SB 388 Eliminates, combines, and revises certain state boards, commissions, committees, and councils
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 1588S.01I Fiscal Note: 1588-01N.ORG
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 4/5/2011 - Hearing Conducted S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 388 - This act eliminates, combines, and revises certain state boards, commissions, committees, and councils.

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

(Section 8.650, 37.735, 37.740, 37.745, 162.1000, 286.001, 286.005, 286.200, 286.205, 286.210)

This act codifies the assignment of the Governor's Council on Disability to the Office of Administration from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

WORKERS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

(Section 8.900)

This act eliminates the Workers Memorial Committee, which was to organize a design competition for a memorial on the grounds of the capitol.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON WETLANDS

(Section 21.475)

This act eliminates the Joint Committee on Wetlands.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON COUNTY SALARIES

(Section 21.780)

This act eliminates the Joint Committee on County Salaries, which is required to review county salaries every ten years.

MISSOURI COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMISSION

(Sections 26.600, 26.603, 26.605, 26.607, 26.609, 26.611, 26.614, 620.580, 620.582, 620.584, 620.586, 620.588, 620.590, 620.592)

This act codifies the assignment of the Missouri Community Service Commission to the Department of Economic Development. Also, currently, the Missouri Community Service Commission is required to have at least fifteen, but no more than twenty-five voting members. This act reduces the total possible number of voting members to fifteen.

MULTISTATE TAX COMPACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Sections 32.250, 32.260)

This act eliminates the Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee.

MISSOURI STATE EMPLOYEES' VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE COMMISSION

(Sections 105.1006, 105.1010, 105.1012)

This act allows the Commissioner of Administration to administer the Missouri State Employees Voluntary Life Insurance Fund and eliminates the five member Missouri State Employees Voluntary Life Insurance Commission that previously administered the fund.

MISSOURI HEAD INJURY ADVISORY COUNCIL

(Sections 162.1000, 190.176, 192.735, 192.737, 192.739, 192.742, 192.745, 199.001, 199.003, 199.007, 199.009, 199.010, 199.029, 199.031, 199.037, 199.039, 199.041, 199.043, 199.051, 304.028)

This act changes the name of the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council to the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council and codifies the transfer of the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The act provides for the decrease of members of the council from twenty-five to fifteen and eliminates the legislative members of the council. Meetings of the full council shall be held four times a year or at the call of the council chairperson.

This act prescribes some additional duties for the department, including promulgating rules to prescribe policies or standards which affect charging and funding of adult brain injury rehabilitation services and reasonable rules relative to the implementation of participant rights for those using rehabilitation services. The department shall also promulgate rules to create a reasonable standard means test to be applied to all programs and services funded by the department. The administration of the renamed Brain Injury Fund is also transferred to the department. This act also provides that services provided by the department shall be directed toward preparation for education or vocational achievement, independent living, and community participation.

These sections are similar to SB 908 (2010).

JOINT COMMITTEE ON URBAN VOLUNTARY SCHOOL TRANSFER PROGRAMS

(Section 162.1060)

This act eliminates the Joint Committee on Urban Voluntary School Transfer Programs.

MISSOURI ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION TRUST BOARD

(Section 166.200, 166.201, 166.203, 166.205, 166.207, 166.209, 166.212, 166.215, 166.218, 166.220, 166.222, 166.225, 166.228, 166.231, 166.233, 166.235, 166.237, 166.240, 166.242)

This act repeals the Missouri Access to Higher Education Trust and the ten member board of directors established to govern the trust. The trust was authorized to contract with individuals to provide for the advance payment of tuition for beneficiaries to attend any of the state institutions of higher education.

MISSOURI STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

(Sections 192.350, 192.352, 192.355)

This act eliminates the Missouri State Advisory Council on Pain and Symptom Management within the Department of Health and Senior Services.

MO RX PLAN ADVISORY COMMISSION

(Sections 208.175, 208.792)

This act eliminates the MO Rx Plan Advisory Commission, which provided advice on the benefit design and operational policy of the Missouri Rx plan. The Drug Utilization Review Board is given the power to provide advice on guidelines, policies, and procedures of the Missouri Rx plan.

MO HEALTHNET OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

(Sections 208.195, 208.955)

This act eliminates the advisory committee appointed by the director of the Division of Family Services to provide technical advice regarding medical care for public assistance recipients and makes the MO Healthnet Oversight Committee serve as the medical care advisory committee to the Medicaid director. This act also eliminates the Comprehensive Entry Point System for Long-term Care Subcommittee of the MO Healthnet Oversight Committee.

COORDINATING COUNCIL ON SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION

(Section 208.275)

This act reduces the number of members of the Coordinating Council on Special Transportation within the Department of Transportation by eliminating the four legislative members of the council. The council shall expire on December 31, 2013.

