2016 CAPITOL REPORT IX
February 29 – March 4
SUMMARY OF BILL ACTIVITY
TRULY AGREED & FINALLY PASSED
SCR 58 – A resolution urging the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to build a new facility in St. Louis City
HB 1891 – Union Dues – Prohibits public employees from being required to pay dues or other fees to a labor organization. Requires annual written or electronic authorization by employee for payroll withholding of dues or fees. Authorization required by the employee for the dues or fees to be used for political campaign contributions or expenditures. Requires public labor organization to maintain financial records. The bill exempts public employee first responders.
VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR
SCR 46 – A resolution disapproving and suspending the final order of rulemaking regarding the Personal Care Attendant Wage Range
HOUSE ACTION – THIRD READ & PASSED
HB 1601 – State Board of Education - Specifies that a teacher representative shall be appointed to the state board of education
HB 1904 –911 emergency communication services – Changes the laws regarding funding for 911 services, administration of the funding, state 911 service board, and cooperation and contracting between emergency service providers. Upon approval by voters, it authorizes some counties and cities to impose a monthly fee not to exceed $1.50 per device for 911 service. Also imposes a statewide prepaid wireless emergency telephone service charge of 3% on each retail purchase of a prepaid wireless telecommunications device. Encourages consolidation of publicly funded 911 central dispatch centers.
HB 1463 – Amusement and Entertainment Tax – Modifies the law requiring state and local taxes to be collected on admission tickets for watching entertainment only, not for participating in an event.
HB 1599- Adoptee Birth Certificates – An adopted person or descendants may apply for an original copy of his/her birth certificate. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, born in Missouri, and provide proof of identification. A contact preference form and medical history form to be completed by a birth parent and attached to original birth certificate of the adopted person. Indicates processes to be followed for each form regarding when an adopted person is able to obtain a copy of a redacted original birth certificate and when he/she is able to obtain an unaltered original birth certificate. The bill prohibits the provision of the original birth certificate before May 1, 2017 unless the adopted person was born before 1941.
HB 1682 – Medical Practice Freedom Act - State licensure requirements for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentists must be based on skill and academic competence - NOT upon participation in a health insurance plan, public health care system, public service initiative or emergency room coverage.
HB 1892 – Narcotics Control Act – Establishes a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule II through Schedule IV controlled substances. Dispensing information must be electronically submitted to the state department within 24 hours. All prescription information must be kept confidential except in the case of reasonable cause of violation of professional standards.
HB 2212 – Elder Abuse Reporting – Adds emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and first responders to the list of mandated reporters of elder abuse.
HOUSE BILL CALENDAR: http://www.house.mo.gov/DailyCalendar.aspx
HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING SCHEDULE: http://www.house.mo.gov/HearingsDateOrder.aspx
ACTIVITY ON SPONSORED BILLS: http://www.house.mo.gov/billreport.aspx?select=xSponsorDistrict:147&sortopti...
HB 1607 – Music Therapy Licensure. Referred to Professional Registration and Licensing
HB 1608 - ‘Pill Mill” Regulation. Public Hearing Completed
HB 1609 –Tax Credits and Budget.
HB 1610 – Postsecondary Education. On House Calendar
HB 1611 – School Guidance and Counseling Programs. Voted out of Select Committee on Education
HB 1612 – Career and Technical Education Certificate. Reported to the Senate
HB 1613 – Remedial Education. Reported to the Senate
HB 1614 – Tax Credit for Contributions to School Foundations. Voted out of Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and Referred to Select Committee on Education
HB 1615 – Public Bidding. Voted out of Select Committee on Commerce
HB 1616 – EMS Licensure Interstate Compact. Referred to Health and Mental Health Policy
HB 1645 – Modified Film Tax Credit Program. Committee hearing scheduled 3/8/2016
HB 1646 - Missouri Civics Education. Referred to Senate Education Committee
HB 1667 – Early Childhood and Charter Schools. Voted out of Select Committee on Education
HB 1720 - Teacher Compensation
HB 1785 – Sales and Use Tax. Referred to Local Government
HB 1929 – Veterinary Euthanasia Technicians
HB 1953 – Abortion, Tissue Reports, Clinic Licensing and Inspections. Referred to Children and Families
HB 2043 - Nurse Licensure Compact. Referred to Professional Registration and Licensing.
HB 2055 – Child Custody. Public Hearing completed
HB 2221 – Limits lobbyist gifts, prohibits accepting anything of value in exchange for a vote. Referred to Government Accountability and Oversight
HB 2222 – Imposes 2-year rule for members of General Assembly. Referred to Government Accountability and Oversight
HB 2223 – Anonymous Complaints to Ethics Commission. Referred to Government Accountability and Oversight
HB 2379 – Dyslexia Screening. Voted out of Elementary and Secondary Education
HB 2396 – Tax Exemption for Out-of-State Income
HB 2428 – School Counselors – Name change. Hearing Scheduled 3/7/2016
HB 2593 – Urban Early Childhood Fund.
HJR 79 – Constitutional Amendment establishing contribution limits to federal limits
Judge Steven N. Limbaugh – State Historical Society Legislative Dinner
John Grimm ,The Limbaugh Firm - Missouri Bar Association Legislative Day at the Capitol
Charlies Herbst and Paul Koeper, Cape Girardeau County Associate Commissioners – Missouri Association of Counties
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