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Under the Dome: February 8, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, February 10, 2014

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Under the Dome: February 2, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, February 3, 2014

 

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

Monday, February 03, 2014                                                             12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

HB 1594 — NOTITLE    Davis, Charlie E (162)   Lant, Bill H (159)

Allows for volunteer labor on public works projects

 

HB 1617 — NOTITLE     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

 

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Under the Dome: January 22, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, January 27, 2014

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                                                               12:00 PM                                                              HR 7

 

HB 1052 — SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CLINICS      Barnes, Jay Owen (Rep-060)

Requires the Department of Social Services to develop incentive programs to encourage health care facilities to co-locate on the property of certain public elementary and secondary schools

 

HB 1289 — UNIQUE DRIVER IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS      English, Keith A (Rep-068)    Hicks, Ron

Allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to require certain applications to include the applicant’s unique identification number

 

HB 1300 — FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MEETINGS      Rowden, Caleb (Rep-044)    Kelly, Chris

Allows fire protection district board of directors to meet without public notice in order to disburse funds necessary for the deployment of certain task forces

 

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 5

 

HB 1306 — PREVAILING WAGES    Love, Warren (Rep-125)   Remole, Tim (Rep-006)

Changes the laws regarding the prevailing hourly rate of wages

 

 

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

Monday, January 27                                                                          2:00 p.m.                                                                             Senate Lounge

 

SB 610 – Rupp  Extends consumer protections against predatory business practices by contractors to owners of commercial properties

 

SB 528 – Wallingford   Modifies the provisions which require an applicant’s Social Security number when applying for a professional license renewal

 

SB 630 – Wallingford   Allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order

 

SJR 31 – Kraus   Allows for photographic identification for voting

 

SB 511 – Kraus   Establishes photo identification requirements for voting

 

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014                               Upon Afternoon Adjournment                                         HR 6

 

HB 1346 — SEXUAL EXPLOITATION       Conway, Kathie (Rep-104)

Creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson

 

HB 1426 – NOTITLE      Diehl, John J (Rep-089)      Allen, Sue (Rep-100)

Enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency

 

HB 1412 – NOTITLE      Phillips, Don (Rep-138)      Hinson, Dave A (Rep-119)

Specifies that it shall be a crime to intentionally file a fraudulent financing statement or any financing statement with the Secretary of State with the intent to harass or defraud any other person

 

 

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

Monday, January 27                                                                            6:00 P.M.                                                                            Senate Lounge

 

SB 489 – Lager   Mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations

 

SJR 27 – Schaaf   Provides that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data

 

SB 519 – Sater   Amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

Tuesday, January 28                                                                            8:00 AM                                                                              SCR-1

 

SB 532 – Nasheed   Modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers

 

SB 552 – Sater   Modifies provisions regarding the termination of alimony and maintenance payments

 

SB 530 – Libla   Allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               8:00 AM                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 1356 — UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF CITIZENS      Fitzpatrick, Scott (Rep-158)

Prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detentions of a citizen

 

HB 1285 — SCHOOL HOLIDAYS      English, Keith A (Rep-068)    Funderburk, Doug (Rep-103)

Specifies that Veterans Day shall be a school holiday

 

HB 1264 — VETERAN HIRING PRACTICES   Cornejo, Robert (Rep-064)   Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)

Changes the laws regarding state employment preference ratings for veterans

 

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:

 

HJR 48 — VETERANS LOTTERY TICKET   Solon, Sheila (Rep-031)   Davis, Charlie E (Rep-162)

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

 

HJR 51 — PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY   Elmer, Kevin A (Rep-139)   Morris, Lynn A (Rep-140)

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from property tax for certain property of active-duty military personnel stationed outside the country

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 1

 

HB 1309 — BRAIN INJURY FUND      Sommer, Chrissy (Rep-106)      Allen, Sue (Rep-100)

Changes the laws regarding the Brain Injury Fund

 

HB 1320 — JURY SERVICE      Ellinger, Rory (Rep-086)      Schupp, Jill D. Seltzer (Rep-088)

Excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service

 

HB 1321 – ADOPTION      Ellinger, Rory (Rep-086)      Mims, Bonnaye (Rep-027)

Changes the time for consent for adoption to be executed from 48 hours to 72 hours after the birth of a child

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               12:00 PM                                                                              HR 6

 

HB 1124 — OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES    Kolkmeyer, Glen (Rep-053)    English, Keith A (Rep-068)

Changes the laws regarding “all-terrain vehicles,” “recreational off-highway vehicles,” and “utility vehicles”

 

HJR 55 — RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH      Hicks, Ron (Rep-107)      Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)

Proposes a constitutional amendment protecting a citizen’s right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife and the use of traditional devices and methods to exercise the right

 

HJR 59 — RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH      Hansen, Jim (Rep-040)      Walker, Nate B. (Rep-003)

Creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife

 

HB 1214 — VEHICLES HAULING LIVESTOCK      Guernsey, Casey L (Rep-002)

Changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways

 

HB 1235 — LIVESTOCK AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS      Hoskins, Denny (Rep-054)      Dohrman, Dean A. (Rep-051)

Changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28                                                                            1pm                                                                                      SCR 1

 

SB 546 – Lamping   Modifies Missouri’ Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General for enforcement of the act

 

SB 617 – Rupp   Establishes rights of insurer to present reservation of rights to insured without breaching insurance contract, to defend against loss prior to garnishment, and to refuse to enter contracts to limit recovery

 

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

 

SB 668 – Silvey   Requires health benefit plans to establish equal out of pocket costs for covered oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications

 

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

 

 

Senate General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman

Tuesday, January 28                                                                          3:00 p.m.                                                                               SCR 1

 

SB 613 – Nieves   Modifies provisions relating to firearms

 

 

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                                               5:00 PM                                                                                                HR 1

 

HB 1296 — PAYMENT OF SALES TAX   Koenig, Andrew (Rep-099)   Cox, Stanley (Rep-052)

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

 

HB 1174 — LEGAL TENDER      Curtman, Paul (Rep-109)

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

 

HB 1268 — INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES   Curtman, Paul (Rep-109)   Franklin, Diane (Rep-123)

Changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation

 

HB 1132 — PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS   Engler, Kevin P (Rep-116)   Black, Linda (Rep-117)

Increases the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers available in each fiscal year to $2.5 million

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                                                         8:00 AM                                                                                HR 6

 

HB 1088 — SCHOOL SAFETY   Lauer, Jeanie (Rep-032)   Brown, Wanda (Rep-057)

Adds making a terrorist threat to the list of offenses that school administrators must report

 

HB 1247 — A+ PROGRAM   Wood, David David (Rep-058)   Miller, Rocky C (Rep-124)

Requires DESE to develop a procedure for dual credit course tuition and fee reimbursement for students in the A+ scholarship program

 

HB 1281 — MOMENT OF SILENCE IN SCHOOLS   English, Keith A (Rep-068)   Lichtenegger, Donna S. (Rep-146)

Allows a school district to authorize its schools to observe a moment of silence in individual classrooms

 

HB 1303 — STUDENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES   Haahr, Elijah (Rep-134)   Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)

Establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act

 

 

House Emerging Issues in Agriculture   Johnson, Delus – (Rep-9)   Rowland, Lyle-(Rep-155)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                                                         8:00 AM                                                                                HR 4

 

HB 1391 — RODEOS   Hurst, Tom (Rep-062)   Schieffer, Ed L. (Rep-041)

Guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state

 

HB 1435 — SALES TAX EXEMPTION    Johnson, Delus (Rep-009)

Authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets

 

 

House Health Care Policy   Frederick, Keith – (Rep-121)   Franklin, Diane-(Rep-123)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014                         Noon or upon adjournment, whichever is later.                                            HR 6

 

HB 1430 — RIGHTS OF MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS   Jones, Timothy (Rep-110)   Solon, Sheila (Rep-031)

Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles

 

HB 1370 — MEDICAL RECORDS OF DECEASED PATIENTS   Haahr, Elijah (Rep-134)

Allows health care providers to release a deceased patient’s medical records to certain individuals

 

HB 1411 — PARENTAL CONSENT    Cross, Gary L. L. (Rep-035)   Frederick, Keith J (Rep-121)

Requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor’s use of a tanning device

 

 

Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government, Senator Eric Schmitt, Chairman

Wednesday, January 29                                                                    1:00 pm                                                                                 Senate Lounge

 

SB 638 – Romine   Raises the fiscal year cap on the Pregnancy Resources Center Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million

 

SB 647 – Sifton   Raises the fiscal year cap on the Food Pantry Tax Credit from $1.25 million to $2 million

 

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

 

 

Senate Education, Senator David Pearce, Chairman

Wednesday, January 29                                                                    3:00 p.m.                                                                               Senate Lounge

