A. (051)   Specifies that workers’ compensation provisions shall not apply to volunteers for certain tax-exempt organizations

 

HB 1343 — WORKERS COMPENSATION    Frederick, Keith J (121)   Increases the minimum number of employees needed to be considered an employer for the purposes of workers’ compensation from five to ten

 

HB 1153 — CREDIT HISTORY USE BY EMPLOYERS    Pace, Sharon (074)    Smith, Clem James (085)   Prohibits an employer from using a job applicant’s personal credit history as a hiring criteria except where the credit history is shown to be directly related to the position sought by the applicant

 

Senate Appropriations, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman

Monday, February 10                                                                        12:30 p.m.                                                                              SCR 2

 

SJR 45 – Silvey   Prohibits the Governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

 

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

Monday, February 10                                                                        2:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SB 717 – Brown   Allows a federally employed pharmacist to practice in Missouri without a state pharmacist license

 

SB 623 – Nieves   Establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification

 

SB 580 – Kraus   Allows representatives of military candidates and those with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order

 

SB 593 – Sater   Modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections

 

SB 708 – Sifton   Allows emergency workers to request, receive and submit absentee ballots

 

 

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

Monday, February 10, 2014                                                             2:30 PM                                                                                                HR 6

 

HJR 72 — GOVERNOR’S WITHHOLDING   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

 

HCR 18 — LP GAS SHORTAGE   Houghton, Jay D. (043)   Pfautsch, Donna S (033)   Urges the United States Department of Justice to investigate the price increase of propane gas

 

HCS HBs 1307 & 1313 — WAITING PERIOD FOR ABORTIONS    Elmer, Kevin A (139)    Koenig, Andrew (099)   Changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

 

HCS 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 1430 — RIGHTS OF MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS    Jones, Timothy (110)    Solon, Sheila (031)   Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles

 

HB 1652 — ACCESS TO RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS    Funderburk, Doug (103)   Modifies provisions relating to utility access to railroad right-of-way

 

 

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

Monday, February 10, 2014                             5:00 or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                           HR 6

 

HB 1334 — REVENGE PORNOGRAPHY   Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Creates the crime of publishing pornography for revenge

 

HB 1540 — DISARMING A PEACE OFFICER    Fitzwater, Paul (144)  Higdon, Galen (011)   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

 

HB 1561 — SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY   Hinson, Dave A (119)   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

 

 

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

Monday, February 10                        6:00 P.M. or Upon Evening Adjournment (whichever is later)                                    Senate Lounge

 

SJR 36 – Schaefer   Modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms

 

POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION:   SB 519 (Sater)   SJR 27 (Schaaf)   SB 614 (Dixon) – Consent   SB 615 (Dixon) – Consent

SB 621 (Dixon) – Consent

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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

Tuesday, February 11                                                                          8:00 AM                                                                                SCR-1

 

SB 720 – Justus   Adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers

 

SB 641 – Emery   Modifies the definition of ultimate user under the controlled substances chapter to include a person’s immediate family regardless of whether they live in the same household

 

SB 660 – Wallingford   Designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014                                                             8:00 AM                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1383 — TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY  Peters, Joshua (076)   Grants in-state tuition eligibility for active duty military personnel and national guard

 

HB 1635 — STUDENT FAVORITISM   Mims, Bonnaye (027)   Cookson, Steve C. (153)   Requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism

 

HB 1637 — TUITION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS  Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)   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

 

 

House Elections Committee            Entlicher, Sue – (128)          Neth, Myron-(17)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014                                                             8:15 AM                                                                                HR 5

 

HB 1073 – NOTITLE  Dugger, Tony R (141)   Cox, Stanley (052)   Requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exemptions

 

HJR 47 — PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE  Cox, Stanley (052)   Dugger, Tony R (141)   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

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014                             12:00 PM or upon morning adjournment                                                      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

 

HB 1460 — PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS  Roorda, Jeff C (113)  Rizzo, John J. (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 (087)  Nichols, Mary (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 (102)   Changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding

 

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

 

 

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                              HR 7

 

HB 1113 — NONDRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL   Peters, Joshua (076)   Allows a person 60 years of age or older to renew a nondriver’s identification without being physically present at the license bureau under specified conditions

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HJR 68 — SALES AND USE TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION  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

 

HB 1305 — IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS   Phillips, Don (138)  Fraker, Lyndall D (137)   Specifies than an engineer or conductor of a locomotive or train cannot be required to display a driver’s license to any law enforcement officer in connection with the operation of a locomotive

 

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

Tuesday, February 11                                                                        1pm                                                                                        SCR 1

