This Week in the Missouri Senate

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August

Aug. 12: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 678 and Senate Joint Resolution 38, both of which relate to funding for the Kansas City Police Department.
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Aug. 5: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 672, a new law that will modify provisions relating to workforce development. This new law will take effect on Aug. 28.
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July

July 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 652, which will provide a sales tax exemption for the sale of 2026 FIFA World Cup tickets to matches held in Jackson County, and Senate Bill 655, which will modify provisions relating to the Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement System in order to provide for coverage of certain employee classes.
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July 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first meeting held by the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Education.
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July 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1878, a new law that modifies provisions for voter identification.
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July 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first hearing conducted by the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on Illegal Immigration.
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July 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews beginning of Fiscal Year 2023.
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June

June 24: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 2005, legislation that modifies provisions relating to eminent domain for electrical corporations. This measure was signed into law on June 11.
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June 17: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the seven measures signed into law on June 7.
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June 10: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews different aspects of the state’s operating budget: House Bill 3014 and House Bill 3015, supplemental budgets for the current fiscal year; House Bill 3019 and House Bill 3020, capital improvements budgets for Fiscal Year 2023; and the yet-signed 13 measures that comprise Missouri’s operating budget for FY ’23.
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June 3: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the issues that did not make it across the finish line this year for lawmakers, plus House Bill 1878, which relates to elections.
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May

May 27: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 2909, the new congressional redistricting map, which was signed into law last week.
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May 20: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly.
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May 13: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Joint Resolution 79, a resolution that would let Missouri voters decide on changes to initiative petitions; House Bill 2116, legislation that seeks to establish the “No Patient Left Alone Act”; House Bill 2909, which contains a new congressional redistricting map; and House Bill 2090, a measure that includes a one-time tax rebate for some Missourians.
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May 6: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2023 state operating budget; House Bill 1878, legislation that seeks to make changes to some election laws; and House Bills 2502 & 2556, which relates to gaming, and a similar amendment attempted for House Bill 2400.
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April

April 29: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the Missouri Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2023 state operating budget.
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April 22: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews some of the work on the Fiscal Year 2023, supplemental and capital improvements budgets.
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April 15: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 756, a measure that seeks to modify provisions relating to public utilities; Senate Bill 683, legislation that would make changes to rules governing child care; House Joint Resolution 117, which — upon voter approval — would propose a constitutional amendment relating to MO HealthNet; and upcoming Missouri Senate budget discussion.
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April 8: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1552, legislation that would change provisions related to funding for charter schools; Senate Joint Resolution 46, which — upon voter approval — would require all county assessors to be elected; Senate Bill 758, a measure that seeks to modify various provisions relating to bidding procedures for certain public projects for facilities; and what remains for lawmakers this session.
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April 1: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 850, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to criminal laws; Senate Bill 726, a measure that would establish “Hypoplastic Left-Heart Syndrome Awareness Day” in Missouri; House Bill 2117, which contains the latest version of the proposed congressional map; and Senate Bills 775, 751 & 640, legislation that would modify provisions relating to sexual offenses.
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March

March 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bill 665, legislation that seeks to modify the duration of unemployment benefits based upon the Missouri average unemployment rate; Senate Bill 798, a measure that would establish a “Restaurant Meals Program” as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Senate Bill 758, which would modify various provisions relating to bidding procedures for certain public projects for facilities; and remaining legislative priorities.
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March 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate previews: Senate Bill 1181, which would allow an income tax deduction for certain law enforcement officers; Senate Bill 715, legislation that would authorize a property tax credit for certain senior citizens; Senate Bill 647, a proposal that would establish a grievance process for parents and guardians of elementary and secondary school students; Senate Bills 698 & 639, which would modify provisions relating to MO HealthNet services for pregnant and postpartum women; Senate Bill 702 is legislation that seeks to create new provisions relating to COVID-19 vaccination requirements; Senate Bill 973 would establish the “Truth in Medicine Act”; and Senate Bill 695, a measure that seeks to modify various provisions relating to elections.
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March 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Bills 775, 751 & 640, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to sexual offenses; Senate Bill 745, a measure that would create provisions relating to accounting practices of public utilities; Senate Bill 642 and Senate Bill 686, each of which would create their own version of the Missouri Video Lottery Control Act; and Missouri lawmakers’ responses to Ukraine, including Senate Bill 1233, a measure that seeks to authorize a tax credit for contributions made to refugee resource centers.
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March 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bills 698 & 639, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to MO HealthNet services for pregnant and postpartum women; Senate Bill 678, a measure that would modify provisions relating to funding for the Kansas City Police Department; Senate Bill 649, which would reduce the assessment percentage of personal property in St. Charles County; and redistricting.
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February

Feb. 25: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 3014, an emergency supplemental budget for the current fiscal year; Senate Bill 660, legislation that seeks to establish the Show-Me Success Diploma Program, the Competency-Based Education Grant Program, the Competency-Based Education Task Force and a competency-based credit system for high school students; Senate Bill 647, a measure that would establish a grievance process for parents and guardians of elementary and secondary school students; Senate Joint Resolution 39, which — upon voter approval — would allow the growth in assessed values to be limited by law; and Senate Joint Resolution 41, which — also upon voter approval — would authorize a freeze on property tax assessments for senior citizens.
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Feb. 18: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: redistricting; pressing issues; Senate Bill 672, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the Fast-Track Workforce Incentive Grant program; Senate Joint Resolution 33, which, upon voter approval, would modify provisions relating to taxation; and Senate Bill 641, a measure that would enact provisions relating to continuous insurance coverage of prescription contraceptives.
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Feb. 11: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 2117, which addresses congressional redistricting.
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Feb. 4: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews redistricting; Senate Bill 666, legislation that seeks to modify provisions on self-defense; Senate Bill 1106, a measure that would modify provisions relating to funding for housing programs; and Senate Bill 973, which would establish the “Truth in Medicine Act.”
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January 2022

Jan. 28: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews redistricting; Senate Bill 804, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to public transit systems; and Senate Bill 689, a measure that would modify provisions relating to peace officer standards.
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Jan. 21: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews reaction to the governor’s annual budget address; Senate Bill 672, which would modify provisions relating to the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant program; and Senate Bill 650, legislation that would modify provisions related to charter schools.
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Jan. 14: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Resolution 436, which changes a Missouri Senate operating rule; Senate Bill 678 and Senate Joint Resolution 38, which — upon voter approval — would modify provisions relating to funding for the Kansas City Police Department; redistricting; Senate Bill 702, which seeks to create a new unlawful employment practice; and other legislative priorities for 2022.
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Jan. 7: This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first week of the 2022 legislative session.
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