Thursday, August 28, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 28, 2014: New Laws

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Bill 668, which requires health benefit plans to establish equal out of pocket costs for covered oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications (Audio: Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City);

·    Senate Bill 532, which modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·    Senate Bill 492, which modifies provisions relating to the authorization for funding and administrative processes in higher education (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg); and

·    Senate Bill 680, which modifies provisions relating to public assistance (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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This Date in Missouri Senate History: Aug. 28, 1820

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 28, 1820, the date elections were held that put Missouri’s first officeholders into place. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Senate Minute for Aug. 25, 2014: New Laws

Jefferson City — Aug. 28 is the day when most laws take effect in Missouri. This includes Senate Bill 668, which requires health benefit plans to establish equal out of pocket costs for covered oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications, and Senate Bill 532, which allows caregivers who are related either by blood, marriage or adoption — under a sworn statement — to consent to medical and educational services for a minor, if the parent or guardian cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of attempts. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 21, 2014: HB 1689 and HB 1490

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1689, which changes the laws regarding elementary and secondary education, and House Bill 1490, which changes the laws regarding academic performance and learning standards in elementary and secondary education. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg; Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Senate Minute for Aug. 19, 2014: HB 1689 and HB 1490

Jefferson City — A new law relating to education is about a year away from taking effect. House Bill 1689 pertains to early childhood education and the school funding formula, and will take effect on July 1, 2015. House Bill 1490, which mainly focuses on Common Core, will become law on Aug. 28, 2014. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 14, 2014: Tax Committee

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the second meeting of the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices. The panel met on Tuesday (8-12) near St. Louis. The committee is expected to have its recommendations delivered to the Senate president pro tem by the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Senate Minute for Aug. 13, 2014: Tax Committee

Jefferson City — The Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices meets for the second time. The panel met on Tuesday near St. Louis. The committee has one more meeting, set for next month at the Capitol. It intends to have final recommendations ready by the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 7, 2014: SB 493

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 493, which was designed to modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. The legislation was passed by the Legislature on May 15, sent to the governor on May 30 and vetoed on June 24. Senate Bill 493 may be considered during next month’s annual veto session. 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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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Senate Minute for Aug. 5, 2014: SB 493

Jefferson City — Missouri lawmakers may attempt to override the veto of an education measure. Senate Bill 493 was passed by the Missouri General Assembly, but vetoed by the executive branch. The next step for this legislation could come during the Missouri General Assembly’s annual veto session in September. 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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Friday, August 01, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 1, 2014: Tax Practices

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first meeting of the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices. The panel first met on July 17 in Blue Springs. The second hearing of the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices is currently set for Aug. 12 near St. Louis, with its third — and final — hearing scheduled to be held in September at the Capitol. We’ve included actualities from committee chair — Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit — and committee members Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Deadline Reached to Sign Legislation Passed by General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY – Approximately 60 Senate bills passed by the General Assembly during the 2014 regular legislative session received the governor’s signature before his constitutional deadline (one was allowed to lapse into law; another was overridden by the Legislature). According to Article III, Section 31, “When the general assembly adjourns, or recesses for a period of thirty days or more, the governor shall return within forty-five days any bill to the office of the secretary of state with his approval or reasons for disapproval.” Since the Legislature adjourned sine die, “without delay,” on May 30, the governor had until July 14 to act on legislation delivered to his desk.
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