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This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 30: Second Half Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Senate Bill 578, legislation that seeks to make changes to laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
·Senate Bill 802, a measure that would modify provisions relating to women's and minority business enterprises (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
·Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667, which relates to taxes (Audio: Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring);
·Senate Bill 822, legislation that relates to seat belt’s roles as evidence (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
·Senate Bill 874, a measure that would allow citizens to summon a grand jury by filing a petition with the court.
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 30, 1927

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 30, 1927, the day the Missouri General Assembly passed legislation designating the bluebird as the official state bird. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 29: SB 617 and SB 822

Jefferson City — Time is spent on two different measures. Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667 relates to taxes, and has been given first-round Missouri Senate approval. Another “yes” vote would send it to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. Senate Bill 822 relates to seat belt’s roles as evidence, and has been tabled for future discussion. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 29, 1883

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 29, 1883, the day the Missouri General Assembly creates the State Board of Health. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 28: SB 874

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 874, a measure that seeks to allow citizens to summon a grand jury by filing a petition with the court. The proposal was heard Monday. The panel has not yet acted on the bill. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 27: Second Half Begins

Jefferson City — Missouri senators come back from mid-session recess and discuss Senate Bill 578, legislation that seeks to make changes to laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees, and Senate Bill 802, a measure that would modify provisions relating to women's and minority business enterprises. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 26: SB 893

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 893, legislation that seeks to modify the initiative and referendum process. The Missouri Senate was in mid-session recess last week. Lawmakers return today for the second half of the 2018 legislative session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 25, 1905

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 25, 1905, the day the Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville is created by the Legislature. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 24, 1911

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 24, 1911, the day the Missouri General Assembly passed legislation to pay for a new Capitol. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 23: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first half of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. When lawmakers return on March 26, there will be eight weeks left in the 2018 legislative session, which will end on Friday, May 18. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 23, 1903

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 23, 1903, the day the Legislature passed a measure requiring licensing vehicles. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 22: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — Taxes may become a focal point in the second half of the 2018 legislative session. Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667 contains not only cuts to the state income tax, but an increase to the state’s gasoline tax. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 22, 1913

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 22, 1913, the day Missouri’s official state flag was adopted. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 21: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are looking ahead to the second half of the 2018 legislative session. When they return, they will have eight weeks to finish work. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 21, 1826

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 21, 1826, the day the Missouri General Assembly met in St. Charles for the final time. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 20: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — The proverbial “halftime” continues for Missouri senators, as they reflect on the first 11 weeks of the 2018 legislative session. For some, this includes progress made on tax reform legislation. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 20, 1907

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 20, 1907, the day the Missouri Legislature established the Missouri Library Commission. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 19: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — Missouri senators conclude the first half of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. The second half will start on March 26 and finish on May 18. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 19, 1870

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 19, 1870, the day the First District Normal School was established by the Missouri General Assembly. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 17, 1905

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 17, 1905, the day the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College was established in Springfield. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 16: First Half Ends

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·Senate Bill 590, which would modify the Historic Preservation Tax Credit (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
·House Bill 1531, a measure that would modify provisions relating to interpleading in civil proceedings (Audio: Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Sifton).
Missouri senators’ annual mid-session recess is now underway, and will continue until they return to Jefferson City on Monday, March 26. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 15: HB 1531

Jefferson City — Missouri senators make changes to House Bill 1531, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to interpleading in civil proceedings. The measure will return to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 15, 1907

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 15, 1907, the day state representatives approved a Missouri Senate resolution that gave the Show-Me State the ability to let citizens draft initiative petitions and referendums to be determined on ballots. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 14: SB 590

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to a measure that would modify the Historic Preservation Tax Credit. Senate Bill 590 was given Missouri Senate floor time again yesterday (3/13). Another “yes” vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 14, 1782

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 14, 1782, the day Thomas Hart Benton was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 13: SB 617, 611 and 667

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667, legislation that relates to taxation. The proposal has been set aside for future consideration. 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.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 13, 1915

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 13, 1915, the day the Missouri Commission for the Blind was created. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 12: SB 869 and SB 680

Jefferson City — As Missouri senators look ahead to the next two months of session, there are still plenty of bills to discuss. These include Senate Bill 869, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to employment security, and Senate Bill 680, a measure that would make changes to Missouri’s minimum wage. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 12, 1849

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 12, 1849, the day the Missouri-Pacific Railroad was chartered. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 9: First Half Ends

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the 10th week of the 2018 legislative session:
·Senate Bill 800, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to termination of parental rights and consent to adopt petitions in juvenile courts (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester);
·Senate Bill 612, a measure that would create provisions relating to alternative education options for elementary and secondary education students (Audio: Sen. Koenig and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur):
·Senate Bill 960, which would change the law surrounding giving eye drops to newborns (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Schupp); and
·Senate Bill 584, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to Civil War property.
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 9, 1899

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 9, 1899, the day the State Historical Society of Missouri was incorporated. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 8: SB 960

Jefferson City — Senate Bill 960, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the administration of eye drops to newborn infants, now awaits full Missouri Senate discussion. It was voted “do pass” by the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee on Wednesday morning. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 8, 1988

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 8, 1988, Missouri’s first foray into a presidential primary, after years of holding a caucus. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 7: SB 612

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend more time on Senate Bill 612, legislation that seeks to create provisions relating to alternative education options for elementary and secondary students. The measure has been set aside for further consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 6: SB 800

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 800, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to termination of parental rights and consent to adopt petitions in juvenile courts. Another “yes” vote would send the measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 5: SB 584

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate General Laws Committee hears Senate Bill 584, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to Civil War property. The panel has yet to take final action on the measure. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 4, 1849

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 4, 1849, the day a Missourian served as U.S. president — if only for a day. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for March 3: Week 9

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·Senate Bill 786, a measure that seeks to make changes to "whistle-blower's" protection for public employees (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
·Senate Bill 813, legislation that would modify the offense of peace disturbance and allow a civil action against a person who commits the offense of peace disturbance and obstructs a highway or access to emergency medical services (Audio: Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
·Senate Bill 546, which would modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
·Senate Concurrent Resolution 41, legislation that seeks to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for March 1: SB 546

Jefferson City — Missouri senators take more time to talk about Senate Bill 546, legislation that would modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue. The measure has been set aside for future consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: March 1, 1855

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews March 1, 1855, the day Central Methodist College in Fayette was incorporated by the Missouri Legislature. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.