Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: March 7, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings of Interest

(not a complete listing)

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

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

Monday, March 10, 2014                                                                 12:00 PM                                                                                                              HR 7

 

The meeting will cover the below sections: REFORM 191.870- Health Care Cost Transparency 208.151-Notification to Spenddown Participants of Cheaper Health Care 208.186-Substance Abuse 208.661-School-Based Clinics 208.990-Dependent Caretaker Coverage & Global Contingencies 208.991-Automated Fraud Detection Process (208.991.3); Participant Cost Sharing (208.991.6); Work Requirement (208.991.7) 208.1000-Urgent Care Clinics Located Near Emergency Departments 208.1001-Private Insurance Subsidy for MO HealthNet Participants

HB 1901 – NOTITLE         Torpey, Noel (029)             Barnes, Jay Owen (060)    Changes the laws regarding health care coverage

 

 

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

Monday, March 10, 2014                                                                 2:00 PM                                                                                                                HR 6

HB 1617 — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS        Rehder, Holly R (148)    Jones, Timothy (110)   Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks

HB 1063 — CHILDREN AND FAMILIES    Grisamore, Jeff J. (034)   Changes the laws regarding children and families

HCS HBs 1179 & 1765 — SALES AND USE TAXES    Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)    Berry, T.J. (038)   Specifies which places of amusement, entertainment, recreation, games, and athletic events must collect sales tax

HB 1602 — CONVEYANCE IN ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY    Engler, Kevin P (116)    Black, Linda (117)   Authorizes the conveyance of property owned by the State of Missouri to the City of Farmington for a bird sanctuary

HB 1103 — ALTERNATIVES-TO-ABORTION AGENCIES    Gatschenberger, Chuck William (108)   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

HCS HB 1308 — HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM    Thomson, Mike Dean (001)    Wright, John (047)   Expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans

HCS HBs 1235 & 1214 — LIVESTOCK AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS    Hoskins, Denny (054)    Dohrman, Dean A. (051)   Changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways

HCS HB 1078 — PUBLIC WATER FLUORIDATION    Lichtenegger, Donna S. (146)    Swan, Kathryn (147)   Requires a public water system to notify the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Senior Services, and its customers at least 30 days prior to a vote to cease fluoridation

HCS HB 1054 — FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION    Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Allows a foster parent who is a state employee to use leave time for the placement or care of a foster child and requires the state and political subdivisions to provide a leave sharing program for certain employees involved with adopting or caring for a foster child

HB 1693 — UNCLAIMED PROPERTY    Barnes, Jay Owen (060)   Changes the laws regarding unclaimed property

HCS HB 1116 — DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE    Hicks, Ron (107)    Wilson, Kenneth (012)   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

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

HCS HB 1302 — WOOD BURNING     Remole, Tim (006)    Fitzwater, Paul (144)   Specifies that Missourians have the right to heat their homes and businesses using wood-burning furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, and heaters

HB 1490 — COMMON CORE STANDARDS FOR EDUCATION    Bahr, Kurt (102)    Spencer, Bryan (063)   Prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and implementing the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative

HB 1132 — PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS    Engler, Kevin P (116)    Black, Linda (117)   Increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million

SCS SB 613 — Nieves, Brian D (Sen-26)   Modifies provisions relating to firearms

HB 1724 — MISSOURI MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND    Davis, Charlie E (162)    Lynch, Steve (122)   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

HCR 8 – RIVERWAYS    Richardson, Todd (152)    Jones, Timothy (110)   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

HCS HB 1303 — STUDENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES    Haahr, Elijah (134)    Jones, Timothy (110)   Establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act

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

HCS HB 1250 — STUDENT ASSESSMENT    Wood, David David (058)    Berry, T.J. (038)   Establishes guidelines for statewide student assessments

 

 

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

Monday, March 10, 2014                                 5:00 p.m. or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                                  HR 6

 

