The Missouri Senate Minute

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August

Aug. 3: Senate Bill 51 & 42 is set to become law on Aug. 28. This measure relates to COVID liability.
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July

July 27: Senate Bill 153 is set to become law. This proposal relates to taxation.
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July 20: The Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection begins its work. After meeting for the first time last week, another hearing could be held next month.
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July 13: House Bill 661 is among three measures that have been vetoed by the governor. This proposal sought to make changes to some transportation rules.
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July 6: Senate Bill 57 modifies provisions relating to funding to certain organizations to deter criminal behavior. Senate Bill 36 establishes the Capitol Complex Tax Credit Act. Both of these measures will take effect on Aug. 28.
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June

June 29: Missouri senators send Senate Bill 1 to the Missouri House of Representatives. This measure seeks to extend the sunset on certain health care provider federal reimbursement allowances and modify provisions relating to certain family-planning health care services.
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June 22: Senate Bill 2 is among the first measures to be sent to the executive branch during the regular legislative session. Also, Missouri lawmakers may be looking at an extra session to decide our state’s Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or FRA.
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June 15: House Bill 85 & 310 establishes the “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” which creates additional protections to the right to bear arms. Because of an emergency clause, the new law took effect upon the governor’s signature.
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June 8: Senate Bill 63 is set to take effect. This new law will modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances.
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June 1: The first measure to come from the 2021 legislative session and be signed into law is House Bill 16, the supplemental budget for the current fiscal year, which will end on June 30.
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May

May 25: Missouri senators tout public safety reform as a success from the 2021 legislative session.
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May 18: The First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly ends.
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May 13: Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 53 & 60, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the administration of justice.
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May 12: Missouri senators discuss House Bill 66, a measure that would modify provisions relating to taxation.
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May 11: Missouri senators discuss House Bill 432, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to protection of vulnerable persons.
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May 10: Missouri senators have one week left in the 2021 legislative session, which will end at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
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May 6: Missouri Senate and House of Representative conference committees work through differences on the Fiscal Year 2022 state operating budget, which has to be sent to the governor by 6 p.m. tomorrow.
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May 5: Missouri senators discuss House Bill 59, which relates to public safety, and House Bill 697, which seeks to modify provisions for property assessment contracts for energy efficiency.
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May 4: Missouri senators discuss House Bill 1083, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to unemployment compensation benefit overpayments.
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May 3: Lawmakers have to send Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget to the executive branch no later than 6 p.m. this Friday.
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April

April 29: Missouri senators create their own version of the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which is due to the executive branch next week.
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April 28: Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 39, legislation that seeks to create the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
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April 27: Senate Bill 98, which would modify provisions relating to gaming, is heard in the Missouri Senate. The measure has been set aside for future consideration.
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April 26: Medicaid expansion is expected to be included in budget discussion this week. Missouri senators will review the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget on the floor of the Missouri Senate this week.
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April 22: Missouri senators discuss House Bill 476, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to occupational license reciprocity for military members.
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April 21: Missouri senators discuss Senate Concurrent Resolution 16, which urges federal Keystone XL pipeline approval, and Senate Bill 323, which would allow school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament.
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April 20: Missouri senators consider Senate Bill 254, which would restrict the inspection of grounds or facilities used for certain agricultural purposes. This measure is laid over for future consideration.
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April 19: The final touches to the Missouri House of Representatives’ version of the state’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget could come from the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee this week. The full Missouri Senate could debate the proposed budget as early as next week.
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April 15: Missouri senators prepare to discuss the Fiscal Year 2022 state operating budget.
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April 14: Senate Joint Resolution 28, upon voter approval, would prohibit any increase in compensation for certain elected officials. Senate Bill 165 would prohibit motorcycle or motor tricycle passengers under the age of eight. Both of these measures were heard in committee this week.
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April 13: Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 57, which would modify provisions relating to funding to certain organizations to deter criminal behavior, and Senate Bill 126, which would modify provisions relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor.
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April 12: Missouri senators move into the remaining weeks of session with a number of priorities still unanswered.
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April 8: Missouri senators spend time on House Bill 430, which relates to adoption tax credits.
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April 7: Missouri senators send Senate Bill 63 to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances.
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April 6: More time may soon be dedicated to Senate Bill 55, 23 & 25, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education.
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April 5: Senate Bill 138, which would modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Senate Bill 188, which would establish a tax credit for grocery stores in a food desert, have both been heard in committee.
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April 1: Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 176, which would enact provisions relating to personal delivery devices. Another positive vote would send this measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.
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March