 

SB 628 – Schaaf   Removes the expiration date on the authority of certain public higher education institutions to transfer real property, except in fee simple, without General Assembly authorization

 

SB 605 – Dixon   Updates references to higher education statutes that have been previously repealed

 

SB 493 – Pearce  Modifies provisions relating to school accreditation, student transfers, and creates a statewide achievement school district

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Senate Ways and Means, Senator Will Kraus, Chairman

Thursday, January 30                                                                        8:30 AM                                                                                SCR 1

 

SB 584 – Dixon   Specifies which places of amusement, entertainment, recreation, games, and athletic events must collect sales tax

 

SB 513 – Lamping   Creates an income tax credit based on the number of taxpayer’s dependent children

 

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

 

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced

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


     

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

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


Last Week In Review

ABORTION

HB 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. Heard in the House health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1307 Sponsored by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Heard in the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1313 Sponsored by Representative Frederick (R), increases the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Heard in the House Health Care Policy Committee 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. Referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1528 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires a pharmacy to fill a valid and lawful prescription for any federal Food and Drug Administration-approved drug or device to prevent pregnancy, including emergency contraceptives, without delay. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1529 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding sex education in schools and establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act, the Birth Control Protection Act, and a women’s health services program. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1531 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of providing fetal organs or tissue for medical transplantation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1585 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), establishes the Abortion Ban for Sex Selection and Genetic Abnormalities Act of 2014 to prohibit an abortion solely due to the sex of the unborn child or a genetic abnormality diagnosis. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 638 Sponsored by Senator Romine (R), raises the fiscal year cap on the Pregnancy Resources Center Tax Credit from $2 million to $2.5 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 658 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), provides protections for alternatives to abortion agencies to freely engage in religious practices. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 770 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), modifies abortion provisions relating to medical emergencies and inspection of facilities. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

HB 1100 Sponsored by Representative Fraker (R), changes the laws regarding food preparation for charitable purposes. Heard in the House Professional Registration Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Heard in the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1326 Sponsored by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act. Heard in the House Agri-Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1391 Sponsored by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1421 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), allows a cottage food production operation to sell baked goods out of an individual’s home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing on Wednesday.

 

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. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1521 Sponsored by Representative Torpey (R), exempts, effective January 1, 2015, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HCR 6 Sponsored by Representative Black (D), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill. Heard in the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

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. Offered in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 506 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), requires that all fees collected under the Missouri Livestock Marketing Law not yield revenues greater than the cost of administration. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 525 Sponsored by Senator Cunninham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 543 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 591 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), repeals a provision relating to beef commodity merchandising program fees. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 632 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), allows third and fourth class counties to adopt building codes upon a voter approval and exempts agricultural structures from county building codes. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 646 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), moves sections of law known as the “Animal Care Act” and “Canine Cruelty Prevention Act” to the Occupations and Professions Chapter. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 28 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

HB 1216 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), specifies that a person commits the crime of false identification if he or she falsely represents or identifies himself or herself as another person to a law enforcement officer. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1349 Sponsored by Representative Richardson (R), changes the laws regarding the disruption or failure of communications services during emergencies. Referred to the House Utilities Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1371 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1372 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), prohibits protest activities at funeral services. Referred to the House judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1373 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), creates the crime of unlawful funeral protest if an individual pickets or engages in protest activities within three hundred feet of a funeral or burial service one hour before or after the funeral or service. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1411 Sponsored by Representative Cross (R), requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor’s use of a tanning device. Referred to the House Health Care Policy on Wednesday.

 

HB 1431 Sponsored by Representative Peters (D), establishes state offenses for acts against officers of the state which are similar to federal offenses for acts against federal officers. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1448 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1460 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires a person who has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of a pharmacist or health care professional is illegal and could cause serious injury to make a report to specified authorities. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1462 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), removes the exemption for police, deputy sheriffs, State Highway patrolmen and teachers of all schools, colleges, and universities. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1463 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires the juvenile officer in specified cases to make an evaluation within 48 hours of detention of the juvenile as to whether the offense was the result of third-party enticement, or exploitation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1466 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), changes the laws regarding the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law, on records or documents involving law enforcement officers. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1470 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), allows the department of corrections to administer a judgment of death by firing squad. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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 requirement. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1505 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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1522 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1524 Sponsored by Representative Wieland (R), repeals the provisions that allow the use of the death penalty in Missouri. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1530 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1533 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1540 Sponsored by Representative Fitzwater (R), expands the crime of disarming a peace officer to include removing any equipment that the officer is required to carry as part of his or her official uniform or use in the performance of his or her duties. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1555 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), requires the child abuse and neglect hotline to receive calls regarding elder abuse during the hours the elder abuse and neglect hotline is closed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1557 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), specifies that any person found to have committed a traffic violation based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system shall have no points assessed on his or her license. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1560 Sponsored by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding penalties for first degree murder when the person is under 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1567 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), requires any state agency that assesses or imposes a monetary or disciplinary administrative penalty to implement procedures that provide information on the internet regarding the administrative appeals processes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1577 Sponsored by Representative Solon (R), expands the crime of assault of a law enforcement officer in the first, second, and third degrees to include the assault of an animal control officer. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 491 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), modifies provisions relating to criminal law. Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 640 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), allows a court to place a person on electronic monitoring with victim notification if a person has been charged with, or found guilty of, violating an order of protection. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 753 Sponsored by Senator Keaveny (D), relating to requiring the state auditor to report on the costs of administering the death penalty. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 775 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2014 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

HB 1461 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), adds one active member of the Missouri Deputy Sheriff’s Association to the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART). Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1499 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), modifies the grape grower and wine producer tax credit program. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1519 Sponsored by Representative Gardner (D), increases the tax on cigarettes by one and one-half cents per pack to provide funding for early childhood education. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1562 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she possesses a firearm while also knowingly in possession of a specified amount of a controlled substance. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

SB 625 Sponsored by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions related to methamphetamine precursor drugs. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 665 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), creates crimes related to counterfeit, fake, diluted, or black market drugs. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1418 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), dissolves the board of education of any school district that has lost its accreditation and specifies that new board members shall be elected within 45 days of the loss of accreditation. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1419 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to withhold state funds from an unaccredited school district in order to pay student tuition directly to receiving schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1420 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), modifies provisions relating to the transfer of

students from a school district that has lost its accreditation to neighboring accredited school districts. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1425 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes. Referred to the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1452 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes and modifies kindergarten requirements for Kansas City and St. Louis public schools. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1472 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires schools teaching the theory of evolution by natural selection to have a policy on parental notification and a mechanism for opting out of such instruction. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1490 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and implementing the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1534 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), enacts provisions relating to teacher tenure and compensation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1536 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), establishes the Student Accountability Act that requires a student score proficient or higher on a state assessment in order to receive a high school academic diploma. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1537 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), prohibits schools and DESE from collecting any personally identifiable student data without explicit parental consent. First read in the House on Tuesday and second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1549 Sponsored by Representative Montecillo (D), establishes term limits for State Board of Education members. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1550 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), allows retired members and beneficiaries of the Public School Retirement System of St. Louis to receive annual cost of living adjustments equal to the consumer price index. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1551 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), establishes the “Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act”. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1571 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), modifies the school funding formula by adding an additional weight for gifted education. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1579 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), establishes the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program and contains various provisions relating to school accreditation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1584 Sponsored by Representative LaFaver (D), establishes an exception to school transfer provisions for certain schools that have been classified as unaccredited. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1587 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), requires the State Board of Education and other public school entities to encourage students to explore scientific questions and to assist teaching of scientific theories of biological or chemical evolution. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 66 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring members of the State Board of Education to be elected from each congressional district. Second read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 495 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 534 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 545 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 595 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 616 Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), creates the Every Child Can Learn Act to require turnaround options for certain underperforming schools, create personalized learning plans for certain students, address student promotion, and require letter grades for public schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 624 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies provisions relating to school accreditation and student transfers. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 626 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), allows local school boards to adopt a year-round educational program. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 637 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to charter schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 756 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to funding for gifted education. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 759 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Program to provide grants to schools to contribute to the academic and social success of pupils. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 760 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), removes the authority of the State Board of Education to accredit the state’s public schools and creates the Missouri Board of School Accreditation. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 765 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), modifies provisions relating to transient students. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SCR 24 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), regarding the State Board of Education. Offered in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Ethics 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. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

HB 1136 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding elections. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1219 Sponsored by Representative Dugger (R), changes provisions relating to absentee ballots. Heard in the House Elections Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1360 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), prohibits the use of electronic signatures for voter registration and petition verification. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1364 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits a property owners’ association from preventing a property owner from placing political yard signs on his or her property. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1414 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding absentee voting. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1416 Sponsored by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding election ballots and audits. Referred to the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1449 Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), establishes the requirements for early voting. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1526 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1566 Sponsored by Representative Muntzel (R), establishes procedures for general elections following primary elections that have resulted in a tie vote between candidates for a county office. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 63 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), proposes a constitutional amendment changing term limits for members of the General Assembly to three four-year terms for senators and three four-year terms for representatives. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 64 Sponsored by Representative Ellington (D), proposes a constitutional amendment preventing any legal restriction on the right to vote not otherwise contained within the Constitution. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 70 Sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R), modifies the election of the secretary of state and state treasurer and places term limits on all statewide officials. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 485 Sponsored by Senator Rupp (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 623 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification. Second read and referred to the Senate Election Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 627 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), establishes campaign contribution limits. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 749 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), relating to voting in advance of an election. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 751 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to elections. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

SB 752 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), relating to the term of office for appointed officers. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 764 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), allows voters in fourth class cities to propose ordinances via initiative petition and provides a procedure for voters in such cities to protest the passage of ordinances. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SJR 30 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 47 Sponsored by Senator Lager (R), proposes a constitutional amendment to create term limits for all statewide elected officials. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

HB 1070  Sponsored by Lindell Shumake (R), creates orders of intervention for family members addicted to drugs or alcohol when such addictions threaten family stability.  Public hearing held on Tuesday in the House Children and Families Committee.

