Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: March 1, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings of Interest

(not a complete listing)

Monday, March 3, 2014

 

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

Monday, March 03, 2014                                                                 1:30 PM                                                                                                                HR 7

HB 1213 — PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS   Guernsey, Casey L (002)  Changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1432 — POSTING OF PROPOSED RULES   Rowden, Caleb (044)   Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)  Requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites

HB 1433 — TAX DISTRICT INFORMATION   Rowden, Caleb (044)   Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)  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

HB 1437 — BUSINESS FEES   Schupp, Jill D. Seltzer (088)  Modifies laws relating to certain business fees by allowing changes to such fees to occur only during specified time periods, beginning in 2016

HB 1447 — DRIVER’S AND NON-DRIVER LICENSES   Cox, Stanley (052)   Spencer, Bryan (063)  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

 

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

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

 

HB 1152 — CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DISTRIBUTION  Pace, Sharon (074)    Kelley, Mike (127)   Creates the offense of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility

HB 1562 — UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON   Kratky, Michele (082)    McDonald, Tom J (028)   Specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of a weapon if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance

HB 1630 — PRIVATE PROBATION SERVICES   Gatschenberger, Chuck William (108)   Changes the requirements for the use of private probation services

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1187 — REVENUE FROM TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS   Berry, T.J. (038)  Changes the laws regarding fines and court costs for traffic violations in a city, town, village, or county that exceed 30% of its total annual general operating revenue

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 1560 — DEATH PENALTY FOR MINORS   Cox, Stanley (052)  Changes the laws regarding penalties for first degree murder when the person is under 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed

HB 1707 — COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRAFFIC CONTROL   Conway, Kathie (104)   Allows community college police officers to establish regulations to control vehicular traffic on any thoroughfare owned or maintained by the college

 

 

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

Monday, March 3                                                               Upon Evening Recess or Adjournment                                                          Senate Lounge

 

SB 706 – Cunningham  Prohibits bad faith assertions of patent infringement

SB 770 – Wallingford  Modifies abortion provisions relating to medical emergencies and inspection of facilities

SB 758 – Justus  Changes the term “free health clinic” to “community health clinic” and modifies its definition for the purposes of the State Legal Expense Fund

SB 843 – Schaefer  Modifies provisions of the Missouri Sunshine Law

SB 793 – Dixon  Modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure

PLEASE NOTE ADDITION OF SB 843 (Schaefer)

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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

Tuesday, March 04, 2014                                                                 8:00 AM                                                                                                HR 4

HB 1937 — LANDOWNER LIABILITY   McGaugh, Joe Don   Changes the definition of recreational use and landowner liability

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 4                                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                               SCR-1

 

SB 759 – Sifton  Establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Program to provide grants to schools to contribute to the academic and social success of pupils

SB 802 – Dixon  Extends certain time periods when child abuse/neglect investigations/determinations be made by Children’s Division

SB 823 – Dixon  Provides that public employees are ineligible for retirement benefits if found guilty of certain crimes

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014                                                                 12:00 PM                                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 1852 — RETRIEVAL OF A HUNTING DOG   Hicks, Ron (107)   Houghton, Jay D. (043)  Allows a person on foot and without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog on private land without permission of the owner

HB 1918 – NOTITLE   Dugger, Tony R (141)   Fraker, Lyndall D (137)  Prohibits any alien or foreign business from owning or having an interest in agricultural land, with certain exceptions

HB 1952 — COMMERCIAL PRESTICIDE APPLICATORS   Reiboldt, Bill (160)   Lant, Bill H (159)  Changes the laws regarding financial responsibility requirements for certified commercial pesticide applicators

HB 1998 — VETERINARIAN STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM   Jones, Caleb (050)  Repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program

 

 

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

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

 

HB 1848 – NOTITLE   Newman, Stacey (087)   Morgan, Judy (024)  Establishes disclosure regulations for entities that provide pregnancy-related services or solicits patrons with offers to provide prenatal sonography, pregnancy tests, or pregnancy options counseling

HB 1849 — CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY   Conway, Kathie (104)   Ellinger, Rory (086)  Changes the requirements for retention of substantiated and unsubstantiated reports on the child abuse and neglect registry

HB 1898 – NOTITLE   Bahr, Kurt (102)   May, Karla (084)  Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop standards for all levels of hospital perinatal care

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1781 — JURY DUTY   Morgan, Judy (024)   Kratky, Michele (082)  Allows a breast-feeding mother to be excused from jury duty

