SB 263 Modifies the law relating to the Second Capitol Commission, the Seismic Safety Commission and liability of volunteers during declared emergencies
Sponsor: Mayer
LR Number: 0798L.03C Fiscal Note: 0798-03
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/15/2009 - S Calendar S Bills with H Amendments--SB 263-Mayer, with HCS Journal Page:
Title: HCS SB 263 Calendar Position: 3
Effective Date: August 28, 2009
House Handler: Wright

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HCS/SB 263 - The Second State Capitol Commission is renamed the Missouri State Capitol Commission. Currently, the commission membership includes one member of the majority and minority parties of the House and Senate. This act requires the Senate member to be appointed by the pro tem and the House member to be appointed by the speaker.

The commission's duties are expanded to include evaluating and approving capitol studies and improvement, expansion, renovation, and restoration projects to be paid out of the State Capitol Commission fund, and initiating planning efforts, subject to appropriation, for a centennial celebration of the laying of the capstone of the state capitol.

Gifts, bequests, donations, and grants may be used for the preservation, improvement, expansion, and renovation of the capitol.

During states of emergency, non-health care professional volunteers whose liability is not protected by the legal expense fund, shall be protected by the fund. The term "volunteer" in the context of liability during emergencies, shall include those employed by the state or political subdivision.

Currently, the Seismic Safety Commission is comprised of two legislative members and fifteen other members with each member representing one of fifteen different professions. This act requires that no more than two members shall represent one of the enumerated professions and adds public education as one of the professional areas from which the membership may be chosen.

Currently, a quorum shall consist of nine members. Under the act, a quorum shall consist of a majority of appointed members but not less than seven members and may be met by electronic attendance and non-voting participation of the staff of the legislative members.

This act is similar to HB 485 (2009).

CHRIS HOGERTY