HB 1659 — REGULATION OF MARIJUANA              Kelly, Chris S (045)            Changes the laws regarding marijuana

HB 2065 – NOTITLE         Conway, Kathie (104)       Increases the amount of compensation paid for death, personal injury, or loss of earnings or support to crime victims from $200 to $400 per week

 

 

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

Monday, March 10                                               Upon Evening Recess or Adjournment                                                           Senate Lounge

 

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

SB 724 – Parson   Modifies the law relating to the filing of fraudulent financing statements with the Secretary of State and real property documents with recorders of deeds

SB 843 – Schaefer   Modifies provisions of the Missouri Sunshine Law

SB 824 – Dixon   Modifies provisions relating to county prosecuting attorneys

SB 583 – Dixon   Changes the evidentiary standard for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases

SB 585 – Dixon   Modifies the calculation of the limitation for punitive damages

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014                                                                 8:00 AM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 1913 — EMPLOYMENT LEAVE FOR VETERANS    Webber, Stephen David (046)    Davis, Charlie E (162)   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

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 11                                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                              SCR-1

 

SB 875 – Sater   Modifies the notice required to public assistance recipients regarding appeals of adverse actions

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 for when child abuse and neglect investigations and determinations shall be made by the Children’s Division

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

SB 844 – Dixon   Modifies the shared work unemployment compensation program

 

 

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

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

 

HB 1416 — VOTE COUNTING PROCEDURES    Entlicher, Sue (128)   Changes the laws regarding election ballots and audits

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

HB 1692 — PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY DISTRICTS     Korman, Bart (042)   Requires all members of a public water supply district board of directors to be voters who have resided in the district for one year prior to election

HB 1739 — ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES     McGaugh, Joe Don (039)    Entlicher, Sue (128)   Authorizes an election authority to accept voter registration applications with electronic signatures under certain conditions

HB 1566 — TIE VOTES IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS    Muntzel, Dave E. (048)    Love, Warren (125)   Establishes procedures for general elections following primary elections that have resulted in a tie vote between candidates for a county office

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 11, 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 1952 — COMMERCIAL PRESTICIDE APPLICATORS    Reiboldt, Bill (160)    Lant, Bill H (159)   Changes the laws regarding financial responsibility requirements for certified commercial pesticide applicators

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014                                                                 12:00 PM                                                                                              HR 1

 

HB 1184 — FOSTER CHILDREN    Grisamore, Jeff J. (034)   Allows foster children who are 16 years of age or older to contract for the purchase of automobile insurance with the consent of the Children’s Division or the juvenile court

HB 1904 — INSTRUCTION IN HUMAN SEXUALITY    Smith, Clem James (085)    Schupp, Jill D. Seltzer (088)

Changes the laws regarding school course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

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 1848 — DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH SERVICES    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 — PERINATAL CARE    Bahr, Kurt (102)    May, Karla (084)   Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop standards for all levels of hospital perinatal care

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, March 11                                                                               3:00                                                                                                      SCR1

 

SB 865 – Nieves   Modifies provisions relating to dogs

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014                                 5 PM or Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                                                          HR 1

 

HB 1387 — TAXES ON MOTOR VEHICLES    Crawford, Sandy (129)    Dugger, Tony R (141)   Exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling

HB 1678 — STATEMENT OF NO TAX DUE    Englund, Vicki Lorenz (094)   Requires the payment of use tax to be included in the taxes covered by a statement of no tax due required before a city or county occupation license or a state retail business license is issued or renewed

HB 1865 — SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION    Redmon, Craig (004)    Fitzwater, Paul (144)   Modifies provisions of law relating to sales and use tax exemptions for utilities used or consumed in the preparation of food

HB 1948 — STATE SALES TAX RATE REDUCTION    Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)    Justus, Jeffery (156)   Reduces the state sales tax by .1% if the total amount of net state revenue collected has increased in each of the three previous fiscal years

