Monday, September 30, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: September 2013

This month, Missouri Legislative Update highlights the General Assembly's annual veto session held in September. This year, lawmakers voted to override a record number of the governor's vetoes. Four Senate bills and six House bills previously vetoed by the governor are now enacted into law. Plus, Missourinet's Bob Priddy talks with Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, about the Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning.

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

Veto Session Breaks Modern Records in Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY – Members of the Missouri Senate had an unusually large number of bills to consider during their annual veto session held earlier this month. Out of the 82 Senate bills sent to the governor for his approval, the state’s top executive official vetoed 19 of those measures, giving senators the opportunity to take up nearly all of those bills for the possibility of a veto override.

Although each annual veto session can constitutionally run up to 10 calendar days, this year’s veto session was brief, only lasting one day. However, lawmakers did make history during veto session this year, overriding the veto of 10 bills marked down by the governor, the most in 180 years when the Legislature was responsible for granting divorces in Missouri in the 1830s.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 26, 2013: SB 47 and 208

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that relate to foster care in Missouri:

  • Senate Bill 47, which adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies (Audio: Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue); and
  • Senate Bill 208, which raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City).

Both of these measures took effect on Aug. 28, 2013. This feature report is 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, September 24, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 24, 2013: SB 47 and 208

JEFFERSON CITY — There are two new laws that relate to foster care in Missouri. Senate Bill 47, which adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies, and Senate Bill 208, which raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care, took effect on August 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 19, 2013: SB 252 and 124

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures relating to firearms:

  • Senate Bill 252, which modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Department of Revenue, including provisions that prohibit the department from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's licenses. This measure became law on July 1, 2013 (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit); and
  • Senate Bill 124, which would have created the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. This proposal was heard in committee, but not debated by the full Missouri Senate during the First Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

This feature report is 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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 17, 2013: SB 252 and 124

JEFFERSON CITY — After a shooting near Washington, D.C., this week, some thoughts are turning to gun legislation. Senate Bill 252, which became law on July 1, 2013, modifies provisions that prohibit the Missouri Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's license. Senate Bill 124 would have created the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. The measure was not debated by the full Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University 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.

Friday, September 13, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 13, 2013: Veto Session

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the measures considered by Missouri lawmakers during the annual veto session, including:

  • House Bill 436, which would have established the Second Amendment Preservation Act (Audio: Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 265, which would have prohibited the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations (Audio: Sen. Nieves and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City);
  • House Bill 650, which relates to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal City); and
  • Senate Bill 170, which will allow members of public governmental bodies to cast roll call votes in a meeting if the member is participating via videoconferencing (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, and Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City).

This feature report is 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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Missouri Senate Overrides 10 Governor Vetoes

JEFFERSON CITY – Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate cast their votes to override a record number of bills in recent history that were passed during the 2013 legislative session and vetoed by the governor. Four Senate bills and six House bills previously vetoed by the governor are now enacted into law.

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New Audio/Video Clips for September 12, 2013


Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate during Wednesday's (9-11) veto session. Clips include Senate Bill 265, Senate Bill 170, House Bill 436 and House Bill 650.
 
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Audio/Video Clips for Sept. 11, 2013

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform and today's veto session.

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Preview of 2013 Veto Session in the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY – The General Assembly’s annual veto session is scheduled to begin this week and much work lies ahead for lawmakers in the Missouri Senate. Of the 82 Senate bills delivered to the governor for his approval, 19 received the veto stamp, providing legislators in the upper chamber a chance starting this Wednesday (Sept. 11 at noon) to bring each one of those measures up for a possible veto override.

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The Senate Minute for Sept. 9, 2013: HB 253

JEFFERSON CITY — The annual veto session will be held this week. The most talked about proposal that could come up is House Bill 253, which modifies provisions relating to taxation. Veto session will start at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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’s website.

Friday, September 06, 2013

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 6, 2013: Veto Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate previews Missouri senators’ return to Jefferson City for the annual veto session, which is scheduled to start at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Missouri Legislative Update: August 2013

In this edition of Missouri Legislative Update we highlight several new laws passed by the General Assembly which took effect on Aug. 28, 2013. Plus, we preview the upcoming veto session to be held on Sept. 11, 2013 and a new web site designed to nominate suggestions for new inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians. And Missourinet's Bob Priddy sits down with Rep. Kathryn Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, to discuss new laws and other legislative issues.

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

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Senate Minute for Sept. 3, 2013: Veto Preview

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are preparing to return to Jefferson City. The annual veto session is scheduled to start at Noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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.