 

HB 1363 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding midwifery. Referred to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1445 Sponsored by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires all immunization providers to submit all vaccination records of adults and children in this state to the Missouri Immunization Registry and allows access by all authorized users to the records. Refered to the House Health Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1488 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of children is a fundamental right not subject to infringement without demonstrating a governmental interest of the high. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1492 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1494 Sponsored by Representative Stream (R), changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1541 Sponsored by Representative Hubbard (D), establishes a pilot program to increase the visitation rights of children with incarcerated parents. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1546 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. First read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1570 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes various provisions regarding breast-feeding. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1592 Sponsored by Representative Ellinger (D), makes the identity of the reporter of three or more unsubstantiated reports of child abuse or neglect admissible in dissolution or child custody proceedings. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 748 Sponsored by Senator Walsh (D), relating to the meningococcal vaccine. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

GAMBLING

HJR 65 Sponsored by Representative Gardner (D), proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow money from the lottery proceeds fund to be appropriated to public early childhood institutions. Second read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 505 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies the schedule of transfers from the Gaming Commission Fund. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

HB 1161 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Joint Committee on the Tenth Amendment. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1163 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Intrastate Commerce Act, which specifies that all goods produced or manufactured in Missouri and remain in Missouri are not subject to federal law or regulation. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1204 Sponsored by Representative Wilson (R), establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which prohibits the use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions. Heard in the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1331 Sponsored by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that it is unlawful for any person to divulge educational records with personally-identifiable information of any elementary or secondary student to any other person or entity with specified exceptions. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1355 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows third or fourth class counties to opt out of state regulations regarding the licensing of child-care facilities and allows such counties to adopt their own regulations. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1356 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detentions of a citizen. Referred to the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1368 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the use of a global positioning system or other technology to monitor the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle in order to impose any mileage tax. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1388 Sponsored by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government on Wednesday.

 

HB 1423 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), prohibits any member of the state highway patrol or local law enforcement agency or employee of the national highway traffic safety administration from collecting breath, blood, or saliva for research. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1426 Sponsored by Representative Diehl (R), enacts provisions relating to the disclosure of personal identifying information during a disaster or emergency. Referred to the House Crime Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1432 Sponsored by Representative Rowden (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. Referred to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1485 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), changes the laws regarding telephone solicitation to include surveys by state agencies or parties acting on behalf of state agencies. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1489 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), authorizes the General Assembly to remove any department director or deputy director if it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1516 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), establishes the Missouri Good Samaritan Law. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1542 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), authorizes the Governor to establish the Missouri State Guard if the Missouri National Guard or a major portion thereof is called into active federal service or for any other reason the Governor deems necessary. First read on Wednesday, and second read 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. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1548 Sponsored by Representative McGaugh (R), establishes the Political Accountability in Campaigning Act. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1552 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1573 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), changes the laws regarding emergency communications services. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1586 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate that electronic benefit cards be imprinted with a photograph of the recipient. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HJR 67 Sponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), proposes a constitutional amendment that modifies provisions relating to the governor’s authority to expend state funds. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 69 Sponsored by Representative Houghton (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. First read on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

SB 498 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), requires health insurance navigators must be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 508 Sponsored by Senator Parson (R), requires that an applicant for a navigator license must take an exam created by the Department of Insurance and submit to a criminal background check. Voted do pass out of the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 507 Sponsored by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. Voted do pass out of the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 618 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 622 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), prohibits the state from enforcing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 629 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the law relating to ethics. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 644 Sponsored by Senator LeVota (D), modifies the time period for fiscal notes to analyze on proposed legislation. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 667 Sponsored by Senator Schmitt (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and members of boards and commissions. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 762 Sponsored by Senator Schaefer (R), limits the release of data collected by automobile event data recorders. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

IMMIGRATION

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

 

HB 1476 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), requires the issuance of a 30-day temporary nondriver’s license in order for the Department of Revenue to verify the identity and citizenship of the applicant. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SCR 26 Sponsored by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), urges Congress to treat immigrants with dignity and respect in changing federal immigration policy. Offered in the Senate on Wednesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

SB 757 Sponsored by Senator Justus (D), relating to unlawful discriminatory practices. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

HB 1346 Sponsored by Representative Conway (R), creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson. Referred to the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1465 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), requires the prosecuting attorney to file a motion for court-ordered sexually transmitted disease testing of a defendant charged with certain sexual offenses. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1545 Sponsored by Representative Haefner (R), creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor. First read on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1561 Sponsored by Representative Hinson (R), allows certain individuals to petition to be removed from the sexual offender registry and specifies that any offender who was a juvenile at the time of his or her conviction shall be removed. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1581 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), requires a convicted sex offender to be told of his or her obligation to register as a sex offender both prior to release or discharge and at the time of adjudication. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

HB 1439 Sponsored by Representative Funderburk (R), changes various provisions relating to firearms. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1446 Sponsored by Representative Newman (D), requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1535 Sponsored by Representative Spencer (R), specifies that certain firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition be considered instrastate commerce and subject to serial number checks. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1539 Sponsored by Representative Kelley (R), modifies provisions related to firearms safety training requirements in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. Second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1556 Sponsored by Representative Sommer (R), establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act and changes the laws regarding firearms and concealed carry endorsements. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

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. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 61 Sponsored by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment on the right to bear arms and to possess and purchase ammunition and parts for such arms. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 613 Sponsored by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Heard in the Senate General Laws Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 656 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies the live fire exercise and testing requirements for a concealed carry permit. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 745 Sponsored by Senator Munzlinger (R), relating to concealed carry permits. First reads in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

TAXES

HB 1253 Sponsored by Representative Berry (R), changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1295 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income tax. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1297 Sponsored by Representative Koenig (R), modifies the corporate income tax rate in Missouri by gradually phasing it out over a five year period. Heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1328 Sponsored by Representative Carpenter (D), decreases individual income tax rates on income of $300,000 or less, imposes an 8% tax rate on income above $300,000, creates a low-income tax deduction, and decreases the individual income tax deduction. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1366 Sponsored by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding the deductions of certain net profits and caps the aggregate amount the Department of Economic Development may issue for all tax credits. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1422 Sponsored by Representative Parkinson (R), eliminates the corporate income tax imposed on Missouri businesses beginning in 2015. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1450 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), changes the law requiring tax credits other than the senior citizens property tax credit requiring approval by the senate appropriations and house budget committees to approval by the general assembly. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1451 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), extends the sunset on the film tax credit for another six years. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1453 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding taxation. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1455 Sponsored by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1459 Sponsored by Representative Lauer (R), authorizes the Innovation Campus Tax Credit. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

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

 

HB 1498 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax incentives and tax credits. Second read in the House on Tuesday, referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1504 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), changes the laws regarding tax increment financing. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1508 Sponsored by Representative McNeil (D), increases from $14,300 to $16,000 the minimum base used to calculate the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit, commonly known as circuit breaker. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1511 Sponsored by Representative Zerr (R), authorizes a tax credit for qualified research expenses, limits the annual total credits to $10 million, limits the qualified research activities, and specifies how the credits are to be issued. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1563 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), authorizes an income tax credit for certain small businesses who hire a person who is disabled or who was recently discharged from a correctional facility. First read in the House on Wednesday, and second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1564 Sponsored by Representative Kratky (D), authorizes an income tax credit for certain costs incurred in the renovation of a taxpayer’s rented dwelling or residence. First read in the House on Wednesday.

