Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: March 30, 2014

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

The total 2015 Missouri budget was passed through the House on Thursday with the 50% A2A funding increases intact.  The budget now must go through the Senate Legislative process.

 

HB 1132 Sponsored by Representative Engler (R), increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1192 Sponsored by Representative Miller (R), requires both custodial parents or the guardian of a minor to be notified prior to the performance of an abortion on their minor child and specifies that the constitutions and laws of the United States and Missouri must protect the rights of an alternatives-to-abortion agency and its officers to freely engage in activities without interference. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HBs 1307 & 1313 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), changes the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1904 Sponsored by Representative Smith (D), changes the laws regarding school course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. As well as allowing all schools in the state to provide abortion referrals, as well as allow abortion providers to teach sex education. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2072 Sponsored by Representative Messenger (R), prohibits any public funds or governmental economic incentives to be authorized for a project involving abortion services, human cloning, or prohibited human research. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2206 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires the written consent of the father of the child before an abortion can be performed, with certain exceptions. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 660 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. First read in the house on Thursday.

 

SB 953 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), raises the fiscal year cap for the Maternity Home Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

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

 

HCS HB 1326 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1391 Sponsored by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1435 Sponsored by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1643 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), prohibits the Department of Conservation from assessing any fines for violations of blue catfish length limits if the catfish is intended for human consumption. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1918 Sponsored 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 Rules Committee on Tuesday, voted and reported do pass on Thursday.

 

HB 1998 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2094 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), exempts data collected by state agencies under the federal Animal Disease Traceability Program from disclosure under Missouri’s Sunshine Law. Referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2138 Sponsored by Representative Moon (R), permits farm-direct goods to be sold directly to the consumer without state or local regulation. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2157 Sponsored by Representative Anderson (R), changes the laws regarding the confiscation of animals. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2185 Sponsored by Representative Hurst (R), repeals a provision allowing the Department of Natural Resources to take any action to assure protection of the environment and human health. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 2164 Sponsored by Representative Riddle (R), limits the liability of manufacturers and owners of farm equipment if the equipment is equipped with all the safety features required by law as of the date of manufacture. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2175 Sponsored by Representative Anderson (R), specifies that an agent or employee of an animal’s owner may care for and treat any of the owner’s animals without a veterinary license. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2178 Sponsored by Representative Hampton (R), modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the House Agriculture Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 525 Sponsored by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation and production. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 727 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a sales and use tax exemption for farm products sold at a farmers’ market. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 865 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to dogs. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 964 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), adds captive cervids to the definition of livestock. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 968 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), modifies provisions relating to the Department of Natural Resources. Second read and referred to the Senate Energy and the Environment Committee on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1372 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), prohibits protest activities at funeral services. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1557 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that any person found to have committed a traffic violation based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system shall have no points assessed on his or her license, allows a truck with a gross weight over 48,000 pounds to drive in the far left-hand lane of any Missouri highway, freeway, or expressway, requires MODOT to issue emergency utility response permits to allow motor carriers to transport equipment following a disaster. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1573 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding 911 emergency communications services. Including changing the ballot language to remove the term “enhanced 911” for cellular 911 services, and allowing real time tracking of cell phones without notifying voters. Second read and referred to the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment on Thursday.

 

HB 1707 Sponsored by Representative Conway (R), allows community college police officers to establish regulations to control vehicular traffic on any thoroughfare owned or maintained by the college. Perfected in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1829 Sponsored by Representative McDonald (D), allows fourth class cities in Jackson County to enact ordinances and enforce them with fines or imprisonment. Voted do pass out of the House Local Government on Thursday.

 

HB 2128 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (R), designates the Regional Justice Information Service a “Criminal Justice Agency”. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2142 Sponsored by Representative Higdon (R), requires a majority of jurors to agree upon a jury verdict imposing the death penalty. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2168 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), modifies provisions related to the crimes of invasion of privacy in the first and second degrees. First read in the House on Monday Second read in the House on Tuesday..

 

HB 2171 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), changes the laws regarding the reimbursement of the state or local law enforcement by a defendant for the costs of searching and examining any seized electronic devices. First read in the House on Monday. Second read in the House on Tuesday and referred to the House Crime Committee.

 

HB 2173 Sponsored by Representative McManus (D), establishes the “Armed Offender Docket Pilot Project” in Jackson County Circuit Court to handle cases under Chapter 571 and Section 569.020. First read in the House on Monday. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 2176 Sponsored by Representative Rizzo (D), establishes the “Armed Offender Docket Pilot Project” in Jackson County Circuit Court to handle cases under Chapter 571 and Section 569.020. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2190 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), changes the elements of the crime of disarming a peace officer or correctional officer. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 787 & 804 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), creates the Capital Sentencing Procedures and Protocols Commission. Voted do pass out of the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 957 Sponsored 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Wednesday. Re-referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SCR 29 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), establishes a Juvenile Justice Task Force. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1304 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the definition of “original package” of malt liquor for liquor licensing purposes. Heard in the House General laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1615 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows any person to apply for a liquor license to sell intoxicating liquor on a boat carrying thirty passengers or more. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 841 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), modifies provisions relating to alternative nicotine or vapor products. Voted do pass out of the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 951 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), allows medical marijuana for medical use and provides that it shall be taxed at 8 percent of the purchase price. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

