This Week in the Missouri Senate

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June

June 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 85 & 310, which establishes the “Second Amendment Preservation Act.” This new law creates additional protections to the right to bear arms.
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June 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 63, which modifies provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances.
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June 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 16, the first measure to be signed into law this year. House Bill 16 appropriates money for supplemental purposes.
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May

May 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 53 & 60, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the administration of justice; and
  • FRA, or federal reimbursement allowances for Missouri hospitals.
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May 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the 2021 legislative session, which concluded on May 14.
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May 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 85 & 310, a measure that would create additional protections to the right to bear arms;
  • Senate Bill 53 & 60, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the administration of justice;
  • House Bill 850, which would modify various provisions relating to elections;
  • House Bill 66, legislation that would modify provisions relating to taxation; and
  • A recap of the 2021 legislative session.
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May 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget;
  • The remaining week of session;
  • House Bill 1083, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to unemployment compensation benefit overpayments;
  • House Bill 59, legislation that relates to public safety; and
  • House Bill 697, which seeks to modify provisions for property assessment contracts for energy efficiency.
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April

April 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The Missouri Senate version of the state’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget;
  • Senate Bill 98, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to gaming; and
  • Senate Bill 39, a measure that would create the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
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April 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 254, a measure that seeks to restrict the inspection of grounds or facilities used for certain agricultural purposes;
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 16, which urges federal Keystone XL pipeline approval;
  • Senate Bill 323, legislation that would allow school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament;
  • House Bill 476, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to occupational license reciprocity for military members; and
  • Progress on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.
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April 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 57, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to funding to certain organizations to deter criminal behavior;
  • Senate Bill 126, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor;
  • Senate Joint Resolution 28, upon voter approval, would prohibit any increase in compensation for certain elected officials;
  • Senate Bill 165, legislation that seeks to prohibit motorcycle or motor tricycle passengers under the age of eight;
  • Remaining priorities for 2021; and
  • Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.
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April 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 63, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances;
  • House Bill 430, a measure that relates to adoption tax credits;
  • Senate Bill 55, 23 & 25, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education;
  • Senate Bill 138, a measure that seeks to modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; and
  • Senate Bill 188, legislation that would establish a tax credit for grocery stores in a food desert.
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April 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 53 & 60, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to law enforcement officers;
  • Senate Bill 63, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances;
  • Senate Bill 622, which would modify the duration of unemployment benefits, based on the unemployment rate;
  • Senate Bill 609, legislation that seeks to establish the Joint Task Force on School Bus Safety;
  • Senate Bill 176, a measure that would enact provisions relating to personal delivery devices; and
  • Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.
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March

March 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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March 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews several undecided measures, as lawmakers reach the halfway mark of the 2021 legislative session:

  • Senate Bill 10, which would modify provisions relating to illegal gambling;
  • Senate Bill 57, which would modify provisions relating to incentives for economic development;
  • Senate Bill 12, which would modify provisions relating to public health;
  • Senate Bill 78, which would modify the process for hiring state employees;
  • Senate Bill 53 & 60, which would modify provisions relating to law enforcement officers;
  • Senate Bill 63, which would modify provisions relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances; and
  • Senate Bill 145, which would create new provisions of law relating to discriminatory practices.
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March 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 24, legislation that would reduce the personal property assessment rate from 33.3 to 0.001 percent over five years;
  • Senate Bill 262, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to transportation;
  • Senate Bill 317, which would modify provisions relating to the suspension of licenses for failure to comply with a child support order;
  • Senate Bill 153 & 97, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to taxation.
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March 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 152, legislation that would modify provisions of the Missouri Education Savings Program;
  • Senate Bill 43, a measure that seeks to require health benefit plans to cover at least those hearing aids which are covered for those receiving benefits under MO HealthNet;
  • Education;
  • Senate Bill 140, which would authorize a tax credit for the sale of ethanol fuel; and
  • Senate Bill 243, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the foreign ownership of agricultural land.
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February

Feb. 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Feb. 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Feb. 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Feb. 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 51, legislation that would establish provisions relating to civil actions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Senate Bill 129, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to the unlawful posting of certain information over the Internet;
  • Senate Bill 187, which would require school district nurses to develop individualized health care plans for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders; and
  • Senate Bill 138, legislation that seeks to modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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January 2021

Jan. 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 2, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the Missouri Works program;
  • Senate Bill 53, a measure that would provide personnel of certain police forces would not be subject to a residency requirement;
  • Senate Bill 60, which would create and modify provisions relating to law enforcement agency accountability;
  • Senate Bill 78, a measure that seeks to change the way state employees could be hired;
  • Senate Bill 120, legislation that would change certain laws regarding military affairs; and
  • Potential future education legislation.
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Jan. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Jan. 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first full week of the 2021 session.
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Jan. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the 2021 legislative session, which started on Jan. 6.
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Jan. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews the upcoming legislative session, which will start on Jan. 6.
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December

Dec. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two issues that could be addressed again next year. Illegal gaming machines and PDMP remain unresolved, in some lawmakers’ eyes. We have included actualities from Missouri Senate Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Second Extraordinary Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly. Missouri senators pass House Bill 14 and send this supplemental budget measure to the executive branch. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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November