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

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

HB 1688 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES    Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)    Fitzpatrick, Scott (158)   Changes the laws regarding state income tax by exempting all income below the poverty line from tax

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

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

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

House Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health Care    Richardson, Todd – (152)   Burlison, Eric-(133)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014                                                            8:00 AM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HCR 25 — ORAL HEALTH     Lichtenegger, Donna S. (146)    Swan, Kathryn (147)    Recognizes the month of February as “Oral Health Awareness Month” and that good oral health is critical to good overall health

HB 1807 — NEWBORN SCREENING TESTS    Solon, Sheila (031)    Allen, Sue (100)   Changes the laws regarding newborn screening tests

HB 1972 – NOTITLE    Allen, Sue (100)    Flanigan, Tom (163)   Changes the requirements for providing comprehensive health care for public assistance recipients

 

 

House Budget    Stream, Rick – (90)   Flanigan, Tom-(163)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014                                                            8:00 AM                                                                                                HR 3

 

HB 1242 — TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT    Stream, Rick A. (090)    Kelly, Chris S (045)   Changes the formula for determining how much money certain tobacco product manufacturers who are not participating in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement receive back from escrow funds

 

 

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

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

 

HB 1581 — SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY    Kelley, Mike (127)    Berry, T.J. (038)   Requires a convicted sex offender to be told of his or her obligation to register as a sex offender both prior to release or discharge and at the time of adjudication

HB 1592 — REPORTS OF ABUSE    Ellinger, Rory (086)    Otto, Bill (070)   Makes the identity of the reporter of three or more unsubstantiated reports of child abuse or neglect admissible in dissolution or child custody proceedings

 

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

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

HB 1149 — FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY     Hicks, Ron (107)    Mayfield, John A (020)   Increases the penalties for the offense of failing to yield the right-of-way and the time period that the court may order the suspension of a person’s driving privilege for the offense

HB 1243 — CRIMES BY SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS    Black, Linda (117)    English, Keith A (068)   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

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 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 1494 — GRANDPARENT VISITATION    Stream, Rick A. (090)   Changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation

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

 

 

Senate Progress and Development, Senator Jolie Justus, Chairman

Wednesday, March 12                                                                         2:00 PM.                                                                                             SCR 2

 

SB 775 – Walsh   Abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2014 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole

SB 787 – Justus   Creates the Capital Sentencing Procedures and Protocols Commission

SB 804 – Schaaf   Modifies rulemaking provisions relating to executions, prohibits use of paper money to buy execution drugs, and bars certain people from being members of execution teams

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

 

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014                                                                                8:00 AM                                                                                HR 3

 

HB 1734 — WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS    Fraker, Lyndall D (137)    Schatz, Dave (061)    Requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a workers’ compensation claims database

HB 1930 – SEX PREFERENCE RIGHTS    Engler, Kevin P (116)   Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act adding certain sexual preferences as protected classes

HB 1996 – NOTITLE    Schatz, Dave (061)    Hinson, Dave A (119)   Specifies that for purposes of qualifying for waiting week credit and unemployment compensation benefits, good cause cannot include voluntarily quitting work to accept a job with equal or lesser wages

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

 

Thirty-Fourth Day, Monday, March 10, 2014

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR PERFECTION

HCS HJR 56 —  Richardson(152)           PARENTAL RIGHTS

HJR 68 —  Hinson(119)           SALES AND USE TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION

 

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

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

HCS HB 1192, HA 1, pending —  Miller(124)           CONSENT FOR ABORTION FOR MINORS

HCS HB 1557 —  Hinson(119)           AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

HB 1390 —  Thomson(001)           FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

HB 1271 —  Molendorp(056)           OPTOMETRIC SERVICES

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

HB 1388 —  Cornejo(064)           ELECTRONIC LOCATION DEVICES

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

HB 1086 —  Gosen(101)           REAL ESTATE REPAIR CONTRACTORS

HCS HB 1439 —  Funderburk(103)           FIREARMS

HB 1455 —  Hoskins(054)           TAX LIABILITY DISPUTES

HB 1506 —  Franklin(123)           RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

