Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 28: SB 43

Jefferson City — Discussion begins on Senate Bill 43, a measure that would make changes to the law relating to unlawful discrimination. The proposal has been set aside for future debate. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 27: SJR 12 and SB 344

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to hear legislation in committee. Senate Joint Resolution 12 would cap annual appropriations and reduce income tax rates, upon a vote of the people. Senate Bill 344 seeks to expunge certain criminal records relating to prostitution. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 24: Priority Legislation

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 37 and 244, a measure that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);

·    Senate Bill 74, legislation that seeks to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph);

·    Senate Bill 113, which would modify the law relating to discharge of employees under workers' compensation statutes (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and

·    Senate Bill 457, a measure that would remove certain roads from the responsibility of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and direct certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Holsman).


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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 23: SB 37 and SB 74

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Bill 37 and 244, which would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards, and Senate Bill 74, legislation that seeks to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 22: SB 457

Jefferson City — Missouri senators talk about Senate Bill 457 as soon as they first hear about it. The measure seeks to remove certain roads from the responsibility of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and direct certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund. The bill was introduced today (2/22) and has not yet been assigned to a Missouri Senate committee. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 21: SB 113

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time talking about Senate Bill 113, legislation that would modify the law relating to discharge of employees under workers' compensation statutes. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, 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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 20: SB 360

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 360, legislation that would make changes to laws governing virtual public schools, has been heard by the Missouri Senate Education Committee. The measure is one of several that relate to virtual education in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, February 17, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 17: SBs 237 and 45

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·     Senate Bill 237, a measure that would change the definitions of "employee" and "physician employee" in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and

·     Senate Bill 45, legislation that would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City). 

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 16: SB 45

Jefferson City — A preliminary vote is given to Senate Bill 45 by the Missouri Senate. The proposal would make changes to laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees. Another vote is still needed before the measure could be sent to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb, 16, 1995

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 16, 1995, the date the Missouri Senate was sent House Bill 84, also known as “The Mule Bill.” This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Senate Minute for Feb. 15: SB 45

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin discussion of Senate Bill 45, legislation that would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees. The measure has been laid over for further consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Ste. Genevieve, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 14: SB 237

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 237, a measure that would change the definitions of "employee" and "physician employee" in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death. The proposal still needs another vote from the Missouri Senate before it could move on to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 13: SBs 245 and 363

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee hears legislation. The panel hears Senate Bill 245, legislation that would require health carriers and health care providers to establish shared-savings incentive programs, and Senate Bill 363, which would require long-term care facilities to institute policies facilitating familial involvement. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsors, 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, February 10, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 10: SB 182 and Budget

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·    Senate Bill 182, which would modify provisions of law relating to project labor agreements (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City); and

·    Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. 

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

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 9: SB 182

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 182, which seeks to make changes to provisions of law relating to project labor agreements. The measure awaits a final vote before it could be sent to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. 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: Feb. 9, 1839

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 9, 1839, the day Missouri started its own public school system. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 8: SB 182

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to discuss Senate Bill 182, which relates to project-labor agreements. The measure has been the main point for lawmakers for two consecutive days on the Missouri Senate floor. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 8, 2007

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 8, 2007, the day former Missouri senator and Lt. Gov. Harriet Woods passed away. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 7: SB 182

Jefferson City — Missouri senators begin floor discussion of Senate Bill 182, a measure that would make changes to laws relating to project labor agreements. The legislation has been set aside for future dialogue. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 6: FY 2018 Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators get their first look at the proposed budget for Missouri’s upcoming fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2018 will start on July 1, 2017. Lawmakers are required to have the budget delivered to the governor by 6 p.m. on May 5. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, 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.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 5, 1911

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 5, 1911, the date marking the destruction of Missouri’s State Capitol. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Friday, February 03, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 3: HCR 4, SB 31 and SB 104

Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews measures discussed on the Missouri Senate floor and in committee:

·    House Concurrent Resolution 4, legislation that opposes recommendations made by the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials (Audio: Resolution handler, Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);

·     Senate Bill 31, a measure that would affect the “collateral source” rule (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis); and

·     Senate Bill 104, which seeks to make changes to procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled people (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

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

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 2: SB 104

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee hears Senate Bill 104, which would make changes to procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled people. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 2, 1837

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 2, 1837, the date the Missouri Senate helped charter the Bank of the State of Missouri. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 1: SB 31

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 31, which would affect the “collateral source” rule, is taken up by Missouri senators. The measure would undo a judge’s decision on tort reform legislation from 2010. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.