Nov. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews additional law enforcement changes that could be made when the 2021 legislative starts in January. Some modifications were made during the First Extraordinary Session of the 100th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews legislation designed to help small businesses in our state. These measures did not go as far as proponents had hoped, due to the pandemic. We have included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews progress made during the Second Extra Session of the 100th General Assembly, which started on Nov. 5. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews start of the Second Extra Session of the 100th General Assembly by looking back to the May 1 mark-up meeting for the current state budget. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield; and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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October

Oct. 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Joint Resolution 38, which was passed during the regular legislative session this year. The resolution will appear as Amendment 3 on the Nov. 3 ballot. We have included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1682, a new law that makes numerous changes to rules governing health care in our state. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City; Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County; and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 629, legislation that would have made changes to the Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, and Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville); and
  • Senate Bill 584, which sought to modify provisions relating to child care benefits (Audio: Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Oct. 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 706, legislation that would have established a “Prescription Abuse Registry” and modified provisions relating to ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine and pseudoephedrine (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 696, which sought to require every individual who is 17 years or older and is arrested for a felony offense to provide a biological sample for DNA profiling (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, and Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield).
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Oct. 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 46, which applies to residency requirements for police officers in St. Louis. The measure was signed on Sept. 21. Because of an emergency clause in the legislation, it became law upon the governor’s signature. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City; Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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September

Sept. 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 66, which creates the Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund, and was signed into law earlier this week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews conclusion of extra session and the annual veto session, both of which occurred on Sept. 16. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin; Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the latest, as the First Extraordinary Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly continues. The extra session was called to address violent crime in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 16, legislation that would change the offense of unlawful transfer of weapons to include a class-E felony for transferring a firearm to a minor for the purpose of avoiding, interfering with or preventing an arrest, detention or investigation (Audio: Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin);
  • House Bill 2, which seeks to establish provisions relating to the admissibility of certain witness statements (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • House Bill 66, which would create the “Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund” (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville);
  • House Bill 46, legislation that seeks to modify St. Louis residency requirements for certain municipal personnel (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff); and
  • House Bill 11, which would modify first-degree child endangerment statutes (Audio: Sen. Sifton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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August

Aug. 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the latest developments with the First Extraordinary Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly, which is now in its fifth week. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the fourth week of extra session. Measures related to this extraordinary session are now in the Missouri House of Representatives, and could be delivered to the Missouri Senate next week. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the third week of the First Extraordinary Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the second week of the extraordinary session. Missouri senators send Senate Bill 1 to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July

July 31: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 1, a proposal that would modify provisions relating to public safety. This measure is part of the First Extraordinary Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly, which started on July 27. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews the upcoming extraordinary session. The executive branch is asking lawmakers to return to the Capitol to address violent crime in Missouri. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1511 and 1452, which modifies provisions relating to professional licensing reciprocity. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1768, which modifies provisions relating to communications services, and House Bill 2120, which modifies provisions relating to the safety of utility infrastructure. Both of these new laws will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Missouri’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which started on July 1. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg; and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June

June 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 631, a new law that relates to elections. The measure became law on June 4, when it was signed by the governor, due to an emergency clause. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 600, legislation that would modify provisions relating to dangerous felonies. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 591, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to civil actions, including punitive damages and unlawful merchandising practices. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 569, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to victims of sexual offenses. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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May

May 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews more aspects of the 2020 legislative session. The Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly adjourned sine die, officially ending the session, on May 27. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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March

March 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 594, a measure that seeks to establish the Targeted Industrial Manufacturing Enhancement Zones Act (Audio: Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 857, legislation that would create the “Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund” (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 523, which would modify provisions relating to controlled substances (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City); and
  • Senate Bill 558, a measure that seeks to drop the residency requirement for certain police departments (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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February

Feb. 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 575, legislation that seeks to establish procedures for a claimant in an action for damages due to asbestos exposure to disclose claims filed with an asbestos trust (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 591, a measure that would modify provisions relating to civil damages (Audio: Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 542 and Senate Joint Resolution 61, which would ask voters to decide removing provisions prohibiting people on probation or parole after conviction of a felony from voting (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis); and
  • Senate Joint Resolution 32, which would have voters decide requiring certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 525, legislation that would allow recovery charter high schools to be operated in Kansas City for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City);
  • Senate Bill 538, 562 and 601, a measure that seeks to modify penalties relating to criminal offenses involving deadly weapons (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 530, which would modify provisions relating to illegal gambling (Audio: Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Nasheed); and
  • Senate Bill 677 and House Bill 1693, which both relate to a statewide prescription drug-monitoring program (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would let Missouri voters decide regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 539, legislation that seeks to increase taxes on motor fuels (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff);
  • Senate Bill 591, a measure that would modify provisions relating to punitive damages (Audio: Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 575, which would establish procedures for a claimant in an action for damages due to asbestos exposure to disclose claims filed with an asbestos trust (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Walsh); and
  • Senate Bill 600, legislation that seeks to require a prison term and prohibit certain other punishments for second-degree murder and certain dangerous felonies (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would ask voters to decide regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 684, legislation that seeks to establish the effective date of coverage of MO HealthNet services at the date of the participant’s application (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 551, a measure that seeks to prohibit discrimination in insurance against any person based solely on the person’s status as an organ donor (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial); and
  • Senate Bill 951, a proposal that would establish the “Justice for Survivors Act” relating to forensic examinations of victims of sexual offenses (Audio: Sen. Schupp).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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January 2020

