Monday, February 29, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 29: SB 612

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time debating Senate Bill 612, legislation that seeks to change the law relating to the offense of illegal reentry. The measure could be brought up for future debate at any time. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Friday, February 26, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Feb. 22: Ethics Reform

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     House Bill 2166, which seeks to modify provisions of law relating to ethics (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·     House Bill 1983, which would specify that no statewide elected official or member of the General Assembly shall serve as a paid political consultant;

·     Senate Bill 656, a measure that specifies no additional fee, beyond $100, could be charged to process concealed carry permit applications and would allow military members extra time to renew their permits (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis);

·     Senate Bill 1026, legislation that would create a lifetime permit to carry concealed firearms (Audio: Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan); and

·     Senate Bill 822, which seeks to modify provisions relating to hemp extract (Audio: Sen. Keaveny). 

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


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 25: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 1026, which would create a lifetime permit to carry concealed firearms, and Senate Bill 822, which seeks to modify provisions relating to hemp extract, are heard in separate Missouri Senate committees. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, 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, February 24, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 24: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend more time discussing ethics reform. Missouri senators debate House Bill 2166, which seeks to modify provisions of law relating to ethics, and pass House Bill 1983, which would create new provisions of law relating to elected officials acting as paid political consultants. 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, February 23, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 23: SB 656

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 656, which specifies no additional fee, beyond $100, may be charged to process concealed carry permit applications and would allow military members extra time to renew their permits. The measure still needs another “yes” vote before it could be considered by the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, 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, February 22, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 22: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators may address more ethics reform legislation in the near future. After amending House Bill 1979 last week, a measure that would modify provisions of law relating to public officials becoming lobbyists, there are more ethics reform measures yet to be tackled by the upper chamber. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Feb. 15: Floor Debate and Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·     House Bill 1979, which would impose a one-session rule for lobbying by former members of the Missouri General Assembly, by former statewide elected officials and by former holders of an office that requires Missouri Senate confirmation (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·     Senate Bill 847, which would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Schupp);

·     Senate Bill 628, which seeks to require law enforcement agencies, in certain cities, to require their officers to wear a camera while on duty and in uniform and record all contacts with people (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan); and

·     Senate Bill 902, legislation that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards. 

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

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 18: SB 628

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee considers body cameras for police officers. Senate Bill 628 seeks to require law enforcement agencies, in certain cities, to require their officers to wear a camera while on duty — and in uniform — and record all contacts with people. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 17: SB 902

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate General Laws and Pensions Committee discusses Senate Bill 902, a measure that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 16: SB 682

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 682, which would modify provisions relating to land purchases made on behalf of state departments. The measure still needs another affirmative vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, 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, February 15, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Feb. 16: Feb. 16, 1995

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 16, 1995, the date the Missouri Senate was sent House Bill 84, also known as “The Mule Bill.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 15: SB 607

Jefferson City — Missouri senators have given preliminary approval to Senate Bill 607, a measure that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to contract with a third party to verify eligibility for public assistance programs. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Feb. 8: Floor Debate and Committee Hearings


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
 
·     Senate Bill 816, which would repeal the death penalty (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);

·     Senate Bill 608, a measure that would authorize certain MO HealthNet health care provider fees (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and

·     Senate Bill 569 and Senate Bill 821, both which would apply the ban texting while driving to all drivers (Audio: Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur). 

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

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 11: SB 608

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time debating a measure that pertains to what some Missourians pay for health care. Senate Bill 608 would authorize certain MO HealthNet health care provider fees. The proposal was given preliminary approval yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 10). 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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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 10: SBs 569 and 821

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee hears two proposals that would extend the current ban on texting while driving to ALL Missouri drivers. Senate Bill 569 and Senate Bill 821 would both include the ban on drivers age 22 and over. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 9: SB 816

Jefferson City — For the first time in many years, Missouri senators debate on the Senate floor the possibility of ending the death penalty in the Show-Me State. This is the goal of Senate Bill 816. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, February 08, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Feb. 9: Feb. 9, 1839

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 9, 1839, the day Missouri started its own public school system. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 8: HCR 58 and SJR 19

Jefferson City — Missouri senators approve two measures that relate to agriculture. House Concurrent Resolution 58 seeks to disapprove the State Tax Commission's proposed regulation to establish agricultural land values, and Senate Joint Resolution 19 would modify membership and terms on the Missouri Conservation Commission. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, February 05, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Feb. 8: Feb. 8, 2007

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 8, 2007, the day former Missouri senator and Lt. Gov. Harriet Woods passed away. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Wek of Feb. 1: Committee Hearings

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Concurrent Resolution 58, which urges the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to build a new facility in the city of St. Louis (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin);

·    Senate Bill 661 and Senate Bill 726, which seek to change a provision specifying when law enforcement officers are justified in using deadly force (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis); and

·    Senate Bill 851, a measure that would allow qualified motorcycle riders to operate motorcycles without protective headgear, under certain conditions (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

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

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for Feb. 5: Feb. 5, 1911

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 5, 1911, the date marking the destruction of Missouri’s State Capitol. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for Feb. 4: SB 851

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee hears testimony on Senate Bill 851, a measure that would allow qualified motorcycle operators to operate motorcycles and motor tricycles without protective headgear under certain conditions. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 3: SBs 661 and 726

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears legislation that relates to use of deadly force. Senate Bill 661 and Senate Bill 726 both seek to modify the statute specifying when police officers are justified in using deadly force. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 2: SCR 58

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hears testimony on Senate Concurrent Resolution 58, which urges the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to build a new facility in St. Louis City. The resolution awaits final committee approval. We’ve included actualities from 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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Monday, February 01, 2016

The Senate Minute for Feb. 1: SB 816

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 816 seeks to repeal Missouri’s death penalty. The measure was first heard Jan. 19 in the Missouri Senate General Laws and Pensions Committee and voted “do pass” the following week. Senate Bill 816 is now on the Missouri Senate calendar and could be debated at any time. 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.

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