Friday, May 28, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 24, 2010

Missouri senators look back at some of the top issues for the 2010 legislative session, including the budget, Rebooting Government bills and autism legislation (House Bill 1311).

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 27, 2010

Missouri senators are waiting to learn when autism legislation would be signed by the governor. The Missouri General Assembly passed House Bill 1311 on May 12, two days before the end of the legislative session.

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The Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for May 24, 2010

As the nation readies itself to recognize Memorial Day on Monday, May 31 to honor the military members who lost their lives while serving their country, lawmakers are able to count the passage of several bills addressing military and veterans’ issues among the successes of the 2010 legislative session.

 

The governor this week signed a handful of these bills relating to the military and veterans, including House Bill 1524, handled in the Senate by Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg). This comprehensive bill contains several provisions that will affect military members and their families.

 

Read more here.

 

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 26, 2010

The Missouri Senate’s Rebooting Government efforts began with public input in March and has since resulted in some legislation that works to streamline and restructure Missouri government. Some, but not all, of the legislation related to these efforts was successful during the legislative session.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 25, 2010

Some of the measure targeted at Rebooting Government were successful this legislative session, while others were not. Among the bills that passed is House Bill 1868, which would combine the state’s Highway and Water patrols in a cost-saving effort.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 24, 2010

Missouri lawmakers passed a balanced budget in late April and sent it to the governor’s desk eight days ahead of a constitutionally mandated deadline. After senators cut $456 million from his original proposal, the governor says another $350 million will have to be withheld. The next fiscal year will start on July 1, 2010.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 17, 2010

Some of the major pieces of legislation to come from the Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly are highlighted this week, along with comments from Senate leadership.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 20, 2010

Missouri senators learned this week another $350 million could be withheld from the fiscal year 2011 Missouri budget. Lawmakers submitted a balanced budget at the end of April, but now officials say revenue projections are lower than anticipated.

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Legislature Sends More Than 100 Bills to Governor

When the 2010 legislative session wrapped up last Friday (5/14), Missouri lawmakers had passed 106 of the more than 1750 bills filed in the General Assembly this year (32 of the measures receiving final approval were Senate bills). As senators return to their respective districts for the interim, in the coming weeks the governor will consider each bill that was sent to him for signing into law.

 

The governor has 15 days to act on a bill if it is sent to him during the legislative session, and 45 days if the Legislature has adjourned. All of the following bills were passed by the Legislature this year and now await the governor’s signature.

 

Listen to The Senate Minute’s report on the end of session.

 

Read more here.

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 19, 2010

Missouri senators are highlighting some of the major issues that were brought forth during the Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly. Among these is Senate Bill 844, ethics reform. Some lawmakers are talking about term limits, as there will be 10 new Missouri senators next year.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 18, 2010

Missouri Senate leadership talks about how well they worked together during the just-completed 2010 legislative session, including House Joint Resolution 86, which would have limited certain ballot initiatives from being offered.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 17, 2010

Missouri senators are reflecting on the Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly, which concluded this past Friday (5-14). In all, 32 Senate bills and 73 House bills were sent to the governor, who has until July 14 to sign or to veto legislation.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Lawmakers’ Top Priorities Pass in Last Days of Session

With the final swing of the gavel, the 2010 legislative session came to a close at 6 p.m. today. Before the session concluded, lawmakers reached a consensus on many of the top priorities outlined at the beginning of the year.

 

Of the more than 1,800 bills and resolutions introduced by lawmakers during the 2010 legislative session, 32 Senate bills and 74 House bills were passed by the Legislature and sent to the governor. 

 

Read more here.

 

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 10, 2010

The Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly draws to a close, with several pieces of legislation now on the governor's desk for his signature.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adult Business Bill Moves Forward in Legislature as Session Winds Down

A bill that would regulate sexually oriented businesses in Missouri cleared another legislative hurdle today after being passed by the House. Senate Bill 586, sponsored by Sen. Matt Bartle (R-Lee’s Summit), now moves back to the Senate for final approval before it may be sent to the governor’s desk for signing into law.

 

Senate Bill 586 would impose several time, place and manner restrictions on sexually oriented businesses in Missouri. After Aug 28, 2010, the legislation would prohibit a person from establishing a sexually oriented business within 1,000 feet of a pre-existing school, house of worship, state-licensed day care, public library, public park, residence or other sexually oriented business. It also would bar a person who has been convicted of or imprisoned for certain crimes within the last eight years from establishing an adult business.

 

Read more here.

 

The Senate Minute for May 13, 2010

The Missouri General Assembly passes the much-anticipated autism bill. Senators passed House Bill 1311 on Wednesday (5-12). The Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly will end at 6 p.m. tomorrow (5-14).

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 12, 2010

Missouri senators give final passage to Senate Bill 733, a measure dealing with education and education funding. The bill has been sent to the governor for his signature.

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General Assembly Endorses Autism Insurance Coverage

Missouri lawmakers sent legislation to the governor today for signing into law that will require health insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism. 

 

House Bill 1311 received final approval from the Senate and House after members agreed to pass a version of the bill that had been worked out in conference committee.

 

Read more here.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Senate Moves House Bills Forward

With three days remaining in the 2010 legislative session, the Missouri Senate continues to swiftly move legislation through the lawmaking process by passing a handful of bills today and sending them back to the House for final consent.

 

One bill receiving Senate approval today was HB 1375, a bill that increases HPV (human papillomavirus) awareness and allows for the utilization of “expedited sexual partner therapy” (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the clinical practice of treating the sexual partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing treatment to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner).

 

Read more here.

 

The Senate Minute for May 11, 2010

Missouri senators spend time discussing House Bill 1543, which would make changes to education and education funding. Senators say they intend on debating the bill again before the end of the legislative session, which will be at 6 p.m. on Friday (5/14).

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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 10, 2010

Missouri senators debate House Bill 1290, a comprehensive local government bill. Among the amendments to the proposal is one that would end the usage of red light cameras by cities throughout the state.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Capitol Briefing: Senate Passes “Health Care Freedom Act”

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 3, 2010

Several bills are debated on the Missouri Senate floor as lawmakers prepare for the final week of the Second Regular Session of the 95th General Assembly. The 2010 legislative will draw to a close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010.

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The Senate Minute for May 6, 2010

Missouri senators pass House Bill 1764, an omnibus insurance bill, which also contains provisions from Senate Joint Resolution 25, which would ask voters to decide on laws interfering with freedom of choice in health care.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 5, 2010

Missouri senators spend time debating House Bill 1609, an omnibus judiciary bill. Numerous provisions are contained in the measure and could be debated by the full Senate again before the session ends on May 14.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

College Scholarship Bill Moves Forward in Legislature

A bill that would make changes to two of the state’s major higher education scholarship programs advanced in the Legislature today.

 

Senate Bill 733, sponsored by Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg), was passed by the House and now moves back to the Senate for a final vote of approval. If the Senate agrees to the House’s changes, the bill will be sent to the governor’s desk for his signature. If the House’s version is not accepted by the Senate, a compromise will need to be worked out in a conference committee before a final version is passed.

 

Read more here.

 

The Senate Minute for May 4, 2010

The Senate Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee hears testimony on several bills related to election fraud and voter I.D. Some of these bills could be heard by the full Senate yet this week.

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Monday, May 03, 2010

The Senate Minute for May 3, 2010

Missouri senators are entering the final two weeks of the 2010 legislative session. Many priority pieces of legislation remain between now and May 14th for the Missouri General Assembly. Senators have sent to the House Senate Bill 1007, which would make changes to some public assistance programs.

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