Friday, December 30, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Dec. 26: Session Preview

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate previews how Missouri senators prepare to return to Jefferson City for the start of the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly, which is set to commence at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/2x3GoLYXDbQ

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Senate Minute for Dec. 27: Session Preview

Jefferson City — Missouri senators prepare to return to Jefferson City for the start of the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly, which is set to commence at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/tyYgA29WICc

Sunday, December 25, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Dec. 25: Dec. 25, 1848

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 25, 1848, the date marking the start of the First Regular Session of the 15th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/vfNb2WKWH6o

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Dec. 19: Health Care

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate previews one of the issues that could be discussed during next year’s legislative session: health care. The potential of changing federal law exists, which means Missouri lawmakers would like to have a say in what may be implemented as a replacement. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/ETVv5Z-r7qc

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Senate Minute for Dec. 20: Health Care

Jefferson City — Among the issues that could be discussed during next year’s legislative session could be health care. The potential of changing federal law exists, which means Missouri lawmakers would like to have a say in what may be implemented as a replacement. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/ALoMOnsI3HM

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Dec. 17: Dec. 17, 1861

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 17, 1861, the day a test oath for state voters took effect. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/D1kvuLkX4Gs

Thursday, December 15, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Dec. 12: Session Preview

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the philosophies behind the nearly 200 measures that have been prefiled in the Missouri Senate, as lawmakers prepare for the next legislative session. The 2017 session will start on Jan. 4. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/CKZeqF-jyl8

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Senate Minute for Dec. 13: Session Preview

Jefferson City — Already, nearly 200 measures have been prefiled in the Missouri Senate, as lawmakers prepare for the next legislative session. The 2017 session will start on Jan. 4. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/GedqRN5CcOM

Friday, December 09, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Dec. 9: Dec. 9, 1824

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 9, 1824, the day the Missouri General Assembly passed the state’s first liquor law. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Dec. 5: Utilities Committee

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews potential legislation that could come next year, based on the findings of the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, which met this year. The next legislative session will start in January. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/idVdw3RSeqM

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Senate Minute for Dec. 6: Utilities Committee

Jefferson City — Legislation could come next year, based on the findings of the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, which met this year. The next legislative session will start in January. 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.

https://youtu.be/hmsnBGXKTGU

Thursday, December 01, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Nov. 28: Session Preview

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate previews the start of the next regular legislative session, which is only five weeks away. Prefiled legislation received bill numbers for 2017 today (12/1). We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/e5TUf6PL2LI

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Dec. 1: Dec. 1, 1863


Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 1, 1863, the day the State Board of Agriculture was created. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/CB5fUPT3hcs

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Senate Minute for Nov. 29: Session Preview

Jefferson City — The start of the next regular legislative session is only five weeks away. Prefiled legislation will receive bill numbers for 2017 on Dec. 1. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/7SniXz_lpZc

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Nov. 21: Returning Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews legislation addressing transportation funding and adding a religious freedom clause to the Missouri Constitution, which were both considered by Missouri senators this year. Both could be among several issues that may be brought back during next year’s regular legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/rrPQoRkTif8

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Senate Minute for Nov. 22: Returning Legislation

Jefferson City — Legislation addressing transportation funding and adding a religious freedom clause to the Missouri Constitution were both considered by Missouri senators this year. Both could be among several issues that may be brought back during next year’s regular legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/k71zieZECb8

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 20: Nov. 20, 1838

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews the governor’s biennial address to the Missouri Legislature, delivered on Nov. 20, 1838. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
https://youtu.be/d_Oa00Et1_4

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Nov. 14: Leadership Priorities

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate previews the upcoming legislative session, as told by members of Missouri Senate leadership, who will be guiding legislation next year. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; incoming Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/k9sXRy8zwdY

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Senate Minute for Nov. 15: Leadership Priorities

Jefferson City — Missouri senators pick leadership for the upcoming two years. The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start in January. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/ZFxbou0xjII

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 15: Nov. 15, 1837

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 15, 1837, the day Missouri’s first Capitol burned. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/-rUI0MUblAw

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Nov. 7: SB 711 and HB 1559


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Bill 711, which requires CPR instruction and training during high school (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla); and

·    House Bill 1559, which designates July first as "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City). 