 

SB 741 – Rupp   Authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit

 

SB 531 – Nasheed   Modifies the minimum wage laws

 

 

Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, Senator Ron Richard, Chairman

Tuesday, February 11                                                                        1:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SCR 27 – Keaveny   Requires the Oversight Division of the Committee on Legislative Research to study the costs of death penalty cases

 

 

Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Brad Lager, Chairman

Tuesday, February 11                                                                        3:00PM                                                                                 Senate Lounge

 

SB 642 – Romine   Modifies provisions relating to proposed surface mining operations

 

SB 678 – Curls   Modifies provisions relating to lead licensing

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, February 11                                                                        3:00 p.m.                                                                               SCR 1

 

SB 554 – Cunningham   Requires state agencies, public schools and colleges, and political subdivisions to use the traditional names of holidays

 

SB 556 – Nasheed   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

 

SB 565 – Nasheed   Requires firearm owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to a local law enforcement agency

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2014                                                       8:00 AM                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1109 — SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS  Rowland, Lyle E. (155)   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

 

HB 1128 — SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRACTS  Lant, Bill H (159)  Wilson, Kenneth (012)   Changes the laws regarding school district employees contracting with school districts for goods and services

 

HB 1157 — STUDENT DATA PRIVACY  Lair, Mike (007)   Requires the State Board of Education within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt a rule regarding student data accessibility

 

HB 1158 — LOCAL SCHOOL INSTRUCTION  Lair, Mike (007)   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

 

HB 1189 — HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  Wood, David David (058)  Fitzwater, Paul (144)   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

 

HB 1111 — SCHOOL FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS  Rowland, Lyle E. (155)   Excuses a school district from specified financial requirements in fiscal years in which the school is underfunded

 

 

House Special Standing Committee on Corrections Committee            Fitzwater, Paul – (144)        Brattin, Rick-(55)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014                                                       8:00 AM                                                                                HR 5

 

HB 1514 — MARRIAGE LICENSES  Rhoads, Shawn Shawn (154)   Authorizes the procedure for a recorder of deeds to issue a marriage license if one of the applicants is incarcerated and is unable to appear in the presence of the recorder

 

HB 1463 — JUVENILE DETENTION  Roorda, Jeff C (113)   English, Keith A (068)   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

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1080 — COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR FEE OFFICES  McCaherty, John C. (097)   Diehl, John J (089)   Changes the laws regarding competitive bidding for a contract license office

 

 

Senate Transportation and Infrastructure, Senator Mike Kehoe, Chairman

Wednesday, February 12                                                                   8:00am                                                                                  SCR 1

 

SB 600 – Sater   Removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates

 

 

Senate Appropriations, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman

Wednesday, February 12                                                                   8:30 a.m.                                                                               SCR-2

 

TOPIC:   Department of Revenue

 

 

Senate Education, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

Wednesday, February 12                                                                   3:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

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

 

SB 719 – Kehoe   Modifies the laws relating to school purchases

 

SB 616 – Nasheed   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

 

SB 494 – Pearce   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

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

House Downsizing State Government Committee     Curtman, Paul – (109)         Kelley, Mike-(127)

Thursday, February 13, 2014                                                           8:00 AM                                                                                HR 4

 

HB 1257 — ROADBLOCK DATA COLLECTION  Wilson, Kenneth (012)  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

 

HB 1368 — MOTOR VEHICLE MILEAGE TAXES  Bahr, Kurt (102)  Spencer, Bryan (063)   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

 

HB 1620 — PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS    Remole, Tim (006)  Curtman, Paul (109)   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

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HB 1329 — IDENTIFIABLE CONSUMER INFORMATION  Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Specifies that personally identifiable information of consumers, including purchasing history, cannot be disseminated to certain parties without written consent of the individual

 

HB 1330 — HEALTH INSURANCE NAVIGATORS Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Requires health insurance navigators to be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information

 

HB 1332 — EVENT DATA RECORDERS  Barnes, Jay Owen (060)  Prohibits the unauthorized release of data collected by automobile event data recorders, unless there is a valid search warrant

 

HB 1333 — PERSONAL INFORMATION  Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Changes the definition of personal information with regards to breaches of consumer information security

 