 

SCS SB 509 & 496 Sponsored by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. Voted do pass out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 647 Sponsored by Senator Sifton (D), raises the fiscal year cap on the Food Pantry Tax Credit from $1.25 million to $2 million. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 772 Sponsored by Senator Lamping (R), requires the personal income tax brackets to be adjusted annually in accordance with the consumer price index. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 774 Sponsored by Senator Dempsy (R), modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 46 Sponsored by Senator Emery (R), eliminates income taxes and replaces them with an expanded sales and use tax and creates a property tax relief credit. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

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

 

HJR 60 Sponsored by Representative Swan (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting disabled military veterans from the payment of property taxes. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

SB 630 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 631 Sponsored by Senator Wallingford (R), allows military and overseas voters to register to vote after the general deadline in certain circumstances. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

OTHER

HB 1053 Sponsored by Representative Lichtenegger (R), specifies, upon voter approval, that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1143 Sponsored by Representative White (R), specifies that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization. Heard in the House Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday.

 

HB 1284 Sponsored by Representative English (D), prohibits retail businesses from operating on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday. Heard in the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1468 Sponsored by Representative Dohrman (R), specifies that workers’ compensation provisions shall not apply to volunteers for certain tax-exempt organizations. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1481 Sponsored by Representative Rowland (R), modifies provisions relating to collaborative practice agreements. Second read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1575 Sponsored by Representative Roorda (D), establishes the Thanksgiving Family Protection Act that requires retailers, with specified exceptions, to be closed during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 11:49 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. First read in the House on Thursday.

Under the Dome: January 18, 2014

NEXT WEEK EXPECTATIONS

Public Hearings  (not a complete listing)

Monday, January 20, 2014

 

No Legislative Activities – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King birthday observance

 

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

 

House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee   Lant, Bill – (159)   Fraker, Lyndall-(137)                          8:00 AM                HR 7

HB 1053 — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS      Lichtenegger, Donna S. (146)     Jones, Timothy (110)   Specifies, upon voter approval, that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization

HB 1143 — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS     White, Bill E. (161)      Burlison, Eric Wayne (133)   Specifies that a person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization

 

 

House Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities Committee     Grisamore, Jeff    Bahr, Kurt                                           12:00 PM                HR 1

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 1070 — FAMILY INTERVENTION ORDERS     Shumake, Lindell F (005)     Walker, Nate B. (003)   Establishes family intervention orders for the treatment of persons who abuse chemical substances

HB 1092 — CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS      Lant, Bill H (159)      Haefner, Marsha (095)   Changes the deadline for the Children’s Division within the Department of Social Services to complete a child abuse or neglect investigation from 30 days to 30 business days

HB 1156 — MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON PROGRAM      Lair, Mike (007)   Establishes a committee to assess the continuation of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program in order to help disabled or aging individuals transition from nursing facilities to community settings

 

 

House Downsizing State Government Committee   Curtman, Paul – (109)   Kelley, Mike-(127)                                                      12:00 PM                HR 5

Note:   Discussion and testimony regarding methods to streamline bureaucracies utilizing information systems and technology. Industry leaders are invited to speak on the following topics: Virtualization Application Modernization, Ser Oriented Architecture Cloud Computing, Software as a Ser Mobile Computing, Bring Your Own De Unified Communications Consolidation Please call Rep. Curtman’s office at 573-751-3776 to schedule testimony. Corrected

 

 

House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee   Barnes, Jay – (60)   Parkinson, Mark-(105)                               2:00 PM                HR 1

Note:  Testimony will be taken from the DOC regarding death penalty methods in Missouri.

 

 

House Ways and Means Committee   Koenig, Andrew – (99)   Higdon, Galen-(11)                                                                              2:00 PM                HR 4

HB 1165 — SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY     Kelley, Mike (127)     Kirkton, Jeanne M (091)   Adds specified graphing calculators to the list of items that are exempt from sales tax during the annual sales tax holiday for school supplies

HB 1175 — STORM SHELTER TAX DEDUCTION      Kelley, Mike (127)      Spencer, Bryan (063)   Authorizes a one-time income tax deduction to a taxpayer for the cost of the construction or $5,000, whichever is less, of a storm shelter that was made in America

HB 1253 – NOTITLE      Berry, T.J. (038)      Jones, Timothy (110)   Changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities

HB 1295 — INCOME TAXATION      Koenig, Andrew (099)      Bahr, Kurt (102)   Changes the laws regarding income tax

HB 1297 — CORPORATE INCOME TAX      Koenig, Andrew (099)     Bahr, Kurt (102)   Modifies the corporate income tax rate in Missouri by gradually phasing it out over a five year period

 

 

Senate  General Laws Committee, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman                                                                                                     3:00 p.m.                SCR 1

SB 613 – Nieves   Modifies provisions relating to firearms   *This hearing is informational and will continue on 1/28/14, in SCR 1 @ 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Senate  Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee, Senator Dan Brown, Chairman     &     House Veterans Committee    Davis, Charlie – (162)   Solon, Sheila-(31)   8:00 AM                HR 3

Joint meeting of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee and the House Veterans Committee regarding Missouri Military Awareness Day to include presentations by:

Major General Leslie Smith, Commanding General, Fort Leonard Wood

Colonel Michael J. Francis, Commander, 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, Whiteman Air Force Base

Andy Napoli, Assistant for BRAC, Office of the Dept Assist. Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing & Partnerships)

Mike DuBois, Director of Defense and International, Kit Bond Strategies

Steve Hyjek, Senior Policy Advisor, Baker Donelson

 

 

House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee   Cookson, Steve – (153)  Barnes, Jay-(60)                                          8:00 AM                HR 6

This will be an organizational and information meeting only. They will not be taking up any legislation.

 

 

House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee   Johnson, Delus – (9)   Rowland, Lyle-(155)                                                    8:00 AM                HR 4

HCR 6 — FARM BILL     Black, Linda (117)      English, Keith A (068)   Strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill

 

 

House Health Care Policy Committee   Frederick, Keith – (121)   Franklin, Diane-(123)                                                                                    Upon Morning Adjournment or noon             HR 6

HB 1192 — CONSENT FOR ABORTION FOR MINORS      Miller, Rocky C (124)   Requires both custodial parents or the guardian of a minor to be notified prior to the performance of an abortion on their minor child

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

HB 1313 — WAITING PERIOD FOR ABORTIONS      Frederick, Keith J (121)   Increases the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours

HB 1193 — CORD BLOOD COLLECTION      Roorda, Jeff C (113)   Requires the Department of Health and Senior Sers to establish cord blood collection sites across the state for transportation to the Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank

HB 1314 — HEALTH CARE FREEDOM ACT      Frederick, Keith J (121)   Modifies Missouri’s Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General

 

 

Senate  Appropriations Committee, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Chairman                                                                                 Upon Morning Adjournment        SCR 2

Overview of the FY 2015 Governor Recommendations – FY 2014 Supplemental Recommendations – FY 2015 Statewide Issues

 

 

House Special Standing Committee on Small Business Committee   Torpey, Noel – (29)  Cross, Gary L.-(35)                             12:00 PM                HR 7

HB 1310 — ANGEL INVESTMENT INCENTIVE ACT      Torpey, Noel (029)      Zerr, Anne F. (065)   Establishes the Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act

HB 1236 — ANGEL INVESTMENTS      Hoskins, Denny (054)      Torpey, Noel (029)   Establishes the Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act

HB 1224 — WITHHOLDING TAX FILING REQUIREMENTS      Kelley, Mike (127)     Shull, Noel J (016)   Changes the laws regarding the withholding tax filing requirements for certain small businesses

HB 1225 — SELF-SER STORAGE FACILITIES      Love, Warren (125)   Modifies provisions relating to self-ser storage facilities

HB 1043 — SMALL BUSINESS LOAN TAX CREDITS      Shull, Noel J (016)   Reauthorizes tax credits for a small business equal to the amount it pays as a guaranteed fee to specified federal entitities and programs

HB 1284 — RETAIL HOLIDAY CLOSINGS      English, Keith A (068)      Runions, Joe (037)   Prohibits retail businesses from operating on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday

 

 

House Appropriations – Revenue, Transportation, and Economic Development Committee     Korman, Bart – (42)  Miller, Rocky-(124)                  2:00 PM                HR 7

Note:  Public Testimony for Agencies-Missouri Department of Transportation, Department of Revenue, Department of Economic Development, Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 

 

Senate  Education Committee, Senator David Pearce, Chairman                                                                                                           3:00 p.m.                Lounge

SB 485 – Rupp   Modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools

SB 495 – Schmitt   Modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools

SB 534 – Sifton  Modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools

SB 545 – Lamping   Modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools

SB 595 – Walsh   Modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools

SB 493 – Pearce   Modifies provisions relating to school accreditation, student transfers, and creates a statewide achievement school district