HCS HB 1559 —  Johnson(009)           MISSOURI STARTUP CLOUD PROGRAM

HCS HB 1610 —  McGaugh(039)           ALTERNATIVE FUEL TAX CREDIT

HCS HB 1710 —  Davis(162)           NATIONAL GUARD FOUNDATION TRUST FUND

HCS HB 1410 —  Cross(035)           LANDLORD TENANT ACTIONS

HCS HB 1902 —  Dugger(141)           PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION – CONSENT

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

HB 1055 —  Johnson(009)           INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADVERTISING

HCS HB 1090 —  McCaherty(097)           DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEES

HCS HB 1300 —  Rowden(044)           FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MEETINGS

HB 1504 —  Zerr(065)           TAX INCREMENT FINANCING

HB 1651 —  Fraker(137)           ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE BYLAWS

HB 1791 —  Fitzwater(144)           CONVEYANCE OF STATE PROPERTY

HB 1802 —  Roorda(113)           MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DESIGNATION

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING

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

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

 

 

Missouri State Senate

 

THIRTY-THIRD DAY–MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

 

FORMAL CALENDAR

 

 

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

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

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

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

4. 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

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

6. SB 691-Wasson     Requires homeowner insurance companies to offer sinkhole coverage

7. SB 718-Richard     Allows for volunteer labor on public works projects

8. SB 689-Schmitt, et al     Expands the types of packages in which malt liquor may be sold pursuant to a permit for the sale of malt liquor in the original package

9. SB 773-Lamping     Allows first responders to drive ground ambulances in certain emergency situations

10. SB 731-Nasheed, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to nuisance ordinances and actions

11. SB 672-Parson, with SCS     Allows counties to submit to the voters a proposition to change the full-time county prosecutor position back to a part-time position

12. SB 524-Cunningham, with SCS     Provides that counties who elect to provide a medical plan to elected officials must do so for compensated officials

13. SB 667-Schmitt     Modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and members of boards and commissions

14. SB 814-Brown     Reauthorizes the wood energy producers tax credit and caps the amount of tax credits available under the program each fiscal year

15. SB 859-Brown     Repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program

16. SB 593-Sater, with SCS     Modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections

17. SB 623-Nieves, with SCS     Establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification

18. SB 790-Dixon     Modifies penalties for first degree murder when the person was under the age of 18 at the time of committing the offense

19. SB 745-Munzlinger     Modifies the provisions regarding concealed carry permits

20. SB 501-Keaveny     Provides that a trustee and the attorney shall be afforded the protections granted under attorney-client privilege

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

22. SB 673-Kehoe and Wallingford     Modifies the duration of unemployment compensation and the method to pay federal advances

23. SRB 714-Lager, with SCS     Repeals a number of expired, ineffective and obsolete statutes

24. SB 734-Cunningham     Allows members of electric cooperative to participate in certain meetings by mail or electronic means

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

26. SB 662-Kraus     Requires the Department of Revenue to notify affected sellers of certain decisions modifying sales tax law

27. SB 607-Dixon     Modifies ballot language for the public safety sales tax in Springfield

28. SB 727-Chappelle-Nadal     Creates a sales and use tax exemption for farm products sold at a farmers’ market

29. SB 716-Brown, with SCS     Requires hospitals to offer flu immunizations to patients 65 years of age or older prior to discharge

30. SB 696-Schaefer     Increases the penalties and driver license suspension periods for those who fail to yield the right-of-way in certain instances

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

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

33. SB 675-Kehoe, with SCS     Allows political subdivisions to assign operation of a retirement plan to the Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement system

34. SB 712-Walsh, with SCS     Creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence

35. SB 720-Justus, with SCS     Adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers

 

INFORMAL CALENDAR

 

 

