Friday, February 28, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 28, 2014: Floor Debate

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·       Senate Bill 493, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education;

·       Senate Joint Resolution 45, which — upon voter approval — would prohibit the governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the payment of public debt;

·       Senate Bill 555, which would impose campaign contribution limits and ban certain gifts from lobbyists;

·     Senate Bill 748, which would require certain individuals to receive the meningococcal vaccine. 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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School Accreditation and Student Transfer Bill Reaches Senate Floor for Debate, Receives Final Approval

JEFFERSON CITY – One of the most high-profile bills reached the Senate floor this week relating to how Missouri schools are accredited and how students transfer out of unaccredited and into accredited districts. In addition, the Senate reached its deadline to file legislation for the 2014 session, adding nearly 100 measures this week to list of legislation up for consideration this year.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 27, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate's final approval of Senate Bill 493 (School Accreditation and Student Transfer) and Senate Bill 635 ("Border War" Incentive Truce).
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 27, 2014: SB 493

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give final approval to a measure relating to school transfers in our state. Senate Bill 493 would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. The measure now heads to the Missouri House for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 25, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor action on Senate Bill 493, legislation that would modify provisions relating toe school accreditation and student transfers.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 26, 2014: SB 555

Jefferson City — Missouri senators talk about ethics reform. Senate Bill 555 would impose campaign contribution limits and ban certain gifts from lobbyists. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Senate Minute for Feb. 25, 2014: SJR 45

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate Senate Joint Resolution 45, which — upon voter approval — would prohibit the governor from controlling the rate of expenditures of, and withholding funds from, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and payment of public debt. The resolution receives preliminary approval and still needs one more vote before it could move to the Missouri House for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/Video Cips for Feb. 25, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate on Senate Joint Resolution 45 and Senate Bill 555's committee hearing in the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee.
 
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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Senate Minute for Feb. 24, 2014: SB 748 and SB 669

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate, as the legislative session enters into its eighth week. On Feb. 20, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 748, which would require certain individuals to receive the meningococcal vaccine, and Senate Bill 669, which would designate “jumping jacks” as the official exercise of Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

First Bill Passed by General Assembly this Session becomes Law

JEFFERSON CITY – One of the first filibusters in the Senate this session ends with a gun rights measure advancing in the upper chamber. Additionally, legislation signed by the governor this week is designed to help deployed members of the military and disabled citizens file for elected office becomes law.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 21, 2014: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·       Senate Bill 613, which would modify provisions relating to firearms (Audio: Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·       Senate Joint Resolution 36, which — upon voter approval — would modify constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·       Senate Bill 492, which would create a performance-based funding model for public higher education institutions (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);

·       Senate Bill 898, which would allow the Missouri Department of Corrections to determine the manner of executions, rather than requiring executions by lethal gas or injections (Audio: Sen. Schaefer); and

·       Senate Bill 608, which would prohibit the gathering of intelligence about a person — unless there is evidence of criminal activity — and would also require warrants to search curbside garbage that is awaiting collection (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 20, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature SB 669, SB 748, SB 904, SB 668, SCR 20, SCR 21 and SCR 22.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 20, 2014: SB 898 and SB 608

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to introduce legislation on the floor of the Missouri Senate. Senate Bill 898 would allow the Missouri Department of Corrections to determine the manner of executions. Also, the Senate Progress and Development Committee hears Senate Bill 608, which would prohibit the gathering of intelligence about a person — unless there is evidence of criminal activity. 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, February 19, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 19, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature SB 694, SB 898, SB 901 and SB 519.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 19, 2014: SB 492

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 492, which would create a performance-based funding model for public higher education institutions. The measure still needs another vote before it could move to the Missouri House for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 18, 2014

Today's audio and video clips feature debate on Senate Joint Resolution 36, a measure dealing with firearms; and Senate Bill 492, legislation that would create a performance-based funding model for higher education institutions.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 18, 2014: SJR 36

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time debating measures that relate to Second Amendment rights. The Senate gives preliminary approval to Senate Joint Resolution 36, which — upon voter approval — would modify constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. The resolution still needs another vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

The Senate Minute for Feb. 17, 2014: SB 613

Jefferson City — A couple of Missouri senators take time to explain some confusion over an amendment to a bill. Both senators involved defend the amendment. Senate Bill 613 would modify provisions relating to firearms. The measure has received preliminary approval, and may get its final vote yet this week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Senate Delivers Legislation to Governor Within Six Weeks of Session

JEFFERSON CITY – The Senate this week advances more legislation to the House for its consideration and delivers the first bill of the 2014 legislative session to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Upper Chamber Delivers First Bill to Governor

The Missouri Senate this week delivered its first measure to the governor for his executive approval.  House Bill 1125, handled in the upper chamber by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, is similar to his sponsored Senate Bill 580.  The House measure would allow a person with a physical disability or a member of the Armed Forces on active duty filing a declaration of candidacy by certified mail to designate a representative for the ballot order random drawing.  Since this bill contains an emergency clause, if it is signed into law, Missourians who fall under the guidelines of this truly agreed to and finally passed legislation would be able to use a proxy to draw their name for placement on the next election ballot.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 14, 2014: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·       Senate Bill 613, which is also known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act (Audio: Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·       Senate Bills 509 & 496, which would modify the individual income tax rate table and create an individual income tax reduction for business income (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·       Senate Bill 518, which would extend MO HealthNet managed care statewide for only the current managed care populations (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·       Senate Bill 494, which would require the Joint Committee on Education to conduct a study of the Bright Flight Scholarship, Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program, and the A+ Schools Program (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg); and

·       Senate Bill 616, which would create the Every Child Can Learn Act (Audio: Sen. Nasheed). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Daily Audio Video Clips for Feb. 13, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 616 and Senate Bill 494 being presented to the Senate Education Committee, and a news conference regarding Senate Bill 613.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 13, 2014: SB 494 and SB 616

Jefferson City — The Senate Education Committee hears Senate Bill 494, which would require the Joint Committee on Education to conduct a study of the Bright Flight Scholarship, Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program, and the A+ Schools Program; and Senate Bill 616, which would create the Every Child Can Learn Act. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan,

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 12, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 526, a measure that would require the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation to develop a claims database.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 12, 2014: SBs 509 and 496

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin debate on Senate Bills 509 & 496, which would modify the individual income tax rate and create an individual income tax reduction for business income. More discussion could come on this issue in the days ahead. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 11, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate on Senate Bills 613, 509 and 496.
 
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