Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for Jan. 31, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 113.

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Senators Advance Legislation to House of Representatives

JEFFERSON CITY — Several Senate bills received the upper chamber’s final approval today, extending the sunsets for various tax credit programs and creating a tax credit to attract certain sporting events to the Show-Me State. Senate Bill 20, sponsored by Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, are the first Senate bills of 2013 voted out of the chamber and sent to the House for similar consideration.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 31, 2013: SB 75

Jefferson City — The Senate General Laws Committee hears testimony on Senate Bill 75, which would require school districts and charter schools to provide education and training about firearm safety and potentially dangerous or armed intruders. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Audio/Video Clips for Wed., Jan. 30

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 75 and Senate Bill 48.
 
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The Senate Minute for Jan. 30, 2013: SB 20

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate major legislation on the Senate floor. Senate Bills 20, 15 and 19 have been combined into a single measure addressing benevolent tax credits. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Missouri Senate Gives Initial Approval to First Measure of 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Members of the upper chamber gave their initial approval for the first time this legislative session to a measure that would make changes to certain benevolent tax credits in the state. These categorized tax credits serve charitable organizations rather than profit-making entities.

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New Audio/Video Clips for Jan. 29, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bills 20, 15, 19, 227 and 10.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 29, 2013: SB 82

Jefferson City — The Senate Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee hears a presentation on Senate Bill 82, a measure that would require the governor to call a special election if the office of lieutenant governor is vacated. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for Jan. 28, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 82.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 28, 2013: Economic Development

Jefferson City — The Senate Ways and Means Committee hears presentations on Senate Bill 11, which would create a phased-in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduce the corporate income tax rate over a five-year period, and Senate Bill 31, which would increase the tax on cigarettes by 26 cents, modify the state individual income tax rate and increase the state sales and use taxes by one-half percent. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Numerous Measures Considered by Senate Committees

JEFFERSON CITY — Nearly 20 meetings were scheduled this week for senators to consider legislation before their respective committees. As bills are introduced in the Missouri Senate, they are later assigned to issue-specific committees in which measures’ sponsors and individuals who are advocates for and against legislation are given the opportunity to testify in front of panel members during committee hearings. As legislators observed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, they got right to work this week.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 25, 2013: Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 150, which would declare certain federal firearm laws unenforceable and makes it a crime for public officers, agents, employees and licensed firearms dealers to enforce such laws (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
  • Senate Bill 124, legislation that would create the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);
  • Senate Bill 132, which would allow school districts to receive state aid for pre-kindergarten programs (Audio: Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 62, a measure that would increase the fine for seat-belt violations from $10 to $50 (Audio: Sen. Keaveny);
  • Senate Bill 73, which would prohibit law enforcement agencies from establishing roadside checkpoint or road block patterns based upon a particular vehicle type, including the establishment of motorcycle-only checkpoints (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Bill 7, legislation that would modify provisions relating to school accreditation for failing school districts (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg).

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

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips from the Missouri Senate for Jan. 24, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 11 and Senate Bill 31.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 24, 2013: SB 73

Jefferson City — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hears a presentation on Senate Bill 73, which would prohibit law enforcement agencies from establishing roadside checkpoint or road block patterns based upon a particular vehicle type, including the establishment of motorcycle-only checkpoints. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips from the Missouri Senate for Jan. 23, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 73, Senate Bill 124, and Senate Bill 7.
 
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The Senate Minute for Jan. 23, 2013: Education and Safety

Jefferson City — Along with economic development and job creation, Missouri senators are also focused on other issues, including education and safety priorities. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 22, 2013: SB 150 and SB 132

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to introduce legislation and hear bills in committee. This includes:
  • Senate Bill 150, which would declare certain federal firearm laws unenforceable and make it a crime for public officers, agents, employees and licensed firearms dealers to enforce such laws; and
  • Senate Bill 132, which would allow school districts to receive state aid for pre-kindergarten programs.
We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Senate Committee Work is Underway on 2013 Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — By the close of the first full legislative week, nearly 200 measures make up the list of legislation filed this year for the General Assembly’s consideration. As more and more measures are introduced in the Missouri Senate, a motion also known as “first reading,” they are then assigned to respective committees that assemble to hear proponents and opponents give their testimony on these issue-specific bills.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 18, 2013: Week Two

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 150, which would declare certain federal firearm laws unenforceable and make it a crime for public officers, agents and employees and licensed firearms dealers to enforce such laws;
  • Senate Bill 155, legislation that would require all genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri to be labeled as genetically modified; and
  • Specifics on economic development, health care and other priorities set for the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly.