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

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The Senate Minute for Nov. 8: SB 711 and HB 1559

Jefferson City — Education is the focus of some of Missouri’s new laws in 2016. Senate Bill 711 requires CPR instruction and training during high school. House Bill 1559 designates July 1 as "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/JJIG_fTm1AI

Monday, November 07, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 7: Nov. 7, 1972

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 7, 1972, the day Missouri’s first female state senator was first-elected to the Missouri Senate. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/XkUm-_6ANgI

Thursday, November 03, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 31: SB 921

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 921, which makes changes to several parts of state law relating to crime victims. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/OKOE_IQigjI

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Senate Minute for Nov. 1: SB 921

Jefferson City — A new law addresses crime victims. Senate Bill 921 took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/piPab00b3sk

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 1: Nov. 1, 1821

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 1, 1821, the day St. Charles became the temporary home for state government. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

https://youtu.be/YStG7rbNz1Y

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 24: Committees

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the committees that have met during the interim, which is the period of time between regular legislative sessions: 

·         Senate Interim Committee on MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);

·         Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia (Audio: Committee member, Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·         Senate Interim Committee on Long-Term Care Facilities (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville);

·         Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment (Audio: Committee chair, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and


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


This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 27: Oct. 27, 1838

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 27, 1838, the day Gov. Lilburn Boggs issued Executive Order 44, also known as the “Extermination Order.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 25: Committees

Jefferson City — So far this interim, five committees have held hearings, including the Senate Interim Committee on MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits and the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia. Some of these panels plan to have recommendations ready before the end of this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 17: SCR 50 and HB 2379

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that relate to suicide prevention. Senate Concurrent Resolution 50 designates the month of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Missouri. House Bill 2379 requires the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop training guidelines and school districts to adopt a policy for youth suicide awareness and prevention education. Both of these proposals became law this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 19: Missouri Day

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews “Missouri Day,” which was created by the Legislature on March 22, 1915. “Missouri Day” is always celebrated on the third Wednesday in October. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 18: SCR 50 and HB 2379

Jefferson City — A couple of measures that have become law this year are aimed at suicide prevention. Senate Concurrent Resolution 50 designates the month of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Missouri. Additionally, House Bill 2379 also addresses dyslexia screening in public schools. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 10: New Laws

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the new laws that take effect tomorrow (Oct. 14), following last month’s annual veto session. Among these is Senate Bill 641, which creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 11: SB 641

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 641 creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency. The measure was vetoed earlier this year, but that was overridden by lawmakers last month. The new law will take effect on Friday. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Oct. 3: HB 1414

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1414, which will prohibit certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch earlier this year. The veto was overridden on Sept. 14. The new law will take effect on Oct. 14. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Senate Minute for Oct. 4: HB 1414

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 1414 will prohibit certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch earlier this year, but the veto was overridden by lawmakers last month. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate bill handler, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Oct. 1, 1826

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 1, 1826, the day Jefferson City was chosen as the permanent seat of state government. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Friday, September 30, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Sept. 30: Sept. 30, 1836

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 30, 1836, the day Lt. Gov. — and former Missouri senator — Lilburn Boggs became Missouri’s sixth governor. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Sept. 26: SB 844

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 844, which was first passed on May 3 and was vetoed on June 28. The Legislature overrode the veto on Sept. 14. The new law modifies provisions relating to livestock trespass liability. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Senate Minute for Sept. 27: SB 844

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 844 modifies provisions relating to livestock trespass liability. It is one of the measures that will become law next month, thanks to its veto being overridden by the Missouri General Assembly earlier this month. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