COMMISSION ON THE SPECIAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF MINORITY OLDER INDIVIDUALS

(Sections 208.530, 208.533, 208.535, 210.496)

This act eliminates the Commission on the Special Health, Psychological, and Social Needs of Minority Older Individuals.

MISSOURI CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMISSION

(Sections 210.101, 210.102)

This act modifies the membership of the Missouri Children's Services Commission. The commission will have seventeen members, instead of sixteen. A representative from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, one of the two judges on the commission, and four of the legislative members are eliminated. Representatives from the departments of higher education and corrections and five members appointed by the Governor are added to the commission.

LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMPACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Sections 260.372, 260.705, 260.720, 260.725, 260.735)

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Advisory Committee is eliminated and the Hazardous Waste Management Commission within the Department of Natural Resources will assume the duties of the committee.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Section 302.136)

This act eliminates the Motorcycle Safety Program Advisory Committee which was established in the Department of Public Safety to assist in the development and implementation of the motorcycle safety program.

MISSOURI FIRE EDUCATION TRUST FUND BOARD, MISSOURI FIRE EDUCATION COMMISSION, AND MISSOURI FIRE SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD

(Section 320.094, 320.205)

This act eliminates the seven member Missouri Fire Education Trust Board that administered the Missouri Fire Education Trust Fund. The act also eliminates the requirement that money be distributed to the Fire Education Trust Fund from the Fire Education Fund, before money in the Fire Education Fund can be appropriated to the Division of Fire Safety.

The act also eliminates the six member Missouri Fire Safety Advisory Board who advised the State Fire Marshal.

The act adds four members to the Missouri Fire Education Commission and renames it the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission. This new commission shall administer the Missouri Fire Education Trust Fund.

BOARD OF LICENSED PRIVATE FIRE INVESTIGATOR EXAMINERS AND BOARD OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR EXAMINERS

(Sections 324.1100, 324.1102, 324.1103, 324.1104, 324.1106, 324.1108, 324.1110, 324.1112, 324.1114, 324.1116, 324.1118, 324.1120, 324.1122, 324.1124, 324.1128, 324.1130, 324.1132, 324.1134, 324.1136, 324.1138, and 324.1144)

This act eliminates the Board of Licensed Private Fire Investigator Examiners and the Board of Private Investigator Examiners. The new Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners will carry out the duties and powers of these boards. The new board's responsibilities with regard to fire investigators will not take effect until the governor appoints the fire investigator members and the appointments are confirmed by the senate. The members serving on the Board of Private Investigator Examiners shall continue to serve on the new board and the new board will have two additional members who have been actively engaged in private fire investigations for the previous five years.

The act also requires private fire investigator agencies to be licensed by the board and merges the two board's licensing statutes.

MISSOURI BOARD OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS

(Sections 344.060, 660.010)

Currently, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services appoints the members of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This act gives the governor the authority to appoint the members of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

STATE BANKING AND SAVINGS AND LOAN BOARD

(Sections 361.070, 361.092, 361.093, 361.094, 361.095, 361.096, 361.097, 361.098, 361.105, 362.040, 362.105, 362.111, 362.325, 369.014, 369.024, 369.144, 369.159, 369.294, 369.299, 369.304, 369.309, 369.314, 369.319, 369.329, 371.060, 371.090, 371.240)

This act combines the State Banking Board and the State Savings and Loan Commission into the State Banking and Savings and Loan Board. This board will have five members, one attorney, two members with at least five years of bank management experience, one member with at least five years of experience managing a savings and loan association, and one member not involved in the administration of a financial institution. The members shall serve six year terms.

The hearing and appeal procedures for determinations dealing with savings and loan associations will be governed by the hearing and appeal process as it currently exists for state banks.

MISSOURI SEED CAPITAL INVESTMENT BOARD

(Sections 620.638, 620.641, 620.644, 620.647, 620.650, 620.653)

This act eliminates the Missouri Seed Capital Investment Board and transfers its duties to the Missouri Technology Corporation.

SUICIDE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Sections 630.910, 630.915, 632.020)

This act eliminates the Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee within the Department of Mental Health and the requirement that the Department of Mental Health seek funding to participate in the National Violent Death Reporting System. The Missouri Advisory Council for Comprehensive Psychiatric Services is given the responsibility to provide oversight for suicide prevention activities.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON LEAD POISONING

(Section 701.302)

This act eliminates the Advisory Committee on Lead Poisoning which was required to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on ways to eliminate and screen for lead poisoning, among other recommendations.

This act is similar to HB 464 (2011), SB 244 (2011), and SCS/SBs 991 & 645 (2010).

EMILY KALMER