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The Missouri Senate Minute for April 30: SB 1007

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 1007, a measure that seeks to modify the state merit system. Another positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. 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: April 30, 1904

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 30, 1904, the day the Louisiana Purchase Exposition — more commonly known as the World’s Fair — opened in St. Louis. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 27: Budget

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·The Missouri Senate version of the state’s Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·House Bill 1329, a measure that seeks to modify provisions of public employee retirement plans (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
·House Bill 1413, which would require authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and require consent for withholding earnings from paychecks (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Sifton).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 26: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators add their changes to the Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget. The $28 billion spending plan is made up of 13 separate measures, including House Bill 2002, which relates to elementary and secondary education. Next up for the budget will be a Missouri Senate-House conference committee. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 25: Collective Bargaining

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time on House Bill 1413, a measure that seeks to require authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and require consent for withholding earnings from paychecks. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 24: Public Employee Pensions

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss House Bill 1329, a measure that seeks to modify provisions of public employee retirement plans. It’s the second such proposal to be brought before the Missouri Senate in as many weeks. House Bill 1329 has been set aside for future consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, 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: April 24, 1931

Jefferson City — This 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’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 23: Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri senators believe they will discuss the Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget this week. Once this is complete, those items that differ from the Missouri House of Representatives’ version would have to be ironed out in a conference committee. The 2019 fiscal year plan is due to the executive branch by 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11. 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: April 22, 1927

Jefferson City — This 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 20: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

·Senate Bill 982, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to payments for health care services (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·House Bill 2044, a measure that relates to retirement benefits for public employees (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);
·House Bill 1303, which would change the laws regarding lobbyist expenditures (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
·Continuing work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla); and
·Senate Joint Resolution 27, a measure that seeks to – pending voter approval -- modify term limits and impose a gift ban for members of the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Walsh).
This feature report is narrated by Se…

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 20, 1835

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 20, 1835, the day St. Louis hosted the first Missouri railroad convention. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 19: HB 2044

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss House Bill 2044, a measure that relates to public employee pensions. The proposal has been set aside for future consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 19, 1878

Jefferson City — This 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’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 18: SB 982

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 982, a measure that seeks to enact provisions relating to payments for health care services. The proposal still needs another “yes” vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 17: Ethics Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators have the first measure to be passed by the Missouri House of Representatives on the calendar. House Bill 1303 seeks to change the laws regarding lobbyist expenditures. There are five weeks left in the 2018 legislative session. 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: April 17, 1802

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 17, 1802, the day former lawmaker John Bullock Clark, Sr., was born. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 16: Budget and SJR 27

Jefferson City — Missouri senators may discuss the Fiscal Year 2019 budget this week. The upper chamber has also sent a resolution to the Missouri House of Representatives that would let voters choose ending lobbyist gifts, while also doubling term limits for lawmakers. This is spelled out in Senate Joint Resolution 27. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 13: Final Six Weeks

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee work on the state’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
·Senate Bill 674, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
·Senate Joint Resolution 27, which – upon voter approval – would modify term limits and impose a gift ban for members of the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Holsman and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 2: SJR 27

Jefferson City — Missouri senators pass Senate Joint Resolution 27, a measure that – upon voter approval – would modify term limits and impose a gift ban for members of the Missouri General Assembly. The resolution now goes to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 11: SB 674

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 674, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation. The measure still needs another positive vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 11, 1811

Jefferson City — This 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’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 10: Budget

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee is now reviewing the 13 appropriations measures sent to them by the Missouri House of Representatives. Once complete, the entire Missouri Senate could consider the bills as soon as next week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 9: Economic Development

Jefferson City — Several economic development measures remain undecided, with six weeks left in the 2018 legislative session. Among these is Senate Joint Resolution 40, which would let voters decide on a constitutional amendment relating to labor organizations, and Senate Bill 801, legislation that relates to Missouri’s minimum wage. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 6: Week 14

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
·Senate Bill 954, a measure that seeks to allow individuals found guilty of certain offenses of unlawful use of a weapon to expunge records relating to such offense (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
·Senate Bill 722, legislation that would require the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct a study regarding the importation of certain prescription drugs by the state (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);
·House Bill 2265, which would modify provisions for public utilities (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis); and
·Prevailing wage legislation (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).
This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 5: HB 2265

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee hears House Bill 2265, which relates to grid modernization. Committee action is pending on the proposal. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 4: SB 954 and SB 722

Jefferson City — Missouri senators return from Easter break and give first-round approval to Senate Bill 954, legislation that seeks to allow people found guilty of certain weapons offenses to expunge those records, and Senate Bill 722, a measure that would require the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct a study regarding the importation of certain prescription drugs by the state. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, and Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 3: Prevailing Wage

Jefferson City — Missouri’s prevailing wage is among the unresolved issues of the 2018 legislative session. There are seven weeks left in this year’s regular session. 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.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 2: SB 654

Jefferson City — Among the measures yet to be decided by Missouri senators is Senate Bill 654. This measure 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. The proposal would also create a procedure for certain persons who have had their samples collected to request expungement. 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’ Dean Morgan.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 1, 1872

Jefferson City — This 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’ Dean Morgan.