Skip to main content

Capitol Briefing: Bills Dealing with Fire Sprinklers, Corporate Franchise Tax Sent to Governor

JEFFERSON CITY — Senators approved a variety of bills this week, giving 33 bills initial approval and sending 22 of those bills to the House for similar consideration. Two bills were approved by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Senate Bill 108, sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, was the first bill to be approved by the Legislature and sent to the governor this session. Senate Bill 108 would extend a provision already in law that would otherwise expire. The 2009 International Residential Code would have mandated the installation of fire sprinklers in all newly constructed homes. Instead, the General Assembly passed a measure in 2009 requiring home builders to offer buyers an option for the installation of fire sprinklers, allowing the consumer the choice to install or decline to install fire sprinkler systems.

Click here to read more.

Popular posts from this blog

This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 1, 1917

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 1, 1917, the day Missouri’s first income tax took effect. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.


The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 13: New Leadership

Jefferson City — Missouri senators choose new leadership for the upcoming General Assembly. Selections were made last week. The First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly will start in January. We’ve included actualities from incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and returning Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 6: Veterans' Benefits

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 573, legislation that modifies several provisions relating to the armed services. The measure was signed into law on June 1. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.