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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Aug. 15: SB 997

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 997, which establishes several provisions relating to higher education. The differing aspects of the measure will become law over a period of time, past this month. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, 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, August 16, 2016

The Senate Minute for Aug. 16: SB 997

Jefferson City — A comprehensive higher education measure is set to become law. Senate Bill 997 has several components to it, all of which will take effect within the next year. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, 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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Thursday, August 11, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Aug. 8: HB 1646

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1646, which establishes the Missouri Civics Education Initiative. Even though the new law will take effect on Aug. 28, school districts won’t be required to start the new testing until after July 1, 2017. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Senate Minute for Aug. 9: HB 1646

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 1646 creates the Missouri Civics Education Initiative. Even though the measure will become law on Aug. 28, its provisions will not take effect until July 1, 2017. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

This Week in the Missouri Senate for the Week of Aug. 1: SB 786

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 786, which will modify the law relating to the prosecution of election offenses. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28.  We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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This Date in Missouri Senate History for Aug. 4: Aug. 4, 1825

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 4, 1825, the day Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Abraham J. Williams was sworn in as our state’s third governor. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Senate Minute for Aug. 2: SB 786

Jefferson City — Missouri is about to have a new election law. Senate Bill 786 modifies the law relating to the prosecution of election offenses and will become law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, 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.