Defending traditional families

Under the Dome: April 26, 2014

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

SCS 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. Reported do pass out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1430 Sponsored by Representative Tim Jones (R), provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services. Reported to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

SCS SBs 638 & 647 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), modifies provisions relating to benevolent tax credits. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday, second read and referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 660 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HCS#2 HBs 1100 & 1421 Sponsored by Representative Fraker (R), changes the laws regarding food preparation by nonprofit organizations and the laws regarding cottage food production operations. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1124 Sponsored by Representative Kolkmeyer (R), changes the laws regarding “all-terrain vehicles,” “recreational off-highway vehicles,” and “utility vehicles”. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS 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. Reported to the Senate on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1918 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding the foreign ownership of agricultural land. Second read and referred to the Senate Energy, and the Environment Committee on Tuesday.

 

HCS SS SB 525 Sponsored by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation and production Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

CRIME

HCS HB 1231 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1371 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R) modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1372 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R) modifies the offense of unlawful funeral protests. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1448 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1737 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), authorizes the Department of Corrections to promulgate rules to administer the death penalty Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 2047 Sponsored by Representative Shull (R), specifies that is shall be a class B felony when an assault occurs as result of an individual playing the “knockout game”. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2126 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), specifies that an individual who is occupying private property under the authority of the property owner shall be permitted to use deadly force in certain situations. Perfected in the House on Tuesday.

 

SCR 29 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), establishes a Juvenile Justice Task Force. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SS SCS SB 491 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Thursday.

 

SB 869 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), suspends or redirects adoption subsidy payments in certain cases involving child abuse and neglect. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1152 Sponsored by Representative Pace (D), creates the offense of distribution of a controlled substance near a child care facility. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1304 Sponsored by Representative Gosen (R), changes the definition of “original package” of malt liquor for liquor licensing purposes to include cans and pouches. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Third read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1562 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of a weapon if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules 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. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS 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. Voted do pass out of the House Economic Development Committee on Tuesday. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 2238 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), allows the Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes and allows the use of hemp extract to treat certain individuals with epilepsy. Perfected in the House on Tuesday. Referred to the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS 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 Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 786 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor manufactured for personal or family use. Second read in the House on Tuesday. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SCS SB 841 Sponsored by Senator Wasson (R), modifies provisions relating to alternative nicotine or vapor products. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday, and heard on Thursday.

 

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. Voted do pass out of the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HB 1247 Sponsored by Representative Wood (R), requires the Department of Higher Education to develop a procedure for dual credit course tuition and fee reimbursement for students who qualify for the A+ Program Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1250 Sponsored by Representative Wood (R), establishes guidelines for statewide student assessments. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday.

 

HCS HB 1425 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 1490 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding academic performance and learning standards in elementary and secondary education. Voted do pass out of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 1739 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), authorizes an election authority to accept voter registration applications with electronic signatures under certain conditions. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday.

 

HCS 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 Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1907 Sponsored by Representative Smith (D), limits the rate of tuition that a receiving school district can charge when receiving students from unaccredited districts. Heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 2033 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), establishes the Education Protection Act. Referred to the Hsoeu Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2113 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits DESE from requiring the administration of any statewide assessment by electronic means during school years 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SBs 493, 485, 495, 516, 534, 545, 595, 616 & 624 Sponsored by Senator Pearce (R), modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday, executive session held over and voted do pass on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

ELECTIONS

HCS HBs 1258 & 1267 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), changes the laws regarding gifts by lobbyists, reporting requirements for campaign donations, and members of the general assembly serving as lobbyists within 2 years of being in office Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1823 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), allows students to enroll in another school district or charter school for purposes of attending virtual courses or programs Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1936 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the primary election day from August to June. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 2271 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding early voting. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS HJR 90 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of a six-week early voting period for all elections except local, special district, and municipal elections. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS SCS SB 593 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections. Voted do pass out of the House Elections Committee on Wednesday. Referred to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS SB 623 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

FAMILY

SCS HB 1092 Sponsored by Representative Lant (R), extends from 30 days to 30 business days the time for when child abuse and neglect investigations shall be completed. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1138 Rowland requires a child enrolled in higher education to receive passing grades in order to receive child support. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HCS HB 1488 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right not subject to infringement without demonstrating a compelling governmental interest Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1492 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), changes the laws regarding the termination of parental rights Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS HB 1807 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), changes the laws regarding newborn screening tests Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 2126 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), specifies that an individual who is occupying private property under the authority of the property owner shall be permitted to use deadly force in certain situations. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

HB 2219 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), establishes the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2014 to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS 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. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors and Families Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS 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 Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 685 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), creates procedures for an adopted person to obtain a copy of an original birth certificate. Voted do pass out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 869 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), suspends or redirects adoption subsidy payments in certain cases involving child abuse and neglect. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

GAMBLING

SS SB 741 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Referred to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HCS HB 1200 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), requires a public governmental body the provides information as required under the Open Meetings and Records Law to keep records of the release and provide them to the Office of Attorney General upon request. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SCS HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary 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. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1548 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), establishes the Political Accountability in Campaigning Act Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee 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. Perfected in the House on Wednesday.

 

HB 1668 Sponsored by Representative Allen (R), changes the requirements for licensure of health insurance navigators Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HCS SB 504 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SS SCS SB 599 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), restricts the storage and use as evidence of data collected through automated license plate reader systems by government entities. Referred to the House Oversight 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. Reported do pass out of the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1554 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires any registered sexual offender required to file a Lobbyist Registration Statement to disclose to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he or she is required to register as a sexual offender. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday.

 

SCS SB 873 Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R), modifies provisions relating to background checks for the purpose of child placement. Second read in the House on Tuesday. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

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

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

SCS HCS HB 1439 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms and corporate security advisors. Reported to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

 

HB 1591 Sponsored by Representative Wanda Brown (R), specifies that the classroom portion of the firearms safety training course must not have more than 40 students per qualified firearms safety instructor and that an individual occupying private property with permission from the property owner may use deadly force in specified situations. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1539 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), modifies provisions related to corporate security advisors, public school students and weapons, self defense, unlawful use of weapons, and concealed carry permits. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

 

SS 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 House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

SCS SJR 36 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday.

 

TAXES

HB 1142 Sponsored by Representative Flanigan (R), authorizes a period of tax amnesty. Referred to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1174 Sponsored by Representative Curtman (R), specifies that certain capital gains income from the exchange of gold and silver is exempt from Missouri adjusted gross income and changes the laws regarding nonbank depositories. Reported to the Senate and first read on Tuesday.

 

HB 2073 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income taxation. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 2110 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies provisions relating to sales tax. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCR 29 Sponsored by Representative Scharnhorst (R), submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Heard in the Senate Rules 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. Voted do pass out of the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday, referred to the Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 68 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a 1% temporary increase in the state sales and use tax to be used for transportation projects. Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

 

HCS SB 693 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling. Reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

VETERANS

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

 

SCR 43 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), designates the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which is to be built on the College of the Ozarks Campus in Point Lookout, Missouri as the official Vietnam War Memorial of the State of Missouri. Offered in the Senate on Thursday.

 

HJR 48 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds to go to the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

OTHER

HCS HB 1655 Sponsored by Representative Burlison (R), exempts motorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle. Perfected in the House on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

 

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. Truly agreed to and finally passed on Thursday.