Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 31, 2015: SB 63 & 111

Jefferson City — Following their one-week mid-session recess, Missouri senators returned to work on Monday afternoon (3-30) to spend time debating Senate Bill 63 & 111, which would establish a prescription drug monitoring program. The measure has received first-round approval and still needs another affirmative vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Audio/Vide Clips for March 31, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 63, legislation that would establish a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri.
 
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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 30, 2015: Second Half of Session

Jefferson City — Missouri senators return to Jefferson City to start the second half of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. Session will conclude on Friday, May 15, 2015. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 26, 2015: Mid-Session Review

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first half of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly and looks ahead and the remaining weeks of session, which will resume on Monday, March 30, 2015. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles; Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar; and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for March 26, 2015: FY 2016 Budget

Jefferson City — In the second half of session, the Fiscal Year 2016 budget will take center stage. Traditionally, the Missouri Senate starts work on the budget after mid-session recess is complete. Missouri senators will return to Jefferson City on Monday, March 30. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 25, 2015: Economic Development

Jefferson City — As is the case most years, economic development is a top priority among Missouri’s 34 senators. But, there are different methods by which some senators say the goal can be attained. Mid-session recess continues this week for the Missouri Legislature. The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will resume on Monday, March 30, 2015. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 24, 2015: SB 330 and SCR 8 & 9

Jefferson City — Another major issue from the first half of session is a bonding measure. Senate Bill 330 and Senate Concurrent Resolutions 8 and 9 await action from the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Missouri Senate's Capitol Briefing for the Week of March 16, 2015


JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Senate finished its final week before the annual spring recess by approving numerous bills, including sending the first Senate measure to the governor’s desk for possible signature into law.  

General Assembly Sends First Senate Bill to Governor’s Desk, Also Adopts Two Concurrent Resolutions

On Thursday, March 19, the Senate gave final approval to Senate Bill 149, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, by a vote of 30-3. The legislation creates a state and local sales and use tax exemption for data storage centers. These centers are used to house computer mainframes that hold online, electronic information for websites. The bill will encourage the growth of these centers by granting them a sale and use tax exemption. However, the project must result in at least $25 million in new facility investment and create 10 new jobs with wages at least 150 percent of the country average over a three-year period.
 

The Senate Minute for March 23, 2015: Mid-Session Review

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate reaches the halfway point of the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. The 2015 legislative session will resume on Monday, March 30, 2015. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 20, 2015: First Half Conclusion

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·       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);

·       Senate Bill 172, which would require the State Board of Education to establish minimum graduation requirements for a career and technical education high school certificate (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·       Senate Bill 341, which would establish procedures for reports of juveniles with problem sexual behavior (Audio: Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City); and

·       Senate Bill 331 & 21, which would modify provisions relating to emergencies, requirements for police officers at protests, and recordings from law enforcement cameras (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Chappelle-Nadal).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 19, 2015: SB 331 & 21

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate Senate Bill 331 & 21, which would modify provisions relating to emergencies, requirements for police officers at protests, and recordings from law enforcement cameras. The measure has been set aside for further discussion. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Daily Audio/Video Clips for March 19, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and video clips feature Senate Bill 331 & 21 and House Bill 259.
 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Daily A/V Clips for March 18, 2015

Streaming and broadcast quality audio and clips feature SB 330, SB 172, SB 453, SB 341, and HB 16.
 
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The Senate Minute for March 18, 2015: SB 341

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 341, which would establish procedures for reports of juveniles with problem sexual behavior. The measure still needs another positive vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 17, 2015: SB 330 and SB 172

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 330, which would allow bonds issued by the State Board of Public Buildings for state projects to be used for new construction, and Senate Bill 172, which would require the State Board of Education to establish minimum graduation requirements for a career and technical education high school certificate. Both measures still need another vote before moving to the Missouri House. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Senate Minute for March 16, 2015: SB 56 and SB 216

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 56, which would allow certain Missouri non-residents to receive reduced hunting, fishing and trapping permit fees, and Senate Bill 216, which would establish the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan,

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Friday, March 13, 2015

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


JEFFERSON CITY—Legislators spent the majority of their time during the second week of March vetting numerous bills in their respective Senate committees. Nearly every standing committee met this week to consider both legislation filed by members of the upper chamber and bills and resolutions finally making their way over from the House. In addition, legislators finalized a number of important pieces of legislation before adjourning for the week.

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This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 15, 1907

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 15, 1907, the day state representatives approved a Missouri Senate resolution that gave the Show-Me State the ability to let citizens draft initiative petitions and referendums to be determined on ballots. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 13, 2015: Tort Reform Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews three measures that relate to renewed tort reform efforts: 

·       Senate Bill 37, which would award attorney's fees and court costs in cases where a settlement offer was previously rejected and when the court rules on a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·       Senate Bill 233, which would modify provisions relating to expert witnesses (Audio: Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·       Senate Bill 239, which would create a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Sifton). 

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