Friday, June 23, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 23: SBs 108 and 279 and Extra Session Update


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

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

·    Senate Bill 279 will add certain forms to the list of documents sufficient to demonstrate eligibility for a veteran designation on an applicant's driver's license or non-driver identification card (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit). Both measures were signed on June 14 and will become law on Aug. 28; plus

·    The Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly, which is now in its second week (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for June 20: SBs 108 and 279 and Extra Session Update

Jefferson City — Both Senate Bills 108 and 279 are signed into law. Each measure relates to members of the military and will take effect on Aug. 28. In addition, the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly is in its second week. 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.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 20, 1955

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 20, 1955, the day the flowering dogwood became Missouri’s official tree. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, June 16, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 16: 2nd Extraordinary Session Begins


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly:
 
·    Senate Bill 1 (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);

·    Senate Bill 5 (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    Senate Bill 6; and

·    Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would — upon voter approval — modify the time period for legislative sessions (Audio: Resolution sponsor, Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 15, 1861

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 15, 1861, the day federal troops overtook Jefferson City in the early months of the Civil War. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for June 13: 2nd Extraordinary Session Begins

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are set to debate Senate Bill 5, Senate Bill 6 and Senate Bill 1 — which closely mirrors Senate Bill 67 from this year’s regular session. The governor called the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly last week. It started yesterday (6/12). 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.

Friday, June 09, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 9: SB 182 Signed Into Law

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 182, which will modify provisions of law relating to project-labor agreements. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for June 6: SB 182 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — The governor signs Senate Bill 182, which will modify provisions of law relating to project-labor agreements, into law. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, 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 History: June 6, 1865

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 6, 1865, the day the “Drake Constitution” was ratified by Missouri voters. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, June 02, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 2: HB 1

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1, a measure that would authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a special rate for certain facilities. Lawmakers sent the proposal to the governor during last week’s extraordinary session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 30: HB 1

Jefferson City — It only took five days to send House Bill 1 to the executive branch. The measure would authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission, or PSC, to approve a special rate for certain facilities. 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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 26: Extraordinary Session

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. Missouri senators sent House Bill 1 to the executive branch today. The measure seeks to authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a special rate for certain facilities. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; bill handler, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Missouri Senate MInute for May 23: Extraordinary Session

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin the Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. The session was called by the governor in order to secure a smelter and steel mill in southeast Missouri. By law, an extraordinary — or special — session can last up to 60 days. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 22, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 22, 1899

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 22, 1899, the last day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, May 19, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 19: Session Review

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly from the perspective of two members of Missouri Senate leadership. The 2017 legislative session ended on May 12. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 16: Session Review

Jefferson City — The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly comes to a close, which has some Missouri senators looking back at what worked and what didn’t. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 14, 1932

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 14, 1932, the day Missouri’s first female, African-American Missouri senator — Gwen Giles — was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 12: Session Ends


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    House Committee Bill 3, which seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);

·    House Bill 151, legislation that would allow 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. Curls); and

·    House Bill 1194 and 1193, a measure that seeks to keep cities and counties from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state’s (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 11: HB 1194 and 1193

Jefferson City — Missouri senators start a dialogue on House Bill 1194 and 1193, a measure that seeks to prohibit political subdivisions from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the requirements of state law. The proposal has been set aside for further discussion. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 10: HB 151

Jefferson City — Missouri senators amend and return to the Missouri House of Representatives House Bill 151, legislation that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards. Session will conclude at 6 p.m. this coming Friday. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 9: HCB 3

Jefferson CityHouse Committee Bill 3, which seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens, is back in the Missouri House of Representatives. Missouri senators made additional changes to the measure yesterday, after having passed it last week. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 8: SB 313

Jefferson City — Missouri senators send Senate Bill 313 to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. Only one week remains in the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 8, 1884

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 8, 1884, the birth date of Harry S. Truman. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, May 05, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 5: 2018 Missouri Budget


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·         Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which has been sent to the executive branch (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; committee members, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·         Senate Bill 73, a measure that seeks to create the "Dark Money Disclosure Act” (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 4: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin discussion on the final version of the Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget for the Show-Me State. The Missouri Senate-House conference committee completed its work in a single day. Missouri’s financial blueprint for the next fiscal year has to delivered to the governor by 6 p.m. tomorrow (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 3: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget now moves to a Missouri Senate-House conference committee. By law, the budget must be sent to the executive branch no later than 6 p.m. on Friday (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee member, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 2: SB 73

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hears Senate Bill 73, a measure that seeks to create new provisions of law relating to financial disclosure under campaign finance laws. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for May 1: Budget

Jefferson City — Now that Missouri senators have crafted their version of a financial plan for the state, it’s up to Missouri Senate and House conferees to get a budget through both chambers and to the executive branch by 6 p.m. this coming Friday (May 5). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 28: 2018 Missouri Budget


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    Missouri senators’ role in preparing the state’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, committee member, Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·    House Bill 302, legislation that would create the "Blue Alert System" for notifying the public when law enforcement officers are seriously injured or killed (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 27: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators say yes to their version of the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. From here, the proposed financial plan will go to a conference committee of Missouri Senate and House members. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 26: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators add funding to education. An amendment to House Bill 2, which funds elementary and secondary education, would still need to go a Missouri Senate-House conference committee. Missouri senators began working on the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget yesterday (April 25). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee member, Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 25: HB 302

Jefferson CityHouse Bill 302 would create the "Blue Alert System" for notifying the public when law enforcement officers are seriously injured or killed. Missouri senators discussed the measure yesterday afternoon (April 24) and laid over the bill for future talks. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 24: Budget Preview

Jefferson City — Missouri senators could discuss the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget this week. The budget has to be approved by the full Missouri General Assembly by 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee member, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 21: Final Month


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: 

·    House Committee Bill 3, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);

·    House Bill 339, a measure that would modify provisions relating to settlement agreements in tort claims and establish a statute of limitations for claims against veterinarians (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);

·    Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget (Audio: Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City); and

·    The 2017 Missouri Senate Memorial Service.
 
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 20: HB 339

Jefferson City — Missouri senators make changes to House Bill 339, a measure that would modify provisions relating to settlement agreements in tort claims and establish a statute of limitations for claims against veterinarians. The proposal now returns to the Missouri House of Representatives with a Missouri Senate amendment. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 19: HCB 3

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend hours talking about House Committee Bill 3, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens. The measure has been set aside for future discussion. We’ve included actualities from bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: 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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 18: Budget Preview

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee is nearing the end of its goal for the year. The panel could have the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget ready for the full Missouri Senate before week’s end. The budget has to be delivered to the executive branch by May 5. We’ve included actualities from committee member, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 17: Budget Preview

Jefferson City — The full Missouri Senate could begin discussing the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget this week. The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee spent most of last week going through the 13 bills that comprise the state’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, April 14, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 14: Priority Legislation


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
 
·    Senate Bill 313, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);

·    Senate Bill 204, which would require those 17 years or older arrested for a felony offense to provide a biological sample for DNA profiling (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    House Bill 130, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to transportation network companies (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis);

·    Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which asks Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress (Audio: Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);

·    Senate Bill 22, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to contaminated homes (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City). 

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