Sen. Crawford’s Capitol Report, for the Week of March 2

Protecting Missourians from fraud is a priority. This is especially important for our senior citizens and the investments they have made with their hard-earned savings.

Senate Bill 654 addresses how securities are regulated in our state. More specifically, my proposal would enhance the Senior Savings Protection Act. Under current law, only qualified individuals are permitted to notify authorities of the financial exploitation or refuse disbursement of funds from the account of a senior citizen or person with a certain disability. This measure modifies the definition of “qualified individual” to include broker dealers and investment advisers. My goal, through this legislation, is to further protect seniors and to stiffen penalties against those who try to exploit elderly or disabled Missourians. Senate Bill 654 was heard in the Missouri Senate Insurance and Banking Committee this week.

Two more of my bills, Senate Bill 576 and Senate Bill 779, have been added to the Missouri Senate calendar. Senate Bill 576 insures county treasurers have access to documents they need. Senate Bill 779 modifies the regulation of residual insurance markets.

I am honored to serve as your senator in the Missouri Senate. If, at any time, you have questions, concerns or ideas regarding state government, please feel free to contact me at (573) 751-8793 or

Opening day of trout season at Bennett Spring,
March 1, 2020
Aaron Jeffries (Missouri Department of Conservation)
Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, Rep. Pollock,
Rep. Knight, Sen. Crawford and
Mike Sutherland (Director of State Parks)

Opening day of trout season at Bennett Spring,
March 1, 2020

Missouri Healthcare Foundation Day at the Capitol
Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, Bolivar
Cory Sterling, Beverly Derrickson, Sen. Crawford
and Tim Francka

Families for Home Education Homeschool Day
at the Capitol
Lila Jenkins (Hickory County) and Sen. Crawford

Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders
of America (FCCLA) Job Shadow Day
Rep. Reedy, Brooklyn Cross (Cole Camp),
Olivia Miller (Cole Camp) and Sen. Crawford

Thane and Suzanne Kifer (Polk County)
and Sen. Crawford
Thane was confirmed by the Missouri Senate
as a member of the State Banking and
Savings and Loan Board.

Brad Gregory (Polk County),
Bank of Missouri (Bolivar), visited
Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.

Lynette Miller, Dallas County Soil and Water
Conservation District, and Keith Stevens,
Polk County State Soil and
Water Districts Commission,
visited Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.

American Red Cross Day at the Capitol


Senator Crawford recognizes
Downtown and Drake Harbor Recreation
Area Trails in Warsaw, which has been
designated by the Missouri Chapter of the
American Planning Association as
one of the 2020 Great Places in Missouri.

Memory Day at the Capitol
Linda Fisher (Pettis County),
Mark Applegate (Polk County),
Sen. Crawford and Jessica Snell (Pettis County)

Doctor Jamie Burkhart, Superintendent of
Green Ridge School, and Mitch Towne,
Superintendent of Lakeland School
visited Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.