Friday, April 29, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for May 1: May 1, 1899

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 1, 1899, the 84th day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of April 25: Floor Debate

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·     House Bill 1631, legislation that would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·     House Bill 1568, which would allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to sell and dispense opioid antagonists (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis); and

·     House Bill 1698, a measure that seeks to establish incentives to attract major out-of-state conventions to Missouri (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Keaveny).

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

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 28: HB 1631

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time on House Bill 1631, legislation that would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification. The measure has been set aside for further debate. 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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 27: HB 1568

Jefferson City — Missouri senators amend and return to the Missouri House of Representatives House Bill 1568, a measure that would allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to sell and dispense opioid antagonists. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, 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, April 26, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 26: HB 1698

Jefferson City — Missouri senators approve, and make changes to, House Bill 1698. The measure seeks to establish incentives to attract major out-of-state conventions to Missouri, and has been sent back to the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, 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, April 25, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 25: SB 612

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send to the Missouri House of Representatives Senate Bill 612, a measure that would modify the law relating to the offense of illegal reentry. 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, April 22, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for April 24: April 24, 1931

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 24, 1931, the day a Missouri Senate bill was signed into law that created the Missouri State Highway Patrol. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of April 18: Floor Debate

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·     Final passage of Missouri’s $27 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·     Ethics reform measures House Bill 1979, House Bill 2166 and House Bill 2203 (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Schupp);

·     Senate Bill 590, a measure that seeks to modify provisions related to crime; and

·     House Bill 1562, legislation that would expand the crime of sexual trafficking of a child to include advertising a child participating in a commercial sexual act. 

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

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for April 22: April 22, 1927

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 22, 1927, the day the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men At Algoa was formed. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for April 21: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate three ethics reform proposals: House Bill 1979 relates to elected officials becoming lobbyists; House Bill 2166 pertains to a gift ban, and has been set aside for further debate; and House Bill 2203 relates to campaign finance. House Bills 2203 and 1979 are now on the governor’s desk. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 20: HB 1562

Jefferson City — Missouri senators make changes to House Bill 1562, a measure that would expand the crime of sexual trafficking of a child to include advertising a child participating in a commercial sexual act. The proposal now goes back to the Missouri House of Representatives. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
 
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 19: SB 590

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 590, a measure that seeks to modify provisions related to crime. The proposal still needs another “yes” vote before it could go to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. 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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Monday, April 18, 2016

This Date in Missouri Senate History for April 19: April 19, 1878

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 19, 1878, the day the first telephone exchange was established in Missouri. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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The Senate Minute for April 18: HB 1983

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 1983 is signed into law. The ethics reform proposal says that no statewide elected official or member of the Missouri General Assembly could serve as a paid political consultant. House Bill 1983 will take effect on Aug. 28. 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, April 15, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of April 11: Floor Action

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Resolution 1793 and Senate Resolution 1794, both of which issue summons to appear before the full Missouri Senate (Audio: Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    Senate Bill 618, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the detention and shackling of juvenile offenders and detention and shackling of pregnant offenders (Audio: Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·    House Bill 2014, the supplemental budget for the current fiscal year (Audio: Sen. Schaefer and Sen. Schupp); and

·    House Bill 1983, which specifies no statewide elected official or member of the Missouri General Assembly can serve as a paid political consultant. 

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

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 14: SR 1793

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time debating Senate Resolution 1793, which seeks to issue a summons for someone to appear before the Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 13: HB 2014

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate and make changes to House Bill 2014, which is the supplemental budget for the current fiscal year. The measure now returns to the Missouri House of Representatives. Fiscal Year 2016 continues through June 30. We’ve included actualities from Senate Appropriations Committee Chair — 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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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 12: SB 618

Jefferson City — Missouri senators take a look at crime. Senate Bill 618 would modify provisions relating to the detention and shackling of juvenile offenders and detention and shackling of pregnant offenders. The measure has been sent to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 11: SB 1087

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee takes testimony on Senate Bill 1087, a measure that would create the Office of Missing Persons Advocate. Final committee action has not yet been taken on the proposal. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, April 08, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of April 4: Floor Action and Budget

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
 
·     Missouri Senate action on the Fiscal Year 2017 state operating budget (Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);

·     House Bill 1631, a measure that would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Curls); and

·     Senate Bill 661, Senate Bill 588 and Senate Bill 590, all of which relate to criminal justice (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Curls).

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

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 7: Criminal Justice Measures

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate Senate Bill 661, which relates to use of deadly force; Senate Bill 588, which would change laws on expungement of criminal records; and Senate Bill 590, which seeks to modify provisions relating to crime. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Senate MInute for April 6: HB 1631

Jefferson City — Missouri senators debate House Bill 1631, a measure that would modify provisions of law relating to voter identification. The proposal has been set aside for further discussion. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 5: SCR 66

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send to the Missouri House of Representatives Senate Concurrent Resolution 66, which would create the "University of Missouri System Review Commission." 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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Monday, April 04, 2016

The Senate Minute for April 4: Budget

Jefferson City — Nearly two weeks of work on the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget could come to a close this week in the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee, with full Missouri Senate debate starting as early as this Thursday (4-7). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Friday, April 01, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of March 28: Second Half

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Bill 623, which would — upon approval of Missouri voters — raise the state’s gas tax from 17 cents to 22.9 cents per gallon (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff);

·    House Bill 1983, legislation that would create new provisions of law relating to elected officials acting as paid political consultants (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    Senate Bill 786, a measure that would modify the law relating to the prosecution of election offenses (Audio: Sen. Sifton); and

·    The Senate Appropriations Committee begins marks ups on the Fiscal Year 2017 Missouri operating budget. 

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

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