Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Senate Minute for July 22, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Among the new laws set to take effect on Aug. 28, 2014, is Senate Bill 492, which will modify provisions relating to the authorization for funding and administrative processes in higher education. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 18, 2014: SB 491

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 491, which rewrites Missouri’s criminal code. The measure will become law without the governor taking any action on it, but will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2017. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deadline Reached to Sign Senate Bills

JEFFERSON CITY – Approximately 85 Senate bills were truly agreed to and finally passed during the 2014 regular legislative session. Of those measures, 60 were signed by the governor, 22 received the governor’s veto, three were allowed to lapse into law, and another was overridden by the General Assembly (one of the 22 the received his veto).


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The Senate Minute for July 15, 2014: SB 491

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 491 is one of the measures that will become law without the governor having taken any action on it. The new law was passed by the Missouri General Assembly on April 28, 2014. However, the full effect of the new law will not begin until Jan. 1, 2017. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by clicking the following link:
Senate Minute. The report also is available as a podcast. Right click on the “subscribe” button and choose “copy shortcut,” then paste that link into your podcast player’s website.

Friday, July 11, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 11, 2014: New Election Laws

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some upcoming new laws, two of which pertain to elections:

·     Senate Bill 892, which changes the presidential primary election date from February to March (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence); and

·     House Bill 1136, which changes the laws regarding elections.

In addition, we review Senate Bill 593, which would have modified provisions relating to nonpartisan elections, but was vetoed by the executive branch; and Senate Bill 504, which requires state agencies to post proposed rules, summaries and fiscal notes on their websites. 

Senate Bill 892, House Bill 1136 and Senate Bill 504 will all become law on Aug. 28, 2014.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by visiting the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. The report also is available as a podcast. Right click on the “subscribe” button and choose “copy shortcut,” then paste that link into your podcast player’s website
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Senate Minute for July 8, 2014: Election Laws

Jefferson City — Missouri will soon have a couple of new election laws on-the-books. Senate Bill 892 will change the date of Missouri’s presidential primary, and House Bill 1136 mainly relates to electronic voting machines. Both measures will take effect on Aug. 28, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by clicking the following link: Senate Minute. The report also is available as a podcast. Right click on the “subscribe” button and choose “copy shortcut,” then paste that link into your podcast player’s website.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 3, 2014: FY 2015 Missouri Budget

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the operating budget for Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2015, which started on July 1. Of the funds allocated by lawmakers for Missouri’s departments and programs, the governor vetoed $275.7 million and is withholding $846.3 million in overall funding, totaling more than $1.1 billion. We’ve included actualities from Senate Appropriations Committee chair — Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton — who also serves on the Appropriations panel — in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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You can download the following radio report in .mp3 format by visiting the This Week in the Missouri Senate website. The report also is available as a podcast. Right click on the “subscribe” button and choose “copy shortcut,” then paste that link into your podcast player’s website
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