HB 1806 — CHILD CARE PROVIDERS   Torpey, Noel (029)  Changes the laws regarding child care providers who receive state or federal funds for providing child care services in the home

HB 1813 — MISSOURI YOUTH FUNDS   Curtis, Courtney Allen (073)  Establishes the Missouri Youth Funds Legislative Oversight Committee to ensure that all youth funds in the state are operated efficiently and effectively

HB 1835 — BLIND PENSION BENEFITS   Haahr, Elijah (134)   Jones, Caleb (050)  Specifies that recipients of blind pension benefits with no usable vision shall be exempt from the 5-year vision re-examination requirement

 

 

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

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

 

HB 1778 — LANDLORD-TENANT AGREEMENTS   Riddle, Jeanie (049)   Wilson, Kenneth (012)  Prohibits landlords from prohibiting tenants from legally possessing firearms in individual residences or in common areas

HB 1591 — FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING COURSE   Brown, Wanda (057)   Higdon, Galen (011)  Specifies that there shall be 40 students per qualified firearms safety instructor in the classroom portion of the firearms safety training course

HB 1539 — CONCEALED CARRY TESTING REQUIREMENTS   Kelley, Mike (127)   Brattin, Rick (055)  Modifies provisions related to firearms safety training requirements in order to obtain a concealed carry permit

HB 1474 — SCHOOL PROTECTION OFFICERS   Brattin, Rick (055)   Kelley, Mike (127)  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

HB 1342 — TRANSACTIONS OF GAMING ESTABLISHMENT   Scharnhorst, Dwight (098)  Authorizes a gaming establishment to provide a person with a line of credit

HB 1345 — TOBACCO-DERIVED PRODUCTS   Conway, Kathie (104)  Changes the laws regarding tobacco merchandising practices by including tobacco-derived products and vapor products

HB 1615 — LIQUOR LICENSE FOR WATERCRAFT   Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)   Miller, Rocky C (124)  Allows any person to apply for a liquor license to sell intoxicating liquor on a boat carrying thirty passengers or more

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, March 4                                                                               3:00                                                                                                       SCR1

 

SB 622 – Nieves   Prohibits state from enforcing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

SJR 38 – Nieves   Prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 04, 2014                                 5 PM or Upon Adjournment, whichever is later.                                                           HR 1

 

HJR 76 — MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERS’ TAX   Diehl, John (089)  Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting any increase in the merchants’ and manufacturers’ replacement tax, allowing governing bodies to reduce rates and eliminate the tax in 2019

HB 1477 – TAXATION   Brattin, Rick (055)   Koenig, Andrew (099)  Authorizes Missouri to enter into the multistate Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, eliminates state tax credits, phases in a flat income tax rate, and increases the sales and use tax by .25%

HB 1666 — SALES TAX EXEMPTION   Shumake, Lindell (005)  Authorizes a sales tax exemption for sales made at prison canteens

HB 1808 — TAX DEDUCTION FOR BUSINESS FORMATION   Curtis, Courtney Allen (073)  Provides an income tax deduction for expenses incurred in creating or forming a limited liability company or sole proprietorship

HB 1967 – NOTITLE   Koenig, Andrew (099)   Lichtenegger, Donna S. (146)  Changes the laws regarding taxation

HJR 80 – TAXATION   Koenig, Andrew (099)   Curtman, Paul (109)  Proposes a constitutional amendment that changes the laws regarding taxes by phasing out the income tax and replacing it with a sales tax

 

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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

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

 

HB 1843 — MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY   Cookson, Steve C. (153)   Fitzwater, Paul (144)  Raises teacher minimum salary for the 2015-16 school year, subject to appropriation

HB 1868 — ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION   Stream, Rick A. (090)  Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education

HB 1822 — SCHOOL ACCREDITATION   Cierpiot, Mike (030)   Stream, Rick A. (090)  Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education and establishes a statewide achievement school district

 

 

House Judiciary                 Cox, Stanley – (52)              Elmer, Kevin-(139)

Wednesday, March 05, 2014                                                            12:00 PM                                                                                              HR 1

 

HB 1775 — ST. LOUIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY   Colona, Mike J (080)   Hodges, Steve Stephen (149)  Requires the St. Louis County Bar Association to conduct research to establish a more safe and efficient method for attorneys and circuit clerk employees to enter county courthouses

HB 1741 — SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS   Engler, Kevin P (116)  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

HB 1788 – ADOPTIONS   Cox, Stanley (052)   Wilson, Kenneth (012)  Changes the laws regarding adoptions

