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PDMP headed to conference after all

PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came back from the Senate that

Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, listens to Kerry Messer from Missourians for Personal Safety testify on behalf of his bill.

House Conservative Caucus reaffirms opposition to PDMP bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House’s informal Conservative Caucus, made up of Republicans with a libertarian bent, will not support Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring act, which yesterday saw its conference committee dissolved. Despite changes made to the bill in the Senate by libertarian-esque conservatives in the upper chamber, representatives in the caucus said

Rep. Holly Rehder dissolves the conference committee on HB 90, her PDMP bill, May 9, 2017. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she could do, especially after she

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Pro-cannabis PAC joins Greitens nonprofit, attacks Schaaf

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A PAC that advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis has taken sides in the ongoing feud between Sen. Rob Schaaf and Gov. Eric Greitens, and it’s not the side one might expect. The Better Way Missouri PAC posted on their social media page an ad asking Schaaf to “end his

Rep. Holly Rehder watches debate on her right-to-work bill Jan. 18, 2017 (Courtesy of Tim Bommel)

House votes to take Rehder’s PDMP bill to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder and the House voted by voice to reject the Senate substitute for her prescription drug monitoring bill after some heated debate on the House floor. The bill will now go to conference, though a time has not yet been set. Just before the long weekend of Easter break, the

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Veterans appeal to Greitens to legalize medical cannabis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Veterans advocating for the legalization and safe regulation of medicinal cannabis visited the Capitol Tuesday hoping to catch the ear of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The group of about 10 veterans came from various branches – Marines, Army, National Guard – and all suffered from various ailments – brain tumors, pain,

Sen. Will Kraus speaks on the Senate floor April 5, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Senate passes Rehder’s PDMP bill with major changes

Kraus leads opposition to PDMP as Schaaf receives desired changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf may have famously ended his long, deep opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) bill, but that did not mean the rest of the Senate would step aside so easily. Yet after four hours of

Sen. Rob Schaaf announces he will no longer oppose Rep. Holly Rehder's PDMP bill April 4, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Schaaf to back down on opposition to Rehder’s PDMP bill

Major decision ends biggest obstacle to PDMP passage JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a highly unexpected turn of events on the prescription drug monitoring act (PDMP) debate, Sen. Rob Schaaf announced Tuesday evening he would end his opposition to Rep. Holly Rehder’s Narcotics Control Act. In a speech handwritten on a spare sheet of paper, Schaaf

Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

Rehder fends off most changes to PDMP bill as House perfects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House perfected Rep. Holly Rehder’s bill to establish a prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) after roughly three hours of deliberation and debate. A vote to pass the bill will likely come during Thursday’s session. The bill, which would create a program to track individuals’ purchases of prescription opiates, has faced

Sen. Rob Schaaf filibusters PDMP legislation. May 12, 2016

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Schaaf’s PDMP bill passes through Senate, Rehder ready to oppose

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate third read and passed Sen. Rob Schaaf’s own take on a prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) Thursday, but it still has competition to become Missouri’s definitive PDMP policy. In the past few years, Schaaf has proven an immovable object on PDMP legislation offered by Sen. Dave Schatz and Rep.

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