This Week in the Missouri Senate

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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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