HB 1816 – IMMUNITY   Lair, Mike (007)   Walker, Nate B. (003)  Gives immunity to sheriff’s, their deputies and administrative employees when acting in furtherance of or in compliance with a court order or directive

HB 1147 — ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS  White, Bill E. (161)   McCaherty, John C. (097)  Requires a checklist form to be completed prior to finalizing an adoption which verifies that all documents and procedures have been submitted, followed, and reviewed by the judge

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1492 — TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS   Lichtenegger, Donna S. (146)   Swan, Kathryn (147)  Allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings

HB 1372 — PROTESTS AT FUNERAL SERVICES   Cox, Stanley (052)   Dohrman, Dean A. (051)  Prohibits protest activities at funeral services

HB 1231 — ORDERS OF PROTECTION   Cox, Stanley (052)  Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures

HB 1737 — ADMINISTRATIVE RULES   Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)   Rizzo, John J. (019)  Authorizes the Department of Corrections to promulgate rules to administer the death penalty

 

 

Senate Education, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

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

SB 795 – Lager  Repeals the prohibition on a quality rating system for early childhood education that is not established through Missouri statute

SB 538 – Keaveny  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 the district’s or charter school’s pre-kindergarten program

SB 539 – Keaveny  Allows school districts and charter schools to receive state aid for children ages three to five participating in the district’s or charter school’s pre-kindergarten program

SB 521 – Emery  Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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

Thursday, March 06, 2014                                                                Upon Morning Adjournment                                                                            HR 6

 

HB 1139 — MANDATORY SCHOOL HOURS   Cookson, Steve C. (153)   Roorda, Jeff C (113)  Changes the laws regarding mandatory school hours

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced

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


 

House & Senate Floor Calendars to Start This Week

Calendars for Full Chamber Debates Updated Daily

 

House Bill Calendar

 

Thirtieth Day, Monday, March 03, 2014

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

HCS HJR 56 —  Richardson(152)              PARENTAL RIGHTS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION – APPROPRIATIONS

HB 2014 —  Stream(090)              APPROPRIATIONS BILL

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

HB 1191 —  Miller(124)              POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

HB 1198 —  Funderburk(103)              MUNICIPAL UTILITY POLES

HB 1219 —  Dugger(141)              ABSENTEE BALLOTS

HCS HB 1349 —  Richardson(152)              COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

HB 1454 —  Swan(147)              COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

HCS HBs 1310 & 1236 —  Torpey(029)              ANGEL INVESTMENT INCENTIVE ACT

HCS HBs 1307 & 1313 —  Elmer(139)              WAITING PERIOD FOR ABORTIONS

HB 1652 —  Funderburk(103)              ACCESS TO RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS

HCS HB 1192 —  Miller(124)              CONSENT FOR ABORTION FOR MINORS

HCS HB 1557 —  Hinson(119)              AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

HCS HB 1089 —  McCaherty(097)              BRING JOBS HOME ACT

HCS HB 1261 —  Pfautsch(033)              TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

HB 1390 —  Thomson(001)              FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

HB 1495 —  Torpey(029)              EARLY STAGE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

HCS HB 1501 —  Zerr(065)              LAND ASSEMBLAGE TAX CREDIT

HB 1271 —  Molendorp(056)              OPTOMETRIC SERVICES

HCS HB 1326 —  Guernsey(002)              DAIRY AND AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ACT

HB 1388 —  Cornejo(064)              ELECTRONIC LOCATION DEVICES

HB 1435 —  Johnson(009)              SALES TAX EXEMPTION

HB 1573 —  Lauer(032)              EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

HB 1136 —  Dugger(141)              ELECTIONS

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

HCS HB 1204 —  Wilson(012)              FREEDOM FROM SURVEILLANCE ACT

HB 1411 —  Cross(035)              PARENTAL CONSENT

HB 1483 —  Molendorp(056)              MISSOURI HEALTHNET REIMBURSEMENT

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION – REVISION

HCS HRB 1298 —  Flanigan(163)              OBSOLETE AND EXPIRED STATUTES

HCS HRB 1299 —  Flanigan(163)              EXECUTIVE BRANCH REORGANIZATIONS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION – CONSENT

HCS HB 1296 —  Koenig(099)              PAYMENT OF SALES TAX

HB 1496 —  Reiboldt(160)              BEEF COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAM

