Thursday, October 29, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 29, 2015: Education Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·        Senate Bill 93, which creates the Campus Free Expression Act to protect free expression on the campuses of public institutions of higher education (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
·        Senate Bill 224, which requires 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. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·        House Bill 41 is legislation that removes portions of the school funding formula that are no longer relevant due to the passage of time (Audio: Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
·        Senate Bill 116, a measure that creates an exemption from the proof of residency and domicile for school registration for students whose parents are stationed out-of-state;
·        Senate Bill 334, which modifies provisions relating to the boards of regents of state colleges and universities and broadens the degree-granting authority of Harris-Stowe State University; and
·        Senate Bill 366, legislation that modifies the provisions of the Missouri higher education savings program.
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Oct. 28, 1861

JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 28, 1861, the day the Missouri General Assembly started debate on a bill to secede from the Union.

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The Senate Minute for Oct. 27, 2015: Education Laws

Jefferson City — Several of Missouri’s new laws relate to education. House Bill 41 is legislation that removes portions of the school funding formula that are no longer relevant due to the passage of time; Senate Bill 93 creates the Campus Free Expression Act; and Senate Bill 334 modifies provisions relating to the boards of regents of state colleges and universities and broadens the degree-granting authority of Harris-Stowe State University. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 22, 2015: Commerce Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·     Senate Bill 142, which requires the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to take certain actions when submitting certain plans to the Environmental Protection Agency (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·     House Bill 531, a new law that requires liquid nicotine products to be sold in child-safe packaging (Audio: Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Sifton);

·     Senate Bill 445, which modifies provisions relating to environmental protection;

·     Senate Bill 456, legislation that makes changes to provisions relating to the ownership of motor vehicles; and

·     House Bill 92, which changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Senate Minute for Oct. 20, 2015: Commerce Laws

Jefferson City — Several of Missouri’s new laws relate to state commerce. These include Senate Bill 142, which requires the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to take certain actions when submitting certain plans to the Environmental Protection Agency, and House Bill 531, a new law that requires liquid nicotine products to be sold in child-safe packaging. Both of these measures took effect on Aug. 28. 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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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 14, 2015: Appropriations Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 210, which extends the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement allowance taxes and modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet and Disproportionate Share Hospital payments (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·     House Bill 17, which helps fund several capital improvements projects (Audio: Sen. Schaefer and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·     House Bills 18 and 19, which also fund capital improvements projects; and

·     House Bill 384, which changes laws regarding taxation.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Senate Minute for Oct. 13, 2015: Appropriations Laws

Jefferson City — In addition to the regular appropriations measures, other new laws relate to how state funding is handled. Senate Bill 210 extends the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement allowance taxes and modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet and Disproportionate Share Hospital payments. Other new laws come from House Bills 17, 18 and 19 — which relate to capital improvements projects — and House Bill 384, which changes laws relating to taxation. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, 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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Thursday, October 08, 2015

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 8, 2015: Agriculture Bills

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews three new laws in Missouri, all of which pertain to agriculture. Senate Bills 12 and 500, and House Bill 259, all took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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