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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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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.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.

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.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 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.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.

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);Sen…

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.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.

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.

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 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.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.

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.

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. 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 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.