EDUCATION

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

 

HCS HB 1389 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), implementation of a state authorization reciprocity agreement for distance education. Perfected in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1390 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), requires the cooperative development of a university resource allocation model that incorporates performance funding for public four-year institutions of higher education. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1639 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), modifies provisions relating to initial ABCTE teaching certificates. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1780 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), adds virtual courses to the postsecondary courses that can be offered to high school students participating in dual enrollment classes. Heard in the House

Committee Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1949 Sponsored by Representative Thomson (R), sets out guidelines for teacher training institutions and establishes the Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation. Voted do pass out of the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday, and referred to the House Rules Committee Wednesday.

 

HB 2037 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), implements intervention procedures for schools with annual performance report scores consistent with provisionally accredited or unaccredited status. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2156 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), requires the Department of Higher Education to develop a program to offer information technology certification through technical course work. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2166 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), prohibits a higher education institution from charging a Missouri resident who is a full-time student a tuition rate that exceeds the amount charged when the student first enrolled for the next five years. First read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2167 Sponsored by Representative Curtis (D), requires school districts and charter schools to identify students needing remedial coursework and implement a virtual school program to assist the identified students. First read in the House on Monday. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 2181 Sponsored by Representative Korman (R), modifies provisions relating to per pupil costs of educational services for children whose school placement is arranged by or approved by the department of mental health, social services, or order. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2194 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), contains provisions sunsetting the transfer program for unaccredited schools and sets up interventions for underperforming school districts and schools. First read in the House on Wednesday. Second read on Thursday.

 

HB 2122 Sponsored by Representative Wright (D), authorizes a tax credit for donations to Missouri public colleges and universities. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 47 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that general law may require a person to provide valid government-issued photo identification in order to vote in person in an election. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HJR 54 Sponsored by Representative Hampton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of Senators from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SBs 493, 485, 495, 516, 534, 545, 595, 616 & 624 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 514 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), prohibits the State Board of Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and school districts from implementing the Common Core State Standards. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 538 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (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 the district’s or charter school’s pre-kindergarten program. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 699 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R) grants the Coordinating Board for Higher Education responsibility to enter into agreements for interstate reciprocity regarding the delivery of postsecondary distance education. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 887 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), requires each public institution of higher education to annually report the institution’s administrative costs as a percent of its operating budget. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 989 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to school facilities. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 54 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the General Assembly to study and revise the statutory method of funding public elementary and secondary education every ten years. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 55 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), requires that members of the State Board of Education be elected instead of appointed. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1073 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), requires a person to submit a specified form of photo identification in order to vote in a public election with specified exemptions. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1136 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1414 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding absentee voting. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 1902 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the presidential primary election from February to March. Second read in the House and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1936 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the primary election day from August to June. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1979 Sponsored 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”. Heard in the House Tourism Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 593 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 623 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Perfected in the Senate on Monday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 752 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), provides that appointed officers shall only hold office until their term ends. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 892 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), changes the presidential primary election date from February to April. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 966 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the ethical behavior of public officials and lobbyists. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 50 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor beginning in the year 2016. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 51 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), limits the total service in the General Assembly to fourteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representatives. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 52 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), lowers the number of State Representatives from 163 to 102. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 53 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the legislative session to end in late March rather than mid-May, beginning with the 99th General Assembly in 2017. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1092 Sponsored by Representative Lant (R), changes the deadline for the Children’s Division within the Department of Social Services to complete a child abuse or neglect investigation from 30 days to 30 business days. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families, and Pensions on Thursday.

 

HB 1320 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Third read in the House, and first read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HB 1411 Sponsored by Representative Ross (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. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1492 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1541 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1592 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), makes the identity of the reporter of three or more unsubstantiated reports of child abuse or neglect admissible in dissolution or child custody proceedings. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 2000 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), establishes the “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights”. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2059 Sponsored by Representative Shumake (R), establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2183 Sponsored by Representative Butler (D), requires the Department of Social Services to develop a pilot program which would allow eligible non-custodial parents to reduce the past-due child support they owe to the state. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2189 Sponsored by Representative Franklin (R), requires persons certified and providing homebirth services to provide proof of malpractice insurance coverage prior to the provision of services. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday. *Malpractice insurance does not currently exist at the levels which the legislation would require

 

HCS HJR 56 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment ensuring that parents have a fundamental right to control and direct the care, education, and upbringing of their minor children. Second read and referred to the Senate Senate Seniors, Families, and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 530 Sponsored by Senator Libla (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 558 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), reauthorizes the Missouri Homestead Preservation tax credit program. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 990 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to adoption and parental rights. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

GAMBLING

HB 1342 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes a gaming establishment to provide a person with a line of credit. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

