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Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for August 2012

JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday, Aug. 28, marked the date that a large number of measures passed by the Missouri Senate during the 2012 regular session officially became law. For the measures listed below, this was the final step in the legislative process.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 30, 2012: New Laws

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the legislation that became law on Aug. 28, 2012, including:Senate Bill 469, which modifies provisions regarding administrative rules; Senate Bill 576, which modifies provisions relating to charter schools; and House Bill 1525, which establishes the Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission and changes the laws regarding criminal offenders under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan. Click here to listen to the report. 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.

Capitol Dialogue for August 2012: New Laws

Host Bob Priddy from Missourinet, along with two state senators, appear on the August edition of Capitol Dialogue to discuss some of the new laws taking effect this year. Senator Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, talk about legislation that received passage from the full Legislature and went on to be signed into law by the governor. Most laws took effect on Aug. 28, 2012.Click here to watch.

The Senate Minute for Aug. 28, 2012: New Laws

Most legislation that was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and subsequently signed into law by the governor takes effect today (8-28). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report.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.

Numerous Senate Bills Take Effect Aug. 28

More than 15 measures originating out of the upper chamber become law today

JEFFERSON CITY - According to the Missouri Constitution (Article III, Section 29), “No law passed by the General Assembly, except an appropriation act, shall take effect until 90 days after the adjournment of the session in either odd-numbered or even-numbered years at which it was enacted.” The constitutional adjournment date for the Missouri Legislature was May 30, making Aug. 28 (90 days following the constitutional adjournment) the date most bills passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 legislative session and signed by the governor become state law.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 23, 2012: Education Funding

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews funding for education in Missouri and the foundation funding formula, which could be addressed during the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan. Click here to listen to the report.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.

The Senate Minute for Aug. 21, 2012: Education Funding

As students return to school, Missouri senators are talking about education funding. An effort to revise the school funding formula may materialize during next year’s regular session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Timothy Green, D-Spanish Lake, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report.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.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 17, 2012: HB 1525

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the philosophy that goes into the legislative process and one of the measures that will become law on Aug. 28, 2012: House Bill 1525, which will establish the Justice Reinvestment Act and change the laws regarding criminal offenders under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report.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.

The Senate Minute for Aug. 14, 2012: HB 1525

Among the laws taking effect this year is House Bill 1525, which will change the laws regarding criminal offenders under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report.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.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 10, 2012: Liability Caps

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Supreme Court’s recent decision ending liability caps on medical malpractice lawsuits. The caps were the result of House Bill 393, which was signed into law in 2005. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Timothy Green, D-Spanish Lake, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report. 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.

The Senate Minute for Aug. 7, 2012: Liability Caps

The Missouri Supreme Court recently handed down a decision ending liability caps on medical malpractice lawsuits. The caps were the result of House Bill 393, which was signed into law in 2005. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Timothy Green, D-Spanish Lake, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan. Click here to listen to the report.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.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 3, 2012: Drought and Health Care

This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews how the ongoing drought and heat wave are affecting Missouri farmers, and the possibility of discussions on health care legislation by the Missouri General Assembly yet this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.Click here to listen to the report.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.