Friday, October 20, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 20: Transportation


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    This week’s hearing conducted by the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which was held in St. Louis. The panel is facing an end-of-year deadline for recommendations to the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Task force co-chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring); and

·    House Bill 130, a new law that enacts provisions relating to transportation network companies (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 17: Transportation

Jefferson City — The 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force holds its second hearing in just as many weeks. At the same time, some Missouri senators are still talking about a legislative transportation victory from earlier this year. We’ve included actualities from task force co-chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, October 13, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 13: Transportation Committee

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews ongoing work of the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which held another in a series of hearings this week. The panel expects to make final recommendations to the full Missouri General Assembly before Jan. 1, 2018. We’ve included actualities from task force member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct 10: Transportation Committee

Jefferson City — The 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force plans to return to Jefferson City for its next hearing this week. The panel has been holding hearings all across Missouri since this summer. We’ve included actualities from committee member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, October 06, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 6: SB 108, SB 111 and Work Group Update


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 108, legislation that grants re-employment rights to members of the military (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);

·    Senate Bill 111, a measure that modifies various provisions regarding bonds issued by a political subdivision, qualifications for candidates of public office, limited liability companies that own property in certain cities, public administrators and guardianships (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby); and

·    Progress made by the Missouri Senate-House work group looking at ways to return in-home care to some 8,000 Missourians (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 3: SB 108 and Work Group Update

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 108 grants re-employment rights to members of the military. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. In the meantime, the Missouri Senate-House work group tasked with finding a funding solution for approximately 8,000 Missourians who require in-home care reaches its three-week deadline. 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.

Monday, October 02, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 29: More New Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 88, legislation that establishes a two-year statute of limitation for claims of malpractice or negligence against veterinarians (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);

·    Senate Bill 95, a measure that extends the expiration dates on certain provisions relating to public funds (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville); and

·    Senate Bill 50, which modifies several provisions relating to health care (Audio: Bill sponsor, Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Sept. 26: SB 88 and SB 50

Jefferson City — Health care the focus of a couple of new state laws. Senate Bill 88 establishes a two-year statute of limitation for claims of malpractice or negligence against veterinarians. Senate Bill 50 relates to health care registries. We’ve included actualities from both bill sponsors, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, September 22, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 22: Work Group

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate-House work group assigned to look at a funding solution for in-home care for approximately 8,000 Missourians. We’ve included actualities from work group co-chair, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Sept. 19: Work Group

Jefferson City — A Missouri senator will co-chair a work group aimed at finding solutions to in-home care that could be lost to some 8,000 Missourians, since lawmakers were unsuccessful in overriding the veto of House Committee Bill 3. The work group has been given a three-week deadline. We’ve included actualities from work group co-chair, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, September 18, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.


Friday, September 15, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 15: Veto Session


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
 
·    Joint Committee on Education (Audio: Committee vice-chair, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and committee member, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·    Joint Committee on the Justice System (Audio: Committee members, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, all of which met this week;

·    Missouri senators’ role in Wednesday’s annual veto session; and

·    Swearing in of a new Missouri senator.
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Sept. 12: Veto Session Preview

Jefferson City — When Missouri senators return to Jefferson City for this week’s annual veto session, several Missourians will be watching House Committee Bill 3, legislation that focused on funding for vulnerable senior citizens. The measure is one of five that saw a veto. Veto session will start tomorrow (9/13) at noon. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


This Date in Missouri Senate: 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.

Friday, September 08, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 8: SB 52

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 52, legislation that creates several provisions relating to suicide awareness and prevention. In addition, lawmakers are starting to look ahead to the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Sept. 5: SB 52

Jefferson City — Another new law comes from Senate Bill 52, legislation that creates several provisions relating to suicide awareness and prevention. In addition, lawmakers are starting to look ahead to the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, September 01, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Sept. 1: SB 34 and HB 151


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 34, legislation that modifies and creates new provisions relating to criminal offenses (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and

·    House Bill 151, a measure that allows the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

 Both of these proposals became law on Aug. 28. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 29: SB 34

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 34 is among the measures that became law on Monday (8/28). The new law modifies and creates new provisions relating to criminal offenses. Among these is creation of the Blue Alert System a reality in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 25: Labor Committee

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Labor Reform, which has met for the first time. The topic for the first hearing was prevailing wage. Other subjects could be talked about in future gatherings. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 22: Labor Committee

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Labor Reform meets for the first time. The topic for the first hearing was prevailing wage. Other subjects could be talked about in future gatherings. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 18: SB 66

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 66, which will modify provisions of law relating to workers' compensation. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 15: SB 66

Jefferson City — Among the measures set to become law later this month is Senate Bill 66, which will modify provisions of law relating to workers' compensation. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. 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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 11: New Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews four measures that either have already become, or soon will: 

·    Senate Bill 8, a proposal that changes the law relating to flashing lights on motor vehicles and equipment (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown);

·    Senate Bill 16 exempts delivery charges from sales and use taxes (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·    Senate Bill 49, a measure that modifies several provisions relating to local sales taxes (Audio: Bill sponsor, Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and

·    Senate Bill 62 makes changes to different aspects of various pension systems and forfeiture of a pension benefit due to a felony conviction (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby).


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

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 8: SB 8 and SB 16

Jefferson City — Most Missouri laws take effect on Aug. 28. There are exceptions. For instance, Senate Bill 8, a proposal that changes the law relating to flashing lights on motor vehicles and equipment, which became law when it signed by the governor on June 28. Senate Bill 16 exempts delivery charges from sales and use taxes. It will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, August 04, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 4: SB 5

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews details of Senate Bill 5, legislation that modifies several provisions relating to abortion, and was sent to the governor as a result of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. The measure has since been signed into law, and will take effect in late October. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 1: SB 5

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 5 is the result of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. The measure modifies several provisions relating to abortion and will become law in late October. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, July 28, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 28: SB 5

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 5, a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to abortion. The proposal was given final Missouri Senate passage on Tuesday, thus ending the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. Senate Bill 5 will become law in late October. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for July 25: SB 5

Jefferson City — Missouri senators return to Jefferson City to resume the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. They are, again, considering Senate Bill 5. The measure relates to abortion. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 25, 1933

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 25, 1933, the date the Missouri Department of Agriculture was created by the Missouri General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, July 21, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 21: SB 43

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews another measure that relates to tort reform now set to become law. Senate Bill 43 will modify the law relating to unlawful discrimination. The new law is set to take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 19, 1820

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 19, 1820, the day Missouri’s first constitution was adopted. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for July 18: SB 43

Jefferson City — Another measure relating to tort reform is set to become law. On June 30, the governor signed Senate Bill 43, which will modify the law relating to unlawful discrimination. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


Friday, July 14, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 14: HCB 3

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Committee Bill 3, which sought to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens. The measure has been vetoed by the executive branch. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for July 11: HCB 3

Jefferson City — Among the measures that have seen a veto this year is House Committee Bill 3, which sought to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, July 07, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 7: SB 160, SB 376 and Extra Session


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Senate Bill 160, legislation that will modify provisions relating to child protection (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);

·    Senate Bill 376, a measure that will designate "Old Drum" as the historical dog of the state of Missouri and "Jim the Wonder Dog" as Missouri's wonder dog (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Denny Hoskins, D-Warrensburg). Both of these measures will take effect on Aug. 28; and

·    An update on the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly.
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.