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

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 17, 2013: SB 150 and 155

Jefferson City — In addition to committee hearings, Missouri senators continue to introduce bills on the Senate floor. These include Senate Bill 150, which would declare certain federal firearm laws unenforceable, and Senate Bill 155, which would require all genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri to be labeled as genetically modified. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Jan. 16, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor introduction of Senate Bill 150 and Senate Bill 155.
 

The Senate Minute for Jan. 16, 2013: Health Care

Jefferson City — Missouri senators may spend time this session debating health care issues, especially those relating to Medicaid and new rules from the federal government. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 15, 2013: Tax Policy

Jefferson City — Among the approaches under consideration by some Missouri senators, in relation to job creation and economic development, is tax policy. At the same time, the Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee plans to meet this week. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 14, 2013: Committees Begin

Jefferson City — The second week of session means the start of committee hearings for Missouri senators. The Senate Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee will be the first to hear bills. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Swearing In Ceremony Kicks Off 2013 Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate welcomed 12 new members to the upper chamber this week, swearing in a total of 17 newly elected and re-elected senators on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Shortly after the swearing in ceremony, members of the Missouri Senate unanimously elected Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve as Senate President Pro Tem — the highest-ranking member of the upper chamber.

The Senate Leader outlined the chamber’s top priorities this legislative session during his opening day address: building infrastructure, investing in education and growing the state’s economy. Build, Invest and Grow represent this year’s legislative agenda for B-I-G solutions.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 11, 2013: Session Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the opening of the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly, which started at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 10, 2013: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — As the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly begins, members of leadership are spelling out their top issues. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Opening Day

Broadcast quality and streaming audio and video clips feature Senate leaders from both sides of the aisle discussing top priorities for the 2013 legislative session and remarks from Sen. Tom Dempsey's opening day address.
 

Senate Begins 2013 Legislative Session with Several New Face

JEFFERSON CITY — Friends, family and constituents throughout the state of Missouri watched on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, as the Missouri Senate welcomed 12 new members to the upper chamber. Newly elected and re-elected senators — 17 total — took their oath of office to “support the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and faithfully perform the duties of my office.”

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 9, 2013: Session Begins

Jefferson City — At noon today (1-9), the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly began. Among the top priorities for Missouri’s 34 senators is job creation. We’ve included actualities from new Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and new Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 8, 2013: Legislative Priorities

Jefferson City — In the first few weeks of the upcoming session, committee assignments will be made and Missouri’s 34 senators will begin hearing legislation. Opening day for the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will be tomorrow (1-9) at noon. We’ve included actualities from presumptive Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Missouri Legislative Update: Nov./Dec. 2012

In this edition of Missouri Legislative Update we preview the upcoming First Regular Session of the 97th of the General Assembly, which begins at noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. We also highlight the process of prefiling new legislation, various committee work and newly elected senators and leaders in both chambers. We also take a look and listen to a special holiday concert held in the Capitol Rotunda.
 
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Monday, January 07, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 7, 2013: Session Preview

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin at noon this Wednesday (1-9). Missouri senators are making their way to Jefferson City for the start of the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from presumptive Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 04, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 4, 2013: Session Preview

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the items Missouri senators could debate during the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. These may include:

  • The Fiscal Year 2014 budget;
  • Establishing health insurance exchanges;
  • An infrastructure bond proposal;
  • Ethics reform; and
  • Strengthening seatbelt penalties.

We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Senate Minute for Jan. 2, 2013: Thinking Ahead

Some Missouri senators are already thinking ahead to the next fiscal year budget, which will start on July 1, 2013. Meanwhile, the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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