Friday, February 24, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 24: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 37 and 244, a measure that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·    Senate Bill 74, legislation that seeks to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph);

·    Senate Bill 113, which would modify the law relating to discharge of employees under workers' compensation statutes (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and

·    Senate Bill 457, a measure that would remove certain roads from the responsibility of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and direct certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Holsman).


This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 23: SB 37 and SB 74

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Bill 37 and 244, which would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards, and Senate Bill 74, legislation that seeks to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 22: SB 457

Jefferson City — Missouri senators talk about Senate Bill 457 as soon as they first hear about it. The measure seeks to remove certain roads from the responsibility of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and direct certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund. The bill was introduced today (2/22) and has not yet been assigned to a Missouri Senate committee. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 21: SB 113

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time talking about Senate Bill 113, legislation that would modify the law relating to discharge of employees under workers' compensation statutes. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 20: SB 360

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 360, legislation that would make changes to laws governing virtual public schools, has been heard by the Missouri Senate Education Committee. The measure is one of several that relate to virtual education in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, February 17, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 17: SBs 237 and 45

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·     Senate Bill 237, a measure that would change the definitions of "employee" and "physician employee" in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·     Senate Bill 45, legislation that would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 16: SB 45

Jefferson City — A preliminary vote is given to Senate Bill 45 by the Missouri Senate. The proposal would make changes to laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees. Another vote is still needed before the measure could be sent to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.