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 1192 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1252 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), changes the laws regarding custody and visitation rights of a father who attempted to coerce the mother of his child to obtain an abortion. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1307 & HB 1313 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1585 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1613 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), establishes the “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act”. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 1209 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding the liability of livestock owners, activity sponsors, facilities, and auction markets with respect to livestock activities. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1214 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways. Voted do pass out of the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1235 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways. Voted do pass out of the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1391 Introduced by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. Voted do pass out of the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1435 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. Voted do pass out of the House     Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1606 Introduced by Representative Schieffer (D), designates November 21 each year as “Thank a Farmer Day” in Missouri. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1727 Introduced by Representative Love (R), prohibits any state agency from excluding any specific species of livestock through the agricultural or environmental permitting process. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 591 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), repeals a provision relating to beef commodity merchandising program fees. Third read and passed in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 612 Introduced by Senator Schaff (R), extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2019. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 664 Introduced by Senator Introduced by Representative Brown (R) (R), modifies the authority of the Clean Water Commission. Heard in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1088 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1173 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), 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. Voted do pass out of the House Emerging Issues in health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1231 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1233 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of. Heard in the House Urban Issues Committee on Monday.

 

HCS HB 1371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1411 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1470 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), allows the department of corrections to administer a judgment of death by firing squad. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1524 Introduced by Representative Wieland (R), repeals the provisions that allow the use of the death penalty in Missouri. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1533 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1557 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1565 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), establishes the Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act of 2014 which prohibits any person operating a motor vehicle for compensation and transporting passengers from using a hand-held wireless communications. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1577 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1626 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1717 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1730 Introduced by Representative May (D), changes the laws regarding arrearages and the expungement of certain records related to criminal nonsupport. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1737 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), authorizes the Department of Corrections to promulgate rules to administer the death penalty. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1754 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1755 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), allows a person to appeal certain civil cases tried before an associate circuit judge or a municipal court judge and specifies that certain appellate cases can not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1759 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 490 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to whistleblower protection. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SCS SB 491 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 827 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), prohibits the use of corporal punishment and the use of spanking to discipline students in public and private schools. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 840 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), expands ban on using cell phones while driving to all drivers and to include telephone calls. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1601 Introduced 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1615 Introduced 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1625 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1628 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), modifies the wine and grape tax credit program. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1648 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires statewide elected officials, members of the General Assembly, and judges to be subject to random drug testing. Referred to the House Administration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1690 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1716 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1752 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 689 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 841 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), modifies provisions relating to alternative nicotine or vapor products. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1162 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), requires specified school-approved sports or activities to be recognized for academic credit for physical education. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1250 Introduced by Representative Wood (R), establishes guidelines for statewide student assessments. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1232 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), 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. Heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1308 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1472 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Education Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1534 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), enacts provisions relating to teacher tenure and compensation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1579 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program and contains various provisions relating to school accreditation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1584 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), establishes an exception to school transfer provisions for certain schools that have been classified as unaccredited. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1587 Introduced 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. Referred to the House education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1590 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Health Care Policy on Wednesday.

 

HB 1595 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), requires continuing education training for school board members, with additional training required for members serving districts with provisional accreditation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1619 Introduced 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 district. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1635 Introduced by Representative Mims (D), requires public institutions of higher education to adopt policies on student favoritism. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1704 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1706 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1708 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Monday.  Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1714 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 74 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 523 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 624 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation and student transfers. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 815 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies the duties of the State Board of Education and requires the board to promulgate rules regarding student data accessibility. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 838 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), creates the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program to grant scholarships to students from unaccredited school districts for certain educational costs. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1219 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes provisions relating to absentee ballots. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1604 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), 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. Referred Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1611 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1632 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), changes the laws regarding vacancies in certain public offices. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1739 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), authorizes an election authority to accept voter registration applications with electronic signatures under certain conditions. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HJR 63 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing term limits for members of the General Assembly to three four-year terms for senators and three four-year terms for representatives. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 64 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), proposes a constitutional amendment preventing any legal restriction on the right to vote not otherwise contained within the Constitution. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 70 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies the election of the secretary of state and state treasurer and places term limits on all statewide officials. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 30 Introduced 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. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HCS HB 1100 Introduced by Representative Fraker (R), changes the laws regarding food preparation for charitable purposes. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1146 Introduced by Representative White (R), 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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1570 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1683 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1694 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), allows any county to establish a County Youth Initiative and authorize a sales tax to provide programs to improve children’s well-being and prevent juvenile delinquency. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

SB 502 Introduced by Senator Schaff (R), modifies provisions relating to breast-feeding. Heard in the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 530 Introduced by Senator Libla (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 532 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 564 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

