Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Senate Minute for Sept. 28, 2010

School districts across Missouri are beginning to implement all of the different aspects of this year’s omnibus education bill, House Bill 1543. The measure includes many different aspects involved in teaching children and keeping schools safe throughout Missouri.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 20, 2010

Missouri senators are watching the governor's Tax Credit Review Commission. The panel has started to meet across the state and is expected to have recommendations made by the end of the year. Of the 25 Missourians on the commission, three are Missouri senators.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Senate Minute for Sept. 21, 2010

Missouri senators are watching the governor’s Tax Credit Review Commission, which was put together in July and started meeting in August. The panel will review all of Missouri’s 61 tax credit programs. Among the committee members are three Missouri senators.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 13, 2010

 Lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week for the annual veto session. None of the governor's five vetoes were overturned by the General Assembly, but several committee hearings were held and members were named to several new panels that will meet throughout the remainder of the interim. Retiring Missouri senators were also honored during a ceremony this week.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 2010 Capitol Briefing: General Assembly Convenes for Annual Veto Session

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, lawmakers assembled for the annual veto session in Jefferson City. A September veto session is required by the Missouri Constitution if the governor vetoes any bills passed during the year’s legislative session. 

 

A two-thirds majority vote from both chambers is required to override a veto, while initial passage of any bill requires a simple majority. A vote to overturn a veto is a rare occurrence and hasn’t taken place since 2003 when legislators voted to overturn three vetoes relating to concealed carry, lawsuits against gun manufacturers and abortion.

 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lawmakers Return to Capitol for Veto Session

The Missouri Legislature today (9/15) assembled for its annual veto session in Jefferson City. A September veto session is required by the Missouri Constitution if the governor vetoes any bills passed during the year’s legislative session. 

 

A two-thirds majority vote from both chambers is required to override a veto, while initial passage of any bill requires a simple majority. A vote to overturn a veto is a rare occurrence and hasn’t taken place since 2003 when legislators voted to overturn three vetoes relating to concealed carry, lawsuits against gun manufacturers and abortion.

 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Senate Committees Hold Hearings

Today (9/14) the Joint Committee on Education and Joint Committee on Tax Policy held meetings in the Capitol as legislators returned to Jefferson City for the General Assembly’s annual veto session this week.

 

The Joint Committee on Education met at 2 p.m. in the Senate Lounge to recognize retiring members, as well as discuss K–12 public school funding, teacher compensation and the efficiency of the state’s Regional Professional Development Centers. The committee also talked about topics for potential future study such as voluntary pre-kindergarten and higher education funding models.

 

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The Senate Minute for Sept. 14, 2010

Lawmakers return to Jefferson City for the annual veto session, which will begin at Noon tomorrow (9/15), to consider five vetoed bills: Senate Bill 777, which would have allowed for the sale of certain financial products and plans associated with certain loan transactions; House Bill 1741, which would have changed the laws regarding a meeting of a board of directors or the executive committee of a corporation; House Bill 1831, which would have allowed a school district to sell donated property as surplus; House Bill 1903, which would have established funds for receiving federal money; and House Bill 2317, which would have authorized the governor to convey certain state properties.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 6, 2010

With several new laws on-the-books in Missouri, Missouri senators are talking about how those bills progressed through the upper chamber and eventually were signed by the governor. This week, we focus on Senate Bill 844 (ethics reform), House Bill 1311 (autism insurance coverage), House Bill 1472 ("K2" ban), House Bill 1695 (new DWI laws), House Bill 1 (pension reform) and House Bill 2 (Manufacturing Jobs Act).

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Senate Minute for Sept. 7, 2010

Missouri Senators continue to talk about Senate Bill 844. While most senators agree the new ethics reform law increases transparency, some say the measure could have gone further. Some ideas that were not included in the bill may be introduced by lawmakers next year.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 30, 2010

Senate Bill 844, new ethics reform legislation that became law on Aug. 28, 2010 is the focus this week. The new law, in part, requires the reporting of contributions of over $500 to be done within 48 hours; prohibits “committee to committee” transfers of contributions, and allows the Missouri Ethics Commission to investigate ethics violations independently.

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