Friday, May 31, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 31, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews efforts to revise the Missouri Criminal Code, which has not been done since 1979. Lawmakers say it will be a top priority during next year’s regular legislative session, which will start in January. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 30, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — Supporters of rewriting Missouri’s criminal code say they have a lot of time to talk to people about their proposal between now and the next regular session, which will start in January. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 29, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — Rewriting Missouri’s criminal code remains a top priority for many Missouri senators. Some are hopeful it will be debated early during next year’s regular legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 28, 2013: Criminal Code

JEFFERSON CITY — Efforts have been underway for several years to rewrite Missouri’s criminal code. Senate Bill 253 is the result of the undertaking, but the measure was not heard on the Missouri Senate floor during the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. Supporters say they plan to have the issue back before lawmakers next year. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for the Week of May 20, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – In the last week of the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers sent to the governor nearly 100 bills for his executive approval.  More than 180 measures were delivered to the governor for his signature in total this year.  Here are some of the measures that reached the legislative finish line before the last week of session.  To see many of the bills passed by the General Assembly during the last week of session, read the previous Capitol Briefing for the week of May 13, 2013.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Legislation Passed During 2013 Honors Missouri Veterans

JEFFERSON CITY – As citizens throughout the state gear up to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, legislation passed by the Missouri Senate and delivered to the governor during the 2013 regular session honors veterans and provides services for those who have fought and continue to sacrifice in order to ensure freedoms shared and enjoyed by all in the Show-Me State.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 23, 2013: Session Review

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the highlights of the 2013 legislative session, which ended on May 17, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City; Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for May 23, 2013: Session Review

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators know some of the things they wanted to see sent to the governor this year will likely be back next session. For some, it’s an economic development proposal that passed the Senate early in the regular session. For others, it’s campaign finance reform. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 22, 2013: Session Review

JEFFERSON CITY — Most of the agenda items for the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly were accomplished by the Missouri Senate. Missouri senators are also awaiting word if any interim committees will be named this year. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 21, 2013: Session Review

JEFFERSON CITY — Different Missouri senators have differing priorities, which was evident throughout the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. Items ranging from Workers’ Compensation to Medicaid expansion were on the minds of Missouri senators this year. 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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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’s website.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 20, 2013: Session Review

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are reflecting on the just-completed First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly, which wrapped up on Friday, May 17, 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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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’s website.

Friday, May 17, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 17, 2013: Session Ends

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 75, which would establish the Active Shooter and Intruder Response Training for Schools Program (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);
  • Senate Bill 125, which would change provisions relating to duties of boards of education (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • House Joint Resolutions 11 & 7 propose a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices (Audio: Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence); and
  • Senate Bill 262, which would modify various provisions relating to health insurance (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph).

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

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 17, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature several bills from the last day of session and Senate leaders.

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More than 160 Measures Delivered to Governor Before Final Gavel Falls for 2013 Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 80 Senate and 80 House bills reached the governor’s desk upon conclusion of the 2013 legislative session, many of which were “truly agreed to and finally passed” this week. The governor also signed several Senate bills during the last week of session that would improve government efficiency (Senate Bills 80 & 191, sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, respectively), streamline reporting requirements for certain financial institutions (Senate Bill 235, sponsored by Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville), help businesses lower their insurance costs (Senate Bill 287, sponsored by Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville), and protect patients who take prescribed medication (Senate Bill 306, sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa).

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 16, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio/video clips feature House Bill 117, House Bill 986, Senate Bill 17 and Senate Bill 262.
 
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The Senate Minute for May 16, 2013: HB 986

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators discuss House Bill 986, which would change the laws regarding MO HealthNet benefits. The measure now returns to the Missouri House for its consideration. The 2013 legislative session will end at 6 p.m. tomorrow (5-17). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 15, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 114, Senate Joint Resolution 16, Senate Bill 125, Senate Bill 252, Senate Bill 253 and House Bill 210.

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The Senate Minute for May 15, 2013: SB 114 and SJR 16

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 114, which would modify provisions relating to intoxicating liquor, and Senate Joint Resolution 16, which — upon voter approval — would impose a temporary 1 cent sales and use tax for transportation. We’ve included actualities from Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 14, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio/video clips feature Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, House Bill 116, House Bill 103, House Bill 409, House Bill 533 and House Joint Resolutions 11 & 7.
 
