Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Deadline Arrives for Executive Action on Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY – According to the Missouri Constitution, the governor has 15 days to act on a bill if it is delivered to him during the legislative session and 45 days if the Legislature has adjourned (constitutional adjournment is May 30) or has recessed for a 30-day period. The 45-day threshold ended on July 14, meaning the governor either had to sign or veto measures that were delivered to his desk. Those bills not receiving his executive approval will become law on their effective dates, as prescribed by Article III, Section 31 of the state’s constitution.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 30, 2013: SB 1

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are talking about Senate Bill 1, which modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation. Provisions contained within the measure will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. 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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 26, 2013: HB 253 and Withholdings

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 253 and its relation to budget withholdings made by the governor. The measure, which relates to taxation, has been vetoed. The governor cites tax cuts contained in the measure, and a potential veto override, as the need to withhold $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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 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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Audio/Video Clips for July 23, 2013

The Joint Committee on Education held the first of three hearings planned for this interim on Tuesday (7-23). The panel spent time discussing testing methods for Missouri teachers, which would be conducted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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The Senate Minute for July 23, 2013: HB 253 and Withholdings

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers send House Bill 253 to the governor. The measure, which relates to taxation, was later vetoed. The governor cites tax cuts contained in the measure, and a potential veto override, as the need to withhold $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 18, 2013: Lead Industry

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews early work completed by the Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force, which held its first hearing in early July. Plus, we review some of the legislation that has been signed into law by the governor this year, including:

  • House Bills 1-13 (state’s FY 2014 operating budget);
  • Senate Bill 1 (modifies state law relating to the Second Injury Fund and occupational diseases within the workers’ compensation system);
  • Senate Bill 10 (creates a tax credit to attract amateur sporting events to the state);
  • Senate Bill 16 (exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements);
  • Senate Bill 20 (modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits);
  • Senate Bill 75 (changes provisions regarding public safety);
  • Senate Bill 99 (modifies state law that address elections, printing the official state manual and tax ballot issues);
  • Senate Bill 106 (changes various provisions relating to veterans and members of the military, including the awarding of academic credit, professional licenses and child custody rights);
  • Senate Bill 208 (raises the age limit for when Missouri youth may re-enter into foster care); and
  • Senate Bill 230 (establishes “Chloe’s Law,” which requires newborn screenings for critical congenital heart disease).

We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal 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 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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 16, 2013: Lead Industry

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force holds its first hearing. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal 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, July 12, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 12, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the work of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform, which heard testimony from the general public for the first time this week. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph; 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 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.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 9, 2013: Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform hears testimony from the general public for the first time. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, 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.

New Audio/Video Clips for July 9, 2013

The Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform hears testimony from the general public. The panel was established with the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving system efficiency, financial stability and delivery of care.

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Missouri Legislative Update: June 2013


This episode of Missouri Legislative Update features the final day of the 2013 legislative session with reaction from General Assembly leaders. A new interim committee is formed in the Senate to look at Medicaid transformation and reform. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy interviews Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Rep. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, about the conclusion of the legislative session.

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

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 3, 2013: SB 350

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 350, which would have eliminated the renter's portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and created the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. The measure was vetoed on May 14, 2013, and was initially tied to helping balance the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, 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 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.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Senate Minute for July 2, 2013: SB 350

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 350 would have eliminated the renter's portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and created the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund. The measure was vetoed on May 14, and was initially tied to balancing the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 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’s website.