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The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 28: MO HealthNet Requirements

Jefferson City — Senate Bill 76 comes to the Missouri Senate floor for the first time. The measure seeks to require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements. The bill has been set aside for further discussion.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 28, 1851

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 28, 1851, the day the Missouri General Assembly established the Missouri School for the Deaf.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 27: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend hours on Senate Bill 7, legislation that seeks to modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue. After discussion, the Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to the measure. Another positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 27, 1855

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 27, 1855, the day the Missouri Legislature placed the Missouri School for the Blind under state control.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 26: Sex Trafficking

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 37, legislation that seeks to modify the offense and penalties of promoting prostitution in the first degree. The panel has not yet acted on the measure.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 26, 1781

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 26, 1781, the day former Missouri Sen. and Gov. Abraham Williams was born.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 25: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators may discuss Senate Bill 7 this week. The measure would modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 24, 1870

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 24, 1870, the day both the College of Agriculture and the School of Mines and Metallurgy were established by the Missouri General Assembly.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 23, 1853

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 23, 1853, the day the Missouri Legislature chartered Westminster College in Fulton.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 22: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 21, legislation that would authorize the city of Portageville to propose a sales tax for public safety; Senate Bill 154, which would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and employees; Senate Bill 232, a proposal would extend the expiration date of the Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program; and Senate Bill 76, which would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements.

This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 22, 1853

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 22, 1853, the day the Missouri Legislature granted charter to Washington University.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 21: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 154, which would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and employees. The measure has been set aside for future talks.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 20: Ticket to Work

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee takes testimony on Senate Bill 232, legislation that would extend the expiration date of the Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program. At the same time, the panel has agreed to send Senate Bill 76, a measure that relates to certain requirements for MO HealthNet, to the full Missouri Senate for its consideration.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 19: Local Taxation

Jefferson City — A measure that addresses a single town’s ability to raise sales taxes for a school resource officer turns into a discussion over the state’s role in such matters. Missouri senators spend time on Senate Bill 21, legislation that would authorize the city of Portageville to propose a sales tax for public safety. The proposal has received first-round Missouri Senate approval. Another positive vote would send the bill to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 18: MO HealthNet Requirements

Jefferson City — After spending time on Senate Bill 76 last week, the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee plans to continue hearing testimony again this week. The proposal would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 16, 1995

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 16, 1995, the date the Missouri Senate was sent House Bill 84, also known as “The Mule Bill.”



This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 15: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
Senate Bill 6, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to controlled substances, including the schedules, medical marijuana and criminal provisions involving controlled substances; Senate Bill 28, legislation that would make changes to Missouri’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; and Senate Bill 76, which would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 14: Tax Credits

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 28, a measure that would makes changes to Missouri’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Another “yes” vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 13: MO HealthNet Requirements

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee hears Senate Bill 76, a measure that would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements. The panel has not yet taken any action on the proposal.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 12: Drug Bill

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 6, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to controlled substances, including the schedules, medical marijuana and criminal provisions involving controlled substances. A second “yes” vote would send this measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 12, 1853

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 12, 1853, the day lawmakers chartered Boonville College.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 11: SNAP Requirements

Jefferson City — Missouri could soon start discussing several different pieces of legislation for 2019. Senate Bill 4 seeks to modify the law relating to work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This proposal is on the Missouri Senate calendar, and could be taken up at any time.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 11, 1839

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 11, 1839, the day the University of Missouri was chartered by the state Legislature.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 9, 1839

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 9, 1839, the day Missouri started its own public school system.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 8: Floor Discusion

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

House Bill 448 and 206, legislation that seeks to designates the Cloria Brown Memorial Highway in St. Louis County; Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which would direct 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; and Other pending legislation.

The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 6: Term Limits and Taxes

Jefferson City — This afternoon (2/6), the Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee will hear Senate Joint Resolution 14, a move that would — upon voter approval — change term limits for some elected officials. Some Missouri senators also continue to press for legislation that would help with tax code changes that are coming this year.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 5: Bonding Proposal

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee will hear Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 this afternoon (2/5). The resolution seeks to authorize and direct 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.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 5, 1911

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 5, 1911, the date marking the destruction of Missouri’s State Capitol.



The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 4: Workforce Development

Jefferson City — Missouri senators continue to react to a change in focus for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Some of the employees there have been, or will be, transferred to other state agencies.



This Date in Missouri Senate History: Feb. 2, 1837

Jefferson City — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Feb. 2, 1837, the date the Missouri Senate helped charter the Bank of the State of Missouri.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for Feb. 1: Committee Hearings

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
Senate Bill 155, legislation that seeks to create the Narcotics Control Act; Senate Bill 5, a measure that would modify the initiative and referendum process; Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to the expungement of certain criminal records, with some exceptions; Senate Bill 9 and Senate Joint Resolution 2, both of which relate to changes to impeachment proceedings; and Senate Bill 14, legislation that would modify provisions of law relating to child custody arrangements. This measure has been voted out of committee and could be heard by the full Missouri Senate at any time.