Senator Wayne Wallingford’s Legislative Column for the Week of Feb. 22, 2016

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Senate Bill Filing Comes to an End

Tuesday, March 1, marks the last day that Senate bills are allowed to be filed. I am pleased to say that since convening in early January, I have taken my legislative introductions right up to the deadline and have set a new personal record of 26 Senate bills proposed for the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly.

Here is an overview of my six most recent pieces of proposed legislation:

  • SB 999 – Requires dental service health insurers to make updates to their electronic and paper provider materials when changes occur.
  • SB 1000 – Allows a taxpayer to deduct income generated outside Missouri from their federal adjusted gross income to determine their in-state taxable income.
  • SB 1001 – Prohibits insurers using certain events for the purposes of increasing premiums, refusing to write or renew policies, or canceling a policy or binder of insurance.
  • SB 1067 – This act imposes an excise tax on specified controlled substances possessed, transported, transferred, sold or offered to be sold in violation of state law by a dealer.
  • SB 1075 – Creates the Silver Alert System to help identify and locate missing endangered people.
  • SB 1083 – A companion piece of legislation to the elderly abuse Senate bill I introduced earlier this Session.

I can honestly say this has so far been the busiest legislative session of my career as a Missouri state senator. With 26 total pieces of proposed legislation, I’ve certainly got my work cut out for me until the Senate adjourns this May. My main points of focus will continue to be enhancing the quality of life for Missouri’s veterans, elderly, disabled, working-class citizens. I promise to continue fighting for the passage of my Senate bills and other pieces of legislation that will work to improve the lives of 27th District residents and all Missourians.

I urge you to contact me with any questions or concerns you have about state government so that I can better represent you during the 2016 legislative session.

Contact Me

I always appreciate hearing your comments, opinions, and concerns. Please feel free to contact me in Jefferson City at (573) 751-2459. You may write me at Wayne Wallingford, Missouri Senate, State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101, or email at or

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