 

 

Senate  Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Bob Dixon, Chairman                                                              3:00 P.M.                SCR 1

SB 491 – Justus   Modifies provisions relating to criminal law

 

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

House Downsizing State Government Committee   Curtman, Paul – (109)   Kelley, Mike-(127) January 23, 2014                     8:00 AM                HR 4

HB 1081 — PAPERLESS DOCUMENTS AND FORMS ACT      McCaherty, John    Diehl, John J (089)  Creates the Paperless Documents and Forms Act

HB 1161 — COMMITTEE ON THE TENTH AMENDMENT     Sommer, Chrissy (106)    English, Keith  (068)   Establishes the Joint Committee on the Tenth Amendment

HB 1163 — INTRASTATE COMMERCE ACT               Sommer, Chrissy (106)      English, Keith A (068)   Establishes the Intrastate Commerce Act, which specifies that all goods produced or manufactured in Missouri and remain in Missouri are not subject to federal law or regulation

HB 1181 — EXECUTIVE BRANCH REORGANIZATIONS     Redmon, Craig (004)  Changes the laws based on executive branch reorganizations

HB 1182 — OBSOLETE STATUTORY PROVISIONS     Redmon, Craig (004)  Repeals various obsolete, expired, and ineffective provisions of law

HB 1204 — FREEDOM FROM SURVEILLANCE ACT     Wilson, Kenneth (012)   Establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which prohibits the use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to gather evidence or other information with specified exceptions

 

 

House Tourism and Natural Resources   Phillips, Don – (138)   Houghton, Jay-(43)                                                                           8:00 AM                HR 7

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

HB 1115 — HUNTING ACCIDENTS      Zerr, Anne F. (065)   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

HB 1201 — SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS      Engler, Kevin P (116)   Changes the laws regarding surface mining operations

 

 

Additional Public Hearings to be Announced

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


     

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Last Week In Review

ABORTION

 

HB 1103 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), 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. Heard in the House Healthcare Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1192 Introduced by Representative Miller (R), requires both custodial parents or the guardian of a minor to be notified prior to the performance of an abortion on their minor child. Heard in the House Healthcare Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1307 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), changes the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1313 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), amends the current waiting period for having an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1352 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), changes the laws regarding the protection of women’s health care. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1353 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1379 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1478 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), changes the laws regarding the protection of women’s health care. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS & AGRICULTURE

 

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

 

HB 1302 Introduced by Representative Remole (R), specifies that Missourians have the right to heat their homes and businesses using wood-burning furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, and heaters. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Tourism and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1326 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), establishes the Missouri Dairy and Agriculture Education Act. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Agri-Business Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 55 Introduced by Representative Hicks (R), proposes a constitutional amendment protecting a citizen’s right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife and the use of traditional devices and methods to exercise the right. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1391 Introduced by Representative Hurst (R), guarantees the right to conduct and participate in rodeos in this state. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1435 Introduced by Representative Johnson (R), authorizes a state and local sales and use tax exemption for specified farm products sold at farmers’ markets. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HCR 6 Introduced by Representative Black (D), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill. Referred to the House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 59 Introduced by Representative Hansen (R), creates the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday and referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 533 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), requires all genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri to be labeled as genetically modified. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 543 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), modifies provisions relating to agricultural land values for property tax purposes. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 591 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), repeals a provision relating to beef commodity merchandising program fees. Second read and referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 707 Introduced by Senator Wasson (R), modifies the definitions of “all-terrain vehicle,” “recreational off-highway vehicle,” and “utility vehicle”. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 727 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a sales and use tax exemption for farm products sold at a farmers’ market. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

CRIME

 

HB 1122 Introduced by Representative Peters (D), establishes the End Racial Profiling Act of 2014. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1151 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), allows misdemeanor offenses for stealing to be expunged. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1169 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), creates the Neighborhood Watch Fund, which provides state funding for political subdivisions and the wards of St. Louis City to establish neighborhood watch organizations. Referred to the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1233 Introduced by Representative Pace (D), creates the crimes of assault of an employee of a mass transit system while in the scope of his or her duties in the first, second and third degrees. Referred to Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1240 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2014, will be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1256 Introduced by Representative Kratky (D), prohibits drivers of non-commercial vehicles from text messaging while operating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped with technology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free text. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1262 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), creates the offense of impersonation of an actual person by electronic means. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1274 Introduced by Representative English (D), changes the laws regarding domestic violence orders of protection. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1277 Introduced by Representative English (D), allows limited driving privileges to be granted to a person whose driver’s license has been suspended due to child support arrearage, under certain circumstances. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1282 Introduced by Representative English (D), prohibits anyone from sending, reading, or writing a text message while operating a motor vehicle. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1316 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), expands the ban on texting while driving to include all individuals, regardless of age. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1318 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the minimum sentencing requirements for felons who have no previous prison commitments and are first-time dangerous felons. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1319 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), requires a felon who has a previous prison commitment for any felony offense and who is a first-time dangerous felony offender to be granted parole after serving a specified portion of his or her sentence. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1323 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), authorizes expungement for specified offenses and increases the surcharge on petitions for expungement from $100 to $500. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1333 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), changes the definition of personal information with regards to breaches of consumer information security. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1362 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), requires the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to adopt criteria to expand the Amber Alert System to provide peace officer safety alerts. First read in the House on Tuesday.

 

HB 1367 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), defines peace officer for purposes of chapter 301 as including those performing investigations to enforce the provisions of such chapter, with certain exceptions. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1369 Introduced by Representative Guernsey (R), specifies the venue for prosecutions for the offense of making a terrorist threat against a school. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1371 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1382 Introduced by Representative Peters (D), authorizes expungement of juvenile records of persons adjudicated as delinquent in certain circumstances. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1394 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1402 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), requires the Department of Corrections to perform specified actions to improve the ability of working inmates to obtain employment upon release from incarceration. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1407 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), requires any criminal justice entity conducting eyewitness identifications to adopt specific procedures for conducting photo and live lineups that meet specified requirements. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1409 Introduced by Representative Rizzo (D), creates the Commission on Lethal Injection Administration and places a moratorium on the death penalty until certain procedures and protocols are adopted and implemented. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1431 Introduced by Representative Peters (D), establishes state offenses for acts against officers of the state which are similar to federal offenses for acts against federal officers. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1448 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), changes the laws regarding judicial procedures. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1460 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires a person who has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of a pharmacist or health care professional is illegal and could cause serious injury to make a report to specified authorities. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1462 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), removes the exemption for police, deputy sheriffs, State Highway patrolmen and teachers of all schools, colleges, and universities. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1463 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires the juvenile officer in specified cases to make an evaluation within 48 hours of detention of the juvenile as to whether the offense was the result of third-party enticement, or exploitation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1470 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), allows the department of corrections to administer a judgment of death by firing squad. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 540 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), increases the fine for seat belt violation from $10 to $50. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 563 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates a crime for employers who divulge certain personal information of employees and customers. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 603 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), allows school districts to designate school protection officers who may carry and use pepper spray in schools after undergoing training. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 710 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), provides that aggravated stalking includes purposely accessing or attempting to access the address of a participant of the address confidentiality program. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 712 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 732 Introduced by Senator Keaveny (D), relating to criminal procedure. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

 

HB 1051 Introduced by Representative Rhoads (R), adds specified chemical compounds to and removes a compound from the list of synthetic cannabinoids included in Schedule I of controlled substances. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1058 Introduced by Representative Higdon (R), creates the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund consisting of specified fees collected by the Director of Revenue to be used for the administration and regulation of the liquor control and tobacco laws. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1266 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1067 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), requires specified businesses to remit their property and county and municipal sales tax revenues on tobacco products to local school districts instead of the local political subdivision. Heard in the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1304 Introduced by Representative Gosen (R), changes the definition of “original package” of malt liquor for liquor licensing purposes. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1312 Introduced 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. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Administration and Accounts Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1315 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), increases the excise tax on cigarettes of 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes by 4 cents per pack per year for four years until the tax reaches 33 cents per pack, if approved by a vote of the people. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1324 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), establishes a pilot program for the medical use of marijuana. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1325 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the laws regarding the possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and the possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1345 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), requires the regulation of tobacco-derived and vapor products. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1417 Introduced by Representative Nichols (D), doubles the fine for littering with cigarettes or cigars. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1461 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), adds one active member of the Missouri Deputy Sheriff’s Association to the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART). First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1492 Introduced by Representative Lichtenegger (R), allows for drug use or convictions to be considered in determining parental fitness in termination of parental rights proceedings. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 572 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), enacts a state-wide smoking ban. Second read and referred to the Senate Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

EDUCATION

 

