Friday, January 29, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Jan. 25: Committee Hearings and Floor Debate

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Concurrent Resolutions 51 and 52, which disapprove the regulation filed by the State Tax Commission on Dec. 29, 2015, that established new values for certain agricultural and horticultural property (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·    Senate Bill 572, a measure that would modify provisions relating to municipal courts (Audio: Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Schupp); and

·    Senate Bill 731, a measure that would remove the current ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions, but allow institutions to ban concealed firearms under certain conditions (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

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

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 28: SB 731

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee hears Senate Bill 731, legislation that remove the current ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions. The panel has not yet taken final action on the measure. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 27: SB 572

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 572, a measure that would modify provisions relating to municipal courts. Another vote is needed before the proposal could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 26: SCR 51 and 52

Jefferson City — Missouri senators approve Senate Concurrent Resolutions 51 and 52, which disapprove the regulation filed by the State Tax Commission that would establish new values for certain agricultural property. The measure now goes to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Jan. 18: Committee Hearings and State of the State

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     Senate Bill 816, a measure that would repeal the death penalty in the Show-Me State (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·     Senate Joint Resolution 20, which would modify provisions of law as they relate to voter photo identification, and Senate Bill 594, which would modify the law relating to voting procedures (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·     Reaction to this week’s State of the State address (Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Schupp). 

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 21: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators react to the annual budget address. The governor’s State of the State was given yesterday evening (Wednesday, Jan. 20). The Senate Appropriations Committee will start meeting on Monday (Jan. 25). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 21: Jan. 21, 1826

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 21, 1826, the day marking the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in St. Charles. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 20: SJR 20 and SB 594

Jefferson City — Measures that address implementing voter ID in Missouri get their first hearing of the year. Senate Joint Resolution 20 seeks to modify provisions of law as they relate to voter photo identification, and Senate Bill 594 would modify the law relating to voting procedures. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

 
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 19: State of the State Preview

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are awaiting word on how the next fiscal year Missouri budget could look. The annual “State of the State” address will be given tomorrow evening (Wednesday, Jan. 20). We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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, January 15, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Jan. 11: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the priority legislation heard in committee, including: 

·       Senate Bill 643, a measure that would modify provisions of law relating to ethics (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·       Senate Bill 575, which seeks to repeal the earnings tax in the cities of Kansas City and St. Louis on Dec. 31, 2017 (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and

·       Senate Bill 644, which would modify provisions relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, physician privileges and ambulatory surgical center licensing and inspections (Audio: Sen. Onder and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

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

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 14: SB 572

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate. Among the measures receiving a hearing this week is Senate Bill 572, which would modify municipal ordinance violation calculation for annual general operating revenue limits. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 13: SB 643

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that addresses ethics reform is among the first to receive a committee hearing this session. Senate Bill 643 was heard by the Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 12). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 13: Jan. 13, 1875

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 13, 1875, the day former Missouri Sen. Michael Kinney of St. Louis was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Jan. 12: SB 644

Jefferson City — The first committee hearings for 2016 are held. Among the first measures to be heard is Senate Bill 644, which seeks to modify provisions relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, physician privileges and ambulatory surgical center licensing and inspections. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 11: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — The first, full week of the legislative session means the first committee hearings will be held. In addition, the first floor debate on this year’s legislation could also begin. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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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This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 11: Jan. 11, 1865

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 11, 1865, the day Missouri abolished slavery. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, January 08, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Jan. 4: Beginning of Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly. Lawmakers began the 2016 session on Wednesday. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 7, 2016: Beginning of Session

Jefferson City — Now that the 2016 legislative session is underway, Missouri senators are laying out their agenda. Committee hearings will start next week, and a measure that addresses ethics reform could be one of the first to be heard on the Missouri Senate floor. We’ve included actualities from Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, 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, January 06, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 6, 2016: Beginning of Session

Jefferson City — As of noon today, the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly is officially underway. Among the top priorities for 2016 is transportation; moreover, how to pay for infrastructure improvements and build new roads. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, 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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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 5, 2016: Social Issues

Jefferson City — In addition to those topics lawmakers plan to discuss during the 2016 legislative session, social issues tend to be on many Missouri senators’ minds. The Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly will start at noon tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 6). We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, 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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Monday, January 04, 2016

The Senate Minute for Jan. 4, 2016: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — Among the many items on the agenda for the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly is ethics reform. An attempt to make changes to these laws was made last year, but was unsuccessful. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, 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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