Sen. Crawford’s Capitol Report, for the Week of March 9

Bills and proposals are starting to move faster in the Missouri Legislature, as we move into the second half of the 2020 legislative session. Among these bills are a couple of mine I want to update you on.

Senate Bill 807 is currently under review by the Missouri Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee. This measure would modify the powers of Neighborhood Improvement Districts to include the ability to bring telecommunication services into the area. This is another tool in the tool box to expand broadband into underserved communities.

Senate Bill 653 was heard in a Missouri House of Representatives committee earlier this week. Senate Bill 653 would amend state laws pertaining to foster parents. This includes a requirement for the Children’s Division and its contractors to provide written notification of the “Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights” at the time the child is placed with a prospective foster parent, among other provisions. I hope my proposal will be voted out of the committee next week.

The Missouri Senate will not be in Session from March 16 through March 26. If you are planning to visit my Capitol office, please call ahead to make sure we can be accommodating to you.

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

Grocers Day at the Capitol
Don Woods, Woods Supermarket

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Leadership
Day at the Capitol

Shari Webster (Laclede County) visited
with Sen. Crawford and
Rep. Knight at the Capitol.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Day at the Capitol
Rick Savage (Laclede County),
Sen. Crawford, Susan Crum (Greene County)
and Fred Savage (Laclede County)

Sedalia Leadership Day at the Capitol

Missouri Assisted and Residential
Living Day at the Capitol
Michelle Mincks (Polk County),
Rep. Stevens and Sen. Crawford

Right to Life Day at the Capitol
Dan Lowe (Pettis County)

Legislative Training for United Methodist
Women Day at the Capitol

Funeral Directors Day at the Capitol
Brent Barnes, Sen. Crawford and
Greg Bird, Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn
Funeral Homes (Polk County)

Realtors Day at the Capitol, Lebanon
Chelsea Gottman, Dan Newlin,
Sen. Crawford, Elizabeth Montoya,
Merry Anne Rutledge and Megan Lane

Hickory County Presiding Commissioner
Keith Mertz visited Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.