Thursday, December 14, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 14: Unfinished Business

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the things Missouri senators were unable to tackle during 2017, but may address once again next year. The Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start on Jan. 3. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Missouri Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Dec. 12: Unfinished Business

Jefferson City — Many of the items that were a part of the 2017 legislative session will be seen again in 2018. This could include Missouri’s prevailing wage and in-home care for some in our state. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Dec. 9, 1824

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 9, 1824, the day the Missouri General Assembly passed the state’s first liquor law. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, December 08, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 8: Prefiled Legislation


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two of the measures that have been prefiled for the 2018 legislative session:

·    Senate Bill 617, a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring); and

·    Senate Bill 620, legislation that would modify and create new provisions relating to unlawful discriminatory practices (Audio: Bill supporter, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

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



Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Missouri Senate for Dec. 5: Prefiled Legislation

Jefferson City — Prefiled legislation for the 2018 session received bill numbers on Dec. 1. Among the measures gaining attention, so far, are Senate Bill 617 and Senate Bill 620. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, December 01, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Dec. 1: New Transportation Laws


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two of the Show-Me State’s new transportation laws:

·    Senate Bill 222, a new law that modifies provisions relating to motorized vehicles (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County); and

·    Senate Bill 225, which makes changes to several aspects of transportation (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

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

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Dec. 1, 1863

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Dec. 1, 1863, the day the State Board of Agriculture was created. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 28: New Transportation Laws

Jefferson City — A couple of new transportation laws are now in effect. Both Senate Bill 222 and Senate Bill 225 became law on Aug. 28. This comes at the same time the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force is about to complete its mission. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 22: SB 160

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 160, legislation that modifies provisions relating to child protection. Most of the provisions contained in the measure became law on Aug. 28, while others took effect when the bill was signed on June 22. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 21: SB 160

Jefferson City — New rules for foster families are now part of Missouri law. Senate Bill 160 modifies provisions relating to child protection, and took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, November 20, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Nov. 20, 1838

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews the governor’s biennial address to the Missouri Legislature, delivered on Nov. 20, 1838. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, November 17, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 17: SB 128 and SB 139


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 128, which would have modified various provisions regarding criminal offenses, the attorney general, the Missouri Department of Revenue, child support and custody, trusts and estates, guardianships, judges, court surcharges, court reporter fees and victims of crime. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester); and

·    Senate Bill 139, a new law that modifies provisions relating to health care (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Nov. 15, 1837

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 15, 1837, the day Missouri’s first Capitol burned. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 14: SB 128 and SB 139

Jefferson City — A measure that did not survive the executive branch this year is Senate Bill 128, which would have modified various provisions relating to crime; however, Senate Bill 139, which modifies provisions relating to health care, did become law this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, November 10, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 10: Transportation Task Force

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the latest with the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force. The panel met in Jefferson City this week, and will meet next week in Cape Girardeau. Task force members say their goal is to have final recommendations ready before the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from task force member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring; task force co-chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 7: Transportation Task Force

Jefferson City — The 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force has two hearings scheduled for this month. The first will be held tomorrow (11/8) at the Capitol. The second will be on Nov. 15 in Cape Girardeau. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Nov. 7, 1972

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 7, 1972, the day Missouri’s first female state senator was first-elected to the Missouri Senate. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, November 03, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 3: SB 5

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 5, legislation that modifies several provisions relating to abortion. The new law took effect on Oct. 24, and is the result of the second extra session that was called earlier this year. The legislation has been the catalyst for two legal actions. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Nov. 1, 1821

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 1, 1821, the day St. Charles became the temporary home for state government. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 31: SB 5

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 5 modifies several provisions relating to abortion, and took effect on Oct. 24. A legal question over the measure was set aside by a judge last week, but a new lawsuit against the new law has been filed this week. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Oct. 28, 1861

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 28, 1861, the date marking the Legislature’s move toward secession from the Union. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, October 27, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 27: SB 43

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the actions taken against Senate Bill 43, a new law that modifies the law relating to unlawful discrimination. It took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Oct. 27, 1838

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Oct. 27, 1838, the day Gov. Lilburn Boggs issued Executive Order 44, also known as the “Extermination Order.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 24: SB 43

Jefferson City — A new Missouri law continues to be looked at by a variety of interests. Senate Bill 43 modifies the law relating to unlawful discrimination, and took effect on Aug. 28. There are some people who say the new law will result in the state receiving less federal money. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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.