HB 1061 Introduced by Representative Otto (D), changes the laws regarding the attendance of a pupil from an unaccredited school district. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1170 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Act. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1227 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1232 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), establishes the Show-Me Future Program as a pilot program to replace traditional higher education tuition with a new system enabling graduates to repay higher education costs with a percentage of their income. Referred to eh House Higher Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1246 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1248 Introduced by Representative Wood (R), establishes tenure rules for certificated staff hired on or after July 1, 2015. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1279 Introduced by Representative English (D), expands the A+ scholarship to include any high school graduate, public or private, regardless of whether their school is designated as an A+ school. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1308 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Higher Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1331 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), provides that it is unlawful for any person to divulge educational records with personally-identifiable information of any Missouri elementary or secondary student to any other person or entity. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1347 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), allows home school students to participate in Missouri State High School Activities Association activities for the public school district in which they reside. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday. Referred to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1357 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), requires each school district to ensure that every student develops a personal plan of study prior to the end of the student’s sixth grade year. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1389 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), implementation of a state authorization reciprocity agreement for distance education. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1390 Introduced by Representative Thomson (R), requires the cooperative development of a university resource allocation model that incorporates performance funding for public four-year institutions of higher education. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1418 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), dissolves the board of education of any school district that has lost its accreditation and specifies that new board members shall be elected within 45 days of the loss of accreditation. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1419 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to withhold state funds from an unaccredited school district in order to pay student tuition directly to receiving schools in Saint Charles County. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1420 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), modifies provisions relating to the transfer of students from a school district that has lost its accreditation to neighboring accredited school districts. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1425 Introduced by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1452 Introduced by Representative Montecillo (D), requires DESE to develop a process that rewards districts that provide full-day kindergarten for MSIP purposes and modifies kindergarten requirements for Kansas City and St. Louis public schools. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1490 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and implementing the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 534 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 535 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate accredited school districts to which an unaccredited district must provide transportation for transfer students. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 538 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 539 Introduced 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. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 545 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 562 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), allows school districts and charter schools to establish and implement an age-appropriate curriculum to educate students about domestic violence and teen dating violence prevention. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 566 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), restricts the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from including certain data from neglected children and delinquent children in the aggregate data of a school district. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 595 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), modifies provisions relating to student transfers, school accreditation, and charter schools. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 699 Introduced 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. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 701 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), allows school districts to share a superintendent who possesses a valid Missouri’s superintendent’s license. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 722 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), creates the Missouri Tuition Equity Act. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 726 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), establishes term limits for State Board of Education members. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 729 Introduced by Senator Romine (R), creates a tax credit for donations to Innovation Campuses. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 730 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), relating to school accreditation. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SRM 1 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), remonstrates against the Commissioner of Education. Offered in the Senate on Tuesday, referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SJR 32 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), allows the Senate to remove the Commissioner of Education by a vote of two-thirds of its members. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

 

ELECTIONS

 

HB 1150 Introduced 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. Referred to the House Administration and Accounts Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1275 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires candidates wanting to serve as a fire protection district board director to file a declaration of candidacy containing the signatures of one hundred registered voters. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1276 Introduced by Representative English (D), increases the filing fee for a director of a fire protection district board. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1278 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires election authorities to make available at least one electronic voting machine for blind or visually impaired voters at state and local elections in order to comply with federal law. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1287 Introduced by Representative English (D), allows a voter to cast an advance ballot. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1288 Introduced by Representative English (D), creates an advance voting system for primary and general elections. Second read in the House on Monday. Second read on Monday, referred to the Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1341 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), changes the laws regarding nonpartisan elections in certain political subdivisions and special districts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1360 Introduced by Representative McGaugh (R), prohibits the use of electronic signatures for voter registration and petition verification. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1364 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits a property owners’ association from preventing a property owner from placing political yard signs on his or her property. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1414 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding absentee voting. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1416 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding election ballots and audits. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1440 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), changes provisions relating to lobbying and campaign finance disclosure law. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1449 Introduced by Representative Neth (R), establishes the requirements for early voting. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HJR 53 Introduced by Representative Black (D), proposes a constitutional amendment reducing the number of members of the Missouri House from 163 to 120 and increasing the number of members of the Missouri Senate from 34 to 40 beginning in 2023. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 507 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 536 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), institutes a lobbyist gift ban for the members of the General Assembly and their candidate committees. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 555 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), imposes campaign contribution limits and bans certain lobbyist gifts. Second read and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 593 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to nonpartisan elections. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 708 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), allows emergency workers to request, receive and submit absentee ballots. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 721 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), creates an advance voting system for elections. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 728 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), modifies class one election offenses. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 738 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), relating to campaign finance. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 30 Introduced by Senator Dixon (R), authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within ninety days of a vacancy in the position. Heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.

 

SJR 34 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), requires the Senate to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

SJR 35 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), limits the total service in the General Assembly to sixteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representative. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

FAMILY

 

HB 1317 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the time for a man to file an action to establish paternity or file with the putative father registry from 15 days to 60 days after the birth of the child. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1320 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), excuses breastfeeding mothers from jury service. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Children and Families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1321 Introduced by Representative Ellinger (D), changes the time for consent for adoption to be executed from 48 hours to 72 hours after the birth of a child. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday. Referred to the House Children and families Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1355 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), allows third or fourth class counties to opt out of state regulations regarding the licensing of child-care facilities and allows such counties to adopt their own regulations. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1363 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding midwifery. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1393 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), increases, from 15 days to 60 days the time after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to an adoption or to file a notice with the Putative Father Registry. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1411 Introduced by Representative Cross (R), requires persons less than 17 years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility to have the parent or guardian of the minor give written consent in person to the minor’s use of a tanning device. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1421 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), allows a cottage food production operation to sell baked goods out of an individual’s home without being subject to the state health and food laws and regulations. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1445 Introduced by Representative Gatschenberger (R), requires all immunization providers to submit all vaccination records of adults and children in this state to the Missouri Immunization Registry and allows access by all authorized users to the records. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1472 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires schools teaching the theory of evolution by natural selection to have a policy on parental notification and a mechanism for opting out of such instruction. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1488 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), specifies that parental liberty regarding the upbringing, education, and care of children is a fundamental right and not subject to infringement without demonstrating a governmental interest of the highest importance. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1494 Introduced by Representative Stream (R), changes the laws regarding the granting of grandparent visitation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 56 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, and second read in the House on Wednesday, referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

B 525 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), modifies provisions relating to food preparation for charitable purposes. Heard in the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 532 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 559 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), prohibits an insurer from requiring any waiting period for health insurance coverage for maternity benefits and requires coverage to begin immediately from the effective date of the health insurance policy or plan. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 564 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), requires long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies encouraging familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents. Second read and referred to the Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 716 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), requires hospitals to offer flu immunizations to patients 65 years of age or older prior to discharge. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 720 Introduced by Senator Justus (D), adds new requirements for state-funded child care providers. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

GAMBLING

 

HB 1342 Introduced by Representative Scharnhorst (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. Effectively allowing individuals to lose more money than they have with them, or in their bank accounts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HJR 48 Introduced by Representative Solon (R), proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket with proceeds to go to the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 741 Introduced by Senator Rupp (R), authorizes gaming establishment to provide lines of credit. Effectively allowing individuals to lose more money than they have with them, or in their bank accounts. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

GOVERNMENT ETHICS

 

HB 1244 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), modifies retirement benefits for new members of the general assembly and statewide elected officials. Referred to the House Administration and Accounts Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1257 Introduced by Representative Wilson (R), prohibits any member of the state highway patrol or local law enforcement agency or employee of the national highway traffic safety administration from collecting breath, blood, or saliva for research purposes. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1267 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), changes provisions relating to ethics. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1280 Introduced by Representative English (D), requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1283 Introduced by Representative English (D), specifies that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may not be used to purchase energy drinks. Second read in the House on Monday, General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1289 Introduced by Representative English (D), allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to require certain applications to include the applicant’s unique identification number. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

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

 

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

 

HB 1311 Introduced by Representative Smith (D), establishes registration and reporting requirements for a jurisdiction utilizing automated speed enforcement systems on roadways within the state highway system. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1314 Introduced by Representative Frederick (R), modifies Missouri’ Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Health Care Policy Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1329 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), specifies that personally identifiable information of consumers, including purchasing history, cannot be disseminated to certain parties without written consent of the individual. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1332 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), prohibits the unauthorized release of data collected by automobile event data recorders, unless there is a valid search warrant. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1339 Introduced by Representative Shumake (R), allows law enforcement agencies to perform a criminal record review for open records for the purpose of hiring any political subdivision employee. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1340 Introduced by Representative McManus (D), changes provisions relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and campaign finance. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1368 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), prohibits the use of a global positioning system or other technology to monitor the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle in order to impose any mileage tax. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1378 Introduced by Representative Carpenter (D), requires ethics training for statewide elected officials, General Assembly members, and executive department directors and acting directors after taking office, appointment, or employment. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1381 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1384 Introduced by Representative Peters (D), requires sessions of the general assembly to have live video and audio broadcasting to the public. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1388 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), requires a search warrant for a government entity to obtain location information of an electronic device. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

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

 

HB 1423 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), prohibits any member of the state highway patrol or local law enforcement agency or employee of the national highway traffic safety administration from collecting breath, blood, or saliva for research. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1432 Introduced by Representative Rowden (R), requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries, and fiscal notes on their websites. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1441 Introduced by Representative Dunn (D), requires sessions of the general assembly to be broadcast on the internet with audio and video live streaming. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1447 Introduced 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. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1466 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), changes the laws regarding the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law, on records or documents involving law enforcement officers. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1473 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), requires a person becoming a member of the General Assembly for the first time on or after January 1, 2015 to be covered under a defined contribution retirement plan. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1489 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), authorizes the General Assembly to remove any department director or deputy director if it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 57 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the duties of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday and referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 498 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), requires health insurance navigators must be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information. Heard in the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 508 Introduced by Senator Parson (R), requires that an applicant for a navigator license must take an exam created by the Department of Insurance and submit to a criminal background check. Heard in the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Tuesday.

