Friday, February 27, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Feb. 23, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate ended the month of February by sending multiple pieces of legislation to the House of Representatives for consideration. The upper chamber also spent hours of debate perfecting a measure to address the ongoing problems of unaccredited districts and the consequences of the state's transfer law. Additionally, legislators filed their final measures for the 2015 session prior to the deadline on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 27, 2015: Floor Debate and Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·      Senate Bill 24, which would modify provisions of law relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence);

·       Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education;

·       Senate Bill 174, which would create the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program” (Audio: Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale);

·       Senate Bill 82, which would require the Department of Health and Senior Services to strongly encourage all long-term care facilities to institute policies that will facilitate familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City); and

·       Senate Bill 199 and Senate Bill 42, both of which would which would repeal a provision that allows a law enforcement officer to use deadly force in certain instances (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 26, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature SB 56 (Hunting), SB 122 (Health Care), SB 142 (Environment), SB 562 (Marijuana), SCR 30 (Agriculture), SB 330 (State Bonds) and SB 83 (Seniors).
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 26, 2015: SB 174 and SB 82

Jefferson City — On Wednesday, the Missouri Senate perfected Senate Bill 174, which would create the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program,” and Senate Bill 82, which would require the Department of Health and Senior Services to strongly encourage all long-term care facilities to institute policies that will facilitate familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 25, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 1 (Education), Senate Bill 155 (Public Safety), Senate Bill 174 (MO ABLE), Senate Bill 182 (Senior Services) and Senate Bill 110 (UM Board of Curators).
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 25, 2015: SB 199 and SB 42

Jefferson City — The Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 199 and Senate Bill 42, both of which would repeal a provision that allows a law enforcement officer to use deadly force in certain instances. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 24, 2015: SB 24

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send Senate Bill 24 to the Missouri House of Representatives. The measure would modify provisions of law relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 24, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 24, Senate Bill 199 and Senate 42.
 
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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 23, 2015: SB 1

Jefferson City — Most of the time spent last week on the Senate floor was on Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Debate is expected to resume on the measure this week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 20, 2015: Floor Debate and Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·       Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence);

·       Senate Bill 237, which would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity (Audio: Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis); and

·       Senate Bill 330, which would allow bonds issued by the State Board of Public Buildings for state projects to be used for new construction (Audio: Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Feb. 16, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The legislative work week in the Senate began a day late due to a winter storm that moved through Missouri late Sunday and early Monday, leaving heavy snow accumulation throughout portions of the state. The Senate began this week's work on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. While lawmakers had one less day to work, priority legislation was heavily debated on the Senate floor, committees met to consider filed legislation and the upper chamber sent a handful of bills to the House for consideration.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 19, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 237 and Senate Bill 330 being presented in committee and further discussion of Senate Bill 1 on the Senate floor.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 19, 2015: SB 237 and SB 330

Jefferson City — The Senate Progress and Development Committee hears Senate Bill 237, which would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee hears Senate Bill 330, which would allow bonds issued by the State Board of Public Buildings for state projects to be used for new construction. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 18, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate on Senate Bill 1, which aims to modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 18, 2015: SB 1

Jefferson City — Debate begins on Senate Bill 1, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Missouri senators started discussing the measure on Tuesday afternoon. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 16, 1995

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 16, 1995, the date the Missouri Senate was sent House Bill 84, also known as “The Mule Bill.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 17, 2015: SB 1

Jefferson City — Senators may start debate on Senate Bill 1 this week. The measure would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. The measure is a combination of four, related bills. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Feb. 9, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate finished its sixth week of session, sending numerous bills to the House for consideration. Legislators also spent extensive time on the floor discussing a measure that would modify Missouri's social services programs. Additionally, committees continued their work vetting proposed legislation and sending previously considered bills to the full chamber for debate.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 13, 2015: Floor and Committee Action

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·        Senate Bill 14, which would require all departments and divisions of the state — including statewide offices — to post copies of contracts entered into for the provision of legal services from outside firms on the Missouri Accountability Portal (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·        Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 96, measures that relate to campaign finance limits (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence); and

·        Senate Bill 24, which aims to modify Missouri’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) programs (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Schupp).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 12, 2015: SB 24

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time debating Senate Bill 24, which aims to modify Missouri’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, programs. The measure receives preliminary approval, but still needs one more vote before going to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 11, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature floor debate on Senate Bill 24, a measure that aims to modify Missouri's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) programs.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 11, 2015: SB 2 and SB 96

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hears two measures relating to campaign contribution limits: Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 96. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 10, 2015: SB 14

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 14, legislation that would require all departments and divisions of the state — including statewide offices — to post copies of contracts entered into for the provision of legal services from outside firms on the Missouri Accountability Portal, receives preliminary Missouri Senate approval. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 10, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature SB 59, SB 136, SB 14, SB 2, SB 96 and SB 5.
 
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Monday, February 09, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 9, 2015: SB 21

Jefferson City — The Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee hears a presentation on Senate Bill 21, a measure that would modify and enact provisions relating to law enforcement officers. The panel has not yet made a final decision on the proposal. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, and Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 6, 2015: Floor and Committee Discussion

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·       Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, which would continue the work of the Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·       Senate Bill 44, legislation that would prohibit employers from inquiring into or considering the criminal records of applicants before offering a conditional proposal of employment (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff);

·       Senate Bill 11, a measure relating to the ethical behavior of public officials and lobbyists (Audio: Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles); and

·       Senate Bill 15, which would create a commission to study Missouri’s tax code (Audio: Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of Feb. 2, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY—Debate in the upper chamber ramped up this week, with senators considering various measures and perfecting four bills for possible final passage. Committees also continued their work vetting 2015 legislation. Additionally, a number of bills are on the Senate calendar ready to make their way to the floor for consideration by the full body.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 5, 1911

This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 5, 1911, the date marking the destruction of Missouri’s State Capitol. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 5, 2015: SB 11 and SB 15

Jefferson City — Senators give initial approval to Senate Bill 11, which relates to the ethical behavior of public officials and lobbyists, and Senate Bill 15, which would create a commission to study Missouri’s tax code. 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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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 4, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 44, Senate Bill 21, Senate Bill 11 and Senate Bill 15.
 
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The Senate Minute for Feb. 4, 2015: SB 44

Jefferson City — The Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee hears Senate Bill 44, which would prohibit employers from inquiring into or considering the criminal records of applicants before offering a conditional proposal of employment. Senate Bill 44 awaits final committee action. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 3, 2015: SCR 5

Jefferson City — Missouri senators adopt Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, which would continue the work of the Missouri Lead Industry Employment, Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Task Force. The resolution now goes to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for Feb. 3, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature SCR 5, SB 174 and SB 11.
 
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Monday, February 02, 2015

The Senate Minute for Feb. 2, 2015: HCR 4

Jefferson City — Missouri senators say “no” to a pay raise. House Concurrent Resolution 4 disapproves the salary recommendations made by the Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. The measure is now approved and heads to the governor’s desk. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Missouri Legislative Update: January 2015

In the first episode of the year, we highlight opening day in the Missouri House and Senate and hear from leadership about this session’s priorities. Also, the governor gives his annual “State of the State” address and we follow several bills during their presentation in Senate committees. Plus, we sit down with Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis.

Click here to watch the January 2015 edition of Missouri Legislative Update.