Thursday, September 17, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 17, 2015: Veto Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the vetoes that were overridden by Missouri senators during the annual veto session. In all, there were 10 vetoes that lawmakers were able to override, including:

·   Senate Bill 224, which will require a student to be a United States citizen, or permanent resident, in order to be eligible to receive reimbursements from the A+ Schools Program (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·   Senate Bill 20, which will create a sales and use tax exemption for materials and utilities used by commercial laundries;

·   House Bill 150, which will modify the duration of unemployment compensation, the method to pay federal advances and raise the fund trigger causing contribution rate reductions (Audio: Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·   House Bill 722, which will change the laws regarding prohibited ordinances by political subdivisions (Audio: Sens. Kehoe and Holsman).

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