2016 CAPITOL REPORT IV
2016 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=96693
SUMMARY OF HOUSE ACTION – THIRD READ & PASSED
HB 2166 – Changes lobbying regulations by banning expenditures made by lobbyists to state public officials with certain exceptions to the definition of expenditures. Customary gifts are limited to items of $50 or less. Also requires individualized reporting by lobbyists on their expenditure reports for events unless all members of the General Assembly or a statewide elected official’s office are invited.
HB 2203 – Limits funds held in candidate committees, campaign committees, debt service committees, and exploratory committees to be invested only in short-term treasury instruments or short-term bank certificates with durations of six months or less or that allow the removal of funds at any time without any additional financial penalty other than loss of interest income.
HOUSE BILL CALENDAR: http://www.house.mo.gov/DailyCalendar.aspx
HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING SCHEDULE: http://www.house.mo.gov/HearingsDateOrder.aspx
UPCOMING ACTIVITY ON SPONSORED BILLS: http://www.house.mo.gov/billreport.aspx?select=xSponsorDistrict:147&sortopti...
HB 1612 – Career and Technical Education Certificate. Select Committee hearing scheduled 2/4/16.
HB 1667 – Specifies that charter schools are eligible to receive state funding for early childhood at the same time as the district in which they are located becomes eligible. Committee hearing scheduled 2/1/16.
HB 2379 – Specifics that public schools shall screen students for dyslexia and related disorders. Filed 1/26/2016.
HB 2396 – Authorizes a tax exemption on out-of-state income. Filed 1/26/2016.
HB 2428 – Changes the term “guidance counselor” to “school counselor” in the laws relating to education. Requested by school counselors. Filed 1/28/2016.
Susan Dufek, CRNA – MOANA Conference
Many congratulations to the recipients honored at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner:
Dennis Vollink, Drury Southwest – Rush H. Limbaugh Award
Bill and Susan Cole, Realty Executives of Cape County – Small Business of the Year Award
Paula Myers – posthumously awarded the 2015 Ambassador of the Year Award
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