Jan. 31: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would ask voters to decide on regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 570, a measure that would modify provisions relating to tax increment financing (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 525, legislation that seeks to operate recovery charter high schools in Kansas City for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
  • Senate Bill 603, which would modify provisions related to charter schools (Audio: Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis); and
  • Infrastructure improvements (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 601, which would modify the punishment for the offense of armed criminal action (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 583, legislation that seek to allow for an income tax deduction for educator expenses (Audio: Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit);
  • Senate Bill 558, a measure that would provide personnel of certain municipal police forces would not be subject to residency requirements (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City); and
  • Increasing teacher pay (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would let voters decide provisions regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 524, legislation that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 597 and Senate Bill 604, both of which would modify provisions relating to the power of eminent domain for utility purposes (Audio: Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Walsh).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the beginning of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly, which happened on Wednesday. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Jan. 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews how individual priorities become group goals, the closer lawmakers get to session. The Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly will start on Jan. 8. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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December

Dec. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews another of the issues that could be a discussion point during the next legislative session, which will start on Jan. 8. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews one of the issues that could be discussed during next year’s legislative session: transportation. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 126, which creates the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.” This issue could be revisited during the 2020 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 8. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some unresolved matters from the 2019 legislative session that could be revisited next year. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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November

Nov. 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 4, a measure unsuccessful during this year’s regular legislative session. The proposal sought to bring back work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 28, which related to low-income housing tax credits. The measure was unsuccessful this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that were unsuccessful during this year’s regular legislative session. Both Senate Bill 155 and House Bill 188 sought to create a statewide prescription drug-monitoring program for our state. Neither proposal made it to the governor’s desk. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville; Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first hearing held by the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Public Safety, which only has until Jan. 31, 2020, to report to the full Missouri Senate. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Assistant Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Interim Committee on Tax Credit Efficiency and Reform, which has now met three times. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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October

Oct. 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews continuing work of the Prescription Drug Transparency Interim Committee. It may hold another hearing yet this year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin; and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 213, a new law that enacts new provisions relating to the nonpartisan state demographer. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 203, a new law that modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties, and took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 182, a new law that modifies provisions relating to the issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas (Audio: Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit); and
  • Senate Bill 7, which modifies provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue (Audio: Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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September

Sept. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 180, which modifies provisions relating to incentives for the creation of military jobs. This new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews one Missouri Senate committee that has completed its work and the possibility of a new panel that could be formed very soon. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Sept. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the six measures to see a veto this year:

  • Senate Bill 147, which would have enacted provisions relating to motor vehicles (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);
  • Senate Bill 202, which would have created provisions relating to mining royalties on federal land (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
  • Senate Bill 282 and House Bill 447, which would have changed some provisions relating to the disposition of human remains (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 414, which would have enacted provisions relating to innovation in health insurance (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial); and
  • House Bill 399, which would have enacted provisions relating to health care (Audio: Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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August

Aug. 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 391, which would modify provisions relating to agricultural operations, and has been held up by a judge (Audio: Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City);
  • Senate Bill 333 authorizes certain fire protection districts and municipalities to propose a one-half percent sales tax for fire protection (Audio: Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 213, which enacts new provisions relating to the nonpartisan state demographer (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby);
  • Senate Bill 203 modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis); and
  • House Bill 126, which would modify provisions relating to abortion, and has also been delayed by a judge (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Aug. 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that relate to state retirement plans. Both Senate Bill 17 and Senate Bill 185 will become law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 7, which modifies provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue, and will become law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Tax Credit Efficiency and Reform, its first hearing and its goals for the coming months. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the MoDOT and Patrol Employee’s Retirement System Study Committee and its plans for the rest of the year. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July

July 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 1, a new law that removes certain offenses from the list of offenses where expungement is not currently available. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City; Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville; and Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 147, one of six measures to be vetoed this year. The proposal would have enacted provisions relating to motor vehicles. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which authorizes the Office of Administration to execute and deliver a financing agreement for payment of debt service on transportation bonds issued by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The resolution was signed into law on June 10. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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July 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews more details about the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which started on Monday (7/1). We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg; and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June

June 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews our state’s $29.7 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which will start on July 1. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 182, legislation that modifies provisions relating to the issuance of certain incentives to businesses relocating from certain counties in Kansas. This new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 21, which modifies provisions relating to local sales taxes. Parts of the new law took effect upon the governor’s signature on May 24. The rest will become law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo; and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 391, legislation that modifies provisions relating to agricultural operations. The measure has been signed into law, and will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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 May