 

SB 546 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), modifies Missouri’ Health Care Freedom Act by prohibiting the state from implementing a health insurance exchange, prohibiting insurers from accepting remuneration and prescribing duties of the Attorney General for enforcement of the act. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

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

 

SB 608 Introduced by Senator Holsman (D), prohibits the gathering of intelligence about a person unless there is evidence of criminal activity and requires warrants to search curbside garbage that is awaiting collection. Second read and referred to the Senate Progress and Development Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 737 Introduced by Senator Walsh (D), relating to obstruction of an ethics investigation. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

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

 

IMMIGRATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

SB 560 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), changes the school antibullying policies, removing provisions which protect all students equally and requiring schools to create special classification of protected students. Second read and referred to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX CRIMES

 

HB 1203 Introduced by Representative Engler (R), creates the crime of revenge pornography. Heard in the House Crime Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1334 Introduced by Representative Barnes (R), creates the crime of publishing pornography for revenge. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1346 Introduced by Representative Conway (R), creates the crime of sexual exploitation by a clergyperson. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1401 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1465 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), requires the prosecuting attorney to file a motion for court-ordered sexually transmitted disease testing of a defendant charged with certain sexual offenses. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 551 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

HB 1281 Introduced by Representative English (D), allows a school district to authorize its schools to observe a moment of silence in individual classrooms. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Education Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1284 Introduced by Representative English (D), prohibits retail businesses from operating on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Small Business Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1303 Introduced by Representative Haahr (R), establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 554 Introduced by Senator Cunningham (R), requires state agencies, public schools and colleges, and political subdivisions to use the traditional names of holidays. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

HB 1172 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), changes the law regarding the use of force in defense of a person by requiring that a person does has a duty to retreat from an intruder- even in their own home. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1399 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), imposes a sales tax upon every retail sale of any handgun or ammunition, at the rate of one cent per transaction, for providing funds for mental health services. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1439 Introduced by Representative Funderburk (R), changes various provisions relating to firearms. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1446 Introduced by Representative Newman (D), requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HB 1474 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), authorizes any school district to designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer who may carry concealed firearms after he or she has met specified minimum training requirement. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 548 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 549 Introduced by Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D), creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal weapon possession, negligent storage of a weapon, and failure to notify a school of weapon ownership. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 556 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), creates reporting requirements for lost or stolen firearms, expands the list of crimes that are eligible for expungement, and creates a gun buyback pilot program. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 565 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), requires firearm owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to a local law enforcement agency. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 613 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), modifies provisions relating to firearms. Second read and referred to the Senate General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 725 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), establishes the “Marc Perez Memorial Bridge” in Franklin county. First read in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

SB 744 Introduced by Senator Nieves (R), relating to firearms. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

TAXES

 

HB 1119 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), increases the maximum amount of the property tax credit, commonly known as the circuit breaker, by 25% for both homeowners and renters. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1120 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), establishes the Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit Act authorizing an individual income tax credit equal to 20% of any earned income tax credit claimed on the taxpayer’s federal income tax return. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1171 Introduced by Representative Butler (D), establishes the Economic-Education Partnership Act, which allows employers to retain withholding taxes up to the amount spent on educational benefits for employees and unpaid interns or up to the amount spent on educational benefits for employees and unpaid interns or up to the amount spent on job training for employees. Referred to the House Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1253 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the tax on corporate business income and business income for certain tax entities. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1254 Introduced by Representative Berry (R), authorizes an amnesty for certain delinquent taxes and allows a 50% income tax deduction for small business income for specified small businesses. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1268 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), changes the individual income tax rates to adjust for inflation. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1269 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), 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. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1295 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), changes the laws regarding income tax. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1297 Introduced by Representative Koenig (R), modifies the corporate income tax rate in Missouri by gradually phasing it out over a five year period. Second read in the House on Monday.

 

HB 1328 Introduced by Representative Carpenter (D), decreases individual income tax rates on income of $300,000 or less, imposes an 8% tax rate on income above $300,000, creates a low-income tax deduction, and decreases federal income tax liability deductions. First read on in the House on Monday, and second read on Tuesday.

 

HB 1366 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), changes the laws regarding the deductions of certain net profits and caps the aggregate amount the Department of Economic Development may issue for all tax credits. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1387 Introduced by Representative Crawford (R), exempts motor vehicles older than ten years from the sales tax on titling. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1397 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Missouri Supporting Families Income Tax Holiday Act which allows an exemption from state withholding taxes for state employees in a specified month determined by the Department of Revenue. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1403 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), allows certain small businesses to be eligible to claim any state tax credit, deduction, and other exemption from tax that specified corporations are allowed to claim. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1422 Introduced by Representative Parkinson (R), eliminates the corporate income tax imposed on Missouri businesses beginning in 2015. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

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

 

HB 1450 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), changes the law requiring tax credits other than the senior citizens property tax credit requiring approval by the senate appropriations and house budget committees to approval by the general assembly. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1453 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding taxation. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1455 Introduced by Representative Hoskins (R), changes the laws regarding burdens of proof for the director of revenue in ascertaining tax liability of a taxpayer. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1459 Introduced by Representative Lauer (R), authorizes the Innovation Campus Tax Credit. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

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

 

SB 496 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), phases in an income tax deduction for business income. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 497 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), reduces the top rate of tax on personal income over a period of years. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 509 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), modifies provisions relating to income taxes. Heard in the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 541 Introduced by Senator Munzlinger (R), eliminates the renter’s portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit for persons first qualifying after January 1, 2014. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 558 Introduced by Senator Sifton (D), reauthorizes the Missouri Homestead Preservation tax credit program. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

 

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

 

SB 577 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), prohibits further authorization of certain tax credits and modifies historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 612 Introduced by Senator Schaaf (R), extends allocation of tax revenues from the nonresident entertainer and athlete tax until December 31, 2019. Second read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 713 Introduced by Senator Emery (R), exempts capital gains on gold and silver from income tax and authorizes the storage of gold and silver in private repositories. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

SB 733 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to income taxes. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 740 Introduced by Senator Lamping (R), relating to tax credits. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SB 743 Introduced by Senator Schmitt (R), relating to tax incentives. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

SJR 44 Introduced by Senator Schaefer (R), relating to a refund of excess state revenues. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

 

VETERANS

 

HB 1125 Introduced by Representative Dugger (R), allows a person with a physical disability or a member of the armed forces on active duty filing a declaration of candidacy by certified mail to designate a representative for the ballot order random drawing. Voted and reported do pass out of the House Rules Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1264 Introduced by Representative Cornejo (R), changes the laws regarding state employment preference ratings for veterans. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1285 Introduced by Representative English (D), specifies that Veterans Day shall be a school holiday. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Veterans Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1356 Introduced by Representative Fitzpatrick (R), prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or a member of the Missouri National Guard from knowingly aiding an agency of the United States armed forces in specified unlawful detentions of a citizen. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1372 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), prohibits protest activities at funeral services. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1373 Introduced by Representative Cox (R), creates the crime of unlawful funeral protest if an individual pickets or engages in protest activities within three hundred feet of a funeral or burial service one hour before or after the funeral or service. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1383 Introduced by Representative Peters (D), grants in-state tuition eligibility for active duty military personnel and National Guard. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1386 Introduced by Representative Roorda (D), waives certain business fees for a person who is a member of the Missouri National Guard or any other military branch, resides in Missouri, and provides proof of service to the secretary of state. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1415 Introduced by Representative Entlicher (R), changes the laws regarding military and overseas voter registration. First read in the House on Wednesday, second read on Thursday.