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

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

SBs 509 & 496-Kraus, with SCS, SS for SCS, SA 1 & SA 1 to 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

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 589-Brown, with SCS, SA 2 & SA 1 to SA 2 (pending)     Modifies provisions of law relating to civil actions for damages

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

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

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

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

SB 699-Pearce     Grants the Coordinating Board for Higher Education responsibility to enter into agreements for interstate reciprocity regarding the delivery of postsecondary distance education

SB 701-Lager     Allows school districts to share a superintendent who possesses a valid Missouri’s superintendent’s license

SB 631-Wallingford     Allows military and overseas voters to register to vote after the general deadline in certain circumstances

SB 766-Keaveny     Modifies portions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to secured transactions

SB 796-Parson     Establishes a procedure to obtain a marriage license for incarcerated persons

 

RESOLUTIONS

SCR 31-Parson     Urges the United States Congress and the President of the United States to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

SCR 32-Schaaf     Provides that Missouri join with national and state stroke awareness and prevention organizations in the month of May to observe Stroke Awareness Month

 


     

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Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

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

 

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. Taken up for perfection on Wednesday, but laid over on the calendar.

 

HCS HB 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. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1375 Sponsored 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. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1478 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), changes the laws regarding the protection of women’s health care. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1904 Sponsored by Representative Smith (D), changes the laws regarding school course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2072 Sponsored by Representative Messenger (R), specifies no economic incentive programs may provide benefits to research projects involved with abortion services, human cloning, or prohibited human research. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 519 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Taken up for debate on the Senate floor, but eventually placed onto the Senate Informal Calendar on Wednesday.

 

SB 660 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 1115 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who while hunting inflicts injury resulting in death on another person. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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. Perfected in the House and referred to the Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1496 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), repeals a provision regarding beef commodity merchandising program fees. Perfected in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1496 Sponsored by Representative Reiboldt (R), repeals a provision regarding beef commodity merchandising program fees. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1937 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), changes the definition of recreational use for purposes of landowner liability. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1946 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), changes the laws regarding water resources. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1998 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. Heard in the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2031 Sponsored by Representative Crawford (R), changes the definition of livestock to include elk and captive cervids. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2045 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), designates the white-tailed deer as the official state game animal. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

HB 2069 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), eliminates the expiration date for the Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2070 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), specifies that if a plaintiff was injured in a foreign country in connection with a railroad operation, venue shall be in the county where the defendant corporation’s registered agent is located. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2088 Sponsored by Representative Hummel (D), establishes the Farm-to-School Act to connect Missouri schools and farmers in order to provide locally grown food to schools. Second read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 16 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), disapproves the State Tax Commission’s proposed state regulation under Section 137.021, RSMo establishing agricultural and horticultural land values for the 2015 and 2016 assessment years. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 38 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SB 525 Sponsored by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation and production. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 664 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), modifies the authority of the Clean Water Commission. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 671 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), extends the equine activity liability waiver to livestock activities. Voted do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 707 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), modifies the definitions of “all-terrain vehicle,” “recreational off-highway vehicle,” and “utility vehicle”. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 814 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), reauthorizes the Sponsored by Representative Wood (R) energy producers tax credit and caps the amount of tax credits available under the program each fiscal year. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

SB 850 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), establishes a SNAP food stamps pilot project to encourage purchases of fresh fruit and vegetables. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, voted do pass on Thursday.