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The Senate Minute for May 14, 2013: HB 409

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators debate House Bill 409, which would change the laws regarding the prevailing hourly rate of wages. The measure has been held over for further debate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 13, 2013: HB 404

JEFFERSON CITY — House Bill 404 is a measure that would recognize psychological stress as an occupational disease for paid police officers. The measure is set aside for future debate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Senate Bills Pertaining to State’s No. 1 Industry

JEFFERSON CITY – The governor recently gave his executive approval to two Senate bills relating to agriculture, the largest industry in the Show-Me State.

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Senate Delivers FY 2014 Budget to Governor Ahead of Constitutional Deadline

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Senate sent to the governor a state spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014 that includes increased funding for Missouri’s K-12 schools, the state’s public higher education institutions, and an annual salary boost for all state employees starting January 2014 — all one day before the General Assembly’s constitutional deadline to pass the budget. Approximately $24.7 billion will fund the state’s critical departments and programs with passage of House Bills 1-13, which make up Missouri’s operating budget running from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Senate Sends to Governor State Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 Ahead of Deadline

JEFFERSON CITY – The state’s spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014 was finally approved by the Missouri Senate, one day before the budget’s constitutional deadline. Lawmakers in the General Assembly also sent to the governor this week more than 40 bills, 14 of which originated in the upper chamber.


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This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 10, 2013: Budget

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 10, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature  floor debate on the 2014 budget and House Bill 404.

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 9, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature House Bill 199 and House Joint Resolution 11.

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The Senate Minute for May 9, 2013: HB 199

Jefferson City — Missouri senators pass House Bill 199, which would repeal obsolete statutes regarding elections. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 8, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature House Bill 253, Senate Bill 26 and House Bills 17, 18 & 19.
 
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The Senate Minute for May 8, 2013: HB 253

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators spend several hours debating House Bill 253, which would reduce the tax on corporate business income and for sole proprietors, partners and shareholders in S-corporations. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 7, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio/video clips feature House Bill 210, House Bill 400 and the work of the Joint Committee on Education.
 
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The Senate Minute for May 7, 2013: SB 210

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators debate Senate Bill 210, which would require the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to hold public meetings on the Common Core State Standards. The measure still needs another vote before it could move to the Missouri House for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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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’s website.

Monday, May 06, 2013

The Senate Minute for May 6, 2013: 2014 Budget

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Senate and House members are preparing for conference committee hearings to iron out differences between the two versions of the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget for Missouri. A final budget has to be sent to the governor no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Senate Appropriations Committee Chair — Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia — and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Senate Sends Back to House Prevailing Wage Measure and Bill Creating Economic Incentives

JEFFERSON CITY – More legislation reaches the governor’s desk for his approval, with just a couple weeks left in the 2013 legislative session. In addition, work continues on the operating budget for FY 2014 as lawmakers are assigned to conference committees to settle differences between the two chambers’ budget plans that fund the state’s major departments and programs.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 3, 2013: Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 34, which would exempt construction and maintenance work, done for certain school districts, from the state’s prevailing wage rate requirement (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal City);
  • House Bill 112, which would create a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers (Audio: Sen. Brown and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City);
  • House Bill 436, which would reject all federal acts that infringe on Missouri citizens' rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (Audio: Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City); and
  • Senate Bill 188, which would modify laws relating to sexual offenders (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Justus).

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

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Missouri Legislative Update: April 2013

In this edition of Missouri Legislative Update, the House of Representatives approves its version of the Fiscal Year 2014 state operating budget. We also highlight legislation dealing with rebuilding infrastructure after natural disasters, the issue protecting privacy and Second Amendment rights, and measures designed to spur economic development and reform welfare benefits in the state. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy sits down with Senate Education Committee Chairman David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Joint Committee on Education member Rep. Genise Montecillo, D-St. Louis, to discuss current education-related issues and legislation.

Click here to watch the April 2013 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 2, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 78, House Bill 432, House Bill 256 and House Bill 436.

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The Senate Minute for May 2, 2013: SB 188

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send Senate Bill 188 to the governor for his signature. The measure would modify laws relating to sexual offenders. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, 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, May 01, 2013

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 1, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature House Bill 112, House Bill 542 and Senate Bill 188.

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The Senate Minute for May 1, 2013: HB 112

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators debate House Bill 112, which would create a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers. The measure has been set aside for future debate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, 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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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’s website.