HB 1337 —  Fitzwater(144)              HIGHWAY DESIGNATION

HB 1338 —  Fitzwater(144)              HIGHWAY DESIGNATION

HCS HB 1391 —  Hurst(062)              RODEOS

HCS HB 1459 —  Lauer(032)              INNOVATION CAMPUS TAX CREDITS

HB 1532 —  Spencer(063)              ENGINEERS AWARENESS WEEK

HCS HB 1644 —  Lant(159)              HIGHWAY DESIGNATION

HB 1064 —  Grisamore(034)              INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

HCS HB 1181 —  Redmon(004)              EXECUTIVE BRANCH REORGANIZATIONS

HB 1190 —  Kelley(127)              EMERGENCY UTILITY RESPONSE PERMITS

HB 1442 —  Dunn(023)              ALPHA PHI ALPHA DAY

HB 1633 —  Franklin(123)              STATE PURCHASING OF COMMODITIES

HB 1656 —  Neely(008)              ANATOMICAL GIFTS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

HB 1173 —  Burlison(133)              STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION CLAIMS

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING – CONSENT

HB 1110 —  Rowland(155)              MEMORIAL BRIDGE DESIGNATION

HB 1359 —  Flanigan(163)              VENDORS AT CERTAIN STATE FACILITIES

HCS HBs 1646 & 1515 —  Jones(110)              TAX CREDITS

HCS HB 1426 —  Diehl(089)              PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

HCR 4 —  English(068)              OIL PRICES

HCR 5 —  English(068)              CANADIAN OIL

HCR 11 —  Walton Gray(075)              WOMEN VETERANS

HCS HCR 13 —  Dohrman(051)              A-10 THUNDERBOLT

 

 

 

Missouri State Senate

 

THIRTIETH DAY–MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

1. SB 504-Munzlinger     Requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites

2. SCS for SB 735-Brown     Establishes Duty to inform campground guests of campground policies and establishes causes for which a campground owner can remove a person from a campground and a penalty for failure to leave

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

1. SB 723-Parson, with SCS     Raises the cap on the amount of revenue bonds that may be issued and limits the use of funds to renovation of existing buildings

2. SB 589-Brown, with SCS     Creates a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers

3. SB 510-Kraus, with SCS     Redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits

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

5. SB 573-Munzlinger, with SCS     Authorizes Shelby and Monroe Counties to collect a property tax to pay for road rock on county roads

6. 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

7. SB 615-Dixon     Modifies provisions of law relating to court costs

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

SB 491-Justus and Dixon, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to criminal law

SBs 509 & 496-Kraus, with SCS & SA 1 (pending)     Modifies provisions relating to income taxes

SB 518-Sater, with SCS, SA 2 & SA 1 to SA 2 (pending)     Extends MO HealthNet managed care statewide for only the current managed care populations

SB 519-Sater, with SS & SA 1 (pending)     Amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

SB 530-Libla, with SCS (pending)     Allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings

SS for SB 543-Munzlinger     Modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes

SB 575-Dixon     Repeals a number of expired or obsolete committees

SB 612-Schaaf, with SCS     Extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2020

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

SJR 42-Schmitt     Establishes a permanent Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to review the promulgation of rules by state agencies

 

 


     

– Key Missouri State government web sites –

Follow your General Assembly during the 2014 legislative session:

http://www.house.state.mo.us/   &   http://www.senate.mo.gov/

From these sites you will be able to follow legislation of interest to you, or certain lawmakers’ legislative activities.

You can track any or all legislation, find important information on the sponsor(s), or profile legislative committees.


Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HB 1314 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), modifies Missouri’s 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. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1845 Introduced by Representative Anderson (R), changes the requirements for parental consent for a minor to have an abortion. Referred to the  House Health Care Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1846 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the enforcement of abortion laws. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1848 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), establishes disclosure regulations for entities that provide pregnancy-related services or solicits patrons with offers to provide prenatal sonography, pregnancy tests, or pregnancy options counseling. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1888 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), specifies that any issue to increase any tax, license, fee, or levy requiring voter approval under Article X of the Missouri Constitution must be placed on the ballot only on the general election day. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1934 Introduced by Representative Black (D), requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to create a video that contains all the information required to be provided to a woman considering an abortion. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 953 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), raises the fiscal year cap for the Maternity Home Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HCS HB 1116 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), allows villages, towns, and cities to prohibit dogs from running at large or to further control or regulate dogs within their boundaries if the ordinances, orders, policies, or regulations are not breed specific. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 1235 & 1214 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1391 Introduced by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1660 Introduced 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. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1684 Introduced by Representative Fitzwater (R), changes the laws regarding the tax credit for a Missouri wood energy producer by extending it until June 30, 2020, and limiting the amount of all credits to $3 million in any fiscal year. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1836 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), establishes the Missouri International Agricultural Exchange website to allow Missouri agricultural producers to market Missouri-produced goods to international buyers. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1852 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), allows a person on foot and without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog on private land without permission of the owner. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1865 Introduced by Representative Redmon (R), modifies provisions of law relating to sales and use tax exemptions for utilities used or consumed in the preparation of food. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1918 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), prohibits any alien or foreign business from owning or having an interest in agricultural land, with certain exceptions. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1937 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), changes the definition of recreational use for purposes of landowner liability. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1946 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), changes the laws regarding water resources. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1998 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2031 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), changes the definition of livestock to include elk and captive cervids. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2045 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), designates the White-tailed deer as the official state game animal. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2046 Introduced by Representative Shull (R), exempts certain motor vehicles used to transport farm products from motor vehicle inspection requirements. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 8 Introduced by Senator Richard (R),son, strongly urges the National Park Service to draft its final General Management Plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to recognize the importance the riverways provide to the state. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 9 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), strongly urges the National Park Service to draft its final General Management Plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to recognize the importance the riverways provides to the state. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HCR 20 Introduced by Representative Reiboldt (R), requests the U.S. Congress to urge the USDA and EPA to approve 2,4-D tolerant crops to allow Missouri farmers fair access to needed advancements in agriculture. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCR 38 Introduced by Representative Phillips (R), urges the U.S. Congress to decrease the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate water quality and the use of coal and wood as energy sources. Offered in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 59 Introduced by Representative Hansen (R), creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Voted do pass out of the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 591 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), repeals a provision relating to beef commodity merchandising program fees. Heard in the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 664 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), modifies the authority of the Clean Water Commission. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 859 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 865 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to dogs. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 964 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), adds captive cervids to the definition of livestock. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 968 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies provisions relating to the Department of Natural Resources. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

CRIME

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1737 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), authorizes the Department of Corrections to promulgate rules to administer the death penalty. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1857 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), allows the court to order that an alleged child victim may tesitfy in court proceedings via live, closed-circuit video under certain circumstances. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1860 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), creates the Missouri Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act. Referred to the House Insurance Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1986 Introduced by Representative Gardner (D), changes the laws regarding penalties for first degree murder when the person is under 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1940 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), modifies provisions related to the use of physical force in the defense of a person, by requiring an individual retreat before using force. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1951 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), requires the state auditor to conduct an analysis of the cost of administering the death penalty. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1959 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), requires the driver and all passengers in a car or truck to wear a safety belt with certain exceptions. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1964 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped with technology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free texting. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1976 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1977 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), increases the penalty for the crime of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree from a class B felony to a class A felony. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 2047 Introduced by Representative Shull (R), specifies that is shall be a class B felony when an assault occurs as result of an individual playing the “knockout game”. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2048 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), changes the procedures in death penalty cases in which the defendant kidnapped the victim before causing the victim’s death. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 732 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal procedure. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SB 790 Introduced 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. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 945 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), modifies procedures in death penalty cases in which the defendant kidnapped the victim before causing the victim’s death. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 957 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), prohibits the indiscriminate gathering of intelligence about a person and contains provisions regarding the ownership and investigation of garbage awaiting collection. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1685 Introduced by Representative Neely (R), allows physicians to prescribe certain investigational drugs, biological products, or devices to certain eligible terminally ill patients. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1698 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), revises the definition of “liquor store” as it applies to the provisions regarding temporary assistance for needy families benefits. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1849 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), changes the requirements for retention of substantiated and unsubstantiated reports on the child abuse and neglect registry. Referred to the House Children and Families on Tuesday.

 

HB 1994 Introduced by Representative Black (D), requires anyone convicted of two or more driving while intoxicated violations within 10 years to surrender their license plates and be issued special identifying license plates for persistent DWI offenders. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2032 Introduced by Representative Spencer (R), modifies provisions related to the sale of intoxicating liquor. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2054 Introduced by Representative Colona (D), exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate such hemp. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 786 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor manufactured for personal or family use. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 841 Wasson modifies provisions relating to alternative nicotine or vapor products. Second read and referred to the Senate Consumer Protection Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 921 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), relating to a prescription drug monitoring program. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 951 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), allows medical marijuana for medical use and provides that it shall be taxed at 8 percent of the purchase price. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

EDUCATION

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

 

