Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Senate Minute for Sept. 30, 2014: Early Session Preview

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Most of the legislation that would be taken up during the session has yet to be filed, and those bills won’t receive their numbers until Dec. 1. There will be six new Missouri senators starting next year. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 25, 2014: Tax Committee

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews how the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices completes its work. The panel held its final hearing on Sept. 9. Its purpose is to investigate the process and policy used by the Missouri Department of Revenue
in the administration of tax law. The committee will issue a report no later than Dec. 31, 2014. We’ve included actualities from committee members — Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton — in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Senate Minute for Sept. 23, 2014: Tax Committee

Jefferson City — The Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices completes its work. The panel held its final hearing on Sept. 9. Its purpose is to investigate the process and policy used by the Missouri Department of Revenue in the administration of tax law. The committee will issue a report no later than Dec. 31, 2014. We’ve included actualities from committee members — Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton — in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 18, 2014: Veto Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews more measures discussed during last week’s annual veto session, including:

  • Senate Bill 841, which modifies provisions relating to alternative nicotine or vapor products (Audio: Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa);
  • Senate Bill 829, which modifies provisions relating to burden of proof in tax liability cases (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 523, which prohibits school districts from requiring a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology to transmit certain information (Audio: Sen. Sifton); and
  • Senate Bill 506, which relates to agriculture (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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This Date in Missouri Senate History: Sept. 18, 1820

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 18, 1820, the date marking the beginning of the First Regular Session of the First General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Senate Minute for Sept. 16, 2014: SB 656

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to reflect on having overridden the veto on Senate Bill 656, which modifies provisions relating to firearms and corporate security advisors. The annual veto session was held last week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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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Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 12, 2014: Veto Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the work accomplished during the annual veto session, including: 

·       The first hearing held by the Joint Committee on the Justice System (Audio: Committee chair — Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City — who serves on the panel);

·       Senate Bill 662, which modifies provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit);

·       Senate Bill 656, which modifies provisions relating to firearms and corporate security advisors, is one of the bigger issues under consideration by lawmakers for veto session (Audio: Sen. Justus); and

·       Other measures overridden by lawmakers. 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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New Audio/Video Clips from Veto Session in the Senate

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Senate's work during the Veto Session of the 97th General Assembly.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New Audio/Video Clips for Sept. 9, 2014

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature the Joint Committee on the Justice System and the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices, both of which met today (9-9).
 
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The Senate Minute for Sept. 9, 2014: Justice Committee

Jefferson City — The week begins with several committee hearings, including the Joint Committee on the Justice System, which met this morning (9-9). Lawmakers’ annual veto session will begin tomorrow (9-10). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, 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, September 05, 2014

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 5, 2014: Economic Development

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two new laws relating to economic development in Missouri: 

  • Senate Bill 635, which prohibits issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas, if Kansas enacts a similar prohibition (Audio: Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence); and
  • Senate Bill 844, which modifies the shared work unemployment compensation program (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Senate Minute for Sept. 3, 2014: SB 635

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 635 prohibits issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas, if Kansas enacts a similar prohibition. The measure became law on Aug. 28, 2014. Even though Senate Bill 635 is now on the books in Missouri, the missing element is a companion law in Kansas. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Majority of Senate Bills Become Law in August

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s Constitution (Article III, Section 29) states that no law passed by the General Assembly, except appropriations measures or bills containing an emergency clause, can take effect until 90 days after the Legislature constitutionally adjourns. Most of the bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor, or allowed to lapse into law, took effect on Aug. 28. 

Some of the most notable measures that took effect include bills pertaining to public health, taxation, local governments and telecommunications, military affairs, education, and seniors and families.