May 31: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 126, a measure that relates to abortions (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield); and
  • Senate Bill 21, legislation that modifies provisions relating to local sales taxes.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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May 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the highlights for Missouri Senate leadership, following conclusion of the 2019 legislative session last week. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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May 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 68, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to workforce development (Audio: Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 83, a measure that would modify provisions relating to the relocation of a child covered by a custody or visitation order (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • House Bill 126, which would modify provisions relating to abortion (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Walsh).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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May 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • House Joint Resolution 48, 46 and 47, which proposes constitutional amendments regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests (Audio: Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. May); and
  • More on a potential expansion proposed by a manufacturer with a Missouri location (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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May 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 391, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to county health ordinances (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
  • House Bill 225, legislation that would modify provisions relating to workforce development (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 224, which would modify various Supreme Court rules relating to discovery (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • What’s to come in the remaining two weeks of session.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April

April 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The Missouri Senate’s version of the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 29, a measure that seeks to extend the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement allowances, modify the managed care reimbursement allowance and define an essential safety net hospital (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);
  • A preview of the remaining three weeks of session (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
  • Senate Bill 308, legislation that would prohibit public bodies from entering into certain contracts.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Final committee work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 414, a measure that seeks to create the “Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force” (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 288, legislation that would modify provisions relating to jury instructions for first-degree murder (Audio: Sen. Wieland); and
  • Senate Bill 462, which would provide a procedure by which a defendant may be found to be not eligible for the death penalty due to serious mental illness (Audio: Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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April 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Joint Resolution 1, legislation that seeks to modify Missouri’s initiative petition process (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 292, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 44, which would modify provisions relating to gaming (Audio: Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis); and
  • Transportation funding (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March

March 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 19, a measure seeks to create penalty enhancements for certain crimes against emergency service providers (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff);
  • Senate Bill 264, legislation that would transfer the Missouri Arts Council from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to the lieutenant governor’s office (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 65, which would modify provisions regarding punitive damages (Audio: Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, and Sen. Sifton);
  • Senate Bill 263, legislation that seeks to provide for postpartum depression screening and treatment for certain mothers (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis); and
  • Overall atmosphere of the Missouri Senate, following the first half of the legislative session (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews several measures, already heard in committee, that could be heard by the full Missouri Senate before the 2019 session ends on May 17:

  • Senate Bill 149, which would place a 7.275 percent cap on the combined rate of local sales taxes (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester);
  • Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 74, both of which would allow courts to depart from a statutorily required minimum prison term when sentencing a defendant (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 327 is a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to gaming (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville);
  • Senate Bill 431, which would also modify provisions relating to illegal gambling (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan);
  • Senate Bill 3, legislation that would allow certain people to enter abandoned property to secure it, maintain the grounds and provide immunity from civil and criminal liability (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 412 would also modify provisions for the abatement of vacant nuisance properties in Kansas City (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Bill 225 also addresses nuisance properties (Audio: Sen. Curls).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 160, a measure that seeks to establish the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 9, legislation that would require the Missouri Senate to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would require the Missouri Senate — beginning Jan. 1, 2021 — to try all impeachments and modify what constitutes grounds for impeachment (Audio: Sen. Emery and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 10, which would modify provisions relating to the minimum wage (Audio: Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 46 and 50, legislation that would modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Arthur);
  • Senate Bill 291, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to emergency communication services (Audio: Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau); and
  • Senate Bill 336, legislation that would modify provisions relating to child care facilities (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 1:  This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 7, legislation that seeks to modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia);
  • Senate Bill 76, a measure that would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City); and
  • Introduction of Missouri’s first female Missouri Senate doorkeeper (Audio: Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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February

Feb. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 21, legislation that would authorize the city of Portageville to propose a sales tax for public safety (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 154, which would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and employees (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 232, a proposal would extend the expiration date of the Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 76, which would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 6, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to controlled substances, including the schedules, medical marijuana and criminal provisions involving controlled substances (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 28, legislation that would make changes to Missouri’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Bill 76, which would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements (Audio: Sen. Sater and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 448 and 206, legislation that seeks to designates the Cloria Brown Memorial Highway in St. Louis County (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which would direct the Office of Administration to execute and deliver a financing agreement for payment of debt service on transportation bonds issued by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Other pending legislation (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 155, legislation that seeks to create the Narcotics Control Act (Audio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, and Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 5, a measure that would modify the initiative and referendum process (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 1, which would modify provisions relating to the expungement of certain criminal records, with some exceptions (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 9 and Senate Joint Resolution 2, both of which relate to changes to impeachment proceedings (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and
  • Senate Bill 14, legislation that would modify provisions of law relating to child custody arrangements. This measure has been voted out of committee and could be heard by the full Missouri Senate at any time.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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 January 2019

Jan. 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The first hearing for the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby);
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, which would designate the Kansas City Chiefs as the official professional football team of the state of Missouri (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 15, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to the operation of motor vehicles while using electronic devices (Audio: Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City); and
  • Potential early legislation that come to the Missouri Senate floor (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri Senate committee assignments, handed down this week (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
  • Reaction to this week’s budget address to lawmakers, also known as the State of the State (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Sen. Walsh; Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the 2019 legislative session, which began on Wednesday. Missouri senators also spent time on Senate Resolution 19, before passing it on Thursday afternoon. The resolution relates to proposed rule changes to Missouri Senate operating rules 6 and 25. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday. We have included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Jan. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly, which will start on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The next session will include not only some new senators, but differences in the leadership teams as well. We’ve included actualities from incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and returning Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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December