HB 1138 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), requires a child enrolled in a vocational or higher education institution to receive passing grades in order to remain eligible for child support. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1389 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), implementation of a state authorization reciprocity agreement for distance education. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1308 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1843 Introduced by Representative Cookson (R), raises teacher minimum salary for the 2015-16 school year, subject to appropriation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1844 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), modifies provisions relating to student financial assistance. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1847 Introduced by Representative Sommer (R), requires school boards in unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts to enter into a contract with the state board of education to commit to certain interventions. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1856 Introduced by Representative Kelley (R), requires the State Board of Education to classify the public schools as either unaccredited, provisionally accredited, accredited, or accredited with distinction. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1870 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), establishes the Missouri Tuition Equity Act, which requires a Missouri higher education institution that receives state funding to recognize certain students as a Missouri resident for tuition purposes. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1905 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the payment of professional membership dues of any school administrator or superintendent from the incidental fund or teachers fund of a school district and places limits on superintendent salaries. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1907 Introduced by Representative Smith (D), limits the rate of tuition that a receiving school district can charge when receiving students from unaccredited districts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1932 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), directs the department of higher education to consider creation of Pay Forward, Pay Back pilot program to replace current system of tuition and fees required to attend a public institution of higher education. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1936 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the primary election day from August to June. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1957 Introduced by Representative Schupp (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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1958 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), allows school districts to receive state aid for children ages three to five participating in a district-operated pre-kindergarten program. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2026 Introduced by Representative May (D), establishes the “Family Education Leave Act”. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2033 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), establishes the “Education Protection Act”. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2037 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), implements intervention procedures for schools with annual performance report scores consistent with provisionally accredited or unaccredited status. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2042 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), provides instruction in computer programming shall be treated as mathematics coursework for credit granting purposes at public schools. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 493 Introduced by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. This week the Senate spent hours upon hours working on Senator Pearce’s education bill. The legislature has been trying to tackle the public school transfer issues, as well as several other significant things. Over the course of the week SB493 was amended over twenty times on the Senate floor before the final package (SCS SBs 493, 485, 495, 516, 534, 545, 595, 616 & 624), was completed in the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 848 Introduced by Senator LeVota (D), requires the Department of Higher Education to establish a reimbursement procedure through the A+ Program for a student’s portion of fees for dual enrollment courses. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 856 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), requires the State Board of Education to classify the public schools as either unaccredited, provisionally accredited, accredited, or accredited with distinction. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 931 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), relating to the state board of education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 932 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), relating to high school equivalency examinations. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 941 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), requires the Department of Higher Education to develop a program to offer information technology certification through technical course work. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 984 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), modifies provisions relating to the management of dyslexia in elementary and secondary schools. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 45 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits the Governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the payment of public debt. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the Senate, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SJR 54 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to state funding for elementary and secondary education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 55 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), relating to the election of members to the state board of education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1073 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exemptions. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

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. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1884 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), 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 Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1902 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the presidential primary election from February to April. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1931 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), encourages citizens to participate in the Primary Election Day and the General Municipal Election Day. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1936 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the primary election day from August to June. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1954 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), prohibits members of the General Assembly from becoming lobbyists until one full regular session of the General Assembly has both convened and adjourned after the member leaves office. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1955 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), imposes campaign contribution limits. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1979 Introduced by Representative Curtis (D), declares and establishes the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of each year as a public holiday known as “Voter Pride and Awareness Day” or “Voter Pride Day”. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 41 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing a member of the General Assembly to serve the 16-year maximum in any proportion in either chamber as long as he or she serves no more than 16 years total. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HJR 47 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that general law may require a person to provide valid government-issued photo identification in order to vote in person in an election. Perfected in the House and referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 49 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), proposes a constitutional amendment allowing anyone elected to the General Assembly after November 1, 2014, to serve up to 12 years in any one house and up to 24 years total in the General Assembly. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 50 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 79 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly in any proportion split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 728 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), modifies class one election offenses. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 930 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to the joint election of governor and lieutenant governor. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 50 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to elective state officers. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 51 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to term limits for members of the general assembly. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 52 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to members of the House of Representatives. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 53 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to the adjournment of the legislative session. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1092 Introduced by Representative Lant (R), changes the deadline for the Children’s Division within the Department of Social Services to complete a child abuse or neglect investigation from 30 days to 30 business days. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1054 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1255 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), allows certified participants in the Address Confidentiality Program to vote absentee. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1683 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s adolescent or adult immunization schedule to persons seven years of age or older if authorized by a physician. Heard in the House Professional Registry Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1685 Introduced by Representative Neely (R), allows physicians to prescribe certain investigational drugs, biological products, or devices to certain eligible terminally ill patients. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1781 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), allows a breast-feeding mother to be excused from jury duty. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1806 Introduced by Representative Torpey (R), changes the laws regarding child care providers who receive state or federal funds for providing child care services in the home. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1962 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), revises the definition of “child-care worker” as it relates to the Family Care Safety Act and requires child-care workers to submit to fingerprinting for comparison by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1963 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), requires every employee and volunteer of a health care facility inspected by the Department of Health and Senior Services to receive an influenza vaccination each year. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1980 Introduced by Representative Pierson (D), changes the definition of consumer-directed for purposes of personal care assistance services to include a court-appointed guardian. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 2000 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), establishes the “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights”. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 520 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies the law relating to leave time for state employees who are adoptive and foster parents. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SS SB 525 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation and production. Perfected in the Senate on Monday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 695 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), authorizes the addition of a child by modifying an existing administrative child support order. Voted do pass out of the House Judiciary on Wednesday.

