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This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 16: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 7, which modifies provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue, and will become law on Aug. 28.


The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 13: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — A new law will address certain parts of Missouri legal statute. Senate Bill 7 modifies provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 9: Tax Credits Committee

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Tax Credit Efficiency and Reform, its first hearing and its goals for the coming months.


The Missouri Senate Minute for Aug. 6: Tax Credits Committee

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Tax Credit Efficiency and Reform meets for this first time. The panel expects to meet three more times yet this year.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: Aug. 4, 1825

JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Aug. 4, 1825, the day Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Abraham J. Williams was sworn in as our state’s third governor.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for Aug. 2: Pensions Committee

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the MoDOT and Patrol Employee’s Retirement System Study Committee and its plans for the rest of the year.


The Missouri Senate Minute for July 30: Pensions Committee

Jefferson City — The MoDOT and Patrol Employee’s Retirement System Study Committee meets for the first time. Another hearing is now scheduled for September.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 26: Expungement

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 1, a new law that removes certain offenses from the list of offenses where expungement is not currently available. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 25, 1933

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 25, 1933, the day the Missouri Department of Agriculture was created by the Missouri General Assembly.


The Missouri Senate Minute for July 23: Expungement

Jefferson City — A new law will add to the list of expungable offenses in Missouri. Senate Bill 1 removes certain offenses from the list of offenses where expungement is not currently available. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 22, 1861

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews was July 22, 1861, the day Hamilton Gamble was appointed Missouri’s new governor.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 21, 1967

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 21, 1967, the day the Missouri Legislature chose to make Mozarkite the official state rock.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 19: SB 147 Vetoed

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 147, one of six measures to be vetoed this year. The proposal would have enacted provisions relating to motor vehicles.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 19, 1820

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 19, 1820, the day Missouri’s first constitution was adopted.

The Missouri Senate Minute for July 16: SB 147 Vetoed

Jefferson City — Among the measures vetoed by the executive branch is Senate Bill 147, which would have enacted provisions relating to motor vehicles. Lawmakers might consider this proposal during the annual veto session in September.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 15, 1820

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 15, 1820, the day former Missouri governor — and senator — Charles Henry Hardin was born.


This Week in the Missouri Senate: July 13, 1917

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 13, 1917, the day the Lead Belt Mining riot began.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 12: Transportation Bonding

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which authorizes the Office of Administration to execute and deliver a financing agreement for payment of debt service on transportation bonds issued by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The resolution was signed into law on June 10.


The Missouri Senate Minute for July 9: Transportation Bonding

Jefferson City — Only two more elements have to come into play before the state can start to repair suffering bridges in rural parts of our state. Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 was signed into, and became, law on June 10.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for July 5: FY 2020 Budget

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews more details about the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which started on July 1.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 3, 1919

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 3, 1919, the day the Missouri Senate ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.


The Missouri Senate Minute for July 2: FY 2020 Budget

Jefferson City — Among the top priorities in the Missouri Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget is funding for more than 200 rural bridges in the Show-Me State. The new fiscal year started July 1.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 1, 1917

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 1, 1917, the day Missouri’s first income tax took effect.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 30, 1949

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 30, 1949, the day the “Missouri Waltz” became our state’s official song.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 28: 2020 Budget

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate previews our state’s $29.7 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which will start on July 1.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 27, 1807

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 27, 1807, the day the Territorial Legislature passed a law allowing slaves to sue for freedom.


The Missouri Senate Minute for June 25: 2020 Budget

Jefferson City — Missouri’s next fiscal year will start on Monday. Fiscal Year 2020, by law, will start on July 1. Next year’s budget will total $29.7 billion.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 25, 1866

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 25, 1866, the day Lincoln Institute was incorporated.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 21: SB 182 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 182, legislation that modifies provisions relating to the issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas. This new law will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 20, 1955

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 20, 1955, the day the flowering dogwood became Missouri’s official tree.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 19, 2003

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 19, 2003, the day the Missouri General Assembly commemorated Emancipation Day.



The Missouri Senate Minute for June 18: SB 182 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — Missouri will give the Sunflower State the benefit of the doubt a second time. Senate Bill 182 modifies provisions relating to the issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 17, 1916

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 17, 1916, the day the first African-American female to be elected to the Missouri Legislature was born.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 15, 1861

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 15, 1861, the day federal troops overtook Jefferson City in the early months of the Civil War.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 14: SB 21 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 21, which modifies provisions relating to local sales taxes. Parts of the new law took effect upon the governor’s signature on May 24. The rest will become law on Aug. 28.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 12, 1861

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 12, 1861, the day then-Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson issued a war proclamation.


The Missouri Senate Minute for June 11: SB 21 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — The Missouri towns of Portageville, Riverside and Fayette have new taxing authority, thanks to Senate Bill 21, which was signed into law at the end of May.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 11, 1861

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 11, 1861, the day state leaders met to decide Missouri’s involvement in the Civil War.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 10, 1929

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 10, 1929, the day the Legislature incorporated the University of Kansas City.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 9, 1813

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 9, 1813, the day James Minor was born.

This Week in the Missouri Senate for June 7: SB 391 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 391, legislation that modifies provisions relating to agricultural operations. The measure has been signed into law, and will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 6, 1865

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 6, 1865, the day the “Drake Constitution” was ratified by Missouri voters.


The Missouri Senate Minute for June 4: SB 391 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — New rules governing CAFOs are coming to Missouri. Senate Bill 391 modifies provisions of state law relating to agricultural operations. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 4, 1812

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 4, 1812, the day Congress established the Territory of Missouri.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 3, 1850

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 3, 1850, the day the Town of Kansas was incorporated.


This Date in Missouri Senate History: June 2, 1862

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews June 2, 1862, the day loyalty oaths were adopted in Missouri.


This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 31: HB 126 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 126, a measure that relates to abortions, and Senate Bill 21, legislation that modifies provisions relating to local sales taxes.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 31, 1953

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 31, 1953, the day former Missouri Supreme Judge — and state representative — Ronnie White was born.



The Missouri Senate Minute for May 28: HB 126 Signed Into Law

Jefferson City — The governor signs House Bill 126, a measure that modifies provisions relating to abortion. An emergency clause in the measure means it became law once it was signed.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 24: Session Review

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the highlights for Missouri Senate leadership, following conclusion of the 2019 legislative session last week.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 21, 1899

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 22, 1899, the last day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly.



The Missouri Senate Minute for May 21: Session Review

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are looking back at the 2019 legislative session, which came to a close last Friday. In all, nearly 100 bills were sent to the executive branch this year.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for May 17: Session Ends

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:


Senate Bill 68, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to workforce development; Senate Bill 83, a measure that would modify provisions relating to the relocation of a child covered by a custody or visitation order; and House Bill 126, which would modify provisions relating to abortion.


The Missouri Senate Minute for May 16: "Heartbeat Bill"

Jefferson City — House Bill 126 would modify provisions relating to abortion. This measure still needs another “yes” vote before it would go to the governor for his consideration.