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.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for July 4: SB 160

Jefferson City — Missouri’s “Foster Care Bill of Rights” is closer to creation. Senate Bill 160 will modify provisions relating to child protection. While some provisions of the measure took effect when it was signed on June 22, others will become law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, June 30, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 30: FY 2018 Begins

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget, which totals $27.6 billion. Missouri’s new fiscal year will run from tomorrow (July 1) through June 30, 2018. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville — who serves on the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee — 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 30, 1949

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 30, 1949, the day the “Missouri Waltz” became our state’s official song. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for June 27: FY 2018 Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri’s next fiscal year will start on July 1. Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget totals $27.6 billion. Fiscal Year 2018 will last through June 30, 2018. 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, 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.