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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 Week in the Missouri Senate for March 29: Second Half Begins

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 19, a measure seeks to create penalty enhancements for certain crimes against emergency service providers; Senate Bill 264, legislation that would transfer the Missouri Arts Council from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to the lieutenant governor’s office; Senate Bill 65, which would modify provisions regarding punitive damages; Senate Bill 263, legislation that seeks to provide for postpartum depression screening and treatment for certain mothers; and Overall atmosphere of the Missouri Senate, following the first half of the legislative session.


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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 28: Punitive Damages

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Bill 65, which would modify provisions regarding punitive damages. The measure has been laid aside for further talks.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 27: Postpartum Depression

Jefferson City — Senate Bill 263 would provide for postpartum depression screening and treatment for certain mothers. The Missouri Senate Health and Pensions Committee heard the measure today (3/27).



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 26: Second Half Begins

Jefferson City — Missouri senators return from mid-session recess to spend extended time on two measures: Senate Bill 19, a measure seeks to create penalty enhancements for certain crimes against emergency service providers; and Senate Bill 264, legislation that would transfer the Missouri Arts Council from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to the lieutenant governor’s office.


The Missouri Senate Minute for March 25: Second Half Begins

Jefferson City — With lawmakers back in the Capitol, time is running out for this year’s legislative session. The Fiscal Year 2020 state operating budget has to be delivered to the executive branch by May 10. Session will end one week later.



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 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 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 Week in the Missouri Senate for March 22: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews several measures, already heard in committee, that could be heard by the full Missouri Senate before the 2019 session ends on May 17:

Senate Bill 149, which would place a 7.275 percent cap on the combined rate of local sales taxes; Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 74, both of which would allow courts to depart from a statutorily required minimum prison term when sentencing a defendant; Senate Bill 327 is a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to gaming; Senate Bill 431, which would also modify provisions relating to illegal gambling; Senate Bill 3, legislation that would allow certain people to enter abandoned property to secure it, maintain the grounds and provide immunity from civil and criminal liability; Senate Bill 412 would also modify provisions for the abatement of vacant nuisance properties in Kansas City; and Senate Bill 225 also addresses nuisance properties.

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.



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

Jefferson City — A couple of Missouri senators will join forces, in an effort to change sentencing guidelines for certain offenses. Both Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 74 await committee action. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday to finish the 2019 legislative session.



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.



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

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are halfway through their annual mid-session recess. When they return Monday, several measures that have already been through committee await the next step, including:
Senate Bill 149, which would place a 7.275 percent cap on the combined rate of local sales taxes; and Senate Bill 225, legislation that would modify nuisance actions in certain cities.


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

Jefferson City — Mid-session recess continues for Missouri senators. There are still dozens of measures yet to be decided for this session, including: Senate Bill 431, which would modify provisions relating to illegal gambling; and Senate Bill 412 would modify provisions for the abatement of vacant nuisance properties in Kansas City.


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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 18: Mid-Session Recess

Jefferson City — Missouri senators are on their annual mid-session recess. When they return to the Capitol, they could discuss any number of items not yet heard on the Missouri Senate floor. These include: Senate Bill 327, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to gaming; and Senate Bill 3, a measure that would allow certain people to enter abandoned property to secure it, remove trash and graffiti, and maintain the grounds without civil or criminal liability.

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 Week in the Missouri Senate for March 15: First Half Ends

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 160, a measure that seeks to establish the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program; Senate Bill 9, legislation that would require the Missouri Senate to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment; and Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would require the Missouri Senate — beginning Jan. 1, 2021 — to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment.

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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 14: Scholarship Accounts

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend additional time discussing Senate Bill 160, a measure that seeks to establish the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program. The proposal has been laid over for future consideration.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 13: Impeachment Rules

Jefferson City — A day after tabling a move to change rules relating to impeachments in Missouri, the mechanism by which this would go to voters advances. Senate Joint Resolution 2 would require the Missouri Senate — beginning Jan. 1, 2021 — to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment. The resolution would put the plan on a future ballot.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 12: Impeachment Changes

Jefferson City — Changes could be made to the way impeachments are conducted in the Show-Me State. Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 9, legislation that seeks to require the Missouri Senate to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment. The proposal has been laid over for future talks.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 11: Education Legislation

Jefferson City — Education proposals could be a bigger part of Missouri Senate floor discussion this week. Senate Bill 160 may be among these measures. It would establish the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.



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 Week in the Missouri Senate for March 8: Floor Discussion

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 10, which would modify provisions relating to the minimum wage; Senate Bill 46 and 50, legislation that would modify several provisions relating to taxation; Senate Bill 291, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to emergency communication services; and Senate Bill 336, legislation that would modify provisions relating to child care facilities.

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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 7: Taxes

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time on Senate Bill 46 and 50, legislation that would modify several provisions relating to taxation. The measure has been held over for further discussion.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 6: Minimum Wage

Jefferson City — Missouri senators devote time to two measures that come after last November’s election. Senate Bill 10 would modify provision relating to the minimum wage. Senate Bill 213 seeks to enact new provisions relating to the nonpartisan state demographer.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 5: SB 291 and SB 336

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time on Senate Bill 291, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to emergency communication services. The proposal has been set aside for further talks. The Missouri Senate Professional Registration Committee hears Senate Bill 336, legislation that would modify provisions relating to childcare facilities. No committee action has yet been taken on the matter.



The Missouri Senate Minute for March 4: PDMP

Jefferson City — Prescription drug-monitoring legislation returns to the Missouri Senate. In early February, the Missouri Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee did not have votes to send Senate Bill 155 to the full Missouri Senate. This changed last week. The measure would establish the Narcotics Control Act.



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 Week in the Missouri Senate for March 1: Tort Reform

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 7, legislation that seeks to modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue; Senate Bill 76, a measure that would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements; and Introduction of Missouri’s first female Missouri Senate doorkeeper.