 

HCR 11 Introduced by Representative Walton Gray (D), encourages the Missouri Veterans Commission to work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of women veterans and formally honors the heroic service of women veterans. Offered in the House on Wednesday.

 

HJR 61 Introduced by Representative Brattin (R), proposes a constitutional amendment on the right to bear arms and to possess and purchase ammunition and parts for such arms. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HJR 51 Introduced by Representative Elmer (R), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from property tax for certain property of active-duty military personnel stationed outside the country. Heard in the House Veterans Committee on Tuesday.

 

HJR 60 Introduced by Representative Swan (R), proposes a constitutional amendment exempting disabled military veterans from the payment of property taxes. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 580 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), allows representatives of military candidates and candidates with disabilities to draw numbers to establish ballot order. Second read and referred to the Senate Elections Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 600 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), removes additional fee for issuance of Gold Star license plates. Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 709 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal and certificate to veterans who served in certain wars. First read in the Senate on Tuesday.

 

OTHER

 

HB 1099 Introduced by Representative Burlison (R), specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices. Heard in the House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee on Monday.

 

HB 1118 Introduced by Representative LaFaver (D), repeals the provisions allowing a scrap metal operator to purchase or acquire parts or inoperable motor vehicles that are at least 10 model years old without the original or salvage title or junking certificate. Referred to the House General Laws Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1145 Introduced by Representative White (R), requires a health carrier to provide access to its standard fee schedules, prohibits a carrier from refusing to contract with any willing provider, and changes the requirements for provider referrals. Heard in the House Healthcare Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

HB 1306 Introduced by Representative Love (R), changes the laws regarding the prevailing hourly rate of wages. Second read in the House on Monday, referred to the Workforce Development Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 1406 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), establishes the Minority Business Enterprise and Women’s Business Enterprise Oversight Review Committee to assist these business enterprises in bidding on state contracts. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1408 Introduced by Representative Ellington (D), increases the state minimum wage to $10.25 per hour. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

HB 1468 Introduced by Representative Dohrman (R), specifies that workers’ compensation provisions shall not apply to volunteers for certain tax-exempt organizations. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 1481 Introduced by Representative Rowland (R), modifies provisions relating to collaborative practice agreements. First read in the House on Thursday.

 

HCR 7 Introduced by Representative Curtman (R), strongly urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to require a complete audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. Referred to the House Downsizing State Government Committee on Thursday.

 

HJR 58 Introduced by Representative Flanigan (R), proposes a constitutional amendment permitting the governor to issue an amendatory veto for non-appropriations bills. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday and referred to the House Budget Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 531 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies the minimum wage laws. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 557 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), modifies provisions relating to community improvement districts utilizing business license taxes. Second read and referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

SB 589 Introduced by Senator Brown (R), creates a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers. Second read and referred to the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee on Thursday.

 

SB 700 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), modifies provisions relating to collaborative practice arrangements. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 703 Introduced by Senator Lager (R), modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act. First read in the Senate on Monday.

 

SB 731 Introduced by Senator Nasheed (D), relating to property regulations in certain cities and counties. First read in the Senate on Thursday.

Under the Dome: May 12, 2013

Last Week.  The House and Senate both voted on the final versions of the 2014 Budget.  The DOR budget was finalized at 2/3 funding for the next 8 months, with

the understanding that they would then have to come back to the table in January for a supplemental funding bill to finish out the fiscal year.  Gov Nixon is having a

tantrum, threatening to cut services and lay off employees as he plans to spread out the short funding over the full 12 month period.     Stay tuned…

 

HCS HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday 4-18-2013 and a public hearing was held on 5-1-2013.  This bill could be (and needs to be) amended to include requirements that any agency receiving federal funds shall report such funding to the Legislature with criminal penalties for failure to do so.

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Under the Dome: May 5, 2013

 

Last Wednesday, May 1, 2013: The Senate Joint Committee on Administrative Rules called in acting DOR Director John Mollenkamp, the Division of Driver licensing Jackie Bemboom, and others for questioning focused on Title 12 Department of Revenue,   Division 10 Director of Revenue,   Chapter 24 Driver License Bureau Rules,   Including, but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to issuance of driver licenses which require promulgation of rules pursuant to Chapter 536. RSMo.  The results of which was an exposure of the fact that yet another violation of law (the seventh) has occurred with DOR’s secret scandal causing them to avoid legal rulemaking procedures in an attempt to hide system process changes from the Legislature. (Chapter 536. RSMo)

 

At noon last Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Committee questioned and took testimony from Special Agent Keith Schilb, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration (as per a special Subpoena) regarding the CCW endorsement lists supplied by Missouri State officials, to confirm details about the national implications related to the breach of public trust with DOR’s scandal.  The Committee also took testimony from the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration and the Department of Public Safety regarding their conference budget lines.

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Under the Dome: April 28, 2013

Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Take note that on Wednesday morning of this week the Senate Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will be focusing their attention on Title 12 Department of Revenue,   Division 10 Director of Revenue,   Chapter 24 Driver License Bureau Rules,   Including, but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to issuance of driver licenses which require promulgation of rules pursuant to Chapter 536 RSMo.

 

Then at noon on Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Committee will be questioning and taking testimony from Special Agent Keith Schilb, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration (as per a special Subpoena), and

Testimony from the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration and the Department of Public Safety regarding their conference budget lines.

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Under the Dome: April 20, 2013

Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue are being drastically cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  As the Committee is striving diligently to get officials to explain themselves to the Committee they are very frustrated and angered to keep finding the scandal goes deeper and wider every time they start a new line of questions.  Officials unwilling to answer with transparency are being grilled.  Note: The various line items in the DOR budget are being cut in proportion to the level of difficulty officials make the Senate Committee go through!  THE OUTSTANDING QUESTION IS:  AFTER ALL THAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHY DO THESE BUREAUCRATS CONTINUE TO HOLD OUT AND REFUSE TO BE TRANSPARENT?  WHAT ARE THEY STILL HIDING THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN DISCOVERED?

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MFN – Under the Dome – April 13, 2013 & Gun Rights Rally 4/18/13

Help!

Missouri Family Network is leading a multitude of conservative battles in the Missouri Legislature.

We are proud to be the State’s leading pro-family voice in the State Capitol and equally proud to be the State’s worse organization at focusing on fundraising!

If you appreciate the fact that you have not received any fundraising letters or solicitations for over a year – please know that it’s not because we don’t need

your financial help.  It is because we are too busy fighting for your values to stop and do fundraising, plain and simple.  We challenge anyone to check out our

work and our reputation.  Ask anyone anywhere.  Seek out at least three individuals (lawmakers, activists, pastors, or other leaders who know us from any

venue).  If they cannot tell you what we are about and our successful reputation, we would not be justified to hammer you with fundraising letters anyway.

Thanks to those who continue to send us monthly support, and wives that are the most dedicated and understanding in the world, we get by.  But needs

for support continue to grow and we need your help to meet expenses.  Therefore we’re forced to include this note asking for your financial assistance.

But first we want you to understand our commitment and promise to continue with or without your financial gifts (told you we are terrible at this).

There are many who cannot afford to support one more organization and we refuse to compete in your postal box.  We do not want to challenge the

fine work being done by other organizations – many of which are our friends.  However, please visit www.MissouriFamilyNetwork.net and click

on the “Video – MFN: Who, What, Where, When, & Why?” link at the top of the home page.  If you will watch just part of this 15 minute

video, you will understand us much better.  Then, after watching this video and asking others about MFN, please prayerfully consider

clicking on the “DONATE” button back on the home page and prayerfully send us an electronic gift of financial support.

This is the only way we are funded, through individual gifts from supporters like you!

(Note that MFN is NOT tax exempt so we are free to work in defense of the values we hold dear without restrictions!)

Thank You


Gun Rights Rally!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

10 am – 12 noon (or later ?)

First Floor Rotunda

Missouri State Capitol

Please come support Lawmakers trying to hold the

Rogue Department of Revenue Accountable!


Missouri Family Network

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Under the Dome

A Weekly Look Under Your Capitol Dome

A Pro-Family Perspective from the keyboards of

Abram Messer  &  Kerry Messer

April 13, 2013


Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue are being drastically cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  As the Committee is striving diligently to get officials to explain themselves to the Committee they are very frustrated and angered to keep finding the scandal goes deeper and wider every time they start a new line of questions.  Officials unwilling to answer with transparency are being grilled.  Note: The various line items in the DOR budget are being cut in proportion to the level of difficulty officials make the Senate Committee go through!

 

 

HCS HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

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Under the Dome: April 7, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HB 1008 Introduced by Representative Clem Smith (D), changes the laws regarding school course materials, instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases and opens the door to allow Planned Parenthood back in public schools. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 175 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing drugs while such drug is administered. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

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