 

SB 869 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), allows for the temporary suspension of adoption subsidies if the child has been removed from the home due to child abuse and neglect. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 870 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), reauthorizes the Missouri Homestead Preservation credit program and modifies certain provisions relating to it. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 910 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), modifies provisions relating to health care facility infection reporting. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 943 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to adoption and parental rights. First read in the Senate.

 

SB 973 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), allows the office of the Child Advocate to intervene on behalf of a child during judicial proceedings. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 990 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to adoption and parental rights. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 993 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

GAMBLING

HB 2039 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), authorizes the Family Support Division to intercept excursion gambling boat winnings from an obligor owing an arrearage under a child support order. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1258 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), changes the laws regarding gifts by lobbyists, reporting requirements for campaign donations, and members of the general assembly serving as lobbyists within 2 years of being in office. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1260 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the laws regarding ethics and lobbying. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1267 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), changes the laws regarding ethics. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HCS HB 1426 Introduced by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 1523 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding the management, investment, and expenditures of endowment funds held by charitable institutions and other entitities holding funds for charitable purposes. Third read and passed in the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1668 Introduced by Representative Allen (R), changes the requirements for licensure of health insurance navigators. Heard in the House Health Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1796 Introduced by Representative Caleb Jones (R), changes the laws regarding the operations and procedures of the Missouri Ethics Commission. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1851 Introduced by Representative Harris (D), changes provisions relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and campaign finance. Referred to the House General Laws on Tuesday.

 

HB 1861 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that public assistance benefit recipients who make electronic benefit transfer transactions exclusively outside the state for a period of 90 days shall have their benefits suspended. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1873 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Student Data Protection Act. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1880 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), repeals the provision requiring an automatic administrative hearing after an applicant or recipient of temporary assistance for needy families benefits tests positive for a controlled substance. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1886 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), requires the Office of Administration to install and maintain audio and visual recordings of the capitol office entrances for specified elected officials. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1925 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), prohibits any state agency or department from engaging in biometric analysis of photographs and digital data. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1926 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), establishes the Fair Influence in Government Act which prohibits the use of public funds for lobbying purposes. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1927 Introduced by Representative Ross (R), modifies provisions related to certain boards of record control. Referred to the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2057 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that any state department or agency that experiences a reduction in funds from the federal government due to a fine or penalty imposed on it must notify the General Assembly and the Governor. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Adopted in the House on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 555 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), imposes campaign contribution limits and bans certain lobbyist gifts. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 619 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries and jurisdictional issues involving other countries. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 629 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to ethics. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 762 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), limits the release of data collected by automobile event data recorders. Heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 927 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to restricting members of the general assembly from becoming lobbyists. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 966 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the ethical behavior of public officials and lobbyists. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 967 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), allows voters in all municipalities to propose ordinances via initiative petition and provides a procedure for voters to protest the passage of ordinances. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 976 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. 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SJR 45 Introduced by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits the Governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the payment of public debt. Perfected in the Senate on Monday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HB 1858 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights regarding discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1930 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 39 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), establishes Missouri’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 962 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HCS HB 1203 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), creates the crime of revenge pornography. Voted do pass out of the House Crime Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1243 Introduced by Representative Black (D), creates criminal penalties for acts of violence committed by a sexually violent predator while in a secure facility operated by the Department of Mental Health. Heard in the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1878 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that incest shall be an aggravating factor in all sexual offenses. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1906 Introduced by Representative Schieber (R), extends to August 28, 2024, the provisions regarding Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and the Cyber Crime Investigation fund which has expired and removes the appropriation for the fund. Referred to the House Local Government

 

SB 640 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), allows a court to place a person on electronic monitoring with victim notification if a person has been charged with, or found guilty of, violating an order of protection. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 971 Introduced by Senator Kehoe (R), modifies mandated reporting requirements for sexual assault victims in a long-term care facility. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 982 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies penalties for certain sex offenses. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

SB 916 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), prohibits the government from burdening a person’s fee exercise of religion unless acting in furtherance of a compelling government interest. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HCS HB 1439 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), changes various provisions relating to firearms. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 613 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 745 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the provisions regarding concealed carry permits. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

 

SJR 36 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Second read in the House.