March 31: Senate Bill 622, which would modify the duration of unemployment benefits, based on the unemployment rate, and Senate Bill 609, which would establish the Joint Task Force on School Bus Safety, are heard in committee.
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March 30: Missouri senators approve Senate Bill 53 & 60, legislation that would modify provisions relating to law enforcement officers. They also give first-round approval to Senate Bill 63, which seeks to modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances.
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March 29: Among the priorities for Missouri senators is the Fiscal Year 2022 state operating budget, which has to be complete by May 7.
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March 25: Senate Bill 12, 20, 21, 31, 56, 67 & 68 would modify provisions relating to public health. The proposal receives lengthy debate on the floor of the Missouri Senate.
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March 24: Senate Bill 53 & 60, which would modify provisions relating to law enforcement officers, receives preliminary Missouri Senate approval. Another “yes” vote would send this legislation to the Missouri House of Representatives.
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March 23: Missouri senators give Senate Bill 283 first-round approval. This measure seeks to modify provisions relating to liquor sales.
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March 22: Missouri senators may consider a measure that relates to COVID-19. Senate Bill 481 would create new provisions relating to the recovery of overpaid unemployment benefits.
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March 18: Senate Bill 63 would modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances. Senate Bill 145 would create new provisions of law relating to discriminatory practices.
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March 17: Senate Bill 53, which would modify provisions relating to law enforcement officers, now includes Senate Bill 60, which would create and modify provisions relating to law enforcement agency accountability.
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March 16: Missouri senators’ mid-session recess continues. Senate Bill 12 would modify provisions relating to public health. Senate Bill 78 would modify the process for hiring state employees.
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March 15: Missouri senators have reached the halfway mark of the 2021 legislative session. Among the measures yet decided are Senate Bill 10, which would modify provisions relating to illegal gambling, and Senate Bill 57, which relates to incentives for economic development.
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March 11: Senate Bill 153 & 97 seeks to modify provisions relating to taxation. Missouri senators discussed this proposal on March 10.
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March 4: Senate Bill 43 would require health benefit plans to cover at least those hearing aids covered for those receiving benefits under MO HealthNet. The measure receives preliminary Missouri Senate approval.
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March 3: Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 152, a measure that seeks to modify provisions of the Missouri Education Savings Program. A second positive vote would send the proposal to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.
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March 2: The Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee hears Senate Bill 140, legislation that would authorize a tax credit for the sale of ethanol fuel, and Senate Bill 243, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to the foreign ownership of agricultural land.
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March 1: Missouri senators plan to revisit Senate Bill 55, 23 & 25 this week.
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February

Feb. 25: Missouri senators send Senate Bill 189, which would create a special license plate, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, which asks the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue sales tax refunds to certain taxpayers, to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.
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Feb. 24: Missouri senators spend several hours on Senate Bill 55, 23 & 25. This measure relates to education.
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Feb. 23: Missouri senators give Senate Bill 26 first-round approval. The measure relates to public safety.
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Feb. 22: Senate Bill 55, 23 & 25 has become the omnibus education measure for this session. Full Missouri Senate discussion of this proposal could happen this week.
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Feb. 11: Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 12. This public health-related measure has been set aside for further discussion.
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Feb. 10: Missouri Senate committees hear Senate Bill 225, which would allow the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems and transporting of non-functioning or unloaded firearms on public buses, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, which would condemn the Missouri Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision.
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Feb. 9: Missouri senators send House Bill 16 to the governor. The supplemental budget includes federal CARES Act funding for the current fiscal year.
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Feb. 8: The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee hears House Bill 16, which is the supplemental budget bill for the current fiscal year.
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Feb. 4: Senate Bill 187 would require school district nurses to develop individualized health care plans for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders. Senate Bill 138 would modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Both of these proposals were heard in committee this week.
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Feb. 3: Missouri senators give Senate Bill 51 preliminary approval. Another “yes” vote would send the measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for similar consideration.
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Feb. 2: Senate Bill 129 is heard in committee. The measure seeks to modify provisions relating to the unlawful posting of certain information over the Internet.
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Feb. 1: Missouri senators may discuss Senate Bill 51 this week. The measure would establish provisions relating to civil actions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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January 2021

Jan. 28: The Missouri Senate Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee hears Senate Bill 78 and Senate Bill 120, measures that relate to jobs and military members in Missouri.
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Jan. 27: Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 2, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the Missouri Works program. Another “yes” vote would send the measure to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.
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Jan. 26: The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 53 and Senate Bill 60, both of which pertain to public safety.
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Jan. 25: The first legislation for 2021 is voted out of committee. These measures could soon be discussed on the floor of the Missouri Senate.
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Jan. 21: The Missouri Senate Health and Pensions Committee hears several measures pertaining to public health, including Senate Bill 12.
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Jan. 20: The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears some of the first measures for consideration this year. Both Senate Bill 51 and Senate Bill 42 relate to COVID liability.
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Jan. 19: The first committees of the 2021 legislative session start today.
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Jan. 18: Missouri senators are not in Jefferson City today. They plan to return tomorrow, following the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday.
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Jan. 14: Missouri senators are looking ahead to the next step in this legislative session: committee hearings, which are now set to begin next week.
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Jan. 13: Missouri senators have a hefty agenda for the 2021 legislative session. Most lawmakers believe the coronavirus pandemic will drive most legislation.
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Jan. 12: Missouri senators await their committee assignments for the 101st General Assembly. These could come yet this week.
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Jan. 11: Missouri senators take care of a bit of housekeeping, in their first “official” day of session, with adoption of Senate Resolution 4.
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Jan. 7: With the 2021 session underway, Missouri senators start to look at how to tackle their priorities.
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Jan. 6: The regular legislative session for 2021 gavels in.
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Jan. 5: As lawmakers return to Jefferson City, there are questions about how the public will be able to access their senators, with a pandemic still upon us.
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Jan. 4: The 2021 legislative session will start on Wednesday. Some lawmakers plan to make the continuing coronavirus pandemic their top concern this year.
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