Dec. 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly. Some of the priorities for the upcoming year are the same for many, if not all, Missouri senators. We’ve included actualities from incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and returning Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews some of the legislation that could be considered next year:

  • Senate Bill 43, which would establish the Missouri Video Lottery Control Act;
  • Senate Bill 44, legislation that seeks to authorize sports wagering (Audio: Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);
  • Senate Bill 162, a measure that would create new provisions of law relating to leave from employment (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Education.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Dec. 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1350, a new law that modifies provisions relating to criminal history records, including criminal record reviews and background checks for in-home service providers and child care providers. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 1007, a new law that modifies the state’s merit system. This new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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November

Nov. 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 954, a new law that allows individuals found guilty of certain offenses of unlawful use of a weapon to expunge this record. This new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The First Regular session of the 100th General Assembly, which will start in January (Audio: Returning Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
  • Renovations currently underway on the Capitol (Audio: Missouri State Capitol Commission member, incoming Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Nov. 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews leadership selections made by current and incoming members of the upper chamber. The next legislative session will start in January. We’ve included actualities from incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; new Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and returning Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 843, a new law that modifies the composition, duties or repeals outright certain administrative boards, commissions and councils. Because of an emergency clause, the new law took effect when the governor signed the measure on June 1. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 826, a new law that modifies provisions relating to health care. The new law took effect when it was signed into law on July 9, because of an emergency clause contained in the legislation. We’ve included actualities from Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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October

Oct. 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 819, legislation that modifies provisions of law relating to the protection of children (Audio: Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville); and
  • An amendment to Senate Bill 982, which enacts provisions relating to insurance (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

Both of these new laws took effect on Aug. 28. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Oct. 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 802, legislation that modifies provisions relating to women’s and minority business enterprises. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. We have included actualities from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 807 & 577, a measure that modifies provisions relating to higher education. The measure became law on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis; Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 800, legislation that modifies provisions relating to juvenile court proceedings. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June

June 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews one of the first measures to not only be passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year, but to be signed into law. House Bill 1246 requires the Missouri Department of Public Safety to develop human trafficking hotline posters. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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June 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 49, legislation that will move referendum election date for Right to Work (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • House Bill 1413, a measure that seeks to make changes to collective bargaining rules for public-sector employees (Audio: Sen. Onder);
  • House Bill 1729, which would repeal provisions relating to prevailing wages on public works (Audio: Sen. Walsh);
  • Senate Bill 884, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 966, a measure that sought to modify provisions relating to the administration of the criminal justice system (Audio: Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia); and
  • Senate Bill 582, which would have required school districts to report breaches of data containing personal information of students to parents, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri state auditor (Audio: Sen. Walsh).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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 May

May 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly, which concluded this past Friday. More than 140 Missouri Senate and House bills now await action from the executive branch. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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May 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 1413, legislation that seeks to create new provisions relating to public sector collective bargaining (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);
  • House Bill 2540, a measure that would make changes to income taxes (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 687, which would modify provisions relating to student transportation and allocation of school funds (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Schupp).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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May 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri’s $28 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • House Bill 1288, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits for contributions to certain benevolent organizations (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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May 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 2540, legislation that seeks to change the laws regarding state revenues (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • House Bill 1617, a measure that would modify provisions relating to telehealth (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 1007, which would modify the state merit system (Audio: Sen. Schupp); and
  • Missouri Senate President Pro Tem’s outgoing address to senators (Audio: Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April

April 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The Missouri Senate version of the state’s Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • House Bill 1329, a measure that seeks to modify provisions of public employee retirement plans (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
  • House Bill 1413, which would require authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and require consent for withholding earnings from paychecks (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Sifton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 982, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to payments for health care services (Audio: Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • House Bill 2044, a measure that relates to retirement benefits for public employees (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);
  • House Bill 1303, which would change the laws regarding lobbyist expenditures (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Continuing work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla); and
  • Senate Joint Resolution 27, a measure that seeks to – pending voter approval — modify term limits and impose a gift ban for members of the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Walsh).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee work on the state’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 674, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Joint Resolution 27, which – upon voter approval – would modify term limits and impose a gift ban for members of the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Sen. Holsman and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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April 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 954, a measure that seeks to allow individuals found guilty of certain offenses of unlawful use of a weapon to expunge records relating to such offense (Audio: Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 722, legislation that would require the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct a study regarding the importation of certain prescription drugs by the state (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville);
  • House Bill 2265, which would modify provisions for public utilities (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis); and
  • Prevailing wage legislation (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March

March 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 578, legislation that seeks to make changes to laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees (Audio: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
  • Senate Bill 802, a measure that would modify provisions relating to women’s and minority business enterprises (Audio: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667, which relates to taxes (Audio: Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring);
  • Senate Bill 822, legislation that relates to seat belt’s roles as evidence (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Bill 874, a measure that would allow citizens to summon a grand jury by filing a petition with the court.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first half of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. When lawmakers return on March 26, there will be eight weeks left in the 2018 legislative session, which will end on Friday, May 18. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.
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March 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 617, 611 and 667, legislation that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 590, which would modify the Historic Preservation Tax Credit (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • House Bill 1531, a measure that would modify provisions relating to interpleading in civil proceedings (Audio: Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Sifton).

