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The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 31: SB 579

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 579, legislation that would modify provisions relating to certain crimes against emergency service providers. Another “yes” vote would send the measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 30: SB 786

Jefferson City — A move to undo part of a new state law has begun. The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 786, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to "whistle-blower's" protection for public employees. This measure comes in response to Senate Bill 43, which was passed last year. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and committee member, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 30, 1863

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 30, 1863, the day the Legislature incorporated Mission Free School of St. Louis. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 29: Budget and SB 567

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time talking about Senate Bill 567, which would modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations. In doing so, they also mentioned the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 28, 1853

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 28, 1853, the day the Legislature granted charter to Christian University in Canton. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 26: Floor Discussion Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Senate Bill 564, legislation that would modify provisions relating to public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
·Senate Bill 567, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
·Senate Bill 561, which would modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Sifton);
·Senate Bill 547, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to industrial hemp (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
·Remaining days for Missouri senators to consider gubernatorial appointees.
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 26, 1849

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 26, 1849, the day the Jackson-Napton resolutions were introduced in the Missouri Senate. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.


The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 25: SB 561

Jefferson City — The third measure to be taken up on the Missouri Senate floor this week is Senate Bill 561, which would modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The proposal has been set aside for future discussion. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 25, 1837

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 25, 1837, the day the Legislature created the Missouri State Medical Association. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 24: SB 567

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 567, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations. After lengthy talks on the Missouri Senate floor yesterday afternoon (1/23), the measure was laid over for future discussion. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 23: SB 564 and SB 547

Jefferson City — The first measure to see floor time in the Missouri Senate this session is Senate Bill 564, legislation that would modify provisions relating to public utilities. In the meantime, the Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee hears Senate Bill 547, which seeks to modify provisions relating to industrial hemp. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 23, 1829

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 23, 1829, the day the Legislature created the Missouri State Library. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 22: Interim Appointments

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to offer advice and consent on gubernatorial appointments made during the interim, which is the span between regular legislative sessions. By law, the Missouri Senate has 30 days to finish this task, once the regular session has started. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 21, 1826

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 21, 1826, the day marking the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in St. Charles. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 19: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Senate Bill 611 and Senate Bill 617, both of which relate to tax reform (Audio: Senate Bill 611 sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);
·Senate Bill 567, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·Economic development (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City); and
·Senate Bill 606, which would create a tax credit for upgrades to emergency generators (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Schupp).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 18: SB 567

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee sends a priority measure to the full Missouri Senate. Senate Bill 567 seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations. The measure could be brought up for discussion at any time. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 17: SBs 611 and 617

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee hears two proposals that would change the state tax code. The Missouri Senate Ways and Means Committee heard Senate Bills 611 and 617 yesterday (1/16). We’ve included actualities from Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

Thi Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 17, 1857

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 17, 1857, the day Columbia Baptist Female College — now known as Stephens College — was first incorporated. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 16: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Committee hearings continue in the third week of the 2018 legislative session. Most of the measures getting committee time are priorities for Missouri senators. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 15: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are moving forward with getting priority measures onto the floor for debate. More than 300 individual Missouri Senate bills are making their way either into, or through, committees. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 13, 1875

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 13, 1875, the day former Missouri Sen. Michael Kinney of St. Louis was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 12: Committee Hearings Begin

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: ·Senate Bill 567, legislation that would modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·Senate Bill 564, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
·Senate Bill 618, which seeks to modify provisions related to charter schools (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring);
·Senate Bill 875, legislation that seeks to require the reporting of firearms lost or stolen in the City of St. Louis (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Nasheed);
·The likelihood of transportation-funding legislation this year (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City); and
·Potential ethics reform legislation (Audio: Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbor…

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 11: SB 564

Jefferson City — A Missouri Senate committee spends several hours hearing testimony on Senate Bill 564. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to public utilities. The committee hearing was held yesterday afternoon (1/10). We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and committee member, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 11, 1865

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 11, 1865, the day Missouri abolished slavery. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 10: SB 567

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are hearing proposals in committee. Among these is Senate Bill 567, which would modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations. The measure was heard in the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee this (1/10) morning. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 9: Senators Introduce Legislation

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to introduce legislation. Among these is Senate Bill 618, legislation that seeks to modify provisions related to charter schools, and Senate Bill 875, a measure that would require reporting lost or stolen firearms in St. Louis. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsors, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 8: Committee Hearings Begin

Jefferson City — Committee hearings are the next order of business for Missouri senators. Panels could start hearing legislation as early as this week. 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’ Dean Morgan.

ThisWeek in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 5: 2018 Session Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·The start of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly and the goals for members of Missouri Senate leadership (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
·Senate Bill 617, legislation that would modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·Medicaid expansion and health care legislation (Audio: Sen. Schupp);
·Swearing in of Missouri’s newest state senator (Audio: Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit); and
·The latest Missouri senator to leave the upper chamber (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 5, 1857

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 5, 1857, the day Trusten Polk stood and took oath as the new governor of Missouri and preceded Gov. Sterling Price. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 4: 2018 Session Begins

Jefferson City — Lawmakers have concluded the first week of the 2018 legislative session. Prefiled legislation will likely start to be assigned to committees next week. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 4, 1860

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 4, 1860, the day the Missouri General Assembly put in the place actions to create Missouri’s first board of education. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 3: 2018 Session Begins

Jefferson City — Missouri senators have started the 2018 legislative session, which officially started at noon today (1/3) and will end on May 18. There are almost as many priorities for the Missouri Senate as there are members of the upper chamber. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate 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’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 2: 2018 Session Begins

Jefferson City — One of the ideas among some Missouri senators is tax reform. Senate Bill 617 is one such approach. Other Missouri senators worry cutting taxes will mean reducing services. 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’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 1, 2018: 2018 Session Begins

Jefferson City — The Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start in two days. The gavel will fall at noon on Jan. 3. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.