 

TAXES

HB 1268 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), changes the individual income tax brackets to adjust for inflation. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1237 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2020. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1455 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1915 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), changes the laws regarding property tax assessments for certain wind energy devices. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1924 Introduced by Representative Korman (R), authorizes a sales tax holiday week for products that are made in the USA. Referred to the House Ways and Means on Wednesday.

 

HB 1989 Introduced by Representative Morgan (D), changes the laws regarding the Missouri individual income tax. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1966 Introduced by Representative Schupp (D), allows an individual who is 62 years of age or older to defer paying property taxes on his or her residence under certain conditions by filing a claim with the county assessor. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1967 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2030 Introduced by Representative Zerr (R), increases the amount the department of economic development may charge as a fee to a recipient of any tax credit issued by the department. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2034 Introduced by Representative Leara (R), phases out the current distribution method of the St. Louis County sales tax over 10 years until all the tax revenue is distributed based upon the location in which the sales were deemed consummated. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2035 Introduced by Representative Leara (R), specifies that charitable property is exempt from property tax. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2038 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), creates a tax credit for employers who hire students majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for internships. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2049 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows certain employers to retain withholding income tax payable by the employer in an amount equal to the federal unemployment tax act credit rate deduction. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 80 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that changes the laws regarding taxes by phasing out the income tax and replacing it with a sales tax. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HJR 81 Introduced by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting one hundred percent disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

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. Perfected in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 772 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), requires the personal income tax brackets to be adjusted annually in accordance with the consumer price index. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 858 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 917 Introduced by Senator Richard (R), raises the fee that the Department of Economic Development may charge for issuing certain tax credits from 2.5% to 5%. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 923 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), relating to tax credits. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SJR 26 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), amends the Constitution to limit general revenue appropriations and mandate state income tax rate reductions in certain situations. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 57 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), limits the amount of tax credits that may be issued in a fiscal year to $200 million and reduces the rate of tax on income. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

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

 

HB 1913 Introduced by Representative Webber (D), requires an employer to permit a veteran receiving medical treatment or care at a veterans’ facility or by order of the Veterans Administration to be given leave without pay to receive the treatment. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1933 Introduced by Representative Burns (D), authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal, and certificate to veterans who served in certain wars. Second read in the House on Monday. Referred to the House Veterans on Wednesday.

 

HB 1984 Introduced by Representative English (D), tuition benefits for veterans, military personnel, and dependents. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCR 36 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), requests the Missouri Congressional delegation to support the efforts of the National Women’s History Museum to secure a permanent home in the nation’s capital at the National Mall. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HJR 80 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that changes the laws regarding taxes by phasing out the income tax and replacing it with a sales tax. Referred to the House Ways and Means

 

HJR 81 Introduced by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting one hundred percent disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 600 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates. Third read and passed on Thursday.

 

SB 631 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), allows military and overseas voters to register to vote after the general deadline in certain circumstances. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Monday.

 

SB 963 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), prohibits discrimination based on a person’s status as a veteran. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 774 Introduced by Senator Dempsey (R), modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing. Heard in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

OTHER

HB 1144 Introduced by Representative White (R), prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing hourly wage to be paid to a contractor on a project for a housing tax credit if it is in a Governor-declared disaster area. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Perfected in the House 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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1772 Introduced by Representative Rehder (R), creates the Freedom to Work Act. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1897 Introduced by Representative Kolkmeyer (R), modifies provisions of law relating to the Missouri propane gas commission. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1985 Introduced by Representative Gardner (D), requires all health care professionals in this state to complete cultural competency training in school and as continuing education for licensure, certification, or registration. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2036 Introduced by Representative Moon (R), establishes the procedures for delegates and alternates to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 41 Introduced by Representative Moon (R), applies to Congress for the calling of a convention to propose certain amendments to the United States Constitution which place limits on the federal government. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 78 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that the right of an individual to work cannot be denied or abridged on account of his or her membership or lack of it in any labor organization or labor union. Referred to the House Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 918 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), relating to communicable disease. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.