 To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Sept. 19: SB 608

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 608, which modifies provisions relating to health care. The measure is one of 13 different vetoes overridden by lawmakers last week. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Senate Minute for Sept. 20: SB 608

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 608 modifies provisions relating to health care. The measure was vetoed earlier this year, but that veto was overridden by the Missouri General Assembly last week. The new law will take effect next month. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Sept. 18: Sept. 18, 1820

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 18, 1820, the beginning of the First Regular Session of the First General Assembly’s first meeting in St. Louis. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two of the vetoes overridden by lawmakers on Wednesday:
 
·     House Bill 1631, which will ask voters to decide if Missouri will have voter ID (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Assistant Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
·     Senate Bill 656, legislation that will make changes to some of Missouri’s gun laws (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Walsh).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Senate Minute for Sept. 13: SB 656

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are set to start veto session. Among the measures that could be considered for an override is Senate Bill 656, which would make changes to laws relating to self-defense, unlawful weapons use and concealed-carry permits. Veto session will start at noon tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 14). We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Sept. 12: Sept. 12, 1961

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 12, 1961, the day former Gov. — and Missouri Sen. — Phil Donnelly passed away. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Sept. 5: Other Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the more significant legislation from this year that didn’t make it to the governor’s desk:

·     Senate Bill 816, a measure that would have repealed the death penalty in Missouri (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial);

·     Senate Bill 653, which would have banned gender discrimination in the Show-Me State (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·     Senate Bill 902, legislation that would have let the state issue Real ID (Audio: Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City); and

·     Senate Bill 907, which would have created a right to unpaid leave for employees affected by domestic violence (Audio: Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

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


To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Sept. 7: Sept. 7, 1955

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 7, 1955, the day the Kansas City School District began the process of desegregation. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Senate Minute for Sept. 6: Other Legislation

Jefferson City — Most of the legislation introduced this year didn’t go as far as supporters would have hoped. Senate Bill 816 would have repealed the death penalty in Missouri. Senate Bill 653 would have banned gender discrimination in the Show-Me State. These measures may be introduced again next year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Aug. 29: Ethics Reform

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews three new laws the relate to ethics reform: 

·     House Bill 1979, legislation that says lawmakers cannot become lobbyists until at least six months after leaving office;

·     House Bill 1983, a measure that deals with political consultants (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and

·     House Bill 2203, which relates to campaign finance (Audio: Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City). 

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

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Aug. 31: Aug. 31, 1920

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 31, 1920, when Marie Byrum of Hannibal became the first Missouri woman to vote. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx), or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Senate Minute for Aug. 30: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — There are three new laws now in effect in Missouri that address ethics reform. House Bills 1979, 1983 and 2203 all makes changes to different aspects of campaigning and running elections in Missouri, and all three took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.

Monday, August 29, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Aug. 29: Aug. 29, 1933

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 29, 1933, the day the Missouri General Assembly ratified what would become the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would end Prohibition. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Aug. 28: Aug. 28, 1820

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 28, 1820, the date elections were held that put Missouri’s first officeholders into place. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the audio (.mp3) or the script (.docx), please click here.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Aug. 22: New Laws

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the new laws that are set to take effect on Aug. 28. Some of these include: 

·       Senate Bill 579, which modifies provisions relating to infection reporting of health care facilities and telehealth services (Audio: Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·       Senate Bill 578, a measure that allows certain circuits to appoint an additional court marshal, authorizes an additional judge in certain circuits, excludes firearms from bankruptcy and establishes the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act;

·       Senate Bill 905, legislation that changes the effective date of the repeal and enactment of certain provisions of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; and

·       Senate Concurrent Resolution 50, which designates the month of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio (.mp3), please click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Senate Minute for Aug. 23: SB 579

Jefferson City — Among the measures set to take effect on Aug. 28 is Senate Bill 579, which relates to infection reporting of health care facilities and telehealth services. Most of the measures that were either signed into law or allowed to become law without the governor’s signature will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

To download the script (.docx) and/or the audio file (.mp3), please click here.