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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 13: SCR 14 and SB 22

Jefferson City — Both Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 and Senate Bill 22 are sent to the Missouri House of Representatives. Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 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. Senate Bill 22 would modify provisions relating to contaminated homes. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 12: SB 204 and HB 130

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 204, legislation that seeks to require every individual who is 17 years or older — and is arrested for a felony offense — to provide a biological sample for DNA profiling, and return to the Missouri House of Representatives House Bill 130, a measure that would enact provisions relating to transportation network companies. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 11: SB 313

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 313, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. A second positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, April 10, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 11, 1811

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews the day Charles Daniel Drake was born. The one-time state lawmaker is best-known for his action during the Civil War. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 10: HB 14

Jefferson City — Missouri senators make changes to the supplemental budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. House Bill 14 now returns to the Missouri House of Representatives for renewed consideration. Fiscal Year 2017 will end on June 30. 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, April 07, 2017

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 7: Priority Legislation


Jefferson CityThis Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
 
·    Senate Bill 434, legislation that seeks to allow school districts to allocate less than 1 percent, but no less than .5 percent, of money received under the school foundation formula to the professional development committee of the district when certain requirements are met (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);

·    Senate Bill 41, a measure that would provide protection for alternatives-to-abortion agencies;

·    Senate Bill 67, which would modify provisions of law relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, abortion reports, employee disclosure policies and abortion facility inspections (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);

·    Senate Bill 220, legislation that would provide that a person who is injured by a product has 10 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County); and

·    Senate Bill 373, a  measure that seeks to establish the Missouri Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City).

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

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 6: SB 220 and SB 373

Jefferson City — Missouri senators consider a couple of different measures, both of which have been tabled for later discussion. Senate Bill 220 seeks to provide that a person who is injured by a product has 10 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages. Senate Bill 373 would establish the Missouri Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 5: Women's Health

Jefferson City — Missouri senators talk about two measures that relate to women’s health. Senate Bill 41 would provide protection for alternatives-to-abortion agencies. Senate Bill 67 seeks to modify provisions of law relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, abortion reports, employee disclosure policies and abortion facility inspections. We’ve included actualities from 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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 4: SB 434

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 434, a measure that would allow school districts to allocate less than 1 percent, but no less than .5 percent, of money received under the school foundation formula to the professional development committee of the district when certain requirements are met. Another positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Monday, April 03, 2017

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 3: SB 375

Jefferson CitySenate Bill 375 gets a hearing in the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee. The measure would change the law regarding consent for a minor to obtain an abortion. The committee has yet to take action on the proposal. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 1, 1872

Jefferson CityThis Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 1, 1872, the last day of the 26th General Assembly’s adjourned session. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.