GAMBLING

HJR 48 Introduced 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. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1133 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act. Voted do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1204 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1207 Introduced by Representative Wilson (R), 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. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1290 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires any automated traffic enforcement system to include a sign located at the intersection indicating the presence of the system. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1292 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires any traffic enforcement system photograph to depict the driver from the front in order for the violation to be valid. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1311 Introduced by Representative Smith (D), establishes registration and reporting requirements for a jurisdiction utilizing an automated speed enforcement system on any roadway within the state highway system. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 1330 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1388 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1432 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1537 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits schools and DESE from collecting any personally identifiable student data without explicit parental consent. Referred to the House Education Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1567 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1586 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1592 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1620 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1647 Introduced by Representative Moon (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1668 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the requirements for licensure of health insurance navigators. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1699 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1700 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1774 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), changes the laws regarding eminent domain powers of utility providers in certain counties. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HCR 7 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 62 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that each citizen has an inherent liberty that includes being able to make decisions regarding lawful health care related services or products. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 67 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that modifies provisions relating to the governor’s authority to expend state funds. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 69 Introduced by Representative Houghton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 71 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that provides secure electronic communications and data. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 72 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 75 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting state appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 504 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 550 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), provides that public employees are ineligible for retirement benefits if found guilty of certain crimes. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 599 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), restricts the storage and use as evidence of data collected through automated license plate reader systems. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 644 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the time period for fiscal notes to analyze on proposed legislation. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 662 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), requires the Department of Revenue to notify affected sellers of certain decisions modifying sales tax law. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 813 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the membership and functions of the Ethics Commission and imposes campaign contribution limits. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 817 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), establishes the Missouri Immunization Registry. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 823 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), provides that public employees are ineligible for retirement benefits if found guilty of certain crimes. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 839 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to the eminent domain power of utilities. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 34 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), 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. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 42 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), establishes a permanent Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to review the promulgation of rules by state agencies. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 1469 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires all employers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing an unauthorized alien. Referred to the House International Trade on Monday.

 

HB 1476 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires the issuance of a 30-day temporary nondriver’s license in order for the Department of Revenue to verify the identity and citizenship of the applicant. Referred to the House International Trade Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1637 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 570 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1581 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1598 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1691 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1741 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1115 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who while hunting inflicts injury resulting in death on another person. Voted do pass out of the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1474 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes any school district to designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer who may carry concealed firearms after he or she has met specified minimum training requirements. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1591 Introduced by Representative Brown (R), specifies that there shall be 40 students per qualified firearms safety instructor in the classroom portion of the firearms safety training course. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1649 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), modifies provisions related to the tort liability associated with the concealed carry of firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1778 Introduced by Representative Riddle (R), prohibits landlords from prohibiting tenants from legally possessing firearms in individual residences or in common areas. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 61 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment on the right to bear arms and to possess and purchase ammunition and parts for such arms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 656 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

TAXES

HB 1253 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1295 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income tax. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1433 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), requires tax districts to report to the Department of Revenue its non-confidential tax rate and revenue collection information for display on the department’s website. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 1578 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Financial Institutions Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1629 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1654 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1677 Introduced by Representative Englund (D), changes procedures for the collection of certain taxes. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1678 Introduced by Representative Englund (D), changes the laws regarding statements of no tax due. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1684 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), modifies the wood energy tax credit program by extending it until June 30, 2020 and caps the program at three million dollars per fiscal year. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1687 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), allows the City of St. Louis to place overdue property fine collections on property tax bills. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1688 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), changes the laws regarding state income tax by exempting all income below the poverty line from tax. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1709 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing programs. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1721 Introduced by Representative McNeil (D), requires the Director of the Department of Revenue to enter into the streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and changes the laws regarding taxation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 73 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the General Assembly to issue bonds to fund higher education improvements, state capitol repairs, park maintenance, and mental health facility improvement. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 584 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), specifies which places of amusement, entertainment, recreation, games, and athletic events must collect sales tax. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 601 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), reauthorizes a deduction for energy efficiency audits and projects for tax years 2014 to 2020. Heard in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 666 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), creates an income tax credit equal to 0.75% of the value of a taxpayer’s residential real property. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 693 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 814 Introduced by Senator Introduced by Representative Brown (R) (R), reauthorizes the wood energy producers tax credit and caps the amount of tax credits available under the program each fiscal year. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

VETERANS

HB 1125 Introduced by Representative Dugger (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, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 1710 Introduced by Representative Davis (R), establishes the Missouri National Guard Foundation Fund and authorizes a designation of tax refunds to the fund. First read in the House on Monday, second read on Tuesday, referred to the House Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1386 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1724 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, referred to the Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HCR 11 Introduced 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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 60 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting disabled military veterans from the payment of property taxes. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 630 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Reported to the House and first read on Thursday.

 

OTHER

HB 2010 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2011 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), appropriates money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1575 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1617 Introduced 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1655 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1772 Introduced by Representative Rehder (R), creates the Freedom to Work Act. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SR 1168 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.