 

SB 859 Sponsored by Senator Brown (R), repeals the sunset provision of the large animal veterinarian student loan program. Voted and reported do pass out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

CRIME

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

 

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

 

HB 1896 Sponsored by Representative Hough (R), creates the crime of causing an injury to a first responder. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1940 Sponsored by Representative Dunn (D), modifies provisions related to the use of physical force in the defense of a person, by requiring an individual retreat in their own home before using deadly force. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1976 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits the use of automated traffic enforcement systems beginning August 28, 2014, and allows any political subdivision to complete or terminate any automated traffic enforcement contracts within 1 year. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1977 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1986 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 2082 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), changes the laws regarding the death penalty. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 2090 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 746 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), exempts violations of traffic laws enforced by automated traffic enforcement systems from the mandatory driver’s license point system. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 753 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), requires the state Auditor to compare the costs of death penalty cases and first-degree murder cases in which the death penalty is not sought. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 790 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies penalties for first degree murder when the person was under the age of 18 at the time of committing the offense. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 879 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), requires every individual who is 17 years old or older and arrested for any felony offense to provide a biological sample for DNA profiling. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 889 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), requires the state to pay the cost of incarceration and electronic monitoring of criminal defendants found guilty of felony offenses. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 898 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), allows the Department of Corrections to determine the manner of executions rather than requiring executions be by lethal gas or injection. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 901 Sponsored by Senator Holsman (D), creates a method for publicly financing election campaigns for legislative and statewide candidates and caps contributions to political party committees. Second read and referred to the Senate elections Committee on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

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

 

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. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Voted do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1838 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the laws regarding intoxicating liquor manufactured for personal or family use. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1994 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2040 Sponsored by Representative Lynch (R), allows first responders to administer naloxone to patients suspected of a heroin-related overdose. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2054 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2081 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), specifies that any social host that furnishes a minor with alcohol resulting in permanent personal injuries or death will be guilty of a class D felony. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 641 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), modifies the definition of ultimate user under the controlled substances chapter to include a person’s immediate family regardless of whether they live in the same household. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 786 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor manufactured for personal or family use. Voted do pass out of the Senate Local Government 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. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1250 Sponsored by Representative Wood (R), establishes guidelines for statewide student assessments. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1894 Sponsored by Representative Frederick (R), requires unaccredited and provisionally accredited school districts to give charter schools the first option in buying or leasing vacant or unused school buildings within the district. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1919 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), modifies provisions relating to high school equivalency examinations. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1920 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), phases out hold-harmless with respect to state aid for schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1974 Sponsored by Representative Smith (D), establishes the College Credit Disclosure Act which requires a higher education institution to disclose its unaccredited status to students before enrollment. Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 2091 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), prohibits the implementation of common core educational standards in Missouri. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SB 521 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. 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. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 539 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), 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. Heard in 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 795 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), repeals the prohibition on a quality rating system for early childhood education that is not established through Missouri statute. 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1739 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), authorizes an election authority to accept voter registration applications with electronic signatures under certain conditions. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1955 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), imposes campaign contribution limits. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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”. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 593 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 631 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows military and overseas voters to register to vote after the general deadline in certain circumstances. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 728 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), modifies class one election offenses. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 751 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the law relating to election authorities and central polling places. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 781 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the law relating to election authorities. Heard in the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 892 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (D), changes the presidential primary election date from February to April. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 893 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (D), moves the date of the State primary election from August to June. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 39 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), changes the procedures for the redistricting of the state Senate and House of Representatives districts. Voted do pass out of the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1781 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), allows a breast-feeding mother to be excused from jury duty. Voted do pass out of the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1788 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding adoptions. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HB 2026 Sponsored by Representative May (D), establishes the “Family Education Leave Act”. Referred to the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2059 Sponsored by Representative Shumake (R), establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances. Second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 2096 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), changes the laws regarding licensing requirements for child care facilities. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2097 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), establishes Nathan’s Law which changes the laws regarding licensing requirements for child care facilities. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2102 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), establishes the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act. First read in the House 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. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday, and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 712 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 736 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

GAMBLING

HB 1342 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes a gaming establishment to provide a person with a line of credit. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday. Voted do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1833 Sponsored by Representative Davis (R), authorizes charities to utilize sweepstakes terminal devices on their premises. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2039 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1150 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), requires members of the General Assembly to report whether proposed legislation is model legislation and requires disclosure of additional lobbying activities. Heard in the House Administration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1213 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), changes the laws regarding public assistance benefits. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1312 Sponsored by Representative Smith (D), requires members of the House of Representatives to be subject to drug testing within 60 days of the start of the legislative session. Heard in the House Administration Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Third read and passed through the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1432 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Voted do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