SB 741 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. Placed on the Senate informal calendar on Tuesday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 1204 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act that prohibits the use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Third read and passed through the House and first read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Senate General Laws committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1447 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), specifies that no person shall have to produce source documents for a drivers’ license renewal if the documents were necessary to obtain the original driver’s license. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1544 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires each session, joint session, and committee meeting of the House of Representatives and the Senate that is held in the Capitol building to be broadcast on the internet via audio and video live stream. Heard and voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1647 Sponsored by Representative Moon (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HBs 1861 & 1864 Sponsored 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; requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot prgram to allow SNAP participants to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1873 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Student Data Protection Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1895 Sponsored by Representative Englund (D), modifies the percentage for reimbursement for schools offering virtual coursework. Heard in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1925 Sponsored by Representative Ross (R), prohibits any state agency or department from engaging in biometric analysis of photographs and digital data. Voted do pass out of the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2057 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 57 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the duties of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Voted and reported do pass from the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SS SB 507 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 523 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 555 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), imposes campaign contribution limits and bans certain lobbyist gifts. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 618 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

SCS SB 750 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 819 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), enacts multiple provisions to protect the privacy of individuals from government intrusion. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 976 Sponsored 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 30 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 38 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Voted do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

IMMIGRATION

HB 2056 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), changes the eligibility requirements for supplemental nutrition assistance as it relates to an ineligible immigrant. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2100 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), repeals the provisions allowing an applicant to receive public assistance benefits while obtaining necessary documentation to prove lawful presence or upon providing a copy of a pending birth certificate application. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

HJR 85 Sponsored by Representative Colona (D), proposes a constitutional amendment altering the current provision requiring marriage only between a man and a woman to permit the marriage of two persons. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 962 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Second read and refereed to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1906 Sponsored 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. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 873 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to background checks for the purpose of child placement. Heard in the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 971 Sponsored by Senator Kehoe (R), modifies mandated reporting requirements for sexual assault victims in a long-term care facility. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 982 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies penalties for certain sex offenses. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 2174 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), invalidates any federal executive action that is not appropriated by the U.S. Congress or that infringes on any rights afforded by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SB 745 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the provisions regarding sheriffs and other law enforcement officers, weapons, and concealed carry permits. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 656 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS SB 745 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the provisions regarding concealed carry permits. Perfected in the Senate on Monday.

 

TAXES

HB 1268 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), requires the personal income tax brackets to be adjusted annually in accordance with the consumer price index. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1296 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), allows a seller to advertise that sales tax will be absorbed by the seller if the tax is separately stated on an invoice or receipt. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1455 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer. First read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1504 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing. Third read and passed through the House, and first read in the Senate on Monday, second read and referred to the Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2066 Sponsored by Representative Neely (R), establishes the Patrick Henry No Tax Without Representation Act and authorizes a tax credit for individuals residing within a state legislative district if the Governor doesn’t call a special election within 90 days when there is a vacancy in the district. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2205 Sponsored by Representative English (D), authorizes a tax deduction for volunteer firefighters. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2207 Sponsored by Representative Wright (D), specifies that all state tax credits are subject to appropriation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 29 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SS#3 SCS SB 509 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), reduces the top rate of tax on personal income and creates a business income deduction. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

SJR 57 Sponsored 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

VETERANS

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

 

HCS HB 1710 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), establishes the Missouri National Guard Foundation Fund and authorizes a designation of tax refunds to the fund. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1724 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), allows the Adjutant General to provide financial assistance or services from the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund to families or members of the Armed Forces of the United States or a member of the Missouri National Guard. Perfected in the House on Monday.

 

HCR 11 Sponsored by Representative Walton Gray (D) encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the Center for Women Veterans to reach out to women veterans. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 600 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 630 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 963 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), prohibits discrimination based on a person’s status as a veteran. Second read and referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

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HB 1656 Sponsored by Representative Neely (R), specifies that if an anatomical gift is medically unsuitable for transplantation or therapy, the gift may be used for research, education, or pass to an appropriate procurement organization. Reported to the Senate and first read on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1685 Sponsored by Representative Neely (R), allows physicians to prescribe certain investigational drugs, biological products, or devices to certain eligible terminally ill patients. Perfected in the House on Wednesday, third read and passed on Thursday.

 

HB 1770 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), prohibits employers from requiring persons to become members of a private labor organization as a condition of employment. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 2180 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies the time after which a person may bring a civil action under the Human Rights Act. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2134 Sponsored by Representative Neely (R), requires the board of any school district to receive legal services, when necessary, from the State Attorney General. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 696 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), increases the penalties and driver license suspension periods for those who fail to yield the right-of-way in certain instances. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 720 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers. Perfected in the Senate on Tuesday. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 811 Sponsored by Senator Schaaf (R), allows for the use of investigational drugs by those with terminal illnesses. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 816 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), provides that the Volunteer Health Services Act shall not apply to health care providers responding to a state of emergency declared by the Governor. Voted do pass out of the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 919 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies the time after which a person may bring a civil action under the Human Rights Act. Heard and voted do pass out of the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 986 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), decreases the membership of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.