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The Missouri Senate Minute for April 30: CAFOs

Jefferson City — Nearly 12 hours are spent on Senate Bill 391, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to county health ordinances. Missouri senators give the proposal preliminary approval. Another positive vote would send the bill to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 29: Session Nears Conclusion

Jefferson City — Only three weeks remain in the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly. Session will conclude at 6 p.m. on May 17.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 26: Budget

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: The Missouri Senate’s version of the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020; Senate Bill 29, a measure that seeks to extend the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement allowances, modify the managed care reimbursement allowance and define an essential safety net hospital; A preview of the remaining three weeks of session; and Senate Bill 308, legislation that would prohibit public bodies from entering into certain contracts.


The Missouri Senate Minute for April 25: Budget

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate now has its own version of an operating budget for our state. This will now go to a Missouri Senate-House conference committee.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 24: Medicaid Reimbursements

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 29, a measure that seeks to extend the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement allowances, modify the managed care reimbursement allowance and define an essential safety net hospital. Another “yes” vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 23: One Month Remains

Jefferson City — There is only one month left in the 2019 legislative session. Lawmakers have a May 10 deadline to finish the state budget, and until May 17 to complete the rest of their work.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 22: Contractual Agreements

Jefferson City — Only one month remains in the 2019 legislative session. Senate Bill 308 seeks to prohibit public bodies from entering into certain contracts. This is among several proposals that has not yet been heard by the entire Missouri Senate.



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 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 Week in the Missouri Senate for April 19: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

Final committee work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget; Senate Bill 414, a measure that seeks to create the "Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force"; Senate Bill 288, legislation that would modify provisions relating to jury instructions for first-degree murder; and Senate Bill 462, which would provide a procedure by which a defendant may be found to be not eligible for the death penalty due to serious mental illness.


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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 18: Remaining Legislation

Jefferson City — Missouri senators have yet to discuss Senate Bill 448, which would modify the law regarding the provision of health care through a child support order. In addition, Senate Bill 22 seeks to modify Missouri Supreme Court rules relating to discovery in criminal cases.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 17: Legal Legislation

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee discusses Senate Bill 288, legislation that would modify provisions relating to jury instructions for first-degree murder, and Senate Bill 462, which would provide a procedure by which a defendant may be found to be not eligible for the death penalty due to serious mental illness.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 16: Health Care

Jefferson City — Missouri senators give preliminary approval to Senate Bill 414, a measure that seeks to create the "Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force." Another positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 15: Budget

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee plans to take more time this week to review Missouri’s operating budget for the next fiscal year. By law, the budget has to be submitted to the governor by 6 p.m. on May 10.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 12: Priority Legislation

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Joint Resolution 13, which would — upon voter approval — modify provisions relating to members of the Missouri General Assembly; Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which would authorize 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; Senate Bill 56, legislation that seeks to modify the Missouri Works program; and House Bill 445, a measure that would prohibit lobbyists from giving gifts to local government officials.

The Missouri Senate Minute for April 11: Lobbyist Gifts

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Government Reform Committee hears House Bill 445, a measure that seeks to prohibit lobbyists from giving gifts to local government officials.



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.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 10: Term Limits and Transportation

Jefferson City — Missouri senators discuss Senate Joint Resolution 13, which would — upon voter approval — modify provisions relating to members of the General Assembly, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which would 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. Both of these resolutions have been set aside for future consideration.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 9: Workforce Development

Jefferson City — Missouri senators take a second look at Senate Bill 56, legislation that seeks to modify the Missouri Works program. The measure is tabled for further discussion.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 8: Budget

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to begin reviewing the Missouri House of Representatives’ version of Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget this week. The full Missouri Senate could have the blueprint in two weeks.



This Week in the Missouri Senate for April 5: Legislation Advances

Jefferson City — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:
Senate Joint Resolution 1, legislation that seeks to modify Missouri’s initiative petition process; Senate Bill 292, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education; Senate Bill 44, which would modify provisions relating to gaming; and Transportation funding.


The Missouri Senate Minute for April 4: Sports Betting

Jefferson City — Senate Bill 44, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to gaming, is discussed by Missouri senators. The measure is held over for future discussion.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 3: Charter Schools

Jefferson City — Missouri senators examine charter school expansion. Senate Bill 292 is legislation that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. The measure has been set aside for later talks.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 2: Initiative Petitions

Jefferson City — Missouri senators spend time on Senate Joint Resolution 1, which seeks to modify Missouri’s initiative petition process. The resolution is laid over for further discussion.



The Missouri Senate Minute for April 1: Transportation Funding

Jefferson City — Missouri senators will soon discuss how to pay for needed infrastructure repairs in our state. Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget is on its way to the upper chamber.



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.