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 do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, and referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1873 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Student Data Protection Act. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1943 Sponsored by Representative Webber (D), changes the prohibition on restricting the celebration of federal holidays to allow for the imposition and enforcement of reasonable regulations to protect the public’s health and safety. Referred to the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1954 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HCR 29 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Referred to the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCR 41 Sponsored by Representative Moon (R), applies to Congress for the calling of a convention to propse certain amendments to the United States Constitution which place limits on the federal government. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 77 Sponsored by Representative Marshall (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding sessions of the General Assembly. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 504 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Third read and passed through the Senate, and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 550 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), provides that public employees are ineligible for retirement benefits if found guilty of certain crimes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 622 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state from enforcing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 667 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and members of boards and commissions. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 762 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), limits the release of data collected by automobile event data recorders. Voted do pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 45 Sponsored by Senator Silvey (R), prohibits the Governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the payment of public debt. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

SJR 38 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Heard in 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2100 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), changes the laws regarding illegal aliens and immigration status verification for public assistance benefit purposes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1741 Sponsored by Representative Engler (D), 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. Heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HCS HB 1303 Sponsored by Representative Haahr (R), establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1539 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), modifies provisions related to firearms safety training requirements in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. Heard in the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1903 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), expands the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm and authorizes the court to order relinquishment of firearms in certain circumstances. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 613 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, heard on Thursday.

 

SB 745 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the provisions regarding concealed carry permits. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

TAXES

HCS HB 1296 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), allows a seller to advertise that the required sales tax will be assumed or absorbed into the price of the property sold or the services rendered if the amount of the tax is separately stated. Perfected in the House on Monday. Third read and passed through the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1433 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires tax districts to report to the Department of Revenue its non-confidential tax rate and revenue collection information for display on the department’s website. Voted do pass out of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1948 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), reduces the state sales tax by .1% if the total amount of net state revenue collected has increased in each of the three previous fiscal years. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1989 Sponsored by Representative Morgan (D), changes the laws regarding the Missouri individual income tax. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2062 Sponsored by Representative Schupp (D), requires organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disclose donors. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

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 that has not been filled. First read in the House on Tuesday. Second read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 2030 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2038 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2049 Sponsored 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. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 2073 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income taxation. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 666 Sponsored 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, and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 789 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the authority of the State Auditor with respect to tax returns and grant agreements. Heard in the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 829 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (D), removes a requirement that certain entities must meet for the burden of proof to be put on the Director of Revenue in tax liability disputes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 880 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), authorizes the Department of Revenue to enter into reciprocal agreements with the federal government and other states to recover debts from vendor payments and refunds. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 881 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), authorizes the Department of Revenue to seek administrative garnishment orders and specifies the procedure for a certificate of lien for delinquent use taxes. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 903 Sponsored by Senator Silvey (R), allows a property owner to authorize a collector to assign a property tax lien to a third party. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

HCS HB 1285 Sponsored by Representative English (D), specifies that Veterans Day shall be a school holiday. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1933 Sponsored by Representative Burns (D), authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal, and certificate to veterans who served in certain wars. Voted do pass out of the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1984 Sponsored by Representative English (D), tuition benefits for veterans, military personnel, and dependents. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2098 Sponsored by Representative Meredith (D), changes income tax provisions to treat certain members of the military as nonresidents for whatever portion of the taxable year they are stationed away from this state. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 81 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting one hundred percent disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 600 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates. First read in the House on Monday. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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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. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday, voted do pass and referred to the House Rules Committee Wednesday.

 

HB 1772 Sponsored by Representative Rehder (R), creates the Freedom to Work Act. Voted do pass out of the House Workfore Development Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1985 Sponsored 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. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Tuesday.