This Week in the Missouri Senate

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November

Nov 26: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews what next year could hold, in terms of local control and the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nov 19: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews more of the ideas that revolve around election reform, something that may be looked at again next year.
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Nov 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews election reform and criminal justice reform.
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Nov 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 52, legislation that sought to change part of state statute overseeing what is known as “discovery,” and Senate Bill 66, which sought to modify provisions relating to public safety and unlawful assemblies.
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October

Oct. 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the most recent hearing held by the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection.
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Oct. 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Oct. 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews continuing work done by the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection.
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Oct. 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews continuing efforts on Medicaid expansion.
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Oct. 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the latest from the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection. The panel recently met again, and has planned another hearing for next week.
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September

Sept. 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 349, which establishes the “Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.”
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Sept. 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

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Sept. 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two more measures that were vetoed by the governor this year:

  • Senate Bill 226, legislation that would have modified the filing periods for the remittance of sales taxes;
  • House Bill 362, which would have modified provisions relating to the Missouri Sunshine Law and access to public records; and
  • The future of Medicaid funding in Missouri.
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Sept. 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews two measures that were vetoed this year:

  • House Bill 685, legislation that would have modified provisions relating to the duties and qualifications of certain public officers; and
  • House Bill 661, which would have modified provisions relating to transportation.
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August

Aug. 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the new laws that result from this year’s regular legislative session:

  • Senate Bill 51 & 42, a new law that establishes provisions relating to civil actions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Senate Bill 57, legislation that modifies provisions relating to funding to certain organizations to deter criminal behavior;
  • Senate Bill 262, which modifies provisions relating to transportation;
  • Senate Bill 153 & 97, legislation that modifies provisions relating to taxation;
  • House Bill 402, a new law that prohibits publishing of identifying information of lottery winners; and
  • House Concurrent Resolution 4 & 5, which formally denounces the Dred Scott decision.
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Aug. 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 26, which creates provisions relating to public safety. This new law will take effect on Aug. 28.
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Aug. 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the second hearing of the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection.
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Aug. 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 51 & 42, a new law that will establish provisions relating to civil actions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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July

July 30: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 153 & 97, legislation that relates to taxation.
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July 23: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first hearing of the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection.
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July 16: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 661, a measure that sought to make changes to some transportation rules; House Bill 362, which made several changes related to government transparency; and House Bill 685, legislation that sought to make changes to rules for those seeking certain political offices.
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July 9: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 57, legislation that modifies provisions relating to funding to certain organizations to deter criminal behavior, and Senate Bill 36, a measure that establishes the Capitol Complex Tax Credit Act.
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July 2: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 2, a new law that modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Works program, and Missouri’s Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or FRA.
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June

June 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews:

  • Senate Bill 2, a new law that modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Works program; and
  • Missouri’s Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or FRA.
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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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