Friday, May 30, 2014

Missouri Legislative Update: May 2014

In this episode of Missouri Legislative Update the General Assembly overrides the governor’s veto of Senate Bills 509 & 496, legislation designed to cut taxes for individuals and small businesses. Lawmakers also finalize Missouri’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and pass a measure allowing families to use hemp oil as a means to treat epilepsy. Also, Missourinet’s Bob Priddy discusses this year’s budget process with House Budget Vice Chairman Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, and Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 30, 2014: Successful Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the measures awaiting action by the executive branch, including: 

·    Senate Bill 723, which would modify the composition of the Board of Public Buildings and raise the cap on the amount of revenue bonds that may be issued by the board (Audio: Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar);

·    House Bill 2077, which would create the Surplus Reserve Fund, to address differences in the Consensus Revenue Estimate between the governor and the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia);

·    House Bill 1371, which contains technical corrections for the previously passed legislation updating Missouri’s criminal code (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City);

·    House Bill 1231, which would change laws regarding judicial procedures (Audio: Sen. Justus); and

·    House Bill 1302, which would modify statutes relating to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Audio: Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Missouri Senate’s End of Session Review: Part 2

JEFFERSON CITY – The final passage of more than half of the legislation slated to move to the governor’s desk occurred during the final week of session. Numerous measures were also truly agreed to and finally passed in the first week of May, including bills that would shorten children’s time in the foster care system, create and expand various veteran honor programs, and provide alternative treatments for those who are affected by uncontrollable seizures.


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senators Named to Various Interim Panels

JEFFERSON CITY – Various lawmakers in the upper chamber were recently appointed to serve on joint interim committees and task forces, including legislative panels designed to the administration of taxes, juvenile justice, and state employee wages. Many legislative interim work panels are created through concurrent resolutions, which can be used to express recommendations and actions of state officials and departments. However, some are implemented through provisions found in House or Senate bills or by rules carried out by leadership.


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The Senate Minute for May 29, 2014: HB 2077 and HB 1231

Jefferson City — Among the measures awaiting action from the executive branch are House Bill 2077, which would address differences in the Consensus Revenue Estimate between the governor and the Missouri General Assembly, and House Bill 1231, which would change laws regarding judicial procedures. Lawmakers will adjourn sine die, or “without delay,” tomorrow (5-30). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, 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 28, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 28, 2014: SB 723 and HB 1371

Jefferson City — Another couple of measures await action by the executive branch. Senate Bill 723 is a measure that would modify the composition of the Board of Public Buildings and would also raise the cap on the amount of revenue bonds that may be issued by the board. House Bill 1371 contains technical corrections for the previously passed legislation updating Missouri’s criminal code. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, 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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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 27, 2014: HB 1302

Jefferson City — Missouri senators look back at some of the successful legislation from 2014. Nearly 200 measures made their way to the executive branch during the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. These include House Bill 1302, which would modify statutes relating to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Missouri Senate Capitol Briefing for the Week of May 19: Missouri Senate's End of Session Review: Part 1

JEFFERSON CITY – The gavel has dropped for the final time at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16, signifying the 2014 regular legislative session has officially adjourned. Lawmakers sent nearly 200 measures to the governor this year for his signature. Below are some of the bills that reached the governor before the final weeks of session. To view all bills passed by the General Assembly during the regular session, go to www.senate.mo.gov, and click on the “Truly Agreed Bills” link under the “Legislation” tab.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 22, 2014: Session Recap

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the issues that were a part of the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly, including: 

·     Senate Bill 493, which would modify provisions relating to school accreditation and student transfers, and create regional educational authorities;

·     Senate Bill 491 and House Bill 1371, measures that would revise Missouri’s criminal code;

·     Senate Bill 754, which relates to the prescription drug program; and

·     Other issues discussed during this year’s regular legislative session. 

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 is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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The Senate Minute for May 22, 2014: Session Recap

Jefferson City — Missouri senators reflect on some of the education measures that were debated this year. Some of those now await the governor’s signature. 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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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 21, 2014: Session Recap

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to look back at the accomplishments made during the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly. In all, nearly 200 measures were passed by lawmakers during this year’s regular session. 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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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 20, 2014: Session Recap

Jefferson City — The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly also featured some groundbreaking legislation. Among these items are Senate Bill 491 and House Bill 1371, which would rewrite Missouri’s criminal code. 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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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 19, 2014: Session Recap

Jefferson City — The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly comes to a close. Legislators adjourned on May 16, 2014. Overall, legislators filed 1,845 measures this year, with nearly 200 reaching the governor’s desk. The Missouri Senate will officially adjourn “sine die” on May 30, 2014. 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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Friday, May 16, 2014

Daily Audio/Video Clips for May 16, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature a joint news conference with Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle and various measures passed by the General Assembly.
 
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This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 16, 2014: Sessions Ends

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Bill 493, which revises the way schools across Missouri are accredited and tackles the issue of students transferring out of unaccredited school districts (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);

·    House Bill 1689, which would change the laws regarding early childhood education programs (Audio: Sen. Pearce and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·    House Joint Resolution 90, which — upon voter approval — would establish early voting in Missouri (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City); and

·    House Bill 1307 & 1313, which would change the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Senate Concludes 2014 Legislative Session by Sending Nearly 200 Bills to the Governor

JEFFERSON CITY – The final week of the 2014 legislative session included the passage of approximately 100 bills, sending them to the governor for his signature. Overall, legislators filed 1,845 measures this year, with nearly 200 reaching the governor’s desk. The last days of session included the passage of legislation relating to school accreditation and student transfers, measures addressing Missouri’s judicial system, acts promoting economic development, and bills focusing on consumer protections.


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New Audio/Video Clips for May 16, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature HB 1665 and SB 680.
 
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Senate Minute for May 15, 2014: HB 1490 and HB 1231

Jefferson City — Missouri senators await further House action on House Bill 1490, which would establish academic performance standards through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and House Bill 1231, which would change laws regarding judicial procedures. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, 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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