Missouri senators’ annual mid-session recess is now underway, and will continue until they return to Jefferson City on Monday, March 26. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the 10th week of the 2018 legislative session:

  • Senate Bill 800, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to termination of parental rights and consent to adopt petitions in juvenile courts (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester);
  • Senate Bill 612, a measure that would create provisions relating to alternative education options for elementary and secondary education students (Audio: Sen. Koenig and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur):
  • Senate Bill 960, which would change the law surrounding giving eye drops to newborns (Audio: Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Schupp); and
  • Senate Bill 584, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to Civil War property.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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March 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 786, a measure that seeks to make changes to “whistle-blower’s” protection for public employees (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
  • Senate Bill 813, legislation that would modify the offense of peace disturbance and allow a civil action against a person who commits the offense of peace disturbance and obstructs a highway or access to emergency medical services (Audio: Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 546, which would modify provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue (Audio: Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 41, legislation that seeks to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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February

Feb. 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 590, legislation that seeks to modify the Historic Preservation Tax Credit and create the Capitol Complex and Public Building Preservation tax credits (Audio: Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 612, a measure that would establish the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 948, which would require certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 928, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to emergency services health benefit determinations (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Schupp).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 564, which would modify provisions relating to public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 807 & 577, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to degree offerings at public institutions of higher education (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City); and
  • Senate Bill 710, a measure that would define the offense of driving with prohibited blood alcohol or drug content (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 579, legislation that would modify provisions relating to certain crimes against emergency service providers (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 567, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, and Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);
  • Senate Bill 786, which would modify provisions relating to “whistle-blower’s” protection for public employees (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and
  • Senate Bill 549, legislation that seeks to reauthorize the Missouri Works Training Program, and Senate Bill 550, a measure that would reauthorize the Missouri Works Program (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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January 2018

Jan. 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 564, legislation that would modify provisions relating to public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar);
  • Senate Bill 567, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 561, which would modify the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Sifton);
  • Senate Bill 547, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to industrial hemp (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City); and
  • Remaining days for Missouri senators to consider gubernatorial appointees.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 611 and Senate Bill 617, both of which relate to tax reform (Audio: Senate Bill 611 sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 567, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Economic development (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City); and
  • Senate Bill 606, which would create a tax credit for upgrades to emergency generators (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Schupp).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 567, legislation that would modify provisions relating to tax credits and funds for vulnerable populations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 564, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 618, which seeks to modify provisions related to charter schools (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring);
  • Senate Bill 875, legislation that seeks to require the reporting of firearms lost or stolen in the City of St. Louis (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Nasheed);
  • The likelihood of transportation-funding legislation this year (Audio: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City); and
  • Potential ethics reform legislation (Audio: Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • The start of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly and the goals for members of Missouri Senate leadership (Audio: Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 617, legislation that would modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Medicaid expansion and health care legislation (Audio: Sen. Schupp);
  • Swearing in of Missouri’s newest state senator (Audio: Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit); and
  • The latest Missouri senator to leave the upper chamber (Audio: Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications’ Dean Morgan.

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December 2017

Dec. 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews some of the goals for Missouri’s 34 senators. Some of these include items that were priorities in 2017. The Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 3. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews one of the measures that may become a focal point for many lawmakers next year. Senate Bill 564 seeks to modify provisions relating to public utilities and closely resembles similar legislation from the 2017 regular legislative session. The Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start on Jan. 3. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the things Missouri senators were unable to tackle during 2017, but may address once again next year. The Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will start on Jan. 3. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City; and Missouri Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Dec. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two of the measures that have been prefiled for the 2018 legislative session:

  • Senate Bill 617, a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to taxation (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring); and
  • Senate Bill 620, legislation that would modify and create new provisions relating to unlawful discriminatory practices (Audio: Bill supporter, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Dec. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two of the Show-Me State’s new transportation laws:

  • Senate Bill 222, a new law that modifies provisions relating to motorized vehicles (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County); and
  • Senate Bill 225, which makes changes to several aspects of transportation (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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 November

Nov. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 160, legislation that modifies provisions relating to child protection. Most of the provisions contained in the measure became law on Aug. 28, while others took effect when the bill was signed on June 22. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville; Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 128, which would have modified various provisions regarding criminal offenses, the attorney general, the Missouri Department of Revenue, child support and custody, trusts and estates, guardianships, judges, court surcharges, court reporter fees and victims of crime. The measure was vetoed by the executive branch (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester); and
  • Senate Bill 139, a new law that modifies provisions relating to health care (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Nov. 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the latest with the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force. The panel met in Jefferson City this week, and will meet next week in Cape Girardeau. Task force members say their goal is to have final recommendations ready before the end of the year. We’ve included actualities from task force member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring; task force co-chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Nov. 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 5, legislation that modifies several provisions relating to abortion. The new law took effect on Oct. 24, and is the result of the second extra session that was called earlier this year. The legislation has been the catalyst for two legal actions. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis; and Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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 October

Oct. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the actions taken against Senate Bill 43, a new law that modifies the law relating to unlawful discrimination. It took effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • This week’s hearing conducted by the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which was held in St. Louis. The panel is facing an end-of-year deadline for recommendations to the Missouri General Assembly (Audio: Task force co-chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring); and
  • House Bill 130, a new law that enacts provisions relating to transportation network companies (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Oct. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews ongoing work of the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which held another in a series of hearings this week. The panel expects to make final recommendations to the full Missouri General Assembly before Jan. 1, 2018. We’ve included actualities from task force member, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Oct. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 108, legislation that grants re-employment rights to members of the military (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington);
  • Senate Bill 111, a measure that modifies various provisions regarding bonds issued by a political subdivision, qualifications for candidates of public office, limited liability companies that own property in certain cities, public administrators and guardianships (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby); and
  • Progress made by the Missouri Senate-House work group looking at ways to return in-home care to some 8,000 Missourians (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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September

Sept. 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 88, legislation that establishes a two-year statute of limitation for claims of malpractice or negligence against veterinarians (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);
  • Senate Bill 95, a measure that extends the expiration dates on certain provisions relating to public funds (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville); and
  • Senate Bill 50, which modifies several provisions relating to health care (Audio: Bill sponsor, Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Sept. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate-House work group assigned to look at a funding solution for in-home care for approximately 8,000 Missourians. We’ve included actualities from work group co-chair, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Sept. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 52, legislation that creates several provisions relating to suicide awareness and prevention. In addition, lawmakers are starting to look ahead to the next legislative session. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Sept. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 34, legislation that modifies and creates new provisions relating to criminal offenses (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • House Bill 151, a measure that allows the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

Both of these proposals became law on Aug. 28. This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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August

Aug. 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Labor Reform, which has met for the first time. The topic for the first hearing was prevailing wage. Other subjects could be talked about in future gatherings. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 66, which will modify provisions of law relating to workers’ compensation. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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Aug. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews four measures that either have already become, or soon will:

  • Senate Bill 8, a proposal that changes the law relating to flashing lights on motor vehicles and equipment (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown);
  • Senate Bill 16 exempts delivery charges from sales and use taxes (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 49, a measure that modifies several provisions relating to local sales taxes (Audio: Bill sponsor, Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
  • Senate Bill 62 makes changes to different aspects of various pension systems and forfeiture of a pension benefit due to a felony conviction (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Aug. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews details of Senate Bill 5, legislation that modifies several provisions relating to abortion, and was sent to the governor as a result of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. The measure has since been signed into law, and will take effect in late October. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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July

July 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 5, a measure that seeks to modify several provisions relating to abortion. The proposal was given final Missouri Senate passage on Tuesday, thus ending the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. Senate Bill 5 will become law in late October. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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July 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews another measure that relates to tort reform now set to become law. Senate Bill 43 will modify the law relating to unlawful discrimination. The new law is set to take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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July 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Committee Bill 3, which sought to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens. The measure has been vetoed by the executive branch. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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July 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 160, legislation that will modify provisions relating to child protection (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);
  • Senate Bill 376, a measure that will designate “Old Drum” as the historical dog of the state of Missouri and “Jim the Wonder Dog” as Missouri’s wonder dog (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Denny Hoskins, D-Warrensburg). Both of these measures will take effect on Aug. 28; and
  • An update on the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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June

June 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget, which totals $27.6 billion. Missouri’s new fiscal year will run from tomorrow (July 1) through June 30, 2018. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville — who serves on the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee — and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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June 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 108 will grant re-employment rights to members of the military (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington); and
  • Senate Bill 279 will add certain forms to the list of documents sufficient to demonstrate eligibility for a veteran designation on an applicant’s driver’s license or non-driver identification card (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit). Both measures were signed on June 14 and will become law on Aug. 28; plus
  • The Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly, which is now in its second week (Audio: Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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June 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly:

  • Senate Bill 1 (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 5 (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 6; and
  • Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would — upon voter approval — modify the time period for legislative sessions (Audio: Resolution sponsor, Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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June 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 182, which will modify provisions of law relating to project-labor agreements. The new law will take effect on Aug. 28. We’ve included actualities from bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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June 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1, a measure that would authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a special rate for certain facilities. Lawmakers sent the proposal to the governor during last week’s extraordinary session. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; and Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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May

May 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the First Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly. Missouri senators sent House Bill 1 to the executive branch today. The measure seeks to authorize the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a special rate for certain facilities. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; bill handler, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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May 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly from the perspective of two members of Missouri Senate leadership. The 2017 legislative session ended on May 12. We’ve included actualities from Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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May 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Committee Bill 3, which seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • House Bill 151, legislation that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Curls); and
  • House Bill 1194 and 1193, a measure that seeks to keep cities and counties from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state’s (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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May 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which has been sent to the executive branch (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; committee members, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 73, a measure that seeks to create the “Dark Money Disclosure Act” (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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April

April 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Missouri senators’ role in preparing the state’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget (Audio: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, committee member, Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • House Bill 302, legislation that would create the “Blue Alert System” for notifying the public when law enforcement officers are seriously injured or killed (Audio: Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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April 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Committee Bill 3, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to funds for vulnerable senior citizens (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis);
  • House Bill 339, a measure that would modify provisions relating to settlement agreements in tort claims and establish a statute of limitations for claims against veterinarians (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);
  • Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee work on Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget (Audio: Committee Chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City); and
  • The 2017 Missouri Senate Memorial Service.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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April 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 313, a measure that would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education (Audio: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis);
  • Senate Bill 204, which would require those 17 years or older arrested for a felony offense to provide a biological sample for DNA profiling (Audio: Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • House Bill 130, legislation that seeks to enact provisions relating to transportation network companies (Audio: Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis);
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which asks Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress (Audio: Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);
  • Senate Bill 22, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to contaminated homes (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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April 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 434, legislation that seeks to allow school districts to allocate less than 1 percent, but no less than .5 percent, of money received under the school foundation formula to the professional development committee of the district when certain requirements are met (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 41, a measure that would provide protection for alternatives-to-abortion agencies;
  • Senate Bill 67, which would modify provisions of law relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, abortion reports, employee disclosure policies and abortion facility inspections (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 220, legislation that would provide that a person who is injured by a product has 10 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County); and
  • Senate Bill 373, a measure that seeks to establish the Missouri Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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March

March 31: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 190, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to ratemaking for public utilities (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors);
  • Senate Bill 213, a measure that would establish requirements for certain settlement offers of tort claims which must be accepted within a specified period of time (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton); and
  • Senate Bill 293, which would modify the per-ton fee paid to the Missouri Division of Fire Safety for the use of explosives under the Missouri Blasting Safety Act (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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March 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first half of the 2017 legislative session, and what could happen in the seven remaining weeks of the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly. We’ve included actualities from Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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March 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • House Bill 251, a measure that would require authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and require consent for withholding earnings from paychecks (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 10, legislation that seeks to modify the Missouri Works and Missouri Works Training programs (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa); and
  • House Bill 153, which would modify provisions relating to expert witnesses (Audio: Bill hander, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Sifton).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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March 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 66, legislation that seeks to make changes to some of the laws relating to workers’ compensation (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton);
  • Senate Bill 34, a measure that would create the crime of illegal reentry (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • House Bill 130, which would create regulations relating to transportation network companies (Audio: Bill handler, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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March 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

    • Senate Bill 43, a measure that would make changes to the law relating to unlawful discrimination (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City; and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
    • Senate Bill 128, a measure that would repeal provisions designating the number and location of the divisions of the 16th Judicial Circuit (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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February

Feb. 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

    • Senate Bill 37 and 244, a measure that would allow the Missouri Department of Revenue to issue Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards (Audio: Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City);
    • Senate Bill 74, legislation that seeks to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph);
    • Senate Bill 113, which would modify the law relating to discharge of employees under workers’ compensation statutes (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors); and
    • Senate Bill 457, a measure that would remove certain roads from the responsibility of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and direct certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and Sen. Holsman).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 237, a measure that would change the definitions of “employee” and “physician employee” in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 45, legislation that would modify laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington; Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton; and Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 182, which would modify provisions of law relating to project labor agreements (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis; Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; and Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City); and
  • Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget.

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Feb. 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews measures discussed on the Missouri Senate floor and in committee:

  • House Concurrent Resolution 4, legislation that opposes recommendations made by the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials (Audio: Resolution handler, Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City);
  • Senate Bill 31, a measure that would affect the “collateral source” rule (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Sen. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis); and
  • Senate Bill 104, which seeks to make changes to procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled people (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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 January 2017

Jan. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first measure discussed on the floor of the Missouri Senate this session and an item considered in committee:

  • Senate Bill 19, a measure that would create new provisions of law relating to labor organizations (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla; Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur); and
  • Senate Bill 46, legislation that would increase penalties against those accused of assault and manslaughter against law enforcement officers and emergency responders (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, and Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the third week of the 2017 legislative session:

  • Reaction to this week’s “State of the State” address (Audio: Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors; Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville; and Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg);
  • Senate Bill 31, legislation that would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provide that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar); and
  • Senate Bill 117, which would require employees and volunteers of specified public and private institutions to receive an influenza vaccination every year (Audio: Bill sponsor, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews legislation heard in varying Missouri Senate committees:

  • Senate Bills 19 and 21, measures that would create new provisions of law relating to labor organizations (Audio: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla);
  • Senate Bill 22, which seeks to make changes to provisions relating to hazardous waste (Audio: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City);
  • Senate Bill 28, a proposal that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (Audio: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur);
  • Senate Bill 16, legislation that would exempt delivery charges from sales and use taxes (Audio: Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit); and
  • Senate Bill 17, which would phase out the corporate income tax over three years (Audio: Sen. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City).

This feature report is narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.

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Jan. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the new legislative session. The First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly started at noon on Wednesday. Leadership in the Missouri Senate is looking ahead to priorities in the early days of the session. We’ve included actualities from Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.
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