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The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 31: Initiative Petitions

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee hears Senate Bill 5, a measure that would modify the initiative and referendum process. The panel has not yet decided on the measure.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 30: PDMP

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee hears a proposal that would create the Narcotics Control Act. Senate Bill 155 was presented to the panel this morning (1/30).



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 29: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee holds its first hearing of the year. Members hear presentations on Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to the expungement of certain criminal records, plus Senate Bill 9 and Senate Joint Resolution 2, both of which relate to changes to impeachment proceedings.



The Missuri Senate Minute for Jan. 28: Child Custody

Jefferson City — Missouri Senate committees hear the first legislation for 2019. This includes Senate Bill 14, legislation that seeks to modify provisions of law relating to child custody arrangements. The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee has not yet taken action on this proposal.



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 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 Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 25: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
The first hearing for the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee; Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, which would designate the Kansas City Chiefs as the official professional football team of the state of Missouri; Senate Bill 15, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to the operation of motor vehicles while using electronic devices; and Potential early legislation that come to the Missouri Senate floor.

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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 24: Texting While Driving

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee hears testimony on Senate Bill 15, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to the operation of motor vehicles while using electronic devices.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 23: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — Committees are starting to hear legislation that has been filed for this year’s legislative session. In addition to this, Missouri’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020 is on the minds of those Missouri senators who are on the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee, which holds its first hearings this week.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 22: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — The first legislation for 2019 will be heard in committee this week. Several hearings are already on the calendar for the week.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 21: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are about to start committee hearings. The panels, and their makeup, were released last week. The Missouri Senate is not in session today, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Session will resume tomorrow.



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 Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 18: Committee Assignments

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Missouri Senate committee assignments, handed down this week; and Reaction to this week’s budget address to lawmakers, also known as the State of the State.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 17: State of the State

Jefferson City — Missouri senators now have a better idea of the fiscal picture for the next year. The annual State of the State address was delivered yesterday (1/16). The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee plans to hold its first hearing next week.



This 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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 16: Committee Assignments

Jefferson City — Some of the concerns Missouri senators of the past have had are shared by those who were only sworn in just one week ago. Lawmakers spent today learning of their committee assignments and the governor’s blueprint for state spending in the upcoming fiscal year.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 15: Committee Assignments

Jefferson City — After Missouri senators learn of their committee assignments for the 100th General Assembly, those panels can begin hearing legislation. In addition, this week, lawmakers are set to hear the governor’s intention for the Fiscal Year 2020 state operating budget. The annual State of the State will be delivered tomorrow (1/16).



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 14: Committee Assignments

Jefferson City — With the second week of the 2019 legislative session here, Missouri senators are ready to learn their committee assignments for this session. They are also preparing to hear from the governor, when he delivers the annual budget address — commonly referred to as the State of the State — on Wednesday afternoon.



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 Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 11: Session Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the 2019 legislative session, which began on Wednesday. Missouri senators also spent time on Senate Resolution 19, before passing it on Thursday afternoon. The resolution relates to proposed rule changes to Missouri Senate operating rules 6 and 25. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 10: Session Underway

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Resolution 19, which would make changes to some of the rules under which the Missouri Senate operates. Lawmakers ultimately pass the plan, which could come into play as early as next week, when committee assignments will be announced.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 9: Session Starts Today

Jefferson City — With an official start time of noon, the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly is underway. There are some new leadership members and nine new Missouri senators this year. Committees will soon be put into place and filled, at which point these panels will start discussing legislation that could potentially be heard on the floor of the Missouri Senate.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 8: Session Starts Tomorrow

Jefferson City — Only one day remains until the start of the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly. Session is set to begin at noon tomorrow (1/9), with nine new members to swear in.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 7: Session Begins

Jefferson City — Missouri’s next legislative session will start on Wednesday. The gavel is set to officially fall at noon on Jan. 9. When it does, nine new members will join 25 others in the upper chamber.



This Date in Missuri 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 Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 4: Session Preview

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate previews the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly, which will start on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The next session will include not only some new senators, but differences in the leadership teams as well.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 1, 2019: Session Preview

Jefferson City — In eight days, the Missouri Legislature will return to the Capitol. A new year brings some new lawmakers and changes in leadership